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Welcome from AASSA

On behalf of AASSA, I would like to welcome you to the 2012 AASSA Educators’ Conference, to Academia Cotopaxi and to our host city of Quito. It is our hope the conference will be professionally rewarding and your visit to Ecuador a memorable one. This conference has been designed around the theme “Navigate the Now, Design the Future.” As educators, we are traversing a period of rapid and unprecedented change--grappling to appropriately prepare ourselves and our students for a future that we can only imagine while we navigate the turbulent waters of the present moment. This conference has been designed to offer approaches to successfully survive the “now” while simultaneously transforming ourselves and the education we offer. We are extremely fortunate to have with us well-known and well-versed consultants as keynote speakers and institute leaders. We are also appreciative of the many workshops being offered by our teacher and exhibitor presenters. I would like to recognize and thank Dr. William Johnston for hosting and helping to shape this conference, Tina Fossgreen for serving as the key site organizer, and the core planning team from Academia Cotopaxi, Alliance Academy, the American School of Quito, and Colegio Alberto Einstein for their invaluable contributions throughout. A major thanks to our associate members and conference sponsors featured in the program, to the AASSA Board of Directors for their support, and to Dr. Bill Scotti and the U.S. Office of Overseas Schools for their generous support of this event. Lastly, I would like to recognize the AASSA staff (Esther Nicolau, and Alex Segura) for their hard work and positive spirit. Enjoy the conference and thank you for being here! Paul M. Poore AASSA Executive Director

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Headmasters’ Welcome On behalf of the Board and staff here at Cotopaxi, it is a great pleasure to welcome you all to the 2012 AASSA Educator’s Conference. This event is the result of a collaborative effort between Academia Cotopaxi, Colegio Alberto Einstein, Alliance Academy International and Colegio Americano de Quito, working closely with the AASSA office in Miami. It is truly our pleasure to be hosting the conference here on our campus. “Navigate the Now, Design the Future” is such an appropriate theme for this years’ conference, more so in light of our school’s tagline: “Inspiring young minds to lead tomorrow’s world.” We are all well along with having hardware and supporting infrastructure in place… the trick is moving beyond our perceptions as digital immigrants and into the world of your students, all of whom are digital natives. The focus is no longer on machines, it is on the ability to use the tools seamlessly as we build student abilities to seek pertinent information and to critically evaluate the quality of that information as they create new knowledge. My personal feeling is that we, as educators, are working to navigate the now to enable our students to grow and, over time, to design their – and our – futures. What an exciting time to have the privilege of working with young people! Having already mentioned the collaborative effort, it is important to note that this conference is a great example of professional collaboration in more ways than one. The planning was the start, but the entire event comes together through the efforts of so many people, both up front with the professional presentations being made by our invited presenters and the incredible range of material being contributed by teachers from across the region, and behind the scenes work by technology personnel, maintenance and support staff, and by our students. Everyone has pulled together to make this conference happen, and I hope that all of us here this week will take the opportunity to thank those around us as we see them. I also hope that you will take advantage of your time here to visit a number of the sights in Quito. The second highest capital city in the world at just over 2900 meters, this World Heritage Site is loaded with history and culture, not to mention the spectacular scenery of this volcanic corridor in the Andes Mountains. Speaking of the altitude, be sure to drink plenty of water, walk slowly, and to be wary of the strong sun! Again, welcome to Quito and to Academia Cotopaxi – have a wonderful experience while you are here!

William F. Johnston, Ed.D. Director

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Table of Contents Page Sponsor Acknowledgments Featured Consultants’ Bios Pre-Conference Schedule:

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Wednesday, March 14h Thursday, March 15st

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Main Conference Schedule:

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Thursday, March 15th, Evening Schedule

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Friday, March 16th: 8:30 am 10:30 am 10:30 am 12:00 pm 1:05 pm 2:10 pm 2:10 pm 3:15 pm 4:45 pm

Plenary Session Featured Consultants’ Sessions Teacher and Exhibitor Workshops Teacher and Exhibitor Workshops Teacher and Exhibitor Workshops Featured Consultants’ Sessions Teacher and Exhibitor Workshops Teacher and Exhibitor Workshops Plenary Session

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Saturday, March 17th: 8:30 am 10:30 am 10:30 am 11:40 am 12:50 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:30 pm

Plenary Session Featured Consultants’ Sessions Teacher and Exhibitor Workshops Teacher and Exhibitor Workshops Teacher and Exhibitor Workshops Featured Consultants’ Sessions Teacher and Exhibitor Workshops Teacher and Exhibitor Workshops

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Sponsor Acknowledgements AASSA is grateful for the contributions our sponsors have so generously provided:

COFFEE BREAKS Dymo-Mimio Frank Crystal & Co. George Mason University

CONFERENCE BAGS Endicott College

CONFERENCE BAG ITEMS & GIFTS FOR PRESENTERS CafĂŠ Velez CISCO & Cibercall Colegio Americano Confiteca Continental Tire Andina Diners Club Empresa Metropolitana de Turismo Familia Sancela Galeria Ecuador Pacificard Studium Tiosa/Pan Braun

FINANCIAL SUPPORT CISCO & Cibercall Continental Tire Andina Diners Club Familia Sancela Pacificard Studium

KEYNOTES International Schools Services K12 Lehigh University The College Board

PRESENTERS Lehigh University (Cirleen Deblaere and Arnie Spokane) Seton Hall University (Dr. Charles Mitchel and Christopher Tienken)

RECEPTION GBG/TIECARE International

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

Cirleen DeBlaere Cirleen is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Her research interests include the examination of the experiences of individuals with multiple marginalized identities in the United States. Most recently, Dr. DeBlaere’s research has focused on the links of multiple and simultaneous forms of discrimination to the mental health of racial/ethnic minority women and sexual minority persons. With regard to her clinical work, Dr. DeBlaere is interested in multiculturally competent individual, couples, and group therapy with diverse individuals. She is particularly interested in issues of identity development, women’s issues, and grief/loss.

Paul DeMinico Dr. Paul DeMinico, Vice President for executive searches and governance training with International Schools Services (ISS), received his doctorate from Vanderbilt University. He has served as a school head for 24 years at international, independent schools in Asia at International School Bangkok and Europe at The American School of The Hague, the Netherlands as well as school superintendent at public schools in the U.S. Paul has also served as a teacher, school principal and a deputy head for business and curriculum during his 40 year career in education. He is a senior, visiting lecturer of education at Assumption University in Bangkok and has authored numerous articles on various topics in education. As a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Global Leadership Program, Paul has a particular interest in advancing the concept of “global-mindedness” among students from early childhood to Ph.D. candidates. He has successfully facilitated head of school searches for boards of education and, as a certified board trainer, has engaged school sponsors and boards in trainings on various topics on school governance.

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa Tracey has taught Kindergarten through University and is curently the Director of IDEA (Instituto de Enseñanza y Aprendizaje or The Teaching and Learning Institute) of the University of San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador where she is a full Professor of Education and Neuropsychology. Tracey is also Director the new online education program for the University. Tracey has conducted conferences, workshops and research in 21 countries around the world, has more than 23 years of teaching experience and is now primarily focused on educational research. Tracey’s main areas of interests in 2011 have to do with the continual expansion of the Mind, Brain, and Education field, learning in the digital age and multilingualism. She is the author of five internationally published books on multilingualism and educational neuroscience. Tracey is a native of California and earned her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor’s of Science degrees from Boston University, her Master’s of Education from Harvard University and her doctorate (Ph.D) in Mind, Brain, and Education Science from Capella University.

Brooke Fezler Brooke has been an international school counselor since 2005 in Indonesia and Argentina; before moving abroad, she worked in the San Francisco bay area, first in marketing for companies including eBay, Saturn, and AT&T, and then as a public school counselor. She received her Masters degree in counseling from St. Mary's College. Her thesis, titled "The need for school counselor evaluations in an era of educational accountability" provided a springboard for exploring ways for counselors to be active participants in building their profession. Brooke has coordinated school-wide movements towards the implementation of comprehensive school counseling programs. She has been a co-lead on the initiative for designing an international school counseling model, which is

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created in partnership with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) but designed by hundreds of international school counselors and designed for the unique needs of international school students. This project is supported by the U.S. State Department's Office of Overseas Schools and the Association of American Schools in South America. The model is available to international school counselors through www.aassa.com . Brooke is co-leading the creation of the International School Counselors Association.

Jesus Hernandez Jesus has taught physics at Lawrence High School in Massachusetts and at Queens Metro High School in New York during the last eleven years. He started an AP physics program at Lawrence in 2000, and his students have taken both AP Physics B and C examinations. He is a member of the AP Physics C Test Development Committee and has been an AP Physics consultant since 2004. He has been an AP Reader for Physics for seven years. He has been trained to facilitate Pre-AP Science and the Creating a Learner Centered Classroom workshops. He also has coached new AP Consultants and AP Physics teachers. Mr. Hernandez was an advisory board member of Physics for the 21 st Century program produced by the Science Media Group at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He was a Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science teaching in 2005 and was selected to receive the 2011 MIT Inspirational Award.

Heidi Hayes Jacobs Heidi, Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute and President of Curriculum Designers, Inc., is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of curriculum and instruction having consulted nationally and internationally on issues and practices pertaining to: curriculum mapping, dynamic instruction, and 21st century strategic planning. She is the author of six books, most recently, The Curriculum Mapping Planner: Templates and Tools for Effective Professional Development, co-authored with Ann Johnson; and, Curriculum 21: Essential Education for A Changing World, which was selected as the worldwide member book by ASCD. Dr. Jacobs has worked with a range of organizations. In January, 2010, Dr. Jacobs addressed the United Nations Council on Teaching about the UN. She has taught at Columbia University’s Teachers College in NYC from 1981 to the present. Dr. Jacobs has worked with the College Board, NBC Sunday Today Show, PBS Teacherline, the Discovery Channel, Children’s Television Workshop, CBS National Sunrise Semester, ASCD, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, New York City Ballet Education Department at Lincoln Center, Peace Corps, the National School Conference Institute, the Disney Company, Prentice-Hall Publishing, the Near East School Association, East Asian Council of Overseas Schools, The Tri-Association of Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, the International Baccalaureate, the European Council of International Schools, and state education departments. She has been interviewed and featured in the New York Times, Educational Leadership, and Child Magazine, NASSP’s High School and National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” Broadcast. Dr. Jacobs has published curriculum materials with Prentice Hall, Milton-Bradley, the Electric Company, and Bowmar Publishing. ASCD has two video series focusing on Dr. Jacobs’ curriculum models. She is featured on the world’s largest online professional development network, PD 360. Her doctoral work was completed at Columbia University’s Teachers College in 1981 where she studied under a national Graduate Leadership Fellowship from the United States Office of Education. Her master’s degree is from UMASS at Amherst and her undergraduate studies were at the University of Utah in her hometown of Salt Lake City. The fundamental backbone of her experience comes from her years as a teacher of high school, junior high school, and elementary children in Utah, Massachusetts, and New York. She is married with two children and lives in Westchester County, New York.

Mike Johnston Mike is the middle school principal at the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore. He has co-created an educational movement known as EduCare. EduCare helps lead schools towards better environmental, global issues and service learning education. Mr. Johnston has presented in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia at conferences on the topic of Global Issues and Environmental education. He has empowered students and teachers in the places he has worked such as Canada, Scotland, Mexico, Russia, Qatar and Singapore to know they really can make a difference in the world. He has lead workshops for teachers and administrators around the world on sustainability, global curriculum K-12 and how service learning should not just be what you do, but who you are as a school. Mr. Johnston has coordinated week without walls trips, sustainable community service projects and countless environmental actions and programs. He brought the global issues network to both Moscow and Doha, including coordinating two NESA region network conferences in 2009 and 2010 and looks forward to hosting the global issues network in Singapore at UWC in 2012. He has dedicated much of his time to not only ensuring students are properly prepared for the world’s most pressing issues but that they have the skills and desire to take action to make a difference.

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Matt Judd Matt is currently a Middle School, sixth grade instructor at Colegio Internacional Puerto La Cruz, in Barcelona, Venezuela, and teaches Math and Humanities collaboratively with an ESL instructor. Matt previously taught fourth and fifth grade and special education in South Washington County Schools, Minnesota. Matt and his wife Stacey have worked with MAP testing both in the States and in Venezuela and had the good fortune of sharing their practice at various conferences in South America.

Ian Jukes Ian has been a teacher, an administrator, writer, consultant, university instructor and keynote speaker. He is the Director of the InfoSavvy Group, an international consulting group that provides leadership and program development in the areas of assessment and evaluation, strategic alignment, curriculum design and publication, professional development, planning, change management, hardware and software acquisition, information services, customized research, media services, and on-line training as well as conference keynotes and workshop presentations. Over the course of the past 10 years, Ian has worked with clients in more than 40 countries and made more than 9,000 presentations. He typically speaks to between 300,000 and 400,000 people a year. In August 2002 Consulting Magazine Online named him one of the top ten educational speakers in America. Ian has written twelve books, 9 educational series and had more than 100 articles published in various journals. Ian is also the publisher and co-editor of the Committed Sardine Blog which is electronically distributed to more than 90,000 people in over 60 countries. He is also the creator and co-developer of TechWorks, the internationally successful K-8 technology framework, and was the catalyst of the NetSavvy and InfoSavvy information literacy series. He has been a Contributing Editor for several journals and magazines, and is the author of the books "Teaching the Digital Generation: No More Cookie Cutter High Schools" with Ted McCain and Frank S. Kelly, "Windows on the Future" with Ted McCain, and "Net.Savvy: Building Information Literacy for the Classroom". His most recent publications include "Understanding the Digital Generation: Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape", "The Digital Diet: Today's Digital Tools in Small Bytes", and "Living on the Future Edge: Windows on Tomorrow". He is also working on the upcoming books "Literacy Is Not Enough: 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age", and "Getting it Right: Aligning Technology for 21st Century Learning". Ian is an educator first and foremost. His focus has consistently been on the compelling need to restructure our educational institutions so that they become relevant to the current and future needs of children. His rambunctious, irreverent and highly-charged presentations and articles emphasize many of the practical issues related to ensuring that change is meaningful. As a registered educational evangelist, his self-avowed mission in life is to ensure that children are properly prepared for the future rather than society's past. As a result, his material tends to focus on many of the pragmatic issues that provide the essential context for educational restructuring.

Vicki Hannah Lein Vicki is an award-winning teacher, counselor, international motivational speaker, and educational consultant. Her experience as a high school English teacher, elementary school counselor, Distinguished Oregon Educator, and trainer of teachers worldwide has helped create a clear vision about how to bring rigor, relevance, and responsibility to all educational content. She is a positive catalyst who knows how to enliven any curriculum or character program, making it fun and effective. Her approach is based on solid brain research and is given texture and meaning by the thousands of ideas she has collected from teachers she has worked with over the last thirty years.

Margaret Maclean An educator with over 30 years experience in seven countries, Margaret currently provides professional development support to teachers and school leaders internationally. Margaret has taught at all grade levels from Pre K to grade 6 and served for over 15 years as a school administrator. In 1996 Margaret was named Vermont Principal of the Year. Margaret is a member of the School Reform Initiative. Begun in the mid 1990’s at the Annenberg Institute at Brown University the program is focused on developing collaborative school cultures, encouraging reflective practice, and rethinking leadership—all in support of increased student achievement. The Critical Friends Group model is the basis of the work.

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Margaret’s work takes her to school districts throughout the US to provide initial training seminars and follow up school coaching. Margaret has experience as an educator internationally and has previously presented at NESA, EARCOS, AISA, AASSA and ECIS conferences. Margaret has also worked directly with a number of international schools to develop school wide systems for effective professional collaboration; these include Shanghai American School, the American School in Japan, Seoul Foreign School, American International School of Mozambique, FMV Ayazaga Isik Lisesi, Istanbul, the International School of Tanganyika, St Paul’s British School in Sao Paulo and the International School of Helsingbor in Sweden.

Paula Mitchell Paula serves as Director of Higher Education for the Council of International Schools, a not-for-profit association of schools and post-secondary institutions working collaboratively for the continuous improvement of international education. Paula began her career in higher education admission and advising 30 years ago as an admission officer at the University of Rhode Island. Since that time, she has served in admission and enrollment positions at multiple campuses of the State University of New York, as chief admission officer at a private women's college, and most recently at Ithaca College where she held the position of Director of Admission for more than 16 years. Paula has served on and chaired the boards of various educational organizations including The College Board New York State Advisory Committee, the European Council of International Schools Committee of the Americas, the New York State Association of College Admission Counseling and The College Digest. She has presented at various professional conferences throughout the United States and abroad on topics that have included the university selection process, the value of the college recommendation, and the relevance of institutional research to the management of university of admission. She has also conducted financial aid training for US Embassy and Fulbright Office based educational advisors. In her role as Director, and through the variety of services her office provides, Paula works to promote the value of international education and support secondary and tertiary institutions by facilitating cooperative relationships and effective information exchange between the constituencies. Paula believes firmly in the mutual advantage and strength of inter-association relationships and is committed to creating those in linkages to the ultimate benefit of international students worldwide.

Nicky Mohan Nicky has more than 20 years experience in the education sector both as a classroom teacher and as Associate Principal. Nicky also has extensive experience in the business sector as Learning & Development Manager and she was Team Leader at the National Centre of Literacy & Numeracy at the University of Waikato (NZ) responsible for the design and delivery of professional development courses and resource materials. She is presently Director of Curriculum for the 21 st Century Fluency Group. Working with a team of writers Nicky’s focus is to ensure that lesson plans/units embed the 21st Century Fluency skills and are relevant to both the teacher and the student, emphasizing real-world implementation.

Roxy Peck Roxy has been a professor of statistics at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) since 1979, serving for six years as Chair of the Statistics Department, thirteen years as Associate Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, and currently Professor Emerita of Statistics. Nationally known in the area of statistics education, she was made a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) in 1998 and in 2003 she received the American Statistical Association's Founders Award in recognition of her contributions to K-12 and undergraduate statistics education. In addition to coauthoring the textbooks Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis and Statistics: The Exploration and Analysis of Data, she is also editor of Statistics: A Guide to the Unknown, a collection of expository papers that showcase applications of statistical methods. She is past chair of the joint American Statistical Association/National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability for Grades K-12 and of the ASA Section on Statistics Education. She has also served from 1999 to 2003 as the Chief Reader for the Advanced Placement Statistics Exam.

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Mariana Portela Engineer Mariana Portela has more than 10 years of experience in the Educational area. Actually she works as Education Senior Advisor in Cisco for Latin America and resides in Argentina. For several years she has been a professor in Belgrano's University (Argentina), where she taught different subjects and faced the challenge of the use of technology in the learning and teaching process. Most recently, Mariana was key speaker at “I Foro de Innovacion y Tecnologia Educativa de las Americas 2010” (Panama) and “Seminario Internacional de La Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Peru: Innovando en las Organizaciones” (Peru-2011). Mariana has a MBA and has worked in Human Resources Management.

Stacy Schneider Stacy is currently an ESL instructor at Colegio Internacional Puerto La Cruz, in Barcelona, Venezuela, working collaboratively with teachers in classrooms from grades two through five. Prior to coming to South America, Stacy taught in South Washington County Schools, located in Cottage Grove, Minnesota as a grade two, three, and a grade three gifted/talented classroom teacher. Stacy’s history of working with NWEA MAP has been extensive as she was a part of the first grade level to pilot the assessment nine years ago as was involved in CIPLC implementing the assessment four years ago.

Stephen Sibley Steve has served the international education community for the past thirty-two years as a teacher and/or administrator at five different schools on three continents. His most recent international experience found him as the head of two schools in Venezuela over a fourteen year span. During this time he was extensively involved with AdvancED SACSCASI accreditation in the region and now holds the position of Regional Director for Latin America with AdvancED. Mr. Sibley holds a bachelors degree in education from Springfield College and a Masters degree in educational leadership from Boston University. He also earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from the University of Massachusetts-Boston in the area of critical thinking.

Arnold Spokane Arnie is Professor of Counseling Psychology at Lehigh University. A licensed psychologist and Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Arnie’s most recent writing focuses on public health and cross-cultural aspects of community design and restoration following natural and man-made disasters, war, and conflict. Arnie teaches graduate courses on community design, disaster mental health and counseling interventions. He was Co-PI on a 5.5 million dollar NIH longitudinal Investigation of Hispanic Elders Behavioral Health, served two tours with Department of Health and Human Services following Hurricane Katrina, and continues ongoing work with the American Red Cross in local and national disasters. Arnie has a forthcoming article on the Role of Counseling Psychologists following disasters.

Christopher Tienken Christopher is an Assistant Professor of Education Administration at Seton Hall University. He has public school administration experience as a PK-12 assistant superintendent, middle school principal, and elementary school assistant principal. Dr. Tienken began his career in education as an elementary school teacher. He completed his studies at Kutztown University (B.S.), Rutgers University (M.A.), and Seton Hall University (Ed.D.). His research interests include the effect and influence of professional development on teacher practice and student achievement; the construct validity of high-stakes standardized tests as decision-making tools about student achievement and school effectiveness; and curricular interventions used in schools to improve achievement. His research about the effects of professional development on student achievement has been recognized by the Institute of Education Sciences, and the National Staff Development Council awarded him the Best Research Award in 2008. Dr. Tienken has authored book chapters and articles on his research interests and presents papers regularly at state, national, and international venues. He has ongoing research collaborations with colleagues at the University of Rome, Italy and the University of Catania, Sicily, where he has also been invited as a lecturer as part of a European Union Master’s Degree Program. Dr. Tienken was named a Visiting Scholar at the Universita` degli Studi Roma Tre, in Rome, Italy for the 2009-2010 academic year as part of their Master’s Degree Program: Master Pedagogia per la Persona, L’Organizzazione, La Societa`. He is the editor of the American Association of School Administrators Journal of Scholarship and Practice and the Kappa Delta Pi Record.

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Naomi Woolsey Naomi is Director of Project AERO, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Overseas Schools. She brings a wealth of experience to this position, having worked as a teacher and administrator for many years, both in the United States and abroad. She began her career as a high school English teacher and later worked as a school principal at both the middle school and elementary levels. She enjoyed her time abroad working in several locations as school principal, including the American Community School in Athens, the International School of Bangkok and the International School of Luxembourg. She also served as head of the primary division at Washington International School in the United States. She earned her doctorate in educational administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, and has a strong background in curriculum and instruction. Her work with AERO gives her the opportunity to assist schools as they become standards-based in order to improve student learning. Working with school teams, she provides support and direction for the process of adopting standards and using them to guide curriculum improvement and development.

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Wednesday Pre-Conference Schedule

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Thursday Pre-Conference Schedule

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Main Conference Schedule Thursday March 15th Swissotel Quito 12 de Octubre 1820 and Cordero, Quito

4:00 – 6:15 pm

Main Conference Registration at the Swissotel

5:15 pm

Buses from Cotopaxi Academy to the Swissotel

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Opening Plenary in Salon St. Moritz, Swissotel Welcome and Introductions

Keynote Sponsored by International Schools Services Introduced by Dr. Paul Deminico

Living on the Future Edge: Windows on Tomorrow Dr. Ian Jukes Today’s world is constantly on the move, and the rate at which it’s changing is so profound that you can’t trust your eyes to show you reality, because you're really seeing history. This presentation challenges your assumptions about the world we live in and the future we’re heading for by carefully examining the significance of several global exponential trends. Living on the Future Edge asks us to consider how these trends affect and will continue to affect our personal and professional lives, our children, our learning institutions, the nature of teaching and learning, and even our definition of intelligence. This presentation, based on the new book, Living on the Future Edge: Windows on Tomorrow from the 21st Century Fluency Project, is a compelling glimpse into the bold, dynamic future that awaits us all.

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Reception

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Friday´s Main Presentations Schedule

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Friday´s Teacher and Exhibitor Workshops Schedule

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Friday Morning Plenary Session 8:30 – 10:15 am Tented Tennis Court Keynote Sponsored by K12 Represented by Michael Spencer

Curriculum 21: Future Schools Now By Dr. Heidi Hayes-Jacobs How can we transition international schools into 21st-century settings for the contemporary student? Rather than working on reform, we need NEW forms for teaching and learning. What year is your school preparing your learners for? 1990 or 2025? Is the role of the principal obsolete? Is graduation as we know it necessary? In a provocative and highly practical presentation, Heidi Hayes Jacobs will lay out her new model for taking the steps to transforming your school into a contemporary learning environment. She will focus on new kinds of leadership to match the needs of a new kind of learner, which, in turn, leads to a new kind of teacher. Re-booting instruction will be highlighted in her keynote to reflect: digital literacy, media literacy, and global literacy. Heidi will share examples of exceptional schools from around the world that have altered their schedules, grouping patterns, and physical/virtual space to create new programs and approaches for learning. Participants will leave with next steps to begin making the transition from the old-style model of schooling from the 1890s to the 21st century model. Heidi’s book, Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World, is published by ASCD. Participants should bring laptops!

______________________________________________ Crafts Fair No time to shop while at the conference? No worries, you can buy local products and crafts typical to Ecuador right here on campus. Academic Cotopaxi presents a craft fair on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm in front of the auditorium. Local grown products include: honey, teas, coffee and chocolate. Unique, fine quality products include: glass and wooden items, Ecuadorian fabric and embroidered clothes/table clothes, wool and alpaca products, ceramics, candles, sweaters, jewelry and T-shirts/souvenirs. Our senior class has put together a bilingual cookbook that will also be available for purchase and Junior Achievement has refillable water bottles that can be used during the conference. Come see the beautiful items Ecuador has to offer. Major credit cards accepted.

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Friday Morning Sessions (10:30 am – 12:45 pm) Featured Consultants ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Curriculum 21: Upgrading Content, Skills, and Assessments for Your Learners 

Heidi Hayes-Jacobs

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Room: Auditorium

Internationally recognized expert Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs will focus in this breakout session on how to upgrade teaching and learning with contemporary replacements, digital tools and applications. She will take a step-by-step approach and consider three basic questions: What do we cut? What do we keep? What do we create? The focus will be on strategic replacement of dated content, skills and assessments in existing curriculum and will be geared to K-12 educators in a full range of school settings. Heidi will share resources for integrating web 2.0 applications, digital literacy, and updating to new assessment forms. Participants will examine methods for revitalizing content through interdisciplinary themes and problems ranging from sustainability to media literacy to globalizing the curriculum. Dr. Jacobs believes that we have a new kind of learner requiring a new kind of learning environment. This will be a cutting edge workshop showing how we can harness technology to create a more engaging and personal experience for our 21st century learners. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING LAPTOPS! _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________

Professional Learning Communities ~ What Difference Can They Make? 

Margaret Maclean

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Room: B-23

Learning communities led by skilled facilitative leaders engage in the following: Build trust by engaging in significant work together Provide a safe environment for taking risks Make practice public by collaboratively examining student and adult work Give usable feedback Engage in reflective discourse Accomplish professional growth and initiate change together In this session we will explore the power of Learning Communities by engaging as a learning community and participating in a series of structured interactive activities. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Greening Your School and Community 

Mike Johnston

Time: 10:30 am -12:45 pm

Room: C-22

What does it mean to educate for a sustainable future? How can you help students engage in personal and community change towards a greener future? Participants will learn and share what it means to green your school, community and internationally. Participants will walk away with a plan for next steps in their school to increase sustainability. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Literacy is Not Enough: 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age 

Ian Jukes

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Room: C-32

Literacy is Not Enough covers a fundamental shift in the basic paradigm of teaching that is required to prepare digital students for 21st century life. It looks at current teacher practices, and explains how we can teach effectively in an age when new technologies cascade onto the new digital landscape at an astonishing rate, and identifies the principles and processes that transcend these new technologies. You’ll learn how students can develop essential 21st century fluency skills (Solution Fluency, Information Fluency, Creativity Fluency, Media Fluency, Collaboration Fluency, and Global Digital Citizenry) to operate in the new living, working and learning environments of the 21st century, and how these skills can be taught in a structured manner at every grade level and in every subject area, and be the responsibility of every teacher throughout the entire school experience while at the same time continuing to address learning standards and improve test scores to meet both curricular goals, while at the same time developing strategies that will prepare students to meet the new realities of the 21st Century. This session is based on our new books Literacy is Not Enough: 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age, and Understanding the Digital Generation: Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape from the 21st Century Fluency Project. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Three Brains Are Better than One: Integrating Brain, Body, and Heart Intelligences for Engaged Learning! 

Tim Burns

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Room: C-20

Looking for a workshop experience that pulls together recent and relevant findings about the learning brain, while integrating intriguing discoveries about the so-called "second brain” (the gut or body-brain) and the “intelligence of the heart?” If so, this is the institute for you. This informative, interactive workshop blends research and practical application within a framework of brain-based childhood development, showing why and--most importantly to educators--how to put these important findings into practice. Such an integrated approach to teaching and learning results in threat-free, enjoyable, engaged learning. Topics include a framework for childhood and adolescent development, the role of downtime and sleep on brain function and learning, the science of ultradian rhythms and brainwaves leading to peak performance learning states, putting neurogenesis (creation of new neurons) to work in learning, loving and life, the role of movement in childhood brain development, tapping the intelligence of the heart, de-stressing the brain, and much more. The workshop blends dozens of ideas with tools you can use immediately in any learning setting. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Applied Improvisation in the Classroom 

Vicki Lein

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Room: B-22

Much more organizational effort goes into planning, which is instantly out of date, than into building our ability to respond and adapt to change. Applied Improvisation is about preparing for the unexpected. When we are willing to face the truth that most of life is unexpected, then taking some time to learn how to improvise can make the difference between a successful life and the life of frustration and alienation. In this workshop we will engage our bodies, minds, and spirit in activities that inspire creativity and teamwork. The games we will play will help us learn how to balance our individual ingenuity with the needs of a group. Our brains will be fed, our immune systems boosted, and our mood lightened. It’s science! All the activities in this workshop are based on brain research and are adaptable to all ages and all groups. You don’t need any experience with improvisation to come and play. If you are willing to step out of your comfort zone, you will be delighted at how much humor and laughter you find. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Teaching Multilingual Children: Ten Key Factors That Influence Successful Language Learning PART I 

Tracey Tokuhama Espinosa

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Room: C-36

In this interactive workshop we will look at ten key factors that influence successful bilingualism and multilingualism and define the role of home, school and community in this process. We will begin by dispelling many myths around this topic and then see how this changes our in-class practice as well as general school policies. The workshop facilitator is the mother of three successful multilingual children (English, Spanish, German and French) who have maneuvered the international school system. She works with dozens of schools around the world and her work has contributed to Holland’s reform in foreign language instruction in the early ages. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Common Mental Health Issues in International Schools 

Cirleen Deblaere

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Room: C-30

This presentation will focus on presenting concerns typical of students in international settings. The presentation will integrate the most recent theoretical and empirical literature in this area. Discussion of the psychological issues and their characteristics will be discussed. The goal of this presentation is that participants will gain knowledge about common mental health issues experienced by students in international settings and communities. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________

Uncovering the Blind Spots Through a Curriculum and Instruction Audit 

Christopher Tienken

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Room: C-31

Quality curriculum development and implementation/teaching are the two variables under the control of the school that have the largest influence on student achievement (Tramaglini, 2010; Tanner & Tanner, 2007; Wang, et al, 1993). This workshop will introduce school administrators and their teacher leadership teams to key components and processes of the curriculum and instruction audit process. Seton Hall University’s Institute for International Schools, in partnership with leadership from The American School of Brasilia, will present the process through the lens of a school that took the leap toward organizational improvement. Participants will leave with practical ideas they can use to begin to audit their learning systems at the school or district level. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Friday Morning Sessions Teacher and Exhibitor Workshops (10:30 am) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Where are we at? Where are we going? How do we close the gap? 

Donna Frose & Peter Parker

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Room: C-29

We have all heard the terms: formative and summative assessment. How do we define them and how do we currently implement them in our classrooms to promote student learning? How do we close the gap between our expectations and student performance on assessments? Participants will come away with a look at the philosophy of formative and summative assessment as well as ideas of what they can do in their own classrooms to improve student learning. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Oral Language and Sensory Integration: Essentials for the Classroom 

Andrea Houser

Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Room: C-11

Modern children have less and less of an opportunity to develop and work on these areas, which are essential for global learning, In the workshop I will address these needs, as well as practical tools and strategies to develop oral language and sensory integration in the classroom. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Recursos de Internet en la Clase 

Freddy Torres

Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Room: LS Lab

Este taller explora la tecnología educativa como una forma de integrar el uso de las tecnologías actuales en el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje. El contenido del taller refleja las nuevas tendencias y la evolución de los conceptos más importantes relacionados con la informática de instrucción, así como su impacto en la educación, especialmente en el aula. Este taller es apropiado para los maestros, los padres, el liderazgo de la escuela y otros de la comunidad educativa interesados en el establecimiento y fortalecimiento de un ambiente rico en tecnología de aprendizaje. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Caracteristicas 6+1 de la Escritura 

Elsa Maria Crespo

Time: 10:30 – 12:00 pm

Room: B-29

Las características 6+1, un modelo de la enseñanza de la escritura. Este taller presentará al profesor de español con una variedad de estrategias para enseñar los elementos que caracterizan a la buena escritura y para planificar su instrucción lo que permitirá formar escritores creativos. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

On Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation for College-Bound Students 

Nick Edwards

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Room: C-28

Are you interested in learning what makes an effective teacher letter of recommendation for college-bound students? Then come join this workshop and discover how colleges and universities use your letters of recommendation, what they like to see in them and what they don’t like to see, and how you can write an effective letter of recommendation. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Positive Classroom Discipline 

Tanya Duran Ballen & Luann Irigoyen

Time: 10:30 – 12:00 pm

Room: C-5

Most effective behavior management programs must deal with pairs of behaviors. You must strengthen the behavior you want while weakening the competing behaviors that you do not want. A discipline program should not only eliminate problem behavior, but it should also systematically build the positive behaviors that you want to replace the problems. Positive Discipline in the Classroom hands over the majority of the problem solving to the students. Using specific tools, students learn to take charge of their own problems and learn respectful ways to resolve conflicts. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Instruction with Wikis & Beyond 

Konna Parker

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Room: LMC

Presenter will introduce wikis from the website pbworks.com and show the benefits of their use in and out of the classroom. A variety of samples will be shown and participants will create their own wikis. Participants will leave with a solid understanding of wikis and how to utilize them. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Chapel Cares: How Explicit Teaching of Social/Emotional Skills Changed Our School 

Cristina Cavalcanti & Erin Thomas

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Room: B-28

This workshop will introduce participants to the innovative, multi-age models being used at Chapel School, to explicitly teach and assess students social and emotional skills essential to thriving in diverse communities, in both the elementary and middle school setting. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Effective and Engaging 21st Century Tech Tools for Science 

Allana Rumble

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am

Room: B-27

Navigate through 21st century technology to highlight selected tools supportive of engaged learning in science including: Moodle (dynamic, community-based platform), Prezi (creatively communicate ideas), Jeopardy Labs and Quizlet (collaborative, interactive revision), and simulations, to equip students with the skills of collaboration, communication and creativity their futures require. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Powerful Literacy Teaching 

Emily Cave

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Room: B-20

Can we teach to support all students in reaching their highest literacy potential? This interactive workshop focuses on how teachers can work together to ensure that every student, including ELL and struggling students will meet the continuously rising standards of literacy today. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Setting Up Class Websites That Enhance Learning 

Paola Bonfanti & Amanda Navajas

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Room: C-6

This presentation will demonstrate how a class website can help students enhance learning significantly. Participants will have the opportunity to see two different class websites designed for Elementary and Middle School, and a step-by-step tutorial to help them understand the process of creating and designing a classroom website. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Expanding Horizons: Blended and Online Learning for the International School 

Michael Spencer, K12

Time: 10:30 – 12:00 pm

Room: C-8

This workshop will engage school leaders in a discussion regarding the benefits of online learning and the best practices to integrate a high-quality online program in your school, using examples from international schools around the world and the innovative San Francisco Flex Academy, a blended model public school operated by K12. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Using the New AERO Social Studies Framework to Impact Student Learning  Naomi Woolsey, U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Schools Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Room: C-12

AERO's new Social Studies Framework contains standards, grade level benchmarks, and learning progressions which chart the development of skills, content, and understanding across the grades. This session will provide an overview of the Framework, and provide guidance on using it to enrich current programs. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Friday Midday Sessions Teacher and Exhibitor Workshops (12:00 pm) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

FAFSA, US Taxes and Living Overseas: requirements and Benefits 

Robert Deuel, Global Tax Service

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Room: C-29

Briefing will cover three components: FAFSA, considerations in preparation to obtain maximum benefit for the student; tax compliance for US taxpayers, to insure tax return submission is correct, and presents the financial information in the best light to maximize scholarship awards; and compliance with US Treasury reporting requirements. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Digital Media: Literacy in the 21st Century 

Chandler Patton

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Room: B-29

To teach digital literacy, educators must expand conceptions of what it means to be fully literate in new times. This presentation will review current literature on digital literacy, demonstrate supported digital media practices, and exhibit concrete examples of the work students produce when using digital media. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________

Folding a Circle 

Luis Hernandez & William Fossgreen

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Room: C-28

Actively engage students in an array of two dimensional and three dimensional geometric topics through paper folding. The activity spans basic vocabulary and definitions to higher level thinking. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Blended Learning and Moodle: Using the Resource in Your Own School 

Derrel Fincher, AASSA World Virtual School Coordinator Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Room: LMC

Moodle is a very powerful tool for blended learning but we can always learn more about it. Here, we will be driven by the interests of the teachers who come. This is a chance to ask about and learn about features or integration with other programs, or share your expertise with others. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________

Mix it up: Blended Learning and the Digital Generation 

Shawntel Allen & Terry Thomas

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Room: B-28

Participants will: understand that reflective learning and knowledge building can be maximized in a blended learning environment; learn how to integrate digital learning tools in their classrooms to improve student learning; and join the ongoing conversation about technology and learning. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Storytelling for the 21st Century Learner 

Jeff Shirk

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Room: B-27

In this workshop, teachers will learn how to use storytelling in their units to promote Literacy and 21st Skills. The workshop focuses on the benefits of storytelling, how to make storyboards, digital tools, collaboration, and presentation skills. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Daily 5 and The CAFE in the Elementary Literacy Classroom 

Brad Handrich & Hannah Allan-Yeager

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Room: B-20

Come learn about how The Daily 5 and The CAFE have helped us meet the individual literacy needs of our students. This is a structured system to foster student independence, organize assessment data and instruction, and differentiate instruction for all students. This system works in English and Spanish classrooms. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________

Class Plan and Curriculum Design: A Different Approach 

Elisa Neves

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Room: C-6

Teaching 21st century learners is a complex task. Teachers must recognize students’ strengths/difficulties and differentiate curriculum (Marzano, 2006) and instruction. They also need to demonstrate creative thinking and problem solving approaches in curriculum design (McTighe & Wiggins, 2004) and assessment (McMillan, 2007) in order to facilitate students’ development. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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From Data to Differentiation 

Dick Moody, NWEA

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Room: C-8

From data to differentiation to discerning learner: this session will first address why the data we use to inform learning experiences matters, how to use high quality data to differentiate learning experiences, and finally how to empower each and every learner to be the hero of his or her own life. NWEA's high quality data will be referenced throughout this presentation. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Co-teaching the College Essay: A Collaborative Model for Your English Teacher and College Counselor 

Alex Brostoff & Joseph Tavares

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Room: C-12

This presentation is based on a four-part lesson that combines the professional expertise of the college counselor and 12th grade English teacher. What is often a stressful process for college-bound seniors is alleviated by the dual support of two educators who each bring a unique lens to this process of self-reflection and exploration towards the future. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Friday Midday Sessions Teacher and Exhibitor Workshops (1:05 pm) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Book Talk Café 

Tammie Ramsey & Topher Turner

Time: 1:05 – 2:05 pm

Room: C-11

Book Talk Café navigates students through a variety of novel genres, while fostering high-level thinking and a passion for reading. Through guided questioning, persuasive speaking and a student created product, this naturally differentiated, cooperative atmosphere teaches students to talk about the books they read, designing readers of the future. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Website Creation for a Busy Teacher 

Greg Lemoine

Time: 1:05 – 2:05 pm

Room: LS Lab

Classroom website? Don’t have time? Don’t know how? You will leave this workshop with a free, published, and easyto-maintain website. We will explore a few other online options so you can choose which one is right for you. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

How to Implement a Mentor Program for New Teachers 

Leah Yepez & Estela Proaño

Time: 1:05 – 2:05 pm

Room: B-29

With new teachers every year, the need for a mentoring program is evident. Teachers come with all different qualities and experiences and for some the adjustment to a new school, new profession, and new culture can be overwhelming. This workshop will present an individualized approach that would help new teachers become familiar with school policies and comfortable in adapting to the school culture. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Using Discrepant Events in the Science Classroom to Encourage Critical Thinking 

Dennis LaBarge

Time: 1:05 – 2:05 pm

Room: C-28

Critical thinking skills are important to student success, but are often lacking, in the secondary science classroom. This workshop will discuss the use of Discrepant Events to introduce new science concepts, challenging students to reconsider deeply rooted misconceptions on science and to actively explore and explain unexpected phenomena. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Wiki STEPPs to Conflict Resolution 

Karen Provost & Mary Wolfram

Time: 1:05 – 2:05 pm

Room: LMC

Giving middle school students the tools to resolve conflicts. Why use wiki??? Embed video clips for teaching purposes, Pre-assessment, On-going assessment, identify qualities of a good friend, recognize problems and develop solutions, peer interaction and exchange of ideas, IT’S FUN! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

El texto poético una estrategia para incentivar la capacidad crítica y creativa 

Ketty Bernal & Maria del Socorro Ramos

Time: 1:05 – 2:35 pm

Room: B-28

Develar una metáfora implica una operación mental que permite descubrir qué quiere comparar el poeta, también ahondar en posibles razones de dicha construcción. La poesía acrecienta el sentido del lenguaje de dos maneras, utilizando tanto el pensamiento racional como el analógico, es decir que está íntimamente ligada con el pensamiento y no es exclusiva de la sensibilidad. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Gifted Education: Addressing the Other Half of the Special Needs Spectrum 

Jacob Johanssen

Time: 1:05 – 2:05 pm

Room: B-27

Mathematics is the most accelerated subject yet many schools are not addressing the issue directly. This workshop aims to assist teachers differentiating for the gifted students in their classroom by providing a few concrete tools that allow teachers to help challenge those who quickly comprehend and are thirsty for more. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Emphasis on Inquiry-based Learning in the New College Board Advanced Placement Science Curricula 

Jesus Hernandez, College Board

Time: 1:05 – 2:05 pm

Room: C-12

The need for more science literate citizens in the U.S. has prompted recognition by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education to fund efforts by the College Board to change all the Advanced Placement sciences curricula. Already Biology teachers are starting to be trained in the new requirements for the AP Biology test. A strong emphasis in Inquiry-based lab activities is the new norm. Similar changes are expected for the Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Science curricula in the coming years. An overview of the expected changes in the science courses will be presented as well as the justification for the splitting of the AP Physics B curriculum into two years.

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Friday Midday Sessions (2:10 pm) Featured Consultants __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Using Curriculum Mapping to Develop Benchmark Assessments Aligned to Standards 

Heidi Hayes-Jacobs

Time: 2:10 – 4:15 pm

Room: Auditorium

The most current work in curriculum mapping is the strategic alignment of benchmark assessments "vertically K-12" to monitor student growth and learning. In particular, mapping has gone into deeper work with alignment to new standards. Heidi will share work from her newest book, a LiveBook and LivePlanner, with PD360 called, Mapping to the Core: Integrating the Common Core Standards into Your Local School Curriculum. Whether the Common Core Standards or your unique mission statement and standards, it is critical to align thoughtfully. New levels of collaboration and sharing in mapping are used globally by independent, public, parochial, and international schools based on Dr. Jacobs's model for curriculum mapping. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

All Problems Welcome! 

Margaret Maclean

Time: 2:10 – 4:15 pm

Room: B-23

Bring your problems big or small to this session! We will be working together collaboratively using a consultancy protocol to solve a dilemma presented by one or more participants in the group. You will leave with questions to consider, perspective on the issue and concrete suggestions to help you decide on next steps. Plus experience with a problem solving protocol you can use in your school when issues arise. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Global Issues Network 

Mike Johnston

Time: 2:10 – 4:15 pm

Room: C-22

Target Learners: All who participated in the 2011 GIN in Peru and others interested in getting involved. The Global Issues Network has as its mission: to help students realize they can make a difference by empowering them to work internationally with their peers to develop solutions for global issues. This workshop provides the organizational tools and planning framework to promote sustainable projects and partnerships. What is the Global Issues Network and how can your school get involved? Open your school to a vast resource of collaborating schools that will network within the AASSA region and worldwide. Learn how to weave environmental, global issues and service learning into all facets of your school. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Understanding the Digital Generation: New Perspectives 

Ian Jukes

Time: 2:10 – 4:15 pm

Room: C-32

This workshop provides a comprehensive profile of 10 core learning attributes of digital learners, and looks at the modern workplace and examines the new entry skills students will need to be successful in the digitally infused working environment. We examine how the world of work changed, and how it’s likely to change in the future. What are the new thinking skills workers will require, and how must we shift instruction to ensure we are equipping our students with these skills? The New Perspectives workshop provides a pragmatic look at how we can teach effectively in an age when new technologies cascade onto the new digital landscape at an astonishing rate, and also identifies the principles and processes that transcend these new technologies. This session is based on the books Understanding the Digital Generation: Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape from the 21st Century Fluency Project. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Energizing Strategies for Engaged Learning: Using Movement, Rhythm, and Creative Play to Facilitate Classroom Learning 

Tim Burns

Time: 2:10 – 4:15 pm

Room: C-20

All new learning results as a consequence of a sequence of events taking place in the brain, beginning with the arousal of what are referred to as the “attentional networks.” In other words, a well-integrated neural system for bringing about focused attention is a key to learning. In this workshop we explore the three attentional systems and how they can be engaged more fully. This is where movement, rhythm, and creative play enter in for all students, all grade levels: together, these three dynamic processes organize the brain throughout childhood and the teen years, and ready the brain for new learning. In addition, we look at movements that can help re-organize and engage the brain of children who, these days, tend to move and play less often, which can lead to problems in focus, concentration, and learning. This engaging, enjoyable and informative workshop covers theory and research and--most importantly to educators--practical things that can be used the next day in the classroom. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Freeing the Writer Within 

Vicki Lein

Time: 2:10 – 4:15 pm

Room: B-22

This workshop will focus on accessing and sustaining our own personal creativity through writing. A little theory and a lot of application will result in activities useful in your personal lives as well as with your students and staff. These activities will help you touch the writer within you and will help you motivate your most discouraged students. Bring something to write in, a willingness to move your body and be playful, a cheerful demeanor, and an open mind. You will leave renewed, refreshed, and ready to take on the challenges of being an educator in the 21st-century. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Teaching Multilingual Children: Ten Key Factors That Influence Successful Language Learning PART II 

Tracey Tokuhama Espinosa

Time: 2:10 – 4:15 pm

Room: C-36

In this interactive workshop we will quickly review the ten key factors mentioned in Part I and then look at tools that can be used in international school settings to help ensure the highest quality language programs possible. These tools range from entering parent interviews (shared expectations) to specific classroom activities. The second part of this session will focus on specific examples that participants bring to the discussion (come with questions!). ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Multiculturally Competent Counseling Approaches in International Schools 

Cirleen Deblaere

Time: 2:10 – 4:15 pm

Room: C-30

This presentation will focus on multiculturally competent counseling approaches relevant to students in international settings. A general model of helping as well as considerations for cross-cultural counseling (e.g., awareness of communication styles and values) will be discussed. In addition, specific approaches for addressing typical mental health concerns (e.g., anxiety) of students in international settings will be presented. The goal of this presentation is that participants gain knowledge about the role of the counselor in facilitating client change and specific cultural competencies needed in assessment and treatment of mental health concerns with this diverse population. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Lessons for the 21st Century 

Nicky Mohan

Time: 2:10 – 4:15 pm

Room: C-31

"Lessons For the 21st Century" is about creating problem based learning units using the 21st Fluency model. The workshop is designed to help educators infuse 21st Century learning skills within the classroom and connect traditional student learning to real time, real world experiences that cultivate the higher-level thinking skills outlined by the Curriculum Standards. Designed to engage lateral thinking, foster creativity, and expedite a shift to a 21st century classroom, the workshop will aim to develop a holistic educator who can formulate instruction and assessment methods that continue to support traditional content while at the same time ensuring that students develop the 21st Century skills needed to be successful in the new global economy. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Friday Afternoon Sessions Teacher and Exhibitor Workshops (2:10 pm) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Brain Warm-Ups for Learning 

Marcella Bahniuk & Ana Maria Cruz

Time: 2:10 pm – 3:10 pm

Room: C-29

When working with small children, many teachers use songs and games to help them get ready to focus and learn. But when children get older, the idea of ‘getting ready’ stops. Children need to be prepared for learning. In this workshop we will share activities and exercises that help children, of all ages, get their bodies and brains ready to learn. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Real Help for Children of Dysfunctional Homes 

Debbie Anderson

Time: 2:10 pm – 3:10 pm

Room: C-11

This workshop will cover how to provide real help for students who come from dysfunctional homes. This presentation will provide a knowledge and understanding in how to identify these students, as well as help you to recognize, apply, and improve personal preparation in how to support these types of students who enter your classroom. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Classroom Blogs: Make them a Dynamic Part of your Teaching Repertoire! 

Margot Solberg

Time: 2:10 pm – 3:10 pm

Room: LS Lab

Educators will learn how to embellish this social networking tool with a variety of fun and creative widgets, as well as be introduced to other 21st Century teaching resources which are immediately applicable to the classroom environment. Participants should have already created a Google account (go to www.google.com) and initiate a blog account (at www.blogger.com) before attending the workshop. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Tribus Una Nueva Experiencia de Aprendizaje 

Teresa Acosta & Karla Jaramillo

Time: 2:10 pm – 3:40 pm

Room: B-29

Iniciaremos nuestra presentación con una breve introducción personal. La Historia de Tribus será mencionada concisamente. Revisaremos el Camino de Tribus. Se introducirán los Acuerdos de Tribus y cómo enseñarlos dentro del aula. Realizaremos varias actividades del proceso para que los asistentes experimenten las mismas, reflexionen sobre lo realizado y obtengan ideas de cómo adaptar las acciones dentro del aula. Terminaremos con un círculo de la comunidad que incluirá un pensamiento que recuerde al público que Tribus vale la pena. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

English Please: Encouraging and Supporting English in the Classroom 

Michael McAdam

Time: 2:10 pm – 3:10 pm

Room: C-28

This interactive workshop will highlight issues in encouraging and supporting students in their use of English at school. We will discuss various perspectives on this issue, both from the point of view of educators as well as that of students. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Education 3.0: A New Model for Teaching and Learning 

Mariana Portelo, CISCO

Time: 2:10 pm – 3:40 pm

Room: LMC

In the 21st century, the traditional models of teaching are increasingly questioned. The use of the technology in the classroom has changed from being a trend to an exigency, and every day the students bring to the place of study the dynamics of his daily life: social networks, mobile devices, interaction, and customization. How can we find an answer to this new context? Education 3.0 helps responding to this challenge. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Lights, Camera, Animation! 

Molly Koppel & Melanie Dueck

Time: 2:10 pm – 3:10 pm

Room: B-27

Learning involves both personal “meaning-making” and social collaboration. Stop motion animation is a form of film making with sculpted figures or objects moved in small increments while taking photos. Participants will learn how to implement a co-curricular unit on stop motion animation with simple movie making software. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Charting Your MAP 

Dick Moody & María Vasquez, NWEA

Time: 2:10 pm – 3:40 pm

Room: B-20

NWEA's MAP system provides 150+ different destinations (reports). Now that you've taken the first leg of your journey, join us to understand what other paths you might take to progress toward your school's goals. We'll give you a tour brochure and guide you in charting a course for the next leg of your journey. You're in the driver's seat and we will help you have a great trip! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Online Admissions: Sustainably Using the Net to Gather Schools of Keepers 

Luis Costales, Rediker Software, Inc.

Time: 2:10 pm – 3:10 pm

Room: C-8

Before radar and GPS, navigating by charts and distant lights risked shipwreck. Educators today must jettison paper forms and haphazard contact, embrace technology and set a course toward stronger, “greener” schools. Streamline admissions with online inquiries, applications and recommendations. Automate enrollment, scuttle duplicate data entry, save money and conserve resources. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

School Governance: What Teachers & Principals Should Know and Understand 

Paul DeMinico, ISS

Time: 2:10 – 4:10 pm

Room: C-12

Teachers and principals are immersed in the world of curriculum, instruction, assessment, data, differentiated instruction, and much more. In addition, there has historically been a perceived lack of transparency at the school governance and school head level. However understanding the governing structure of the school and the delineation between the roles of the board of directors and those of the school head is a topic that has gone unnoticed among many teachers and, to a lesser degree, principals. This workshop is designed to give teachers and principals a look at what occurs in a governance training workshop between governing boards and school heads. A clearer understanding of the roles, the issues, the obstacles and the relationships of the board and head could prove to be not only interesting but also helpful in understanding the workings and complexities of an international school. With an increased understanding of school governance, teachers and principals may perform their responsibilities more effectively as a result. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Friday Afternoon Sessions Teacher and Exhibitor Workshops (3:15 pm) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Supplementary Style: A ‘Student Choice’ Application 

Ari McKenna

Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Room: C-29

In this workshop we will check out a supplementary application for ‘student choice’ alongside standard vocabulary instruction. It is a straightforward approach meant for LA or Humanities classes which is not overly time consuming and can be done interstitially. The aim is to provide space for students to look into understanding their own ‘style’ of communication, and to have them outfit it with words that they feel are flush with their, unique manner of expression, and, in doing so, developing a stronger, more meaningful connection with language. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Elementary Reading Intervention Strategies 

Cathy Vorbeck

Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Room: C-11

The presentation will address what research tells us about struggling readers and what has been proven successful for teaching reading effectively, particularly in regards to direct reading instruction. Teachers who attend will walk away with lots of strategies, practical ideas, many resourceful websites, and handouts to use in their classrooms. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Ethical Hacking: Applying the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM) 

Francisco Bolaños

Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Room: LS Lab

This is going to be a practical workshop in which all the ethical hacking stages will be shown. The stages are: Tracking, Exploration, Enumeration and Exploitation. The Open Source-Security Testing Methodology Manual OSSTMM will be applied in order to document and log everything in a professional way. This methodology will allow the IT department to monitor and organize all traffic and security issues that take place in the network in the selected device. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Navigating Statistics and Data Analysis in the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum 

Roxy Peck, College Board

Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Room: C-28

The changing role of statistics and data analysis in the secondary mathematics curriculum has led to increased coverage of statistical concepts. The role of activities in developing conceptual understanding will be discussed and classroom activities designed to engage students in learning from data will presented. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Eportfolios: Assessment for Learning 

Bonnie Cahusac

Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Room: B-28

Imagine engaged, reflective learners, involved in constructing their own understandings of the world in their own unique ways. This presentation will include current research in K12 classrooms, explain and display eportfolios in my middle school science class, and end with a discussion of the possibilities and future evolution of eportfolios. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Using Thinking Strategies Across the Curriculum 

Jacqueline de Segonzac & Rafael Gonzalez

Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Room: B-27

This presentation will reveal various ways in which secondary teachers of all subject matters can incorporate the thinking strategies identified in Ellin Keene's Mosaic of Thought to improve students' critical thinking and reading comprehension skills. We hope to not only help you become aware of the strategies you use while reading, but to also provide you with various lesson plan ideas and artifacts from math, science, social studies, and language arts classes that utilize the strategies. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Climate, Culture and Curriculum - A Holistic Approach to International School Planning and Design 

Liz Lee & Mark McCarthy, Perkins Eastman

Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Room: C-6

How does pressure to support 21st century educational practices blended with a commitment to honor host country culture result in a one-of-a-kind environment for learning? How can responsiveness to context create opportunities for sustainability? We will address these questions as well as the facility implications of supporting bilingual and westernbased curricula. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Four Learning Styles. Four Online Tools: Designing Online Activities for Digital Natives 

Ivonne Chirino-Klevans, Walden University

Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Room: C-8

Technology has opened the door to new education paradigms, transforming how students learn. Educators are still responsible for identifying which online learning tools best meet the needs of different learners. In this workshop, explore four different, free web-based tools you can use to design online activities for different learning styles.

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Friday Afternoon Plenary Session Tented Tennis Court 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Keynote sponsored by the College Board Represented by Julie Linn

Navigate the Now, Design the Future… By: Mike Johnston School missions often speak to creating global citizens and a commitment to sustainability and environment. Whose responsibility is it to ensure schools are living their mission? Does it matter? Service and sustainability should not just be what we do; it needs to be who we are. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

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Saturday Morning Plenary Session Tented Tennis Court 8:30 am – 10:00 am Keynote sponsored by Lehigh University Represented by Cirleen DeBlaer & Arnold Spokane

The Scientifically Substantiated Art of Teaching: Mind, Brain, and Education Science By: Tracey Tokuhama Espinosa This keynote introduces the new academic discipline of Mind Brain, and Education (MBE) science. MBE science is the new and improved brain-based learning known as the scientifically substantiated art of teaching. It is the intersection of neuroscience, education, and psychology, and it is a paradigm shift in formal education. Masters of Education programs around the world are slowly adapting this new model, starting at Harvard in 2001. Popular press information about “brain-based learning,” has been applied indiscreetly and inconsistently to classroom teaching practices for many years. This keynote seeks to separate the wheat from the chaff (how do we know what is good information and what is just commercial?), and to convince (recruit? invite?) the audience to wear the MBE hat and embrace its shared goals of improving teaching by applying our improved understanding of how the brain learns.

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Saturday Morning Sessions (10:30 am – 12:45 pm) Featured Consultants ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Curriculum 21: Upgrading Content, Skills, and Assessments for Your Learners 

Heidi Hayes-Jacobs

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Room: C-36

Internationally recognized expert Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs will focus in this breakout session on how to upgrade teaching and learning with contemporary replacements, digital tools and applications. She will take a step-by-step approach and consider three basic questions:   

What do we cut? What do we keep? What do we create?

The focus will be on strategic replacement of dated content, skills and assessments in existing curriculum and will be geared to K-12 educators in a full range of school settings. Heidi will share resources for integrating web 2.0 applications, digital literacy, and updating to new assessment forms. Participants will examine methods for revitalizing content through interdisciplinary themes and problems ranging from sustainability to media literacy to globalizing the curriculum. Dr. Jacobs believes that we have a new kind of learner requiring a new kind of learning environment. This will be a cutting edge workshop showing how we can harness technology to create a more engaging and personal experience for our 21st century learners. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING LAPTOPS! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________

A Data Dialog 

Margaret Maclean

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Room: B-23

In this session we will work collaboratively using structured protocols to learn from assessment results or data that participants bring to the session to explore. We will learn a variety of tools and strategies participants can take back to their schools, which will enhance collaboration and support changes in teacher practice. Please bring data you are interested in learning from to the session!!!! If you have questions about what to bring email me at:

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Learning by Doing. Aware-Able-Act: The Big Picture 

Mike Johnston

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Room: C-22

How can schools truly commit to change for a sustainable future? Tackling global issues effectively takes a real commitment and a clear plan to move your school forward. Whether you are a classroom teacher, administrator or just someone who cares about the future this is the session for you to walk away with the next steps for your school. For action to be effective and sustainable it requires a commitment and a clear plan. How can schools move forward and what is your role as an educator? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Literacy is Not Enough: 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age 

Ian Jukes

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Room: C-32

Literacy is Not Enough covers a fundamental shift in the basic paradigm of teaching that is required to prepare digital students for 21st century life. It looks at current teacher practices, and explains how we can teach effectively in an age when new technologies cascade onto the new digital landscape at an astonishing rate, and identifies the principles and processes that transcend these new technologies. You’ll learn how students can develop essential 21st century fluency skills (Solution Fluency, Information Fluency, Creativity Fluency, Media Fluency, Collaboration Fluency, and Global Digital Citizenry) to operate in the new living, working and learning environments of the 21st century, and how these skills can be taught in a structured manner at every grade level and in every subject area, and be the responsibility of every teacher throughout the entire school experience while at the same time continuing to address learning standards and improve test scores to meet both curricular goals, while at the same time developing strategies that will prepare students to meet the new realities of the 21st Century. This session is based on our new books Literacy is Not Enough: 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age, and Understanding the Digital Generation: Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape from the 21st Century Fluency Project. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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It’s About Balance: Stress-Hardiness, Resilience and Well-Being for Teachers (and Students, Too!) 

Tim Burns

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Room: C-20

Are you finding it harder to keep up with the increasing challenges of being an educator? Or life in general? Feeling more stress and not quite sure how to keep or get things back into balance? In truth, most of us--and our students--are these days. And while there are no simplistic answers, this workshop will certainly help bring your life and career back into more healthful and enjoyable balance. As an added bonus, there are many practical things that you can pass along to your family and students as well. The good news is this: small changes, specifically applied, have been shown to produce positive results in stress reduction, health improvement, and enhanced overall well-being. From a synthesis of research in fields such as stress management, human resiliency, wellness, martial arts, exercise physiology, psychoneuroimmunology, the brain sciences, neuro-feedback, cardio-feedback, positive psychology, peak performance science, and more, come key principles and useful techniques that will certainly help in bringing about a calmer, more energized, and balanced approach to living and learning. Offered to educators, counselors, and care-providers in over two dozen countries, the workshop addresses theory, recent research and--most importantly--practical and effective tools with which to make it applicable. You'll benefit in both your personal life and in the professional setting, learn many techniques for immediate use, and have a truly memorable time in the process. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________

Teaching Content Creatively Through Movement, Music, Drama, and Play 

Vicki Lein

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Room: B-22

WWGD? What would Google do? If we were to use the Google organization as a model for enhancing performance, we might just decide to have more fun. We might have a giant statue of a dinosaur, a slide from the fourth floor to the third floor, a door coming out of nowhere, massage chairs, bright colors, and a simple code of conduct: Don’t be evil. This workshop, based on brain research, will show you how to bring movement, music, drama, and play into teaching language arts, science, and math. We will focus on having students do more while teachers do less. We will hold a question in our minds, “How can I teach this, move our bodies, and have fun?” ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Neuromyths: Untruths about the Brain and Learning 

Tracey Tokuhama Espinosa

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Room: Auditorium

This follow-up to the keynote looks at 76 different educational concepts in depth and divides them into categories of information that is “well-established”, “probably so”, “intelligent speculation” or a “neuromyth”. For example, to which category do the following concepts belong? : (a) “Water is brain food”; (b) There are people who are more right-brained than others”; (c) “There is no decision without emotion”; (d) “All learning is influenced by past knowledge”; (e) “Boys and girls learn differently”; “(f) Music influences learning”. In this workshop we seek to distinguish “neuromyths” from “well-established” beliefs in educational practice. Come with your own doubts about brain-based learning fads and learn how to judge the quality of information for yourself. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Rebuilding Motivation for School Following Conflict and Disaster: Lessons from Liberia and Katrina 

Arnold Spokane

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Room: C-30

Schools close following disaster and conflict---sometimes for a few days or weeks and in war-torn environments for years. In the interim, students, families and teachers adapt in ways that may compromise motivation and concentration for learning and attendance. One moderate-term situation (Katrina) and one long term situation (Liberia) are contrasted, and strategies for addressing mental health concerns that affect student, teacher, and administrator behavior, and specific interventions for improving motivation for learning will be discussed. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________

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How To Implement the International Model for School Counseling Programs at Your School 

Brooke Fezler

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Room: C-31

This 1-day workshop is designed specifically for the professional development of international school counselors; it will focus on how to develop a comprehensive school counseling program using the International Model, which is based on the ASCA National Model. This workshop represents an opportunity for authentic collaboration amongst counselors, the goal of which is that everyone walks away with practical ideas, action plans, and a strong understanding of the necessary components of an international school counseling program. Participants will return to their schools with useful tools to improve their current counseling services and guidance curriculum. The goal of the presenter is to:  Equip counselors with the skills to modify their existing school counseling program.  Introduce participants to the newly developed International Model for School Counseling Programs.  Educate school counselors on how to develop and implement a comprehensive school counseling program. Counselors will walk away having learned:  The nuts and bolts of implementing the International Model.  How to develop mission statement, standards, competencies, and indicators.  How to enhance, manage, and audit their current programs.  How to develop action plans for their school counseling program. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Principals’ Job-Alike Session  Facilitator: Eddie Wexler

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Room: College Center

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Freeware Multimedia for the Classroom 

Andy Kralovec

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Room: C-29

The incorporation of audio and video in the classroom as a teaching resource is on the rise. One obstacle to multimedia implementation is cost. This presentation will identify audio and video editing freeware programs along with several free websites that can be used to post audio/video material. (Win & Mac) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Culturally Diverse Teaching & Learning 

William Veal, Jessica Latham & David Wells

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Room: C-11

This workshop will introduce children from the Cofan tribe. Recommendations on how to help students from diverse settings and cultures will be offered. Advice and suggestions on what to do, when to do it, and why will be outlined. Participants will have a chance to share their own experiences and knowledge. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Best Use of Online Science Simulations: A Constructivist Approach 

Chris Slough

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Room: LMC

This presentation discusses the research behind effectively utilizing online science simulations in the classroom, and presents three concrete examples of lessons used in grades 9, 10, and 11. While the examples focus on physics and chemistry, teachers of all science disciplines will find this presentation useful in terms of how to best utilize the rapidly growing world of online science simulations. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____

Cómo Aprende el Cerebro y Sus Implicaciones Para El Salón de Clase 

Charlotte Samper

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Room: B-27

Este taller se enfoca en que los docentes, quienes al entender como prende el cerebro, produzcan material que puedan utilizar en sus clases para así mejorar el aprendizaje de sus alumnos. Los últimos diez años de estudios del cerebro nos ha presentado mucha información que apoya a los docentes en el aula, facilitándoles su trabajo y produciendo resultados positives. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Paideia Seminar 

Gretchen Bade & Michael Simmons

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Room: C-28

Paideia Seminar, as defined by the National Paideia Center, is a collaborative, intellectual dialogue facilitated with openended questions about a text. It is a method for sustainable learning as it develops skills that allow students to achieve not only in the classroom, but also in our global society. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________

Infusing Mindfulness, Art and Yoga into Your Classroom Experience 

Sora No, Yoga Recess & Yoga Month

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Room: C-5

Sno Yoga introduces the effective work of Mindfulness, Art and Yoga; otherwise known as M.A.Y. Students receive a fun and non-judgmental way of teaching surrounded by a positive and safe environment. These methods concentrate on the cultivation of young individual’s creativity, train of thought process and successful experiences. Participants will learn how:  Mindfulness changes the way students’ brain functions, provides tools to reflect instead of react and lessen testtaking anxiety  Art can encourage students to become risk-takers, calm their minds and cultivate their creativity  Yoga increases a student’s self esteem, supports collaboration, teaches compassion and acceptance The workshop will have interactive experiences where teachers will participate in shorten versions of M.A.Y. classes in conjunction with information and discussions. Teachers and administrators will have a toolbox of activities they can easily implement in their classroom or school. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Seeing Things in a New Light: 12 – 14% of Students Suffer from Light Sensitivity. Have You Heard of Irlen Syndrome? 

Sandy Muench

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Room: C-6

Irlen Syndrome is a visual processing disorder caused by light. Students with Irlen Syndrome experience problems with reading and studying, as they must put more energy and effort into their work. This workshop provides detailed information about identifying symptoms and how the Irlen Method can change a student’s life. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Sailing the Waters of Web 2.0 Tools: Co-Designing Global Peace in Today’s Knowledge Society 

Mike Foege & Victoria Placeres

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Room: B-28

Section I- Introduction. Differences between the Knowledge and Information society as well as some implications in education such as digital literacy. Section II- Turning Knowledge Society key features into a thematic UNIT for ELL students. Section III- Peace One Day initiative. From personal to local to global: co-designing PEACE 2.0. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Options for Struggling Teens 

Rick Detwiler, Mason Associates

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Room: B-29

This session will help school personnel better understand the therapeutic resources available to serve struggling teens whose needs are beyond the capacity of their school and be able to guide parents as they explore those resources. An overview of the range of therapeutic programs will be provided: traditional boarding schools that have strong support programs; wilderness programs; therapeutic boarding schools; residential treatment centers; acute care programs and how they differ from each other. Participants will share with each other some direct tips/strategies regarding what to look for in the child’s behavior patterns, how to set the stage for collaboration, the roles of the Educational Consultant, the parent, the child, and the school/counselor, and logistics. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Connecting Computer Modeling to the Physical Laboratory 

Howard Lovejoy & Kurt Supplee

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Room: LS Lab

We will demonstrate how some simple and familiar science and math investigations can be modeled using STELLA software. Following this we will set up the actual problem with laboratory equipment and use real data to improve the model and add further variables to our investigation. We will further connect this to a common mathematical problem. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Applying Rubrics to ESL/EAL in the Context of a Bilingual School 

Vanessa Lima

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Room: C-12

This presentation aims to discuss how to use rubrics in the context of an ESL class in order to provide students with the tools they need to succeed in the process of second language acquisition, and to help teachers better assess and choose their teaching/learning strategies. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________

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Cómo Contribuir al Desarrollo de la Inteligencia Emocional en el Aula 

Lorena Valencia

Time: 11:40 am – 12:40 pm

Room C-29

Mi taller se enfocará en una descripción de la teoría de Goleman, su fundamento y los componentes de la inteligencia Emocional. Además de esto presentará sugerencias a los profesores de actividades a realizar, y de distintos temas y técnicas que se deben enseñar a los alumnos para que poco a poco desarrollen su inteligencia emocional. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

Building Effective Reading Programs for English Language Learners 

Kristen MacConnell

Time: 11:40 am – 1:10 pm

Room B-28

International schools face unique challenges meeting students’ literacy needs. This workshop is designed to show how one school has begun to systematically screen students’ reading skills. An outcomes-driven model will be shared to assist with data-based decision making. Year 1 data and an overview of next steps will be discussed. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Digital Natives Become Upstanding Global Citizens 

Karen Fraser Colby de Mattos & Paola Bonfanti do Amaral Time: 11:40 am – 1:10 pm

Room B-29

Whether responsible for a classroom, a school or a system, participants will explore effective strategies to increase students’ academic achievement and their realization that they have the capacity to make a difference in the world. Participants will visit, through different media, classrooms in a partial immersion program that engages and empowers students. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________

Powerful Dual language Learning: An Innovative International School Model 

Andrea Molinari

Time: 11:40 am – 1:10 pm

Room B-20

Join us for a look at an innovative model for teaching dual language learners that honors the way young children learn best. This project approach integrates all learning domains playfully, wraps learning in meaning and context, and ensures that learning is connected and expanded across three age groups. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Saturday Lunch Meetings (12:00 -2:50 pm): 1. There will be a 1:00 pm meeting with Linda Sills at lunch for anyone interested in the October 2012 Global Initiatives Network (GIN) Conference for students in Grades 7-12 to be held at Graded School in Sao Paulo, Brazil 2. There will be a 1:00 pm meeting with Derrel Fincher at lunch for any schools interested in learning more about AASSAnet, the World Virtual School program.

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Bringing Poetry to Life  Alexandra Baines & Melissa Daniels Time: 12:50 – 1:50 pm Room: C-29 Do your students feel daunted by poetry? Discover how to develop a community of readers, writers and critical thinkers through the medium of poetry. This presentation, inspired by Nancy Atwell, will provide workshop ideas to help engage the reluctant learner in the art of poetry. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Cultivating Creativity and Community in the Classroom: A Walkthrough of Boalian Techniques  Cristina Mejia & Jesse Tangen Time: 12:50 – 2:20 pm Room: C-11 Have you ever been in the middle of a power point lesson when the power goes out? What do you do when your 21st century lesson turns suddenly medieval? Or do you just simply want to be more creative and “playful” in your planning? We rely on Augusto Boal! Boalian techniques allow classroom communities to think creatively, while ensuring learning and participation from all the students, and require no technology – not even a classroom. In this workshop we will practice a variety of Boalian techniques (games that involve body, space, interaction) applicable for any age group, in any subject area. We will create an authentic environment in which to develop creative potential for solving everyday situations. (Batteries not included.) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Music and Movement in the Regular Classroom, by the Regular Teacher  Marilene Arndt Barreto do Nascimento Time: 12:50 – 2:20 pm Room: LMC A hands-on workshop, with ideas and suggestions of activities to enrich your daily routine with your students, where you will learn how to take advantage of the most varied kinds of musical styles and everyday materials, putting everything together with coordinated--and uncoordinated--movement. Booklet with descriptions and references included. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________

Developing and Implementing a Model United Nations Program  Daniel Cwik Time: 12:50 – 1:50 pm Room: B-27 This session will explain the merits of MUN programs and give you all you need to know about implementing one at your school. This is the real deal and not a generic overview. You will leave this session with enough background information to address your administration, plan a program, and even plan your own conference! Resources provided. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______

An Introduction to Team Coaching  Gustavo Sever Time: 12:50 – 1:50 pm Room: C-28 Join me on this workshop on Team Coaching! Many times, educational leaders act as coaches without even noticing it; this happens at different levels: in the classroom, with students individually, parents, colleagues and other stakeholders. Learn some basic foundations about team coaching that will only improve your helping skills repertoire. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Integrating Whole Brain Teaching Strategies  Penny Ross & Juan Facendo Time: 12:50 – 1:50 pm Room: C-6 The reputation of Whole Brain Teaching in America is spreading rapidly for at least 3 reasons ... it's fun, it's free, and the techniques powerfully engage challenging students. Come find out how you can incorporate these strategies in your classroom tomorrow! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Energize Your Lessons with Curriculum Driven eContent  Marina Racy, Follett International Time: 12:50 – 1:50 pm Room: LS Lab Browse through the interactive features of an eBook. Whether used with the whole class or one-on-one with a student, eBooks are versatile, user-friendly learning resources that give you curriculum aligned and engaging content to teach and engage your 21st century learners` experience. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Teaching and Leading in Turbulent Times  Charles Mitchel, Seton Hall University Time: 12:50 – 2:20 pm Room: C-12 In The Spiritual Dimension of Leadership, Houston and Sokolow write that teaching and leading is difficult and draining. It saps physical, emotional, and spiritual energy. Teachers and administrators must find a way to replenish that energy. This workshop provides educators with strategies to recharge their Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual batteries. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Saturday Midday Sessions (2:00 pm – 4:30 pm) Featured Consultants _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Using Curriculum Mapping to Develop Benchmark Assessments Aligned to Standards 

Heidi Hayes-Jacobs

Time: 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Room: C-36

The most current work in curriculum mapping is the strategic alignment of benchmark assessments "vertically K-12" to monitor student growth and learning. In particular, mapping has gone into deeper work with alignment to new standards. Heidi will share work from her newest book, a LiveBook and LivePlanner, with PD360 called, Mapping to the Core: Integrating the Common Core Standards into Your Local School Curriculum. Whether the Common Core Standards or your unique mission statement and standards, it is critical to align thoughtfully. New levels of collaboration and sharing in mapping are used globally by independent, public, parochial, and international schools based on Dr. Jacobs's model for curriculum mapping. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________

Strategies to Build Collaborative Teacher Teams 

Margaret Maclean

Time: 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Room: B-23

Effective collaborative teams are an essential building block of a successful school. This session will focus on how to work interdependently to create high-performing teams. We will participate in and take home a number of tools and strategies that will increase your effectiveness as members and facilitators of powerful collaborative teams. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____

Learning by Doing. Aware-Able-Act: Curriculum Integration 

Mike Johnston

Time: 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Room: C-22

Can we really leave awareness and action to after school and outside class time? Real world contextual learning doesn’t get any better than integrating global issues and sustainability into daily learning activities. We will explore many curricular examples; share resources and help schools truly integrate change into the classroom. Please feel free to send examples or links to good learning activities to mjo@uwcsea.edu.sg and a common resource share will be provided to all participants. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Understanding the Digital Generation: New Perspectives 

Ian Jukes

Time: 2:00 – 4:30 pm

Room: C-32

This workshop provides a comprehensive profile of 10 core learning attributes of digital learners, and looks at the modern workplace and examines the new entry skills students will need to be successful in the digitally infused working environment. We examine how the world of work changed, and how it’s likely to change in the future. What are the new thinking skills workers will require, and how must we shift instruction to ensure we are equipping our students with these skills? The New Perspectives workshop provides a pragmatic look at how we can teach effectively in an age when new technologies cascade onto the new digital landscape at an astonishing rate, and also identifies the principles and processes that transcend these new technologies. This session is based on the books Understanding the Digital Generation: Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape from the 21st Century Fluency Project. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Amazing Brain 

Tim Burns

Time: 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Room: C-20

This workshop combines two presentations, one designed with students in mind, the other for parents. Offered to students and parents in dozens of international school around the world, these companion presentations accompany the staff workshop and help spread the “news you can use” about the amazing brain. The Amazing Brain: A Work in Progress Scientists increasingly refer to the pre-teen and teen brain as a "work in progress," because of the fact that at least seven important areas of the brain are undergoing "reconstruction." This presentation is designed to help students to better understand these changes and how to take advantage of this knowledge in order to build a better brain. In addition to information presented in a way that keeps students engaged, ten important “BrainGain Tips” are offered related to the topic areas covered: from hydration to diet, downtime to sleep, optimizing school and athletic performance, the harmful effects of drinking and drugging, and more. Parenting With the Brain in Mind: A Practical Journey Through the Growing Brain This presentation--similar to the one provided to students--offers parents an informative and useful guide to the major developmental changes taking place in the brain throughout childhood and through the teen years. A number of useful tips for parents, based upon these milestone changes, are presented. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

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Using Creativity to Teach Character, Respect, and Resilience  Vicki Lein Time: 2:00 - 4:30 pm Room: B-22 What if we could teach discipline and have fun at the same time? What if we used assemblies, skits, music, and some outrageous humor to unleash the genius of our students? What if we decided to operate from an innovative intention: Students do more--teachers do less? And, what if all this play and creativity was based on brain research, emotional intelligence, and fitness for life? Could it be true we often underestimate the abilities of our students and ourselves? Did you know that a Gray African parrot taught himself how to spell? Lecturing our students will not evoke their initiative and ingenuity. There is genius that lies untapped in all of us, and we will feel a lot better when we know how to let it flow instead of trying to play it safe. This workshop demonstrates how to teach self-discipline, respect for diversity, and character–all subjects that lend themselves to boring lectures and the rolling of countless eyes. Instead, we will do this through music, movement, drama, and by setting high expectations. Come ready to have fun, let go, and experience models of teaching to a classroom or to a whole school. Learn how to teach with liveliness and creativity any attitude or skill your students need in order to be healthier, happier, and able to compete in a global economy. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Evidence-Based Practice: What Works in Classrooms and Why  Tracey Tokuhama Espinosa Time: 2:00 - 4:30 pm Room: Auditorium In this workshop we will confirm best practice models of teaching that apply Mind, Brain, and Education science standards. This workshop will compare evidence from MBE science and John Hattie’s Visible Learning findings (a metaanalysis of 800 meta analyses about educational practices) to identify exactly what has been shown to improve student learning outcomes. Is cooperative learning better than explicit instruction? Is the Socratic Method a proven practice? Does feedback have an impact on future learning? What matters more, a habit of questioning (a mentality of skepticism), or a teacher who believes in you? This workshop is meant to leave the participants with a sense of confirmed best practice, and perhaps a few surprises about what really works in the classroom. References to Marzano, Wiggins & McTighe, Tomlinson and Fink will supply additional evidence for these recommendations. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Rebuilding Motivation for School Following Conflict and Disaster: Lessons from Liberia and Katrina  Arnold Spokane Time: 2:00 – 4:30 pm Room: C-30 Schools close following disaster and conflict---sometimes for a few days or weeks, and in war-torn environments for years. In the interim, students, families and teachers adapt in ways that may compromise motivation and concentration for learning and attendance. One moderate-term situation (Katrina) and one long term situation (Liberia) are contrasted, and strategies for addressing mental health concerns that affect student, teacher, and administrator behavior, and specific interventions for improving motivation for learning will be discussed. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Saturday Midday Sessions (2:00 pm) Teacher and Exhibitor Workshops _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Teaching Today the Readers of Tomorrow  Liliana Borrero Time: 2:00-4:00 pm Room: C-29 At the twilight of the XXI century, it is inexcusable to ignore the pedagogical implications of brain research findings. The brain is the organ in which learning takes place; therefore, we as educators need to understand how it functions. Today we are lucky to be able to ground the why, how, and what we teach children to read, in solid scientific findings. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Highly Able Instruction at IB Institutions: Implementation Now, Designing for the Future  Joanna Brown Time: 2:00-3:00 pm Room: B-27 The presentation includes defining the essence of highly able intelligences and dispels previous misunderstandings on the nature of gifted/talented individuals and programs. From primary to high school instruction, the presenter reveals the practical and ideal union of highly able programs and IB curriculum and the realities of program implementation. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Digital Storytelling: Bring Your Story to Life  Sergio Martinez Time: 2:00-3:00 pm Room: C-28 Take your oral presentation and bring it to life using digital storytelling tools! Digital storytelling is a great way to showcase and tap into your students’ different learning styles and needs. This presentation will expose you to free and paid storytelling programs to help your students tap into their creativity. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Getting Your Students Organized  Robin Glas Time: 2:00-3:00 pm Room: C-6 Middle school and high school teachers of all subjects can integrate organizational skills into their regular classes without taking away valuable time devoted to curriculum. By categorizing and organizing all work done in the class, the students will place more importance on each activity done in the classroom. The strategies taught in this workshop will allow the student to recall information from past assignments for purposes such as test preparation. It also shows the students that there is great importance to everything done in the classroom, and that they can take pride in their notebook as a personal creation. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

Somewhere I Travelled Gladly, and Beyond  Michelle Crosbie Time: 2:00-3:00 pm Room: B-28 This summer I had the privilege of attending Boston University's Poetry Institute run by Robert Pinsky. In addition to receiving rare insight and inroads into poetry from many celebrated poets, teachers from elementary to high school also devised and exchanged extraordinary lesson plans designed to ignite and inspire students of all ages. I am excited to share what I learned. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

25 Strategies to Energize Your Classroom  Amy Teran Time: 2:00-3:00 pm Room: B-29 Walk away with 25 energizing activities you can implement immediately in your classroom that address rituals, routines, classroom environment, reading strategies, technology, gimmicks, brain breaks, and assessment. Applications for all subjects, geared towards secondary, great for teachers working with second language learners. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Simply Teaching With Technology  Lynn Notarainni, DYMO/Mimio Time: 2:00-3:00 pm Room: B-20 Imagine a family of easy-to-use tools that work together to help you teach creatively and allow students to learn actively. Imagine tools that dramatically expand your teaching options and streamline how you meet everyday challenges. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

How To Expand Your School's Online Reach 

Mark Wile, RenWeb School Management Software Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Room: LS Lab

Stay connected to your school community through Facebook, Twitter and a school blog. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Saturday Afternoon Sessions (3:30 pm) Teacher and Exhibitor Workshops _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Animated Classroom: Punctuation Karate 

Ruth Hoevertsz

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

Room: C-11

How we can cater to our auditory, visual and tactile learners in an enjoyable and accessible manner with regards to something as ordinary as teaching punctuation? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Math and Technology - The Perfect Match 

Leah Brownell

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

Room: LMC

More than ever today’s students are surrounded by digital resources. As educators we need to bring these tools into the classroom and promote 21st century learning in a meaningful way to develop problem solving and reasoning skills. You will leave this workshop with activities you can use immediately in your classroom. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______

The Nature of Storytelling: An Interdisciplinary Evaluation of History & Literature through the Lens of Post WWII U.S. Foreign Policy 

Alexandra Brostoff & Jason Lang

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

Room: B-27

In an ever-shrinking universe, multiplicity of perspective demands that the global citizen be adept at elucidating the often unclear distinction between fact and fiction. Grounded in communicative and cognitive learning strategies, "The Nature of Storytelling" is an interdisciplinary history and literature unit that examines the narratives, meta-narratives and historical sources pertaining to Post WWII U.S. foreign policy. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Dr. Goodreader 

Susan Stevens

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

Room: C-28

Teachers will be given the materials they need and explanations of how to use the Dr. Goodreader flow chart in their reading program. Students who can pinpoint where their understanding breaks down when reading and know how to solve the problem are students who are armed for the future. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Conflict Resolution Skills for the Global Citizen 

Deena Fontana Moraes & Robert Summers Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

Room: C-6

Conflict is a normal aspect of the Elementary school day. However, as we navigate the now in order to design a more positive future, students must be empowered to resolve conflicts peacefully and independently. In this lesson, presenters will deliver a conflict resolution lesson which implements SIOP models of instruction. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Perception and Rationality about Risk 

John Byers, GBG/TieCare International

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

Room: B-28

Fear is good. Fear helps protect us. But when our perception about risk does not match reality and data, we make poor decisions about our own lives, careers, and health. This presentation points out misconceptions about safety and health and highlights the most serious risks over which we have direct control. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

School-wide Instruction Practices That Rock 

Susan Follmer

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

Room: B-29

What happens when all teachers use the same five instructional practices? This session will demand active engagement of all who attend as we explore instructional practices that have the greatest returns for student learning, and the power of doing those strategies school-wide. Participants will leave will new strategies for Monday. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Crossing the Cultural Bridge: Meeting needs in a Multicultural Classroom 

Stuart Olson

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

Room: B-20

This workshop addresses learning needs of students from either Latino or Asian home cultures as they study and interact in a school culture that is largely North American. Special attention is directed to the needs of students with lower levels of competency in using the English language. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______

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Our Exhibitors Thank you to our Associate Members for their participation and ongoing support of AASSA. ATD-American Buffalo State, SUNY Children of Haiti Project CISCO Clements Worldwide College Board Developmental Studies Center Dymo/Mimio Empresa Metropolitana de Turismo Endicott College Follett International Frank Crystal & Company, Inc. GBG/ TieCare International George Mason University Global Issues Network Global Tax Service Houghton Mifflin Harcourt International International Schools Services K12, Inc. Lehigh University Mason Associates Northwest Evaluation Association Pacificard Pearson Perkins Eastman Rediker Software, Inc. RenWeb School Management Software Scholastic International Seton Hall University Stadium State Department FCU Tiosa Turning Technologies University of Alabama Veracross Virco, Inc. Walden University/Laureate 46


Note Pages The program cover was designed by Aljosja Roels, art teacher at Academia Cotopaxi. Aljosja brings together all the elements important to Ecuador. On the Coat of Arms the sun is representative of the God of the Ancestors; the snow capped mountain means the high altitude of Ecuador and the condor symbolizes power, greatness and strength of Ecuador. The theme of the conference, Navigate the Now, Design the Future, is integrated into the landscape with the boy communicating with the condor via headphones and the use of the electronic tablet.

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