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45 Walking the Talk: Putting “International” into Education Annual EARCOS th Leadership Conference 2014 October 31 - November 2 | Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

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EARCOS Trustees & Staff About EARCOS The East Asia Regional Council of Schools is an organization of 136 member schools in East Asia. These schools have a total of more than 96,306 pre-K to 12th grade students. EARCOS also has 158 associate members—textbook and software publishers and distributors, universities, financial planners, architectural firms, insurance companies, youth organizations, etc—and 33 individual members. Membership in EARCOS is open to elementary and secondary schools in East Asia which offer an educational program using English as the primary language of instruction, and to other organizations, institutions, and individuals interested in the objectives and purposes of the Council. General Information EARCOS holds one leadership conference every November and one teachers’ conference every March. In addition, EARCOS funds several weekend institutes hosted by member schools throughout East Asia. EARCOS also organizes a meeting for EARCOS heads of schools every April. EARCOS publishes its newsletter, the EARCOS Journal, which is distributed to its members three times a year, and a directory of all of its members. Objectives and Purposes To promote intercultural understanding and international friendship through the activities of member schools. To broaden the dimensions of education of all schools involved in the Council in the interest of a total program of education. To advance the professional growth and welfare of individuals belonging to the educational staff of member schools. To facilitate communication and cooperative action between and among all associated schools. To cooperate with other organizations and individuals pursuing the same objectives as this council. The EARCOS Trustees The EARCOS Staff David Toze President Tom Farrell Vice President Tarek Razik Treasurer Anna Marsden Margaret Alvarez Diane Lewthwaite L-R Back Row Dick Krajczar, Executive Director Edzel Drilo, Web Developer / Weekend Workshops / ET Journal Rod Catubig, Office Staff Bill Oldread, Assistant Director L-R Front Row David Condon James MacDonald Stephen Cathers Robert Viray, Accountant Vitz Baltero, Administrative Assistant / ELC Coordinator Elaine Repatacodo, ETC Coordinator / Applying School Coordinator Ver Castro, IT Coordinator / Membership Coordinator This conference program belongs to: Connie Buford (ex officio) U.S. Dept. of State Regional Education Officer Name: School:

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Welcome Message from the EARCOS Board President Dear Delegates: Welcome to the 2014 EARCOS Leadership Conference in Kota Kinabalu. Well over a thousand of us have gathered here in Sabah to make new acquaintances, renew old friendships and, most important, engage in a conversation that impacts every school here. What is it that makes us truly “international”? The diversity of our student body? The range of countries represented in our faculty? The choice we may have made about a particular curriculum? Or is it the fact that, on one day a year, we host a festival famously described as full of “flags, food and funny hats”? Since the year 2000, it seems as though every school that has opened in Asia has inserted the word “international” somewhere in its name. When we make such a decision, what is it that we are actually saying about ourselves? Let’s hope that over the next few days we can enjoy some robust and rigorous discussion and leave Kota Kinabalu feeling a little more sure of what it is that we stand for. Best wishes, David Toze President, EARCOS Board Welcome Message from the EARCOS Executive Director Dear Delegates: Welcome to the Sutera Harbor and the EARCOS Leadership Conference (ELC) 2014. Our theme, “Walking the Talk: Putting “International” into Education” will be a major discussion point in all of our EARCOS schools. It is exciting to be back in Borneo and celebrating EARCOS’ 45th conference The ELC has two excellent keynote presenters, Josephine Kim and Larry Rosenstock plus four of our own who will present “Leadership Stories” on Sunday, November 2. We have 14 preconference offerings and 140 workshop sessions, geared to meet the needs of our school leaders and boards of trustees. EARCOS is fortunate to have so many of our own school leaders who have volunteered to present workshops. Their contributions help to make EARCOS the great organization that it is! Thanks to David Toze, our board president, and members of the EARCOS board for their leadership and vision. This will be David’s last conference as EARCOS president. It has been a pleasure to work with a leader who is always available to help with difficult issues and whom I trust. David’s support over the last seven years has been so valuable to our organization and to me. Every year it seems that EARCOS members confront different trials and tribulations, but I struggle to think of any so serious as those faced by Tim Carr and his team in Jakarta. I know that I speak for all here when I say that we wish the very best for JIS during these difficult months. Finally, it is always my wish for our delegates to make good contacts, be challenged by our presenters, renew friendships, and enjoy EARCOS hospitality. Visit our exhibitors and let them know that you appreciate their sponsorship that helps us provide the best conference possible. This year they will be located in the ballroom foyer, and one floor up on the 3rd level. Coffee breaks will be at both locations. Please visit them and support their organizations. Thanks to our staff of Bill, Vitz, Elaine, Edzel, Robert, and Ver. I’m proud and happy to be the Director of this wonderful organization. Dick Krajczar and the EARCOS team Walking the Talk: Putting “International” into Education 01

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Table of Contents 1 Welcome Message 2 Table of Contents & Conference at the Glance 4 Meeting & Banquet - Floor Plan This is a ‘NO BAG CONFERENCE.’ For several years 6 EARCOS Strategic Plan delegates suggested we not provide a conference bag. We 8 PRECONFERENCES eliminated conference bags a few years ago and in lieu of 12 FIRST DAY OF CONFERENCE bags EARCOS will $1,500 dollars to the Keynote Speaker: LARRY ROSENSTOCK OPERATION SMILE FOUNDATION, dedicated in provid Changing the Subject ing free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other 13 SESSION 1 16 SESSION 2 facial deformities for children around the globe. 22 SESSION 3 24 SESSION 4 26 Welcome Reception & Cultural Events 28 SECOND DAY OF CONFERENCE Keynote Speaker: JOSEPHINE KIM Transcending the “single story” - inspired by Novelist Chimamanda Adichie 30 SESSION 5 32 SESSION 6 34 Annual General Meeting(AGM) 36 Job-Alikes ISS Head of Schools Meeting GOLF 38 THIRD DAY OF CONFERENCE EARCOS TALK: Leadership Stories 39 SESSION 7 40 MRISA Heads’ Meeting 42 SESSION 8 46 SESSION 9 Gala Dinner WASC: Focused Visiting Committee Training CIS: The new CIS Protocol for Evaluation/Accreditation: the developments so far ACAMIS Board Meeting 50 Presenters’ Biographies 64 Delegate List Conference at a Glance TUESDAY | 28 October 2014 13:00-19:00 08:30-16:00 08:00-16:30 10:00-10:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-15:30 EARCOS REGISTRATION EARCOS BOARD MEETING APAC ATHLETIC DIRECTORS’ MEETING MORNING COFFEE BREAK LUNCH (EARCOS Board) / (APAC/AD Meeting) AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK EARCOS Registration Desk Hours 13:00-19:00 07:00-21:00 07:00-19:00 06:30-18:00 TUESDAY | 28 October 2014 WEDNESDAY | 29 October 2014 THURSDAY | 30 October 2014 FRIDAY | 31 October 2014 WEDNESDAY | 29 October 2014 07:00-21:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION 08:00-20:00 International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) 08:30-16:30 JASON GRAHAM IB Workshop 1 - Flipping Classrooms, CONT, C3* BOB SMITH IB Workshop 2 - Common sense: IB and the Common Core, CONT, C3* RAMI MADANI AND GRETCHEN MCNULTY (ISKL) Curricular Leadership & Assessment 08:30-16:30 MARILYN GEORGE WASC Focus on Learning Accreditation Training 08:30-16:00 MARC FRANKEL (For EARCOS Members Only) LTP Leadership through Partnership 09:00-16:00 Association of International Schools in Asia (AISA) Meeting 09:00-16:30 APAC ATHLETIC DIRECTORS’ MEETING 10:00-10:30 MORNING COFFEE BREAK 12:00-13:00 LUNCH 15:00-15:30 AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK 02 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2014

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Conference at a Glance THURSDAY | 30 October 2014 07:00-19:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION 08:00-20:00 International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) 08:30-12:00 APAC HEAD OF SCHOOLS’ MEETING (half day only) 09:00-16:00 Association of International Schools in Asia (AISA) Meeting 08:30-16:00 SCHOOL BOARD PRECONFERENCE (Session A) - MARC FRANKEL - “Getting Down to Basics: The Fundaments of Board Governance and Trusteeship” (Session B) - BAMBI BETTS - High Leverage, Must-Do Strategies for International School Boards BUSINESS MANAGERS’ (EARASBO) PRECONFERENCE JENNIFER ABRAMS - Building Personal Leadership Resources KEVIN BARTLETT / SIMON GILLESPIE - On Common Ground: New Ways of Doing the Learning Business VICTORIA BERNHARDT - Using Data for Continuous School Improvement DARREN KUROPATWA - The Lead Learner ANN STRAUB - International School Curriculum: Creation and Sustainability JAMES TOOLE - Preparing Leaders and Inventors for the 21st Century SUSAN UDELHOFEN - Building a Meaningful, Sustained Curriculum: Mapping with Focus and Fidelity 08:30-16:30 JASON GRAHAM - IB Workshop 1 - Flipping Classrooms, CONT, C3* BOB SMITH - IB Workshop 2 - Common sense: IB and the Common Core, CONT, C3* 08:30-14:30 MARILYN GEORGE (WASC) - WASC Visiting Committee Chair Training 08:30-17:30 DONALD E. BALES, JR., CMAA - NIAAA/ ATHLETIC DIRECTOR LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSE 10:00-10:30 MORNING COFFEE BREAK 12.00-13:00 LUNCH PRECONFERENCES 15:00-15:30 AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK 16:30-17:30 ACAMIS BOARD MEETING 18:00 - 20:30 18:30 - 20:30 BAZAAR Sponsored by MSH International Welcome Reception & Cultural Event Sponsored by TIECARE INTERNATIONAL 2nd Day of Conference - SATURDAY | 1 November 2014 06:45-07:45 Breakfast Meeting for Heads of A/OS - Assisted Schools 08:00-18:00 International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) 08:00-08:10 Opening Remarks / Announcements Morning Greetings by Tarek Razik, EARCOS Treasurer & Head of School, International School Beijing 08:10-09:00 Keynote Address: JOSEPHINE KIM Title: Transcending the “single story” - inspired by Novelist Chimamanda Adichie Sponsored by TAYLOR’S SCHOOLS 09:00-09:45 Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by WENGER CORPORATION 09:45-11:00 SESSION 5 10:00-15:00 NIAAA / ATHLETIC DIRECTOR LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSE LTC 506 ATHLETIC DIRECTOR INSTITUTE 11:00 - 11:15 TRAVEL TIME 11:15-12:30 SESSION 6 12:30 -13:45 LUNCH WOMEN LEADERS LUNCHEON (by invitation) 13:45 - 14:30 Annual General Meeting (AGM) (for EARCOS Heads only) Heads of Large Schools(After AGM) ANDY DAVIES, IS Bangkok 14:30 -16:30 Heads of Medium Schools(After AGM)CHIP BARDER, UNIS-Hanoi Heads of Small Schools(After AGM) MARIJANA MUNRO, MBIS 13:45 - 16:30 Job-Alikes 15:00 - 15:30 TEA & COFFEE BREAK Sponsored by COLLEGE BOARD 16:30 ISS HEAD OF SCHOOLS MEETING - Rob Ambrogi, ISS GOLF Tournament Special Thanks to GOPHER SPORT and CLEMENTS WORLDWIDE 3rd Day of Conference - SUNDAY | 2 November 2014 6:00 Charity Fun Run for Operation Smile 06:45-07:45 WASC Breakfast Meeting for EARCOS Accreditation Committee 06:45-07:45 Breakfast Meeting for Heads of Small Indonesian Schools 07:15 Protestant Service to be led by Dr. Thomas Penland, TCIS Catholic Service to be led by Fr. Jetana Kitcharoen, RISM 08:00-18:00 International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) 08:00-08:10 Opening Remarks / Announcements Anna Marsden, EARCOS Board, International School Suva 08:10-09:15 EARCOStalk - Leadership Stories Sponsored by BUFFALO STATE, State University of New York 09:15-10:00 Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO 10:00-12:00 NIAAA TEST 10:00-15:30 ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S’ INSTITUTE 10:00-11:15 SESSION 7 11:15-11:30 TRAVEL TIME 11:15-14:00 MRISA HEADS’ MEETING 11:30-12:45 SESSION 8 12:45-14:00 LUNCH 14:00-15:15 SESSION 9 17:45-18:45 COCKTAIL RECEPTION Reception and Welcome to Exhibitors and EARCOS Board Members 19:00-21:00 Gala Dinner Sponsored by Search Associates FRIDAY | 31 October 2014 - 1st Day of Conference 06:30-18:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION 08:00-18:00 International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) 08:00 Exhibit Open 08:00-08:10 KOMPANG Opening 08:10-08:30 Welcome to Delegates David Toze, EARCOS President, Connie Buford, Regional Officer, Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State and Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director 08:30-09:15 Keynote Address: LARRY ROSENSTOCK Title: CHANGING THE SUBJECT Sponsored by International Schools Services 09:15-10:00 Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by ERB 10:00-16:45 ATHLETIC DIRECTORS’ INSTITUTE 10:00-16:30 EARASBO / BUSINESS MANAGER’S PRECONFERENCE (continued) 10:00-16:30 SCHOOL BOARD PRECONFERENCE (continued) 10:00-16:30 HR MEETING 10:00-11:15 SESSION 1 11:15-11:30 TRAVEL TIME 11:30-12:45 SESSION 2 12:45-14:00 Lunch 12:45-14:00 HR MEETING 12:45-14:00 ACAMIS HEADS Lunch Meeting 13:00-17:00 NIAAA/ ATHLETIC DIRECTOR LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSE LTC504 14:00-15:15 SESSION 3 15:15-15:45 TEA & COFFEE BREAK Sponsored by Fast Train Programs 15:45-16:45 SESSION 4 17:30 - 18:30 Welcome Orientation for New EARCOS Heads / EARCOS Board and Reception Special Presenters MONDAY | 3 November 2014 08:30-16:00 09:00-12:00 08:30 - 16:00 MARILYN GEORGE WASC: Focused Visiting Committee Member Training COUNCIL OF INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS (CIS) The new CIS Protocol for Evaluation/Accreditation: the developments so far ACAMIS BOARD MEETING Walking the Talk: Putting “International” into Education 03

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Meeting & Banquet Rooms ~ Floor Plan Grand Ballroom Function Room 5 Male Toilet Female Toilet Female Toilet Male Toilet Foyer Foyer Planter Function Room 3 Function Room 2 Function Room 4 Function Room 1 Function Room 8 Function Room 7 Function Room 9 The luxurious 5-star The Pacific Sutera Hotel features 500 immaculately appointed rooms and suites with contemporary décor and dramatic views of either the sprawling golf course or of the sea and nearby tropical islands. The grand entrance and high-ceiling lobby lounge offer an uninterrupted, panoramic view of the ocean and is a popular meeting point for leisure and business travellers. The Pacific Club guests enjoy the magnificent views from the top floors where breakfast and cocktails are served in the exclusive Pacific Club Lounge. Function Room 6 Function Room 10 Legend: TPS - The Pacific Sutera The Pacific Sutera Hotel 04 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2014

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Meeting & Banquet Rooms ~ Floor Plan Meeting Room 3 Meeting Room 4 Meeting Room 2 Meeting Room 5 Ballroom PreFunction Meeting Room 1 Meeting Room 6 Court Yard The Magellan Sutera Resort is a magnificent 5-star resort with 456 suites. The grand entrance is a majestic longhouse style lobby; an architectural tribute to the Rungus natives of Sabah. With fine timber furnishings and traditional handicraft artifacts, this resort is a favourite with families and couples and those seeking a relaxing, tropical holiday in Borneo. Meeting Room 7 Meeting Room 10 Meeting Meeting Room 9 Room 8 The suites are lavishly decorated and present fabulous views of beautifully manicured gardens or the South China Sea set against a backdrop of the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Orchid Garden Room and Rose Garden Room are located at the Ground Level near “5 Sails Restaurant“ Legend: TMS - The Magellan Sutera The Magellan Sutera Resort

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EARCOS Strategic Plan EARCOS Mission EARCOS inspires adult and student learning through its leadership and service and fosters intercultural understanding, global citizenship, and exceptional educational practices within our learning community. STRATEGY C Develop collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster access to expertise. 1. EARCOS continues to support the work of the College Board and its AP classes by providing space and logistical support for workshops at ETC. 2. EARCOS continues to collaborate with WASC. 3. EARCOS continues to collaborate with ACAMIS in supporting the Learning 2.0 conferences. 4. Space will be provided at the ELC for two IB workshops. 5.The Executive Director meets yearly with the other regional directors and the State Department Officers of Overseas Schools. EARCOS Vision To support the EARCOS mission we will: - Provide targeted and differentiated professional development opportunities for member communities. - Engage adults and students in learning activities across the region that will promote friendship, understanding, and global citizenship. - Develop collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster greater access to expertise. - Connect schools, communities, and individuals through the use of technology to promote collaboration, communication, intercultural understanding, and access to broader educational opportunities. - Conduct and communicate research and archive relevant data to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices. In accomplishing its mission and vision, EARCOS will play a prominent leader¬ship role throughout the global educational community. STRATEGY D Connect schools, communities, and individuals through the use of effective latest technologies to promote collaboration, intercultural understanding, and access to broader educational opportunities. 1. The EARCOS- or E-Connect blog site was inaugurated in October 2011. Since then over 1200 blog postings, articles, and videos have been posted on the site. The blog is linked to the EARCOS Twitter account and the EARCOS Facebook page such that each blog posting generates a message on these two social networks. 2. Two years ago Google initiated a new feature on Google+ called Communities. EARCOS created a private EARCOS Community. This allows for the sharing of articles, videos, and discussions among members of the community. The EARCOS Google+ Community currently includes 620 members and the EARCOS Circle boasts almost 3000 connected professionals. Strategies and List of Results STRATEGY A Provide specific targeted and differentiated professional development opportuni¬ties for various member communities. 1. A page has been added to the EARCOS website to advertise non-EARCOS sponsored workshops. 2. EARCOS again provided financial and administrative support to the Learning 2.014 Conference to be held at NIST IN Bangkok in October. All contracting and registration for the conference were handled by the EARCOS office. 3. EARCOS supported the GIN Conferences held in Jakarta International School(MS) and International School Beijing(HS) in November. EARCOS will also support the middle school GIN Conference in March to be held at Stamford American International School in Singapore. 4. EARCOS continues to offer space during the ELC for meetings of various regional organizations such as APAC, IASIS, MRISA, etc. 5. EARCOS provided space for an IB Pre-conference workshop at the ELC. 6. EARCOS provided space and logistical support for 3 AP courses held in March at the ETC. 7. Fifty plus Weekend Workshops will be sponsored during the 2014-15 school year with support of up to $3500 from EARCOS. 8.The SENIA Conference will be held in conjunction with ETC 2015 in Kota Kinabalu. 9. EARCOS continues to provide logistical support for the University of San Francisco and Washington State University “International School Leadership Program” at both ELC and ETC. 10. The first 3-year strand cycle was completed at ETC 2012 last March. The conference scheduled for March 2015 in Kota Kinabalu will complete another cycle. This approach of focusing the conference on 6-8 strands has proven to be very successful in offering in-depth professional development to our teachers. Our goal is to have a teacher delegate able to attend a workshop in their area during every session of the conference. STRATEGY E Conduct, communicate, and archive relevant data and research to identify and enhance educational practices. 1. Each year EARCOS offers up to five (5) grants for action research proposals. This February, five (6) proposals were accepted. The deadline for proposals for those wishing to be supported with a grant during the 2015-2016 school year is February 1, 2015. 2. SurveyMonkey surveys following each conference continue to inform conference planning. 3. Data relative to attendance at each workshop and event during EARCOS conferences is maintained and utilized in planning future conferences. Core Values EARCOS believes: - All individuals have intrinsic worth; their dignity and value are enhanced when they are honored and nourished. - Diverse and inclusive communities nurture the well-being and growth of individuals and organizations. - Learning is continuous and essential for individual growth and the advance¬ment of society. - Individuals and communities have the need and capacity to learn and grow. - Individuals and communities are responsible for helping, supporting, and serving others. - Individuals and communities are responsible for stewardship of the natural environment. - Individuals and communities are responsible for the choices they make. - Integrity, honesty, and striving for excellence are essential to our purpose. Goals All member schools use EARCOS as their primary resource for the professional development of their learning community. EARCOS activities positively impact intercultural understanding. STRATEGY B Engage students and adults in learning activities across the region that will foster friendship, understanding, and global citizenship. 1. As previously reported, EARCOS continues to support the excellent work of the annual Global Issues Network Conference. 2. EARCOS continues to provide financial support to the Asia Student Film Festival. 3. In May 75 deserving students were awarded the EARCOS Global Citizen Award. Six (7) of these students were chosen to receive the Global Citizen Community Service Grant of $500 to further their chosen community service project during this school year. 06 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2014

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c t e 5 1 20 13 th Annual EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2015 in collaboration with Special Education Network in Asia(SENIA) March 26-28, 2015 visit http://earcos.org/etc2015/ We are pleased to announce the 13th annual EARCOS Teachers’ Conference (ETC2015) in Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia scheduled for March 26-28, 2015. We have a host of excellent keynote speakers and workshop presenters. Our keynoters are: Anne Sibley O’Brien, James Stronge, and John Wood. We think the conference will prove to be professionally stimulating and will provide you with an opportunity for networking and building camaraderie.

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Preconferences 08:00-16:00 MONDAY | 27 October 2014 Room EARCOS SECRETARIAT TPS - FUNCTION ROOM 3 TUESDAY | 28 October 2014 13:00-19:00 08:30-16:00 08:00-16:30 10:00-10:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-15:30 EARCOS REGISTRATION TPS - FUNCTION ROOM 3 EARCOS BOARD MEETING TPS - FUNCTION ROOM 6 APAC ATHLETIC DIRECTORS’ MEETING TPS - FUNCTION ROOM 4 MORNING COFFEE BREAK TPS- FUNCTION ROOM FOYER LUNCH (EARCOS Board) CAFÉ BOLEH RESTAURANT LUNCH (APAC/AD Meeting) THE PACIFIC SUTERA LEVEL 2 AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK TPS - FUNCTION ROOM FOYER WEDNESDAY | 29 October 2014 07:00-21:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION TPS - FUNCTION ROOM 3 08:00-20:00 International School Leadership Program TMS - MEETING ROOM 7 University of San Francisco / Washington State University Preconferences 08:30-16:30 JASON GRAHAM TPS - FUNCTION ROOM 6 IB Workshop 1 - Flipping Classrooms, CONT, C3* (Day 1) (Recommended Audience: PYP, MYP, and DP administrators, coordinators, and teachers). A growing number of teachers are flipping their instruction by having students develop content understandings at home and then build on the content knowledge through creative inquiry in the classroom. However, many teachers don’t realize that there’s more to the flipped model than posting lectures to YouTube, and as a result, the hurdles they encounter while attempting to produce online video content or restructure activities in their classrooms often result in frustration. In this workshop, participants will be guided in the process of planning and delivering a successful flipped classroom model from start to finish. Teachers who have successfully implemented the flipped model will discuss the successes and challenges that they encountered and share insightful tips.The structure of this workshop covers background information about the flipped model, tips for organizing content and producing a flip video, instructions on how to produce and distribute videos, and strategies for making the most of time in the classroom. Participants will explore the wide range of resources that are available for producing and distributing flipped videos as they plan and introduce a flipped program in their classrooms. *Note that this is a 2-day workshop with some online participation (12 sessions). BOB SMITH TPS - FUNCTION ROOM 8 IB Workshop 2 - Common Sense: IB and the Common Core, CONT, C3* (Day 1) (Recommended Audience: Subject teachers, administrators, and heads of school) The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will impact many IB World Schools. How will your school or district make sense of the CCSS and the IB? This workshop examines how we can align the CCSS with the IB’s curricular aims and objectives across the IB continuum. The introduction of the CCSS nationwide provides an opportunity for schools and districts to examine the conceptual understandings and procedural skills development of their curriculum alignment and coherence between the IB and the CCSS in subject groups, analyze how that will impact instructional delivery of IB programmes, and discuss leadership and structures for the effective implementation.This interactive workshop will allow participants to develop plan for meaningful integration of the CCSS and the B for school and district. *Note that this is a 2-day workshop with some online participation (12 sessions). RAMI MADANI AND GRETCHEN MCNULTY (ISKL) TMS - MEETING ROOM 3 Curricular Leadership & Assessment (Curriculum Coordinators) Preconference Wednesday Only This working session is an opportunity for curriculum directors, principals, heads of department, and others involved with curriculum and instructional leadership to systematically reflect on our unique roles in advancing student achievement vis-a-vis our respective school mission statements. Through the wide lens of assessment challenges, we will identify particular quandaries that are real and present in our schools with the intention of developing focused strategies and plans to address them. We will draw from research as well as the expertise of our colleagues to inform our visioning. Key questions for our work: What role does curricular leadership play in advancing school mission? How do we develop sustainable structures for assessing progress toward achieving school mission and responding to the results accordingly? How do we prioritize the things that make the greatest difference to student learning? How do we know whether our school initiatives are effective in addressing what they intend to? 08 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2014

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Preconferences 08:30-16:00 WEDNESDAY | 29 October 2014 Room MARC FRANKEL (For EARCOS Members Only) TMS - MEETING ROOM 4 LTP Leadership through Partnership - Leadership through Partnership (LTP) is structured to benefit the following people: New heads of school and their board chair; New board chairs and their head of school; Board chairs and head of school that have not participated in a prior LTP. Finding space to think through how heads and board chairs take on the work of governance and leadership of their schools could be the difference between success and failure. Leadership through Partnership (LtP) offers just such a space. The workshop provides school heads and board leaders the chance to collaborate and strengthen their partnership. Away from busy day-to-day life, they can identify shared goals for their school. Together they learn more about the challenges that their school — and the international school community — is facing. For the newly appointed head and board chair, LTP especially provides a valuable way to forge a positive and effective relationship from the start. For the trustee and school head with a well-established relationship, LTP offers an opportunity to gain fresh perspectives on styles of collaboration in the context of new challenges and priorities. 08:30-16:30 MARILYN GEORGE THE PACIFIC SUTERA HIBISCUS WASC Focus on Learning Accreditation Training - This one-day interactive WASC session will examine the essentials of the Focus on Learning self-study process and the many ways it can be adapted to a school’s situation. The session will provide an opportunity for EARCOS educators to examine strategies inherent in Focus on Learning that support the school’s assessment of student learning in relation to school wide learning results and curricular objectives/standards. During the latter part of the session, there will be a panel of EARCOS educators who will share how they adapted the Focus on Learning process for respective schools, including its integration with strategic planning. This session enables participants to become eligible for serving on WASC visiting committees. Preconferences 09:00-16:00 09:00-16:30 10:00-10:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-15:30 Association of International Schools in Asia (AISA) Meeting TMS - MEETING ROOM 8 APAC ATHLETIC DIRECTORS’ MEETING MORNING COFFEE BREAK LUNCH AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK TPS - FUNCTION ROOM 4 TPS - FUNCTION ROOM FOYER CAFÉ BOLEH (Pacific) / FIVE SAILS (Magellan) TPS - FUNCTION ROOM FOYER THURSDAY | 30 October 2014 07:00-19:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION TPS - FUNCTION ROOM 3 08:00-20:00 International School Leadership Program TMS - MEETING ROOM 7 University of San Francisco / Washington State University 08:30-12:00 09:00-16:00 08:30-16:30 APAC HEAD OF SCHOOLS’ MEETING (half day only) Association of International Schools in Asia (AISA) Meeting TPS - FUNCTION ROOM 2 TMS - MEETING ROOM 8 JASON GRAHAM TPS - FUNCTION ROOM 6 IB Workshop 1 - Flipping Classrooms, CONT, C3* (Day 2) (Recommended Audience: PYP, MYP, and DP administrators, coordinators and teachers). BOB SMITH TPS - FUNCTION ROOM 8 IB Workshop 2 - Common sense: IB and the Common Core, CONT, C3* (Day 2) (Recommended Audience: Subject teachers, administrators, and heads of school) Walking the Talk: Putting “International” into Education 09

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Preconferences 08:30-16:00 THURSDAY | 30 October 2014 Room SCHOOL BOARD PRECONFERENCE (Session A) - MARC FRANKEL TMS - MEETING ROOM 5 “Getting Down to Basics: The Fundaments of Board Governance and Trusteeship” ( Targeted for general school board members, especially those attending EARCOS for the first time and who have never had a formal board training seminar. Appropriate also for those wanting a refresher on the essentials of governance.) (Session B) - BAMBI BETTS High Leverage, Must-Do Strategies for International School Boards (Preconference for school board members, who have previously attended a board training seminar.) BUSINESS MANAGERS’ (EARASBO) PRECONFERENCE BUSINESS MANAGERS INSTITUTE 2014 Facilitator: GRETCHEN REED TMS - MEETING ROOM 4 TMS - MEETING ROOM 3 Preconferences JENNIFER ABRAMS TMS - MEETING ROOM 10 Building Personal Leadership Resources Target Audience: Human resource personnel Human resources departments are complex places. Recruitment, teacher development, supervision, evaluation, discipline, and more. What skills does a HR/personnel leader need to have? A mix of generational awareness and adult learning theory, a strong sense of emotional intelligence, keen linguistic savvy, an ability to deal well with conflict, confidence in managing one’s self interpersonally and a whole lot more. This preconference will support you in developing your intra- and interpersonal intelligence skill set and participants will have an opportunity to apply learned strategies and resources to their own work setting as well as learn from others throughout the workshop. KEVIN BARTLETT / SIMON GILLESPIE TPS - HIBISCUS GARDEN On Common Ground: New Ways of Doing the Learning Business The Common Ground Collaborative (CGC) is a non-profit, global network that offers both a coherent, innovative international curriculum and a comprehensive toolkit for systematizing a school around this curriculum. This workshop will provide an overview of all aspects of the work of the CGC in sufficient detail for participants to decide on potential future membership. This will include an exploration of a typical set of Learning Standards and an exemplary Learning Module. VICTORIA BERNHARDT TPS - FUNCTION ROOM 7 Using Data for Continuous School Improvement Whether they be primary, secondary, or post-secondary, learning organizations can become much more efficient and innovative when they use data effectively. When learning organizations use data well, they are able to see which processes are working and which processes are not working to ensure that all students become proficient learners. Using data to improve processes enables teachers, collectively, to take their practices to the next level and to make a difference for all students. Along with using data, learning organizations need to commit to a continuous school improvement process that will lead to aligning instruction and practices to the shared vision. Participants will learn a continuous school improvement framework and strategies for comprehensive data analysis during this full-day presentation. DARREN KUROPATWA TPS - FUNCTION ROOM 9 The Lead Learner What does it mean to be the lead learner in your school(s)? Risk and effort, rather than revealing inadequacies, are the key ingredients for growth. How does a school leader concretely model that? This practical hands-on workshop will walk school leaders through many different ways they can throw a global spotlight on the excellent teaching & learning happening in their schools and showcase & practice lightweight ways they can share their own professional growth as the lead learner in their school. The belief that cherished ideas can be developed creates a passion for learning. What cherished ideas do we have about learning that we want to develop in our schools? Before you come to the conference, take a picture of “people learning” in your school. No faces: hands only or an over the shoulder shot or faces that cannot be discerned. Bring that picture with you. The magic begins with you. Bring your own laptop and/or tablet with you. Reminder to Delegates: NAME TAGS are required at all conference sessions and social events 10 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2014

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Preconferences THURSDAY | 30 October 2014 Room 08:30-16:00 ANN STRAUB TPS - FUNCTION ROOM I International School Curriculum: Creation and Sustainability (This session is for people NEW to the curriculum position) If you are an administrator who wishes to deepen your understanding of curriculum, or are new to a curriculum position in your school, this workshop will provide the tools to launch and sustain curriculum in your school. Have you often wondered how the countless hours spent on curriculum development could really improve student learning? Does the curriculum process and all of the terminology baffle you? How can the curriculum be sustainable in our international schools? This workshop will address these queries plus more, including a focus on understanding, curriculum leadership, and subject area reviews based on learning needs. JAMES TOOLE TPS - FUNCTION ROOM 10 Preparing Leaders and Inventors for the 21st Century Apple’s Alan Kay famously said that: “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” That’s what Muhammad Yunus, Nelson Mandela, and Jane Goodall have done. How will we prepare students to take their place in the world as leaders, inventors, and change makers? This workshop is about leadership development as an essential ingredient in international education. We’ll explore mindsets and practical tools that students (and educators) can use to navigate their personal, career, and civic lives: a growth mindset for learning, an entrepreneurial mindset for making things happen, a design mindset for innovation, an appreciative mindset for asset-based change, and a generous mindset for building fertile networks. SUSAN UDELHOFEN TMS - MEETING ROOM 2 Building a Meaningful, Sustained Curriculum: Mapping with Focus and Fidelity Building a strong, well understood, and consistently used curriculum can be a challenge.Teachers want to know what they are required to teach, but at the same time want the flexibility to teach in ways that reflect their strengths, their preferences, and the specific needs of their students. Curriculum leaders and administrators want a documented authentic curriculum that represents what every student in the school will be expected to learn and what teachers will teach. Teachers and school administrators alike want a curriculum that is structured, flexible, authentic, easily accessible, and consistently used. In this interactive session, participants will be presented with a 4-phase curriculum building/mapping model that stresses educator collaboration and partnership. Participants will have the opportunity to analyze and discuss current teaching requirements, and use this information to create scope and sequence and individual curriculum maps. Educators will learn how to communicate about and use this valuable information to create a meaningful, implemented and sustained curriculum for all stakeholders. A variety of map samples, assessment strategies, and methods for using this valuable curriculum data to improve teacher learning and student achievement will be integral components of this preconference session. 08:30-14:30 MARILYN GEORGE (WASC) TMS - MEETING ROOM I WASC Visiting Committee Chair Training This workshop will prepare EARCOS educators to chair a WASC visiting committee. The roles of “keeper of the vision regarding ongoing school improvement” and “manager of the visiting committee” will be examined. There will be insight and advice shared by EARCOS educators who have already chaired full and mid-term visits. Preconferences 08:30-17:30 DONALD E. BALES, JR., CMAA TMS - MEETING ROOM 6 NIAAA/ ATHLETIC DIRECTOR LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSE National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association comes to EARCOS Leadership Conference (ELC) 2014. Become a certified athletic administrator. Leadership Training Course (LTC) MORNING COFFEE BREAK TPS - FUNCTION ROOM FOYER CAFÉ BOLEH (Pacific) / FIVE SAILS (Magellan) TPS - FUNCTION ROOM FOYER 10:00 - 10:30 12.00-13:00 LUNCH PRECONFERENCES 15:00-15:30 AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK 16:30-17:30 ACAMIS BOARD MEETING TMS - MEETING ROOM 8 Supported by: Walking the Talk: Putting “International” into Education 11

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1st Day of Conference 06:30-18:00 FRIDAY | 31 October 2014 Room EARCOS REGISTRATION TPS - FUNCTION ROOM 3 TMS - MEETING ROOM 7 08:00-18:00 International School Leadership Program University of San Francisco / Washington State University 08:00 Exhibits Open 08:00-08:10 KOMPANG Opening THE PACIFIC SUTERA BALLROOM 08:10-08:30 Welcome to Delegates THE PACIFIC SUTERA BALLROOM David Toze, EARCOS President and Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director 08:30-09:15 Keynote Address Sponsored by International Schools Services Introduction of Speaker: Rob Ambrogi, Vice President of School Management ISS Keynote Title: CHANGING THE SUBJECT What should students learn in the 21st century? At first glance, this question divides into two: what should students know, and what should they be able to do? But there’s more at issue than knowledge and skills. For the innovation economy, dispositions come into play: readiness to collaborate, attention to multiple perspectives, initiative, persistence, and curiosity. While the content of any learning experience is important, the particular content is irrelevant. What really matters is how students react to it, shape it, or apply it. The purpose of learning in this century is not simply to recite inert knowledge, but, rather, to transform it. It is time to change the subject. LARRY ROSENSTOCK Biography: After law school, Larry Rosenstock taught carpentry for 11 years in urban high schools in Boston and Cambridge. He served as staff attorney for two years at the Harvard Center for Law and Education, and was a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for five years. Larry was principal of the Rindge School of Technical Arts, and of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. He directed the federal New Urban High School Project, was president of the Price Charitable Fund, and is the founder and CEO of High Tech High in San Diego, and is the president of the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. Larry’s program, “CityWorks,” won the Ford Foundation Innovations in State and Local Government Award in 1992, he is an Ashoka Fellow, and winner of the McGraw Prize in Education in 2010. 09:15-10:00 Tea & Coffee Break Sponsored by THE PACIFIC SUTERA BALLROOM FOYER 10:00-16:45 10:00-16:30 10:00-16:30 ATHLETIC DIRECTORS’ INSTITUTE EARASBO / BUSINESS MANAGER’S PRECONFERENCE (continued) TMS - MEETING ROOM I TMS - MEETING ROOM 3 SCHOOL BOARD PRECONFERENCE (continued) THE MAGELLAN SUTERA ROSE GARDEN This session will be a combined session for both BAMBI BETTS and MARC FRANKEL’s group. The topic will focus on current issues facing boards in EARCOS schools and will be led by Marc Frankel (open to all board members attending the conference. Topics addressed on various issues. This will include presentations and group discussion pertaining to current issues facing our EARCOS schools.) 10:00-16:30 HR MEETING TMS - MEETING ROOM 10 12 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2014

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Session 1 FRIDAY | 31 October 2014 10:00-11:15 Room KEVIN BARTLETT / SIMON GILLESPIE The Common Ground Collaborative TPS - FUNCTION ROOM 4 The Common Ground Collaborative: The Elevator Speech The Common Ground Collaborative (CGC) is a non-profit, global network that offers both a coherent, innovative international curriculum and a comprehensive toolkit for systematizing a school around this curriculum. This workshop will provide a brief overview of the work of the CGC, addressing the usual FAQ’s. MIKE CONNOR Admission Directors/Officers) TPS - FUNCTION ROOM I Essential Skills for Effective Admission Directors Your admission director is the guardian of the quality of your school and the bridge between your prospective families and the school. As a school superintendent or head, what should you expect and how should you evaluate your enrollment management efforts? As an admission director, how can you prove your value that will earn you a place at the leadership table? CHERYL DOIG Leadership and Change TPS - FUNCTION ROOM 10 Three Horizons Approach to Strategic Thinking Planning ahead is necessary for implementing change in schools. Smart leaders look at the whole landscape and plan their changes accordingly. The Three Horizons Approach encourages you to consider today and stretch out over the next five years. What do you need to grow and what do you need to let go of? This workshop will step you through the process so you can use it in your own environment. TED FAUNCE / RICHARD PRATT Leading Disruptive Change: The Example of CIS Hangzhou TMS - MEETING ROOM 5 Part I: The Path from Vision to Execution In September 2013 Chinese International School opened a full-year boarding program in Hangzhou, China, for its grade 9 students. Why and how does a preK-12 day school in Hong Kong, whose rather conservative families like the school “just the way it is,” embark on a path of paradigmatic change, away from home in a very different cultural setting? Headmaster Ted Faunce tells the story and shares the challenges of taking this project from vision to reality. LOUISE FAVARO Interpersonal Relationships TMS - MEETING ROOM 4 Resilience and Responsibility: A Model for Interpersonal Relationships (Including Bullying) The concept of ‘bullying’ has widely become misused and overused by students, parents, teachers, and administrators in schools today. This session will provide a fresh perspective on bullying, and introduce a model that takes into account the complexities involved in understanding and getting to the truth of any interpersonal exchange. SESSION 1 Buildings That Perform Master Planning Feasibility Studies Programming Space Planning 3-D Visualization Athletic Facility Design Sustainability & LEED Consulting Students Who Succeed DECA Architecture specializes in schools designed to support 21st-century education USA Walking the Talk: Putting “International” into Education 13

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