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may 2011 et earcos triannual magazine east asia regional council of schools in this issue aaie superintendent of the year 2011 david toze of international school manila see page 34 edthought earcos admission professionals are institutional change agents see page 14 students at the tohoku international school and local community organize relief packages for tsunami victims in sendai japan see page 32

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the earcos triannual the earcos triannual is a magazine published by earcos east asia regional council of schools a nonprofit 501c3 incorporated in the state of delaware usa with a regional office in manila philippines 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 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 the council earcos board president vice president secretary treasurer trustee trustee trustee trustee trustee office of overseas schools reo earcos staff executive director assistant director vitz baltero ver castro robert sonny viray editor associate editor richard krajczar bill oldread elaine repatacodo edzel drilo bill oldread edzel drilo tim carr sean o maonaigh deidre fischer david toze tom farrell anne fowles brent mutsch ben norton chris akin connie buford ex officio letter from the executive director dear colleagues the end of the school year is near and 2010-2011 has been very busy but a great deal of fun we continue to offer more professional opportunities for our membership the spring heads institute in hanoi had nearly 40 school leaders in attendance a few of our japan school heads were not able to make the trip due to the continuing earthquake aftermath the earcos board led by tim carr works hard to represent our membership in developing new initiatives and member services the 2011 earcos teachers conference etc drew 1,050 registered delegates sutera harbour resort was a great host mr ravi the gm of the magellan could not have been more helpful our keynoters michael thompson geoff green and fred mednick were well received as were the 110 breakout sessions 64 teacher-presented workshops and 7 preconferences special strands in early childhood social studies technology science and chinese language were very successful a zoomerang survey nearly 50 return was sent out to all delegates asking them to comment on the conference and to indicate how the conference impacted their instructional practices the results will help us determine if we are succeeding in implementing our earcos strategic plan and to continue to improve in the future please see our conference write-up in this issue finally our earcos staff of bill elaine vitz ver robert and edzel should be thanked for their tremendous efforts with the organization of thousands of details tim carr and trish davies of jakarta international school hosted the 4th earcos global issues network gin conference please see the article in this et issue the jis staff did an outstanding job in hosting this event it should be noted that the students at jis were the leaders and handled so many of the logistics in addition to the presentations it was student-led and jis should be proud next year the conference will be at international school manila as tim carr said they hope all students catch the gin virus to work and serve i hope everyone has a great break this summer northern hemisphere and has time for family friends travel and reflection i am happy to be with earcos and i look forward to all the wonderful events we have planned for 2011-2012 our board and staff continue to work to make earcos a caring supportive and dynamic community of international schools please check out our website www.earcos.org and see my travels throughout the earcos wishing you all the very best dick krajczar executive director check out our website at www.earcos.org it is always being updated east asia regional council of schools brentville subdivision barangay mamplasan biñan laguna 4024 philippines phone 63-49-511-5993/5994 fax 63-49-511-4694 website www.earcos.org

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in this issue 4 5-7 8 9 10 11 12-13 better the earcos teachers conference 2011 etc the bigger picture 9th senia conference 11th isna conference wellness enhances learning the 2011 global issues network conference our choice our future green sustainable faces of earcos green initiatives at taipei american school sean o maonaigh leaves earcos board 25 year award and t.i.e s stan haas award aaie hall of fame inductees departing heads of school margaret sanders scholarship award obituary linda r freel 14-15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 30 31 32-33 34 35 35 36-37 38-39 40-41 edthought earcos admission professionals are institutional change agents a first for earcos action research for a better grip getting a handle on our teaching book review the global achievement gap by tony wagner drive by daniel h pink community service from literature to services we read we learn we act unit origami and community service talent show for the merapi victims in java indonesia serving in love dalat s care share blesses the needy in an expression of god s love ise seniors spend a week helping the thai elephants thai village children s project curriculum initiatives something old something new a conversation with ib workshop leaders on recent changes to diploma english b programme cebu international school­ collaboration campus development press release reconstruction piece on st mary s international school in tokyo japan free the children fundraising international school typifies sendai s community spirit students teachers parents neighbors pull together and set sight on the future aaie superintendent of the year are we human or are we dancer the think global school nist celebrates success of its first community fun run and the official opening of the new all weather playing field green sustainable shanghai american flies carbon neutral student gallery on the road with dr k approved weekend workshops sy 2011-2012 front cover sunset at the marina photograph by edzel drilo -1-

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we are proud to announce the 43rd annual leadership conference 2011 october 29 november 1 2011 shangri-la hotel bangkok thailand keynote speakers pat bassett hafsat abiola-costello martin skelton preconference presenters marc frankel ltp bambi betts supervision faye brownlie evaluation/assessment case bill kentta josh reckord board/organizational development patricia handly-johnson supervision/evaluation professional learning communities plcs lesson study jennifer sparrow use of data david warlick leadership in the conceptual age rob peg watson business manager s precon school board precon special presenters hafsat abiola-costello tracey alloway case marla bainbridge kevin bartlett pat bassett bambi betts faye brownlie carol commodore marcel daane marc frankel ltp philip hallinger patricia handly-johnson peter brunn chris jansen bill kentta josh reckord martin skelton jennifer sparrow david warlick rob peg watson

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we open minds and doors since 1955 iss has cultivated an educational community united across time zones and cultures by a common set of values meeting and welcoming global differences with an open tempered and reflective mind we advance the quality of education worldwide by delivering comprehensive services and innovative solutions for learning communities our professional expertise spans the full educational spectrum from starting and managing schools to supplying and staffing and helping with business office and foundation management we currently manage fourteen international schools in ten countries and do business with over 300 international schools the demand for talented teachers and administrators has never been greater iss has been a trusted partner for educators seeking international positions for over 50 years our educational staffing and administrative search teams have worked with over 20,000 candidates assisting them with their extraordinary careers upcoming iss recruitment events fairfax irc june 10-12 2011 bangkok irc january 2012 boston irc february 2012 princeton nj 609452-0990 http iss.edu we open minds and doors.

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better the earcos teachers conference 2011 earcos gives me an experience i d never get in the states three days to hear incredible presentations visit with old friends and make new ones it s the best conference i ll ever attend ­ and something i can t really describe to my friends at home with getting them upset eric wood concordia international school shanghai this gathering of educators from all over east asia was held march 23 march 26 in kota kinabalu sabah malaysia at the beautiful sutera harbour resort visiting educational professionals were in for a rare treat this was the 9th teachers conference and while the theme at each conference has been unique its purpose has remained constant to deepen the capabilities of those working with students participants learn from leaders in their fields and from one another as they share best practices it also challenges them to move out of their comfort zone and explore new pedagogical practices this comes at a time where best practice is an expectation in international schools and being a reflective practitioner must be part of any educator s skill set nearly 1000 delegates attended the conference many of whom stayed at the beautiful magellan sutera harbour the array of convention facilities and inspired resort design provided a harmonious balance of work and play the harbor embraces boundless views of turquoise water providing a tranquil setting for post-conference reflection reminiscing with friends and the opportunity to create new relationships one of the goals of the conference was to create a conference that was professionally stimulating and provided those in attendance with an opportunity to network and build camaraderie certainly the sutera harbour with its stunning sunsets and incredible rainbows was just the place for work and play the conference was invigorating inspiring and motivating a buffet of talented professionals the student keynote speakers addressed their audiences with a mixture of humor and sincerity that validated anyone working with children keynote addresses shared trendsetting strategies shared emotional life stories and challenged everyone in attendance to aspire to reach every student with courage and care with an average of 50 workshops a day to choose from a delegate s biggest challenge might have been how to get to more than one workshop at the same time the afternoon breaks provided ample opportunities for debriefing creating a buzz of excitement reinforcing the adrenaline associated with attendance at an engaging workshop by the end of the day it was a welcome relief to rejuvenate another goal of the earcos advisory team was to provide monetary support for the afghan women s educational center anna hacker a thursday afternoon presenter shared her story about the women in afghanistan a benefit silent auction raffle and fun run resulted in nearly $10,000 usd raised to support anna s school in afghanistan many of us are familiar with the variety of student outcomes that can result from the combination of service-related academic instruction and reflection on the service learning and larger social and political issues anna was able to bring that to life with her true and inspiring stories of love life and loss visit http www.awec info for more information about awec the conference was not all work and no play a welcome reception and crafts fair/bazaar created the right ambiance to relax and socialize while admiring the beauty of sabah s talents in textiles the etc charity fun run was held despite the drizzle of rain that accompanied the runners and walkers this didn t stop the over 60 participants from getting up early and beginning their day with a bit of exercise all for a good cause the closing reception brought delegates together for one more social event with the sounds of earcos rock bands humming in the background delicious food and drink it was a lively end to a wonderful weekend for those who were able to attend the conference we on the advisory team thank you for sharing your professional time with us if you are considering a conference in the future whether as a presenter or a delegate keep the etc 2012 in bangkok thailand on your list of must attends by tiffany sadek international school beijing -4 earcos teachers conference 2011 theme better

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the bigger picture doug anderson michael boll and michael lambert robert garmston william and ochan powell earcos teachers conference 2011 theme better carl hobert lori boll and eileen knobloch jeff utecht and kim cofino ettie zilber student keynote ariane turley hkis student keynote nathaniel kaili tan iskl michael thompson keynote speaker geoff green keynote speaker fred mednick keynote speaker grace hetherington yoga for kids tracy alloway tracy alloway workshop -5-

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the bigger picture silent auction raffle proceeds will go to afghan women s educational center awec anna hacker awec robert viray earcos earcos teachers conference 2011 theme better catharine luhtala anissa eglington play in the early years ­ the foundation of educational success don chambers build your own underwater robot workshop heather bogador peggy murray brian bennett mastery learning and the reverse classroom workshop giselle martin-kniep early childhood michael salinger early childhood authors yoga for kids workshop session workshop session robert garmston william powell and ochan kusuma-powell nancy johnson and brian arleth workshop -6-

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olivier fernandez rism sarah sullivan s workshop megan tschannen-moran earcos teachers conference 2011 theme better earcos charity fun run 2011 earcos charity fun run 2011 matt febrey united nations int l school of hanoi dr k and fred mednick keynote speaker david gran shanghai american school giselle martin-kniep anna hacker and dale hutchinson wanfang vivian cheng s workshop carmine filice with smooth and sexy vocals and oh so magic fingers on bass and guitar mick huiet ripping it up on harmonica kenny peavy wailing like a harpie luring you to your own demise like scylla and charybdis david rhynerson shredding the guitar like an anthrax junkie ringo dingrado drummer pounding the skins like he will explode in spinal tap-like fashion chance huiet walking around the fretboard of the bass like it ain t nobody s business -7-

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senia 9 conference jakarta int l school teachers past and present senia9 planning committee shanghai american school teachers at touch math special education network in asia senia holds 9th annual conference by lori boll lori.boll@elgchina.com senia 9 educators specialists and parents unite to promote autonomy for students with special education needs in international schools the 9th annual special education network in asia conference was held from february 24-25 at concordia international school in shanghai china over 150 delegates from ten different countries and 48 organizations and international schools were represented at this conference hosted by the essential learning group of shanghai this year s conference theme was autonomy promoting independence senia was started by a group of international school teachers in china in 2002 the intention was to create a network forum for any professionals working with children with special educational needs in asia tanya farroll from western academy of beijing attended this year s conference as one of the founding members senia has grown so much in the past 9 years from an original vision of providing professional development opportunities for special needs educators in china and now it encompasses many schools in asia it has been wonderful to see how the vision of a small group of people has now grown to over 150 participants at the last senia conference in shanghai and all supported by volunteers who shared the same dream the event s main highlight was keynote speaker dr stephen shore stephen shore grew up on the autism spectrum and entertained participants with his stories and real-life experiences as a person with autism dr shore helped participants understand students with autism and help define how these same children must learn to advocate for their own needs in the educational and work place settings dr shore held a book signing after the conference and sold out almost immediately his books are entitled understanding autism for dummies beyond the wall ask and tell and living along the autism spectrum dr loraine spenciner also a keynote speaker shared her experiences of traveling the world and observing how schools are implementing the response to intervention rti model senia participants were also able to attend a full day of preconference workshops as well as 90-minute workshops put on by fellow teachers parents and specialists in the field on the official conference dates according to one attendee theworkshops were very professional and provided excellent learning opportunities and sharing of knowledge i am new to sen and i came away with renewed enthusiasm and passion it helped me to make sense of my existing knowledge and to build on this with the wealth of new knowledge acquired at senia 9 perhaps the most exciting aspect of senia is the networking that takes place so many of us who work with children with special education needs feel alone explains lori boll this year s conference chairperson it s refreshing to meet with others who are knowledgeable in the field and who truly care about the learning needs of each and every child after this conference i no longer feel so alone this year s conference was hosted by the essential learning group a multi-disciplinary group of professionals whose main focus is supporting families and children with special education needs members of senia have just elected their first official board the following seven individuals will now work together to ensure that senia s mission statement is carried out senia is a network of educators professionals and parents across asia dedicated to supporting children with special learning needs working together we will provide a network to combine our strengths to help raise awareness and advocate for the children in our lives ericson perez brent international school manila lori boll the essential learning group/concordia int l school tanya farrol western academy beijing dr reed rhodes beijing community international school monte rosen the essential learning group shanghai kim choi parent shanghai community international school salomon malca parent brent international school manila senia 10 will be held at ruamrudee international school thailand on february 16-18 2012 -8-

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isna conference 11th annual international school nurses of asia isna conference wellness enhances learning by linda see rn ncsn health care coordinator international school of kuala lumpur ampang campus set on the outskirts of a bustling city on the shores of a tranquil lake palm trees and tropical breezes with the sounds of birds in the morning and frogs at night nurses from 13 countries around the region met at the 11th annual international school nurses of asia isna conference the setting of the holistic mines wellness hotel was intentional as were the early morning qi kong sessions and yoga exercises throughout the conference day it is understood that when we feel good rested fit managing our stress and eating a healthy diet we perform better we learn better and we work better with others what can be difficult however is to know how to fit wellness concepts into our busy daily lives in international schools academic pressures the stress of frequent moves and adapting to new cultures and technological advances affect our stress levels our immune systems and can limit our capacity to learn school nurses have many roles to play in the international school setting when working with students we respond to illnesses and injuries on a daily basis we also help our communities develop strategies and habits to prevent those illnesses and injuries however our role goes a step further school nurses promote wellness so that students and communities are at their optimum health to make the most of their studies their extracurricular activities and their social and family lives this year s isna conference theme was wellness enhances learning hosted by the school nurses in kuala lumpur malaysia the nurses from the international school of kuala lumpur the alice smith school along with two schools from the taylor s education group garden international school and the australian international school came together to plan a conference that not only provided professional development in areas of wellness and health promotion but also offered break out session work groups for nurse to collaborate in an atmosphere that exemplified and promoted techniques to enhance wellness each morning started with an early morning session of qi kong in the garden or a run through the neighborhood we were led in a session by gwen tan-wynne from kidzyoga in hong kong in a conference room scented with lemon grass aromatherapy kidzyoga promotes a series of yoga poses and activities that can be used in the classroom to help kids focus regroup and concentrate our keynote speaker was mary ann wasil nilan founder of the get in touch foundation in the us mary ann promotes breast health for girls in grades 5-12 to change the world one girl at a time a breast cancer survivor and mother of three mary ann is an oprah award winner who has taken her program throughout the us and 13 other countries other speakers include nick boden a practicing chiropractor with information on how posture and physical development of children is affected by our world of advancing technology and household nannies evelyn biles presented thought provoking information on factors that affect stress in third culture kids and their families and offered unique strategies to incorporate in daily school life to alleviate those stresses phoebe long led us in practical brain gym movements and activities that positively affect how our brain works and can be used in school to help children focus concentrate and learn better we were also led through stress releasing exercises by stuart mckay from peace at work and discussed school nutrition with a leading dietician from prince court hospital breakout sessions offered the opportunity for nurses to work together to share procedures and guidelines in an effort to standardize school nursing practices across the region topics for break out sessions included head injury and head lice protocols admissions health forms and immunization requirements health screenings clinic documentation and nurse coverage for sporting events as our welcoming speaker bk gan president of taylor s education group school division emphasized round table discussions both formal and informal are important to promote advancement within any group school nurses are in a unique position in that we often work in isolation from our peers in the health field much of our collaboration on a daily basis happens by phone or via email the opportunity to spend time face to face with a group of our peers discussing topics pertinent to our schools was a key benefit of the conference one of the goals for all nurses attending the conference was to incorporate the ideas of wellness and health promotion into the environment and atmosphere of their health clinics school health offices are places of healing of caring and of safety for more information about the 11th annual isna conference wellness enhances learning visit our conference website at https sites.google.com/a/iskl.edu.my/isna-conference/home -9-

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gin conference by jacqueline beech 14659@jisedu.or.id children to receive an education using a medium she was passionate about to help a cause she deeply cared about meant that her `uniform project was never burdensome an important lesson which we all learned the youngest keynote zach bonner founder of the little red wagon foundation is even younger than most participants at the age of thirteen and began his philanthropic efforts when he was only six as he helps the homeless youth throughout north america he proves to all that nobody is too young or too unqualified to make a difference an obstacle many students face is finding time for service in the midst of their sports commitments another speaker rob burroughs of inspired soccer addressed how he was able to incorporate his love for soccer into a service project he proposed an extremely feasible fundraising idea to all participating schools a barefoot soccer tournament whose proceeds are used to teach african communities about hiv/aids inspired soccer introduces coaches and famous players into these villages where soccer is synonymous with religion to break stigmas about the virus as well as methods of management and prevention it was lovely to see many of the schools in attendance show great enthusiasm regarding such a tournament closest in age to most participants sixteen-year-old alec loorz encouraged every participant to simply live as if our future matters we were taught by this exuberant activist to recognize that even simple concepts are surprisingly effective when understood and implemented if everyone were to make small changes in their daily lives such as taking shorter showers using public rather than private transport and reducing our consumption of meat global warming activists such as alec would be ecstatic the combined effect of millions all making a small change is more effective than many of us could imagine these speakers were vital to the success of the conference inspiring and advising students over the course of the three days not only were they all passionate and accomplished individuals but they were also incredibly open with the students and more than willing to spend time with us even outside of the conference itself additionally the broad involvement of our school s community and the participation of ngo groups in core workshops provided us adult perspectives on the global issues addressed allowing participants to develop a more well-rounded understanding participation of these ngo groups provided mutual benefit to all groups as students were exposed to a variety causes we can assist and the ngo groups were able to generate awareness as well as funds for those who took part in the ngo bazaar this bazaar was open to the school-wide community which allowed parents to discover small sustainable businesses throughout jakarta this conference truly aimed to focus all aspects towards the global issues being addressed including the evening activities one set of activities reinforced the issues faced concerning unequal resources global education and fisheries depletion among others these activities creative or active in nature essentially simulated the issues and allowed participants to `experience for jakarta international school jis had the privilege of hosting the fourth annual earcos global issues network gin conference from april 8 ­ 10 2011 in attendance at this conference were over five hundred enthusiastic students from schools as close as papua to as far as beijing united in their desire to implement positive change as an ambassador of the conference i felt the weekend proved incredibly successful in providing students with inspiration and ideas to tackle the pressing issues of our time needless to say i felt incredibly privileged that i had the opportunity to organize and attend this conference we at jis aimed to create a forum of ideas that would empower student participants to take home the knowledge and passion generated at the conference to make change at a grassroots level while making the weekend memorable and enjoyable challenging ourselves to be creative in the organization of the conference we aimed to hold a conference that modeled environmental sustainability and social responsibility unlike other gin conferences we held a largely campus-based conference in an attempt to keep carbon emissions as low as possible unavoidably travelling to jakarta to attend the conference in the first place would create the largest carbon footprint recognizing this jis plans to plant 1,666 trees to offset this cost we also developed the idea of a t-shirt swap where participants had to swap an old shirt to receive the conference shirt these shirts provided by the participants were then donated to youth involved with many of the non-government organizations present at the conference in these ways amongst many others we attempted to truly `walk the talk another goal that we managed to meet was to heavily involve our students in all aspects of the planning process this introduced a student perspective to the conference allowing our voices to be heard and our requests met this year the students involved in the high school global issues network club decided to invite young keynote speakers that participants could connect with on several levels four of the five keynote speakers were close in age to the student participants speaking to not only our desire to make a change but to our needs for fun and rebellion as they shared how they tackle global issues using non-conventional and creative means the fashionable sheena matheiken shared her year-long journey wearing the same dress with different accessories to make a statement about sustainable fashion and raise funds for indian -10-

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themselves the effect of these issues and how difficult it can be to solve them the second night of activities focused more on introducing the indonesian culture as well as allowing students to bond students were provided with many options ranging from learning indonesian dance to watching a documentary of a jis alumni s journey from jakarta to berlin without taking a plane everyone seemed to find separate activities that fascinated them but ended the night excited and full of energy as a group at the disco reflecting on this conference i feel both proud and privileged to have assisted in the organization and attended the activities i deeply believe that we create the best ideas when we collaborate with our peers and this conference is a testament to that belief as youth teach youth in this ever-growing network i anxious ly await the day our efforts will equate to visible change in the world if there is one message i could have everyone understand it is that gin does not end with conference after the initial earcos gin conference at the western academy of beijing in 2008 students from jis were inspired to start a club gin indonesia gindo which aimed to replicate the gin conference locally the club has successfully organized two conferences attended by schools around indonesia and was able to inspire another school in jakarta to take on the organization of the local conference this past year this is our challenge the challenge for every attendee is to keep the momentum alive to tackle the issues that were discussed in our own communities we wish you the best of luck in all your efforts and hope to hear of many successes at next year s conference green energy club the tas green energy club gec gives students a deeper understanding of today s renewable energy trends students conduct labs to gain hands-on knowledge and appreciation of the fundamental technologies that promote sustainability green and sustainable green initiatives at taipei american school by kristen lowman taipei american school is the first international school in east asia to become a member of the green schools alliance tas earned the initial energy star rating from the 2010 energy audit and is currently working with the united states green buildings council to achieve leed certification on existing buildings additionally the new buildings design plans qualify for the bronze ecology energy saving waste reduction and health eewh certification additionally tas now uses almost exclusively green paper products most of which are internationally and taiwan green mark certified also the school has begun to eliminate plastic containers from campus green team the green team at taipei american school is a coalition of parents students teachers and administrators who are dedicated to helping foster responsible green attitudes and actions inside our community the green team s mission is three-fold first the team promotes the school s philosophy of responsible custodianship of our planet s resources and assiduously seeks to identify means to symbolize that philosophy also the team shares ideas for better uses of our resources this fosters a green operational mindset finally the team champions the integration of green concepts into the school-wide fabric of our curriculum student environmental alliance sea at tas the sea collects recyclable materials that would otherwise be wastefully thrown away members make recycled paper and make weekend trips to the coast to help preserve the beaches this year members have researched various aspects of fuel cell technology from its basic chemistry to its various applications to its economic and environmental viability students have also built simple hydrogen generators to demonstrate electrolysis currently members are conducting research on photovoltaic cells with which to power the electrolysis the club also participated in a guided tour of the nangang eco taiwan expo where they observed countless new and emerging renewable technologies and applications the club will engage with environmentally conscious companies to witness the development and manufacturing processes of green technologies that could have an impact at tas global issues network at the 2010 global issues network gin conference held in hong kong the tas gin club attended multiple workshops regarding banning plastic bottles on campus and replacing them with environmentally friendly reusable bottles last spring after attending these presentations the tas gin club came back to school and started researching the team worked with food services maintenance and administration to find out how many plastic bottles are thrown away per day and the amount of trash generated in school fast forward to spring 2011 upper school students now have their own school-provided reusable water bottles green club the lower school green club recycles paper from every classroom and office every friday waters the plants in the gardens picks up litter outside and shows ecology dvds to raise awareness about the harmful effects of pollution the group also coordinates earth week every year and raises money for nonprofit organizations the middle school green club does many of the same activities and supplies students with reusable water bottles to use instead of plastic containers -11-

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faces of earcos sean o maonaigh leaves earcos board sean o maonaigh is departing from the earcos board after five productive years the last three as vice president sean has been a workhorse deeply involving himself in projects such as new applying schools and the rewriting of the earcos constitution sean will also leave his position as headmaster at the international school ho chi minh city where he has been for the last ten years sean contributions to earcos board will be greatly missed presented to harlan lyso by forrest broman and mary ann haas at the 45th aaie conference harlan lyso is the former headmaster of seoul foreign school and former president of earcos 25 year award and t.i.e s stan haas award aaie hall of fame inductees robert gross receiving the award from elsa lamb aaie executive director robert gross is the former president of earcos aaie hall of fame inductees william powell and ochan kusuma-powell received the award from elsa lamb aaie executive director departing heads of school robert landau western academy beijing greg rayl international school of ulaanbaatar to la paz bolivia fred wesson canadian academy tim travers international school of yangon to nigeria -12-

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proud to announce the 2010 margaret sanders scholarship award to manuele cavelli-sforza having grown up in the developing world manni has developed a fascination for socio-environmental and economic problems and in particular their solutions since moving to international school manila he has actively explored different aspects of these issues through work varying from typhoon ondoy relief effort to work on his school s environmental council and with organizations such as promoting rural education in the philippines prep these efforts have culminated in his current project light up a school light up a life which aims to use solar electricity to improve the standard of education in towards origins and ethnic education schools toe2s built by a local ngo in remote aeta communities what his accomplishments won t tell you is that manni s enthusiasm and positivity are contagious he inspires each and every student and faculty member to constructively impact ism and its surroundings manni truly is an agent of change and an inspirational leader for us all faces of earcos don chambers is the recipient of the 2011 walden international schools scholarship for earcos schools don is an ap chemistry teacher at the american school in japan and a multiple-time presenter at earcos conferences in the area of robotics don is enrolled in the ed.d program specializing in teacher leadership don chambers american woman offers her organs to koreans a protestant american teacher diagnosed with brain death donated her organs to give koreans new lives linda r freel a 52-year-old teacher at the international christian school in uijeongbu donated her liver kidneys corneas and skin tissue officials at st mary s hospital in seoul said jan 25 during their press release after receiving consent from rex freel linda s husband who is the school s director the hospital said freel is the first case of a westerner donating her organs to koreans there have been a filipino a chinese and a japanese who donated their organs they said the freels came to korea 14 years ago and have been working at the christian school she linda r freel gave `valuable lessons to our multi-cultural society father casimir song yul-sup secretary of the korean bishops pro-life activities told ucanews.com today he said the catholic church welcomes organ donations from brain-dead patients yang chul-woo director of the hospital s organ transplant center said the families of brain-dead patients in korea usually hesitate to agree to transplanting the organs at the final stage of life even though patients may have expressed their will to do so the transplant of freel s organs took place immediately yang said two patients suffering from a kidney disease each received one of her kidneys another patient the liver and two others her corneas the skin tissue is to be used for those who suffer from severe burns yang said yang also noted that while 35 patients among 1 million donate their organs in the united states only five donate in korea hopefully freel s organ donation would lead others to follow suit he said according to st mary s hospital organ transplants can be done regardless of race as long as the tissues match source ucanews.com obituary -13-

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