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40th administrators conference 2008 kota kinabalu sabah malaysia november 1-4 2008 earcos learning to lead in a challenging world mount kinabalu mount kinabalu malay gunung kinabalu is a prominent mountain in southeast asia it is located in kinabalu national park a world heritage site in the east malaysian state of sabah which is on the island of borneo in the tropics from wikipedia the free encyclopedia http en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mount_kinabalu

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earcos board members staffs about earcos tim carr president theeastasiaregionalcouncilofoverseasschoolsisanorganization of 105 member schools in eastasia these schools have a total of more than 72,000pre-kto12thgradestudents.earcosalsohas86associatemembers textbookandsoftwarepublishersanddistributors,universities,financialplanners architecturalfirms,insurancecompanies,youthorganizations,etc and 27individualmembers membershipinearcosisopentoelementaryandsecondaryschools ineastasiawhichofferaneducationalprogramusingenglishastheprimarylanguageofinstruction,andtootherorganizations,institutions,andindividualsinterestedintheobjectivesandpurposesofthecouncil larry jones secretary david cramer treasurer general information earcos holds one administrators conference every november and one teachers conference every march.in addition earcos funds several weekendinstituteshostedbymemberschoolsthroughouteastasia.earcos alsoorganizesameetingforearcosheadsofschoolseveryapril earcos publishes its newsletter the earcos triannual which is distributed to its members three times a year and a directory of all of its members anne fowles director at large tom hawkins director at large objectives and purposes topromoteinterculturalunderstandingandinternationalfriendship throughtheactivitiesofmemberschools tobroadenthedimensionsofeducationofallschoolsinvolvedinthecouncilin theinterestofatotalprogramofeducation toadvancetheprofessionalgrowthandwelfareofindividualsbelongingtothe educationalstaffofmemberschools rob mockrish director at large sean o maonaigh director at large tofacilitatecommunicationandcooperativeactionbetweenandamongallassociatedschools tocooperatewithotherorganizationsandindividualspursuingthesameobjectivesasthiscouncil earcos staffs david toze director at large connie buford regional education officer east asia vitz baltero administrative assistant etc conference coordinator elaine repatacodo eac conference coordinator brigette ann javier office assistant dick krajczar executive director linda sills administrative assistant gin conference coordinator membership coordinator it coordinator ver castro webmaster/newsletter weekend workshop edzel drilo robert viray accountant

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welcome message from the earcos board president dear delegates welcome to the 2008 earcos administrator s conference this year we are celebrating our 40th anniversary of this annual gathering with a new and exciting destination in kota kinabalu indonesia this spectacular location promises to enhance the festive and therapeutic atmosphere combined with outstanding professional learning opportunities for which our annual conferences are known earcos is an organization on the move in one to the most dynamic regions of the world the recent olympic games in beijing shined an international spotlight on china s and east asia s rapid growth vibrant mix of cultures and increasing economic might our international schools are generally thriving as is our professional organization with our recently-minted strategic plan earcos has set an ambitious course in which we ve challenged ourselves to be the number one professional development provider for our membership this conference should help us to pursue that goal our conference theme learning to lead in a challenging world speaks to the core of our mission and vision earcos strives to inspire adult and student learning through its leadership and service and fosters intercultural understanding global citizenship and exceptional educational practices within our learning community now there s mission to be excited about in these challenging times with a tumultuous global economy tremendous poverty and a fragile planet our role as educational leaders has never been more important together during this conference and through collaborative efforts as an earcos learning community in the months and years ahead we can help educate and launch those young leaders that our world so desperately needs our keynote speakers john joseph william lishman and alan november in addition to our impressive slate of workshop presenters will challenge your thoughts and stimulate profound learning your colleagues will then help you to integrate and apply these ideas so that you can go back and enhance the learning in your schools i think we re in for a kota kinabalu treat warmly tim carr american school in japan earcos president earcos president american school in japan tim carr dear delegates welcome to the earcos administrators conference eac 2008 and the sutera harbour resort here in kota kinabalu sabah malaysia it is exciting to be on borneo and celebrating earcos s 40th conference the sutera complex provides numerous opportunities to be active while enjoying our conference activities take time to play tennis squash bowl snorkel go diving or play a round of golf we hope you enjoy our effort to promote good health by providing each delegate a pedometer and hope you join the earcos 10,000-steps-a-day club while enjoying the conference and our functions the eac has three excellent keynote presenters in john joseph william lishman and alan november 11 preconference offerings and 119 workshop sessions geared to meet our administrators and boards of trustees needs earcos appreciates our administrators who have volunteered to present workshops and a special thanks to tom hawkins and his administrative team who are providing a one-day session i also appreciate international school of kuala lumpur board chair martin rushworth for working with ralph davison to facilitate the board member workshop these efforts make earcos a great organization to be part of welcome to tim carr our new board president and members of the earcos board they provide invauable guidance in implementing our strategic plan which is in its third year i hope you find the time to meet them all and let them know if you have any helpful suggestions they are a great group of people providing service to our organization 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 you appreciate their sponsorships that help us provide the best conference possible thanks to our staff of linda vitz elaine bridgette edzel robert and ver i m proud and happy to be the director of this wonderful organization richard krajczar earcos executive director dick krajczar and the earcos team executive director

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table of contents 04 05 06 08 09 10 12 13 14 15 16 18-19 20-21 21-22 22 24 25-26 26-27 28-29 30-31 31 32-33 33 34-46 47 conferenceataglance suteraharbourmaps earcosstrategicplan earcosregistrationinformation pre-conferences welcomeorientationfornewheadsofearcos/earcosboard receptionforconferencepresenters openingcocktailreception protestant/catholicservice 1st day of conference welcometodelegates keynoteaddressbyalan november hospitalityloungebysodexo schoolboardpre-conference earasbopre-conference session1 session2 session2continued iasaslunchmeeting acamislunchmeeting jcislunchmeeting brentinternationalschooladministrator smeeting annualgeneralmeeting job-a-likes sabahnight culturaleveningbazaar&receptionincludingmalaysianmusicdance 2nd day of conference wascbreakfastmeetingforearcosaccreditationcommittee breakfastmeetingforheadsofa/osassistedschools breakfastmeetingformrisa studentkeynotebymalini bose seoulforeignschool keynoteaddressbyjohn joseph hospitalityloungebysodexo athleticdirectors institute session3 session4 session5 exploresabah,golfouting,andeveningfree tours-pleasecontactborneopassagesnearearcosregistrationdesk issheadofschoolsmeeting-robambrogi 3rd day of conference breakfastmeetingforheadsofsmallindonesianschools aaie/aishbreakfastgatheringupdateincludingprogressontherecruitingtaskforce keynoteaddressbywilliam lishman hospitalityloungebysodexo athleticdirectors institute session6 session7 specialsession:associatememberspresentation session8 apac head of schools athletic director s meeting session9 marilyngeorge/margaretalvarez/evakampits­servingonacis cis/wascorcis/neascvisitingcommittee cocktailreception galadinner presenters biography conferencedelegates 2 earcos administrators conference 2008

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conference at a glance earcos registration desk hour location pacific function room 3 october 30 2008 october 31 2008 november 1 2008 november 2 2008 13:00-19:00 07:30-22:00 07:30-19:00 07:00-18:00 08:00-8:15 opening remarks announcement by sean o maonaigh earcos board student keynote malini bose seoul foreign school keynote address john joseph title the four words sponsored by insurance services international hospitality lounge by sodexo tea coffee break sponsored by inresonance athletic directors institute session 3 session 4 session 5 explore sabah golf outing and evening free tours please contact borneo passages near earcos registration desk iss head of schools meeting rob ambrogi 08:15-09:15 08:00-16:00 09:15-09:45 09:45-11:00 09:45-11:00 11:10-12:25 12:30-13:45 14:00 14:30 14:15-16:30 thursday october 30 2008 08:00-17:00 earcos board meeting at the pacific function rm 8 friday october 31 2008 08:30-16:30 leadership through partnership ltp earcos school heads board chairs only wasc visiting team 17:00-18:30 acamis board meeting saturday november 1 2008 08:30-16:00 pre-conferences 08:30-17:00 apac athletic directors meeting 17:30-18:00 welcome orientation for new heads of earcos earcos board 18:00-19:00 reception for conference presenters 19:00-21:00 opening cocktail reception sunday november 2 2008 1st day of conference 07:15 protestant catholic service 08:00-09:30 conference opening welcome to delegates tim carr earcos president dick krajczar earcos executive director datuk tengku adlin chairman sabah tourism board keynote address alan november title transforming the the culture of teaching and learning sponsored by iss 8:00-16:30 hospitality lounge by sodexo 09:30-10:00 tea coffee break sponsored by lehigh university 10:00-16:45 athletic directors institute 10:00-16:30 pre-conference school board earasbo 10:00-11:15 session 1 11:20-12:30 session 2 12:30-13:30 lunch break iasas lunch meeting acamis lunch meeting jcis lunch meeting brent international school administrators meeting 13:30-14:15 annual general meeting for earcos heads only 13:30-17:00 job-a-likes 15:00-15:30 tea coffee break sponsored by college board 19:00-22:00 sabah night bazaar reception including malaysian music dance monday november 3 2008 2nd day of conference 06:45-7:45 wasc breakfast meeting for earcos accreditation committee breakfast meeting for heads of a/os assisted schools breakfast meeting for mrisa tuesday november 4 2008 3rd day of conference 06:45-07:45 breakfast meeting for heads of small indonesian schools aaie/aish breakfast gathering update including progress on the recruiting task force hosted by tim carr elsa lamb 08:00-08:15 opening remarks/announcement by larry jones earcos board 08:15-9:30 keynote address william lishman title the gift of learning disabilities sponsored by studywiz by etech group 08-00:16:30 hospitality lounge by sodexo 10:00-12:45 athletic directors institute 09:30-10:00 tea coffee break sponsored by tadley asia limited 10:00-11:15 session 6 11:30-12:45 session 7 12:45-13:45 lunch break special session for associate members presentation 13:45-15:00 session 8 14:00-15:00 apac head of schools athletic directors meeting 15:00-15:30 tea coffee break sponsored by perkins eastman 15:30-16:45 session 9 16:00-18:00 wasc serving as a visiting committee members 17:30-18:30 reception welcome to associate and earcos board members 19:00 gala evening wednesday november 5 2008 08:30-16:30 marilyn george margaret alvarez eva kampits ­ serving on a cis cis/wasc cis/neasc visiting committee reminder to all delegates name tag are required at all conference sessions and social events 4 earcos administrators conference 2008

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meeting banquets floor plan sutera harbour kota kinabalu sutera harbour resort a hotel property located in the heart of the capital of sabah kota kinabalu on the shore near manukan island comprises the 5-star luxury hotel accommodation of the city-style the pacific sutera and resortstyle the magellan sutera the two hotels part of the resort property are a mere 10 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the heart of kota kinabalu the city has mt kinabalu as its backdrop and manukan island and the other islands of the tunku abdul rahman marina park dotting the ocean making sutera harbour resort with its luxurious hotel accommodation the ideal base from which to explore sabah the pacific sutera level 2 lobby level the magellan sutera level 1 the pacific sutera level 3 the magellan sutera level 2 the pacific sutera level 3 5 earcos administrators conference 2008

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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 earcos vision awards and grant program for students and adults 3 earcos facilitates virtual education projects that support student learning foster friendship understanding leadership and intellectual challenge strategy c develop regional and worldwide collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster access to expertise 1 earcos develops collaborative relationships with external organizations that support the needs of earcos member schools strategy d connect schools communities and individuals through the use of effective latest technologies to promote collaboration intercultural understanding and access to broader educational opportunities 1 earcos schools use a range of technologies that support collaborative efforts and staff development 2 in collaboration with earcos universities provide e-learning opportunities that allow for staff development and credentialing opportunities 3 the earcos web site is a valuable tool offering a broad range of collaborative services enhancing staff and student development and a resource for educational opportunities within earcos strategy e conduct relevant research and communicate resulting data to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices 1 earcos is a data driven organization and models this paradigm for school use 2 earcos supports data driven decision-making through the use of electronic surveys 3 earcos identifies and support research to assess the impact of professional development efforts on student learning core values to support the earcos mission we will develop collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster greater access to expertise provide targeted and differentiated professional development opportunities for member communities connect schools communities and individuals through the use of technology to promote collaboration communication intercultural understanding and access to broader educational opportunities engage adults and students in learning opportunities that develop leadership diversity and capacity within our communities engage adults and students in learning activities across the region that will promote friendship understanding and global citizenship conduct and communicate research and archive relevant data to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices in accomplishing its mission and vision earcos will play a prominent leadership role throughout the global educational community strategies and list of results strategy a provide specific targeted and differentiated professional development opportunities for various member communities 1 earcos sponsored grant process financially supports action research by and for earcos members pertinent to the educational process in asia 2 list serves/web page resources facilitate inter-school communication regarding issues relevant to specific disciplines or job categories 3 subject-specific conferences meet the professional development needs in selected disciplines or job categories both at the major conference site and at separate stand-alone conferences at different locations and times 4 consortiums of schools based on professional development interests and needs collaboratively identify and support this best practices 5 faculty in earcos schools share expertise to support targeted professional development needs at the school site 6 a cohort of trained affordable facilitators is available to work with boards and trustees throughout the region 7 earcos facilitates a mentor program for new school heads and new principals 8 earcos through its aspiring leadership programs encourages its members to pursue leadership positions 9 offering a greater choice of breadth and/or depth at the major annual conferences earcos develops new and varied formats for conferences strategy b engage students and adults in learning activities across the region that will foster friendship understanding and global citizenship 1 earcos sponsors an annual student leadership conference 2 student service projects are recognized and supported by global citizen 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 advancement 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 6 earcos administrators conference 2008

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registration room october 30 2008 october 31 2008 november 1 2008 november 2 2008 8:00-17:00 13:00-19:00 07:30-22:00 07:30-19:00 07:00-18:00 earcos registration earcos registration earcos registration earcos registration pacific function room 3 thursday october 30 2008 earcos board meeting pacific function rm 8 8:30-16:30 friday october 31 2008 ralph davison leadership through partnership planning for school and personal success open to earcos heads and school board chairs only wasc visiting team wasc self-study and visiting committee 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 acamis board meeting magellan meeting rm 4 magellan meeting rm 3 17:00-18:30 saturday november 1 2008 pre-conferences 8:30-17:00 8:30-16:00 apac athletic directors meeting school board pre-conference facilitator ralph davison open to all board members especially those attending for the first time and who have never had a formal board training seminar this workshop will highlight effective governance using the nais trustee handbook for international schools business managers pre-conference earasbo continues on sunday after keynote pacific function rm 1 magellan meeting rm 2 magellan meeting rm 4 krista slade mike miller case ­ triumvirate for success proven strategies for heads directors and board members the case pre-conference will examine in detail key success factors in advancement leadership for international/independent schools heads working most effectively with their development staff and board volunteers we will look at the potential pitfalls of setting up a development office alongside potential and benefits with actual case studies and real-life examples where should the development function sit within a school s established hierarchy is the development function a senior or middle management role how much should you depend on the development function what can you reasonably expect your development office to achieve and how quickly how can you manage expectations using real-life examples stories role-playing exercises and benchmarking data this full day session will be co-lead by two senior advancement practitioners with international experience who can answer your questions and help set you on the road with excellent information/practical next steps tom hawkins and isb leadership team ­ turning the flywheel making a good school great heads/principals/boards ­ open to board members who have attended previous earcos board workshop and have long school board service the international school of beijing has created a model for successful school development based on the work of jim collins good to great in the social sector this pre-conference is intended for board members heads and senior administrators charged with setting the direction of their schools this interactive pre-conference will be followed later in the conference with sessions by each of the presenters on the various areas of good to great era planning building the framework disciplined people building the teams disciplined thought planning for the near and long-term disciplined action development of curriculum co-curricular programs and budget 8 magellan meeting rm 3 pacific function rm 8 pacific function rm 9 earcos administrators conference 2008

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saturday november 1 2008 pre-conferences 8:30-16:00 john joseph ­ learning with the brain in mind the past decade has seen an explosion of information about the brain and its function more has been learnt about the functioning of the human brain in the last decade than in all the proceeding centuries applied to classroom practice this information affirms many elements of taken-for-granted teaching practices and challenges numerous others `learning with the brain in mind provides a comprehensive approach to practice congruent with current understanding about brain development there is a strong balance between theory and practical classroom application andrew hoover bill kentta josh reckord ­ from breakdowns to breakthroughs it sometimes happens in organizations that members do not work well together people feel frustrated and very little gets done in this workshop we will discuss tools and strategies to use to address these problems and how to decide what to change we will focus on transforming your organizational capacity by equipping you with assessment and process tools for moving from what is to what might be via selective case studies we ll translate theory into practical realities karen moreau ­ developing and sustaining a standards-based curriculum during this workshop the following topics will be explored what is the importance of curriculum and what purpose does it serve components of a standards-based curriculum principles of backward design curriculum planning planning for a curriculum project and sustaining curriculum in an international school bernadette van houten ­ beyond awareness turning cultural competences into a competitive advantage this day will provide directors with a framework and practical applications for successfully incorporating and managing continued intercultural awareness learning and competences in increasingly global and competitive school communities a pro-active and systemic approach to inclusion increases integration of local and international staff pedagogical success and social and emotional well-being janet webster ­ international schools and special education looking before you leap in this pre-conference session we explore the challenges of the increasing number of students in international schools who have special educational needs the purpose of the session is to assist administrators in taking stock of where their school is and in envisioning where they would like it to be topics are addressed from an administrative perspective and include aligning philosophy and policies especially regarding admissions efficient and effective administrative structures and service delivery models financial and staffing issues and the impact on the regular program 8:30-16:30 marilyn george title wasc visiting committee chair training room hibiscus garden the 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 midterm visits room pacific function rm 10 pacific function rm 6 pacific function rm 7 pacific function rm 1 pacific function rm 5 17:30-18:00 welcome orientation for new heads of earcos/earcos board room cabana near pacific pool 18:00-19:00 reception for conference presenters room cabana near pacific pool 19:00-21:00 opening/cocktail reception at the marina back up magellan foyer earcos administrators conference 2008 9 ad size 3.75 by 5 inches

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sunday november 2 2008 1st day of conference 7:15 protestant service catholic service room pacific function rm 7 pacific function rm 6 pacific grand ballroom 8:00-9:30 welcome to delegates tim carr earcos president connie buford exoficio office of overseas schools u.s department of state dick krajczar earcos executive director datuk tengku adlin sabah tourism board chairman introduction to speaker dan scinto international schools services keynote address sponsored by international schools services pacific grand ballroom alan november transforming the culture of teaching and learning a powerful new culture of empowered teaching and fearless learning is emerging access to more timely information and communication tools can empower educators to focus on the individual learning needs of their students these same tools can lead to more collegiality build stronger community relationships and empower students to be more self-directed this workshop presents clear examples of how this new culture has been achieved biography alan november is an international leader in education technology he began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in boston harbor he has been director of an alternative high school computer coordinator technology consultant and university lecturer he has helped schools governments and industry leaders improve the quality of education through technology audiences enjoy alan s humor and wit as he pushes the boundaries of how to improve teaching and learning his areas of expertise include planning across curriculum staff development new school design community building and leadership development he has delivered keynotes and workshops in all fifty states across canada and throughout the uk europe asia and central america alan was named one of the nation s fifteen most influential thinkers of the decade by technology and learning magazine in 2001 he was listed one of eight educators to provide leadership into the future by the eisenhower national clearinghouse in 2007 he was selected to speak at the cisco public services summit during the nobel prize festivities in stockholm sweden his writing includes numerous articles and best-selling book empowering students with technology alan was a co-founder of the stanford institute for educational leadership through technology and is most proud of being selected as one of the original five national christa mcauliffe educators each summer alan leads the building learning communities summer conference with world-class presenters and international participants visit novemberlearning.com/blc for more details 8:00-16:30 9:30-10:00 10:00-16:45 10:00-16:30 hospitality lounge by tea coffee break sponsored by pacific foyer level 3 athletic directors institute school board precon facilitator ralph davison assisted by martin rushworth iskl open to all board members attending the conference topic address in various issues this will include presentations and group discussions pertaining to current issues facing our earcos schools earasbo business managers precon continued magellan meeting rm 2 magellan meeting rm 4 magellan meeting rm 3 10 earcos administrators conference 2008

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iss educational staffing is headed overseas again in 2009 where bangkok will be our first recruiting venue of the year contact us to obtain registration details for your school or to update your professional file to interview at our international recruitment centers registration deadline is december 1 2008 2009 ircs bangkok thailand 6­10 january 2009 miami fl 15­18 january 2009 san francisco ca 8­12 february 2009 philadelphia pa 16­19 february 2009 for tri-association member schools administrative recruitment day­9 feb iss partnered with council of international schools iss educational staffing princeton new jersey 08543 usa 609.452.0990 edustaffing@iss.edu www.iss.edu international schools services building a global foundation for education since 1955

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sunday november 2 2008 session 1 10:00-11:15 karen burke leadership brain based learning promising practices for improving school leadership part 1 decades of research on brain-based learning differentiation and learning styles has impacted school leadership styles this session will include research-based suggestions for addressing practical issues of school leadership and the competencies that characterize successful leaders in education and related professions participants will be introduced to instruments utilized in the assessment of leadership characteristics based on brain-based learning theories jarik conrad leadership the fragile mind its impact on human relations part 1 the human brain is one of the most powerful machines on earth despite its undeniable prowess this remarkable machine can lead us astray particularly regarding complex people-related issues the presenter will review the significant role of emotional intelligence in achieving intercultural sensitivity dr conrad helps participants become a cultural connoisseurs andy davies leadership intercultural sensitivity among teachers at an international school andy has been exploring the usefulness of assessing the intercultural sensitivity of faculty and administrators at international schools the potential for recruitment the implications for professional development and the profile of an international educator accreditation marilyn george margaret alvarez eva kampitts becoming accredited essential elements the session will address the essential elements that must exist and be operating effectively in a school whose purpose is to move into the accreditation process that focuses on high student achievement and ongoing improvement this includes the following areas philosophy governance administration and organizational issues staffing instructional program student support culture and resources leadership walt gmelch managing conflict and colleagues part 1 this session will address three rs of creative conflict management 1 recognize the nature and causes of conflict 2 assess your key interpersonal conflict responses and styles and 3 practice the art of principled resolution part 1 investigates causes strategies and styles of conflict management part 2 explores techniques for principled conflict resolution and how to work with difficult colleagues dennis harter technology/curriculum i.t curriculum 2.0 ­ a different model for technology integration most schools value technology integration ­ but how are their common accepted standards and are they focused on the right learning for students is it accessible to teachers this workshop will share a different approach to embedded i.t learning that we are developing and implementing at international school bangkok tom hawkins robbie briggs tamera fillinger leadership good to great era planning building the framework the international school of beijing has created a model for successful school development based on the work of jim collins good to great in the social sector this session is intended for board members and heads who work to set the framework hedgehog concept and annual goals of the school learn to develop a mission-driven framework and indicators for success deanne magnusson dr gerald fry leadership cross cultural perspectives on leadership west meets east the complex relationship between globalization and internationalization has dramatically increased the need for cross cultural understanding and competence among educational leaders the influence of culture on the many dimensions of leadership and the implications for school leaders working in diverse international contexts will be emphasized session participants will be provided with the opportunity for an interactive discussion of the globe study based on 62 countries and cultures findings which examine the important relationship between global leadership and organizational behavior maggie moon curriculum supporting collaboration among teachers ­ curriculum mapping and units of study across a writing year this workshop will explain the importance of developing year-long plans for writing instruction using units of study in the writing workshop when teachers collaborate the consistency provided for students across a grade and years helps ensure overall student progress and growth in writing as well as teacher collaboration room pacific function rm 4 pacific function rm 10 pacific function rm 6 hibiscus garden pacific function rm 7 pacific function rm 8 pacific function rm 9 pacific function rm 1 pacific ballroom 3 12 earcos administrators conference 2008

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sunday november 2 2008 session 1 continued 10:00-11:15 alan november technology teaching zack to think developing critical thinking skills on the net too many students are not sure how to separate fact from fiction on the internet the internet can provide any version of the truth to support almost any belief we can teach students how to read the grammar of the internet and to apply strategies to validate information on a website this popular workshop provides step-by-step teaching tips that help students and teachers think critically about internet information robert pangrazi all discipline using pedometers to promote moderate to vigorous physical activity in youth attendees will participate in this session it will involve a number of walking activities to learn how pedometers can be used to measure steps physical activity time and moderate to vigorous physical activity the goal of the session is to teach participants the value and ease of using a pedometer to monitor daily physical activity goal setting strategies for students will also be included in the session development phil stroup fund raising in international schools what works we know international schools face unique fund-raising challenges and that transplanted approaches may be costly and ineffective how best to fund-raise when an alumni group might not be your best source for major gifts a carefully crafted strategic development plan sdp that is built on research goals metrics and strategies is the foundation of success development directors and those responsible for advancement functions have asked for approaches that make sense learn how to develop a sdp s that can dovetail your school improvement efforts and bring about results that can help the students at your school 11:20-12:30 room pacific ballroom 1 2 pacific function rm 2 pacific function rm 5 session 2 karen burke all discipline/curriculum brain based learning promising practices for improving school leadership part 2 decades of research on brain-based learning differentiation and learning styles has impacted school leadership styles this session will include research-based suggestions for addressing practical issues of school leadership and the competencies that characterize successful leaders in education and related professions participants will be introduced to instruments utilized in the assessment of leadership characteristics based on brain-based learning theories jarik conrad leadership the fragile mind its impact on human relations part 2 the human brain is one of the most powerful machines on earth despite its undeniable prowess this remarkable machine can lead us astray particularly regarding complex people-related issues the presenter will review the significant role of emotional intelligence in achieving intercultural sensitivity dr conrad helps participants become cultural connoisseurs kathy daulton curriculum how to find time to tackle big pk-12 curriculum issues tired of starting from scratch on the math curriculum yet one more time how to take advantage of curriculum mapping and related administrative policies to update most existing classroom curriculum annually leaving you and your faculty more time and energy to systematically undertake school-wide needs like assessment or program evaluation walt gmelch leadership managing conflict and colleagues part 2 this session will address three rs of creative conflict management 1 recognize the nature and causes of conflict 2 assess your key interpersonal conflict responses and styles and 3 practice the art of principled resolution part 1 investigates causes strategies and styles of conflict management part 2 explores techniques for principled conflict resolution and how to work with difficult colleagues alan knobloch leadership walk-through observations too many teachers and not enough time walk-through observations provide administrators with an efficient way to see teaching and learning in action in addition walk-through observations help administrators gather data about current classroom practices this workshop will show administrators how to facilitate teacher reflection based on the walk-through observations and the conversations that result from them in addition a variety of methods for involving teachers in walk-through observations will be shared pacific function rm 4 pacific function rm 10 pacific function rm 6 pacific function rm 7 pacific function rm 2 earcos administrators conference 2008 13

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