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e t c our global impact my responsibility service stewardship sustainability teachers conference 2009 kota kinabalu sabah malaysia march 25-28 2009 7th earcos 20 09

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the earcos board members about earcos the east asia regional council of overseas schools is an organization of 112 member schools in east asia these schools have a total of more than 72,000 prek to 12th grade students earcos also has 102 associate members textbook and software publishers and distributors universities financial planners architectural firms insurance companies youth organizations etc and 41 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 tim carr president general information sean o maonaigh vice president larry jones secretary earcos holds one administrators 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 triannual which is distributed to its members three times a year and a directory of all of its members objectives and purposes tom hawkins treasurer ann fowles director at large 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 david toze director at large deidre fischer director at large to cooperate with other organizations and individuals pursuing the same objectives as this council earcos staff brent mutsch 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 workshops edzel drilo robert viray accountant

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welcome message from the executive director dear etc delegates welcome to the earcos teachers conference etc 2009 at the sutera harbour in kota kinabalu we would like to thank datuk adlin and clarice boon mei ling of sabah tourism office for providing entertainment at our thursday evening welcome reception kk is a new venue for us and we appreciate the hospitality of the entire hotel staff led by ravi kathiravelu and jocelyn untasan i hope you will take advantage of the large number of facilities and also visit the sites of amazing sabah the etc has three excellent keynote presenters in alan atkisson william lishman and john liu 12 preconference offerings and 116 workshop sessions geared to meet our teachers needs the environment is the theme through out our program and we will attempt to be as green as possible in addition our job-a-like sessions will provide an opportunity for teachers to meet with their colleagues who work in similar areas there will we have a record number of 62 teacher workshop sessions that are always practical and well presented please support your fellow teachers the earcos global citizen student presenters will begin each general session and i know you will enjoy and marvel at what these young men and women have to say i hope you become a global citizen award advocate and support it in your home school etc would like to recognize linda sills earcos associate director who will be leaving earcos in june her efforts have been greatly appreciated and we will thank her at our opening session she will always be a resource from who earcos will seek suggestions and advice the earcos staff has worked endless hours to assist with the many details and logistics the contributions of vitz elaine ver edzel brigette and robert and their attention to detail are commendable even though we have no host school we have received help from with av from the international school of kuala lumpur iskl and mont kiara international school mkis finally it is always my wish for our delegates to make good contacts be challenged by our presenters renew friendships and enjoy our hospitality visit our exhibitors and let them know that we appreciate their sponsorship that help us provide the best i m proud and happy to be the director of this wonderful organization dick krajczar earcos executive director 1 earcos teachers conference 2009 kota kinabalu malaysia

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earcos mission earcos vision earcos mission vision strategic plan 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 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 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 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 awards and grant program for students and 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 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 2 earcos teachers conference 2009 kota kinabalu malaysia

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the earcos advisory committee 2008-2009 the advisory committee was first established before earcos began organizing the teachers conference in 2000 the makeup of the committee is as follows one representative from each of the original seatcco hosting schools one representative from each of the original cercos hosting schools one representative from each earcos country not represented by seatcco or cercos hosting schools one representative from the earcos curriculum coordinators and one representative from the earcos iss international schools services schools special thanks to the advisory committee for your guidance and support throughout the year your efforts are much appreciated by the entire earcos community current committee members are international school bangkok international school of kuala lumpur jakarta international school singapore american school hong kong international school international school manila shanghai american school taipei american school the international school of beijing cambodia representative japan representative myanmar representative vietnam representative curriculum coordinators representative iss schools representative michael peach kenny peavy elaine leavitt nanette carreon-ruhter dee mulligan dale hutchison karen campbell michael fox stella ellis warren bowers international school phnom pehn mike moody american school in japan heidi pullen international school yangon erin mccall international school ho chi minh city ann straub international school bangkok lisa mangelsdorf caltex american school school leadership become a more effective educator with a convenient program designed for international educators in asia earn a master s/credential in international school leadership qualified students can earn a stateside principal certificate classes conveniently offered at the earcos teachers conference and in the earcos region contact for more information dr christopher thomas cnthomas@usfca.edu dr dennis ray dray@wsu.edu dean walt gmelch whgmelch@usfca.edu

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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 ballroom 1 ballroom 2 ballroom 3 meeting banquets floor plan ballroom the pacific sutera level 2 lobby level foyer the magellan sutera level 1 the pacific sutera level 3 the magellan sutera level 2 the pacific sutera level 3 4 earcos teachers conference 2009 kota kinabalu malaysia

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table of contents conference at a glance pages 1 2 3 4 5 6-9 10 welcome message from the executive director earcos mission vission strategic plan earcos advisory committee sy 2008-2009 meeting banquets floor plan conference at a glance pre-conferences 1st day of conference student keynote alexandra eduque ism keynote address alan 11-12 13 14-16 18-21 monday march 23 2009 8:30-16:30 pre-conference international school leadership program tuesday march 24 2009 8:30-16:30 pre-conferences wednesday march 25 2009 8:30-16:30 17:00-18:00 18:00-18:30 pre-conferences meeting for teacher representatives reception for teacher representatives atkisson thursday march 26 2009 8:00-8:15 8:15-8:30 8:30-9:30 session 1 job-a-like sessions session 2 session 3 reception for special presenters keynote speakers and etc advisory committee by invitation only crafts fair welcome reception and sabah north borneo night 2nd day of conference student keynote patrick farrelly ishcmc keynote speaker william 22 9:30-10:00 10:00-11:30 11:30-13:00 13:15-14-15 14:15-14:45 14:45-16:15 17:00-18:00 18:00-20:00 18:00-20:00 lishman 23-24 25-27 28-30 31-32 34 session 4 session 5 session 6 session 7 3rd day of conference student keynote yuka fukuda iskl keynote speaker john opening remark announcement student keynote alexandra duque ism keynote address alan atkisson sponsored by iss title the hope graph how to accelerate and deepening the practice of education for sustainable development sponsored by michigan state univ coffee break session 1 job-a-like sessions lunch session 2 coffee break sponsored by univ of san francisco session 3 reception for special presenters keynote speakers and etc advisory committee members by invitation only crafts fair welcome reception and sabah north borneo night dinner dance music friday march 27 2009 8:00-8:15 8:15-8:30 liu 35-36 37-39 40-41 42 43-48 48-57 58-63 session 8 session 9 session 10 tours those interested please contact borneo passages near earcos registration desk reception for the exhibitors and etc advisory committee members by invitation only gala dinner post conference with kenny peavy workshop presenters biographies teacher presenters biographies etc2009 delegates 9:30-10:00 10:00-11:30 11:45-12:45 12:45-13:15 13:30-14:45 14:45-15:15 15:15-16:30 17:00-18:00 opening remarks announcement student keynote patrick farrelly ishcmc keynote address william lishman sponsored by buffalo state suny title if we are not part of the solution we are part of the problem coffee break sponsored by the learning curve planner session 4 session 5 lunch compliments of earcos box lunch session 6 coffee break sponsored by college board session 7 reception for teacher workshop presenters by invitation only saturday march 28 2009 6:15 8:00-8:15 8:15-8:30 earcos registration desk hours room magellan meeting rm 7 8 march 24 march 25 march 26 march 27 march 28 13:00 20:00 07:00 23:00 07:00 17:00 07:00 17:00 07:00 17:00 9:15-9:45 9:45-11:15 11:30-12:30 12:30-13:00 13:15-14:45 14:45 18:00-19:00 19:00-21:00 annual charity fun run opening remarks announcements student keynote yuka fukuda iskl keynote address john liu title earth s hope­ responding to climate change by healing the planet coffee break sponsored by wasc session 8 session 9 lunch compliments of earcos session 10 tours those interested please contact borneo passages near earcos registration desk reception for the exhibitors and etc advisory committee members by invitation only gala dinner monday march 29 2009 tuesday march 30 2009 post conference with kenny peavy thank you to all delegates see you at the next etc2010 in manila philippines 5 earcos teachers conference 2009 kota kinabalu malaysia

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pre-conferences monday march 23 `09 8:30-16:30 10:00-10:30 international school leadership program university of san francisco washington state university pacific function room 5 pacific function room 5 foyer pacific function room 1 coffee break tuesday march 24 `09 pre-conference time 8:30-16:30 julie harris title ib geography workshop the focus of this workshop will be to present the differences between the previous syllabus and the new syllabus which comes into effect in september 2009 and january 2010 we will look at potential schemes of work and also discuss strategies for implementing of the new higher level extension the new wiki site which is being developed with resources will be looked at and hopefully added to sample papers and sample answers should be available for all three external components allowing for discussion and marking practice the new ia criteria will also be discussed and i hope to have marked model examples with this being a level 3 workshop it will be an ideal opportunity to share resources teaching strategies and fieldwork successes participants are encouraged to contact me with specific questions and concerns so that the workshop can be tailored to meet their needs they are also encouraged to bring examples of extended essays internal assessments and other resources to share with the group lorne young title ib environmental systems and societies this mixed-level environmental systems and societies ess workshop will present the differences between the previous course es and the new transdisciplinary course ess by focusing on the new syllabus new ia criteria new psow new external examination papers new integration of tok and ict into the program new extended essay criteria and the changing role of the group 4 project in this course with the range in levels of the participants it will be an ideal opportunity to share resources teaching strategies and practical lab activities and field studies techniques emphasis will be placed on the transdisciplinary aspect of the course and there will be joint sessions with the geography workshop to discuss the integration of group 3 and group 4 through ess participants are encouraged to contact the workshop leaders with specific questions and concerns so that the workshop can be tailored to meet their needs they are also encouraged to bring examples of labs and other resources to share with the group jim gerber title ap calculus workshop this two-day workshop will focus on content and instructional techniques for both ap® calculus ab and ap calculus bc using activities as a motivation we will explore the topics covered in both courses in a way that supports student understanding and also maximizes the level of student preparation for the ap exams in our session we will pay particular attention to teaching strategies textbooks supplementary material selection and effective use of technology jim spellicy title ap economics workshop the two-day workshop will focus on both helping your students find success on the ap microeconomics and ap macroeconomics exams as well as managing the work involved in teaching the courses we will begin with analyses of the 2008 ap exams and consider the topics that proved most challenging for students the institute will address the following topics how to set up a course what books to consider using reducing grading time the essentials of graphing and projects and simulations to keep students engaged participants will share best practices and create a network of support expect a fast-paced experience with great ideas and many laughs each participant will come away better prepared to teach his or her courses international school leadership program university of san francisco washington state university pacific function room 2 pacific function room 4 morning coffee break 10:00-10:30 lunch room pacific function rm 1-6 foyer pacific function room 6 12:00-13:00 room fr/cafe boleh afternoon coffee break 14:30-15:00 room pacific function rm 1-6 foyer 6 pacific function room 5 earcos teachers conference 2009 kota kinabalu malaysia

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pre-conferences wednesday 25 march `09 8:30-16:30 julie harris title ib geography workshop the focus of this workshop will be to present the differences between the previous syllabus and the new syllabus which comes into effect in september 2009 and january 2010 we will look at potential schemes of work and also discuss strategies for implementing of the new higher level extension the new wiki site which is being developed with resources will be looked at and hopefully added to sample papers and sample answers should be available for all three external components allowing for discussion and marking practice the new ia criteria will also be discussed and i hope to have marked model examples with this being a level 3 workshop it will be an ideal opportunity to share resources teaching strategies and fieldwork successes participants are encouraged to contact me with specific questions and concerns so that the workshop can be tailored to meet their needs they are also encouraged to bring examples of extended essays internal assessments and other resources to share with the group lorne young title ib environmental systems and societies this mixed-level environmental systems and societies ess workshop will present the differences between the previous course es and the new transdisciplinary course ess by focusing on the new syllabus new ia criteria new psow new external examination papers new integration of tok and ict into the program new extended essay criteria and the changing role of the group 4 project in this course with the range in levels of the participants it will be an ideal opportunity to share resources teaching strategies and practical lab activities and field studies techniques emphasis will be placed on the transdisciplinary aspect of the course and there will be joint sessions with the geography workshop to discuss the integration of group 3 and group 4 through ess participants are encouraged to contact the workshop leaders with specific questions and concerns so that the workshop can be tailored to meet their needs they are also encouraged to bring examples of labs and other resources to share with the group alex clifton ista title storytelling in the classroom whether we teach primary middle or high school students and whether we teach language arts science social studies or arts ­ use stories in our classrooms the aim of this workshop is to explore innovative and challenging ways of using stories with our students we will address the following questions · where can we find good stories · what makes a good story · how can we use stories in different ways in the classroom · how can stories be used across a variety of educational contexts · what tools and strategies can we acquire to be able to use storytelling effectively with our students there will be opportunities during the day to develop resources and strategies specific to your subject area social sciences arts sciences languages your student s age range jim gerber title ap calculus workshop this two-day workshop will focus on content and instructional techniques for both ap® calculus ab and ap calculus bc using activities as a motivation we will explore the topics covered in both courses in a way that supports student understanding and also maximizes the level of student preparation for the ap exams in our session we will pay particular attention to teaching strategies textbooks supplementary material selection and effective use of technology jim spellicy title ap economics workshop the two-day workshop will focus on both helping your students find success on the ap microeconomics and ap macroeconomics exams as well as managing the work involved in teaching the courses we will begin with analyses of the 2008 ap exams and consider the topics that proved most challenging for students the institute will address the following topics how to set up a course what books to consider using reducing grading time the essentials of graphing and projects and simulations to keep students engaged participants will share best practices and create a network of support expect a fast-paced experience with great ideas and many laughs each participant will come away better prepared to teach his or her courses marilyn george wasc title serving as a visiting committee member and conducting a self-study this pre-conference session will 1 prepare earcos educators to serve on wasc visiting committees emphasizing the role and responsibilities of a wasc visiting committee member and 2 examine the essentials of the focus on learning process and its adaptability from a self-study perspective continuation next page pacific function room 1 pacific function room 2 rose garden pacific function room 4 pacific function room 6 pacific function room 7 7 earcos teachers conference 2009 kota kinabalu malaysia

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pre-conferences continuation of marilyn george workshop description who should attend · representatives from schools conducting future focus on learning self-studies · all interested teachers and other educators who have never served on an accreditation team or have served previously but are eager to learn more about serving on a focus on learning team · all teachers and other educators who are serving on focus on learning teams if they have not participated in a recent training why attend the session will provide an opportunity for earcos educators · to strengthen their understanding of focus on learning process from a school selfstudy and visiting committee perspective · to understand how focus on learning can be integrated with other school initiatives such as strategic planning · 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 · to become eligible to serve on visiting committees stephen buchmann hibiscus in the title thinking like a bug digital photography of rainforest insects morning then dr buchmann will present introductory material on using any digital camera to take going to macro close up photographs of insects flowers and other small found objects he will kipandi butterfly distribute handouts on this subject in the second half of this one day pre-conference farm and to workshop the participants will explore the grounds and gardens of the conference hotel the orchid and explore a local nature reserve we will look for diverse but often hidden camou garden in the flaged insects rainforest insects and other arthropods to observe and photograph dr afternoon buchmann is an expert on pollinators especially bees we will put out honey baits and see what types of stingless bees trigona spp arrive at the baits using many types of digital cameras we will explore the art of digital photography advice will be given on making fine art giclee prints from digital files using modern inkjet printers e.g epson printers catherine funk title effective teaming one of the most important contributors to student learning how to make it work for you and your students research is clear that effective teacher collaboration has a powerful impact on student success why is it so hard to make happen this pre-conference will focus on recognizing the characteristics of both functional and dysfunctional teams the role of the team members and the team leader and practical ways to help even the most successful teams become better the workshop is for elementary and middle school teachers it would be especially beneficial for a team to attend together josephine kim title a window and a mirror looking through a multicultural lens knowledge of oneself is essential to gaining a comprehensive understanding of who we are in relation to others through this program we will begin to unpack topics of racism discrimination stereotypes and prejudices and how these issues influence our interactions with students regardless of their racial ethnic and cultural backgrounds mary sean o halloran title critical mental health issues in international schools impacts and strategies for intervention eating disorders depression and self-harming behaviors pose considerable health issues for students and their families and are present in many schools and countries this workshop focuses on creating intervention teams within schools to focus on these issues topics include basic assessment interventions and developing resources and referral networks demonstrations will be conducted and there will be time to share experiences resources discuss sample cases and create plans to build a school team magellan meeting room 1 wednesday march 25 `09 pre-conference time 8:30-16:30 morning coffee break 10:00-10:30 lunch room pacific function rm.1-6 foyer pacific function room 9 12:00-13:00 room pacific ballroom 1 magellan ballroom 1 magellan meeting room 4 afternoon coffee break 14:30-15:00 8 room pacific ballroom foyer earcos teachers conference 2009 kota kinabalu malaysia

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pre-conferences wednesday 25 march `09 8:30-16:30 virginia rojas title scaffolding success for english language learners a toolkit for teachers this session models ways to support english learners language development and academic achievement simultaneously so students can meet the expectations of international-school curricula through responsive and equitable instruction these include time-honored esl strategies literacy strategies i.e reading and writing and instructional frameworks i.e assessment differentiation cooperative learning and co-teaching bernadette van houten title cultural competences for an increasingly diverse yet globalized environment our increasingly international and cosmopolitan students will benefit from meta-cultural awareness knowledge and intercultural competences this pre-conference will provide you with frameworks and strategies for enabling this learning in the curriculum through personal modeling and through specific activities janet webster title creating a system responsive to diversity this pre-conference explores the challenges of increasing diversity currently facing international schools and the ways special education personnel can create a service delivery model with more efficient referral and decision-making mechanisms and involve parents teachers and paraprofessionals in the development and implementation of learning support plans ieps international school leadership program university of san francisco washington state university magellan meeting room 2 pacific function room 8 magellan meeting room 5 pacific function room 5 17:00-18:00 meeting for teacher representatives magellan meeting room 3 pre-conferences 8:30-16:30 thursday 26 march 2009 international school leadership program university of san francisco washington state university 8:30-16:30 friday 27 march 2009 international school leadership program university of san francisco washington state university 8:30-16:30 saturday 28 march 2009 international school leadership program university of san francisco washington state university pacific function room 5 pacific function room 5 pacific function room 5 9 earcos teachers conference 2009 kota kinabalu malaysia

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8:00-8:15 opening remarks announcements dick krajczar earcos executive director magellan ballroom 2 8:15-8:30 student keynote magellan ballroom 2 alexandra eduque international school manila alexandra alex eduque received the 2008 earcos global citizenship award at international school manila born and raised in the philippines alex is fluent in both tagalog and english skills that she has actively used as the youth ambassador for habitat for humanity philippines as a dedicated volunteer for the organization she helps with building houses and fundraising efforts last fall alex was honored as the recipient of the prestigious habitat for humanity nehemiah award for distinguished volunteer services an international recognition from habitat international at school alex serves her peers as senior council treasurer and is an active member of the national honor society and on the editorial board of newsflash an ism publication alex will attend barnard college in new york city in the fall where she plans to study psychology and international relations conference opening thursday 26 march `09 keynote address sponsored by magellan ballroom 2 alan atkisson the hope graph how to accelerate and deepening the practice of education for sustainable development climate change resource scarcity food crises disappearing species we live in the world that the authors of books like the limits to growth 1972 warned us about over 30 years ago negative trends like these are accelerating and they also link together in ways that create unpredictable effects and problematic surprises in our world physical scientists and social scientists are increasingly concerned about these hidden tipping points in our planetary systems and research is increasingly focused on how to reduce the risk of going past a point of no return at the same time positive trends are also accelerating as whole societies mobilize to create circular economies embrace renewable energy conserve ecosystems and practice new forms of sustainable development that can lift people out of poverty and secure justice while sparing the earth our world is in a genuine race against time can we accelerate these positive developments and outrace the problems biography alan has been working at the forefront of innovation and practice in sustainability for over twenty years he is the author of two books he is also a co-author or contributor to a number of other websites journals and books alan is the originator of the isis method a step-by-step process for teaching learning and doing sustainable development in practice as well as the lead designer of the isis accelerator a comprehensive set of tools designed to support education and strategic action on sustainability alan also serves as president of the international network of resource information centers an international network of researchers and leaders working in systems and sustainability his professional experiences include owning and running a clothing design company in new york city managing the us branch of an international peace ngo servas editing the pioneering sustainability journal in context 1988-92 co-founding and leading sustainable seattle a model volunteer-driven program in civic indicator development that was copied around the world 1991-96 and directing the economic policy think-tank redefining progress 1996-97 keynote address 8:30-9:30 coffee break 10 9:30-10:00 coffee break sponsored by ballroom foyer earcos teachers conference 2009 kota kinabalu malaysia

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workshop session 1 thursday 26 march `09 10:00-11:30 alan atkisson title using isis an introduction to the isis method and the accelerator tools this workshop will provide participants with an overview of the isis method a generic way of structuring sustainability teaching and practice and the isis accelerator a set of tools designed to support educational and professional work in sustainability the accelerator tools are rapidly being adopted by schools public agencies and companies in east asia with a mixture of presentation case studies and short interactive exercises participants will get an orientation to the full sequence of isis-related techniques phoebe barash title an introductory look at conflict management building relationships part 1 educators face a variety of conflicts on a daily basis the purpose of this workshop is to build upon skills that each participant already possesses building on skills already in the `toolbox opening up communication and adding new tools each individual will be challenged to confront conflict creatively focus will be on building a common language around conflict resolution basic conflict management skills conflict triggers skills needed to facilitate difficult meetings building and improving relationships this will be accomplished by an introduction to basic conflict theory role plays and collaborative problem solving catherine funk title is administration for you the shortage of top caliber teachers interested in international schools has been a topic of much concern of late however the same is true of the administrative pool our earcos schools need strong administrators where better to find them than from our current teacher leaders this workshop will be a blatant plea for teachers to consider administration and provide helpful strategies for making that switch if it is for you bernadette van houten title rafa-rafa an experiential activity designed to increase cultural awareness many teachers find it valuable to introduce their students to the idea of culture and diversity using rafa ­rafa a simulation which focuses on the feelings attitudes and reactions generated whenever one experiences another culture of any kind guy roberts title who what where when why this session will provide a general overview of the international baccalaureate janet webster title everything you wanted to know about pervasive developmental disorders in this introduction to pervasive developmental disorders autism asperger s syndrome and pdd-nos referred to as asd or autism spectrum disorders we look at developmental tasks challenges all students must navigate on their journey through life to help us recognize when an idiosyncratic way of responding indicates the likelihood of asd jim spellicy title the nature of tax incidence how can price elasticity of demand be used effectively to teach students how the government levies taxes the workshop will focus on interactive ways to make excise taxes understandable through graphing joe levine title understanding and teaching the science of climate change global warming hits the headlines daily from the harsh reality of rising sea levels and melting glaciers to questions about the number and severity of tropical storms understanding the science behind headline news and politics is vital because human activity affects global as well as local ecological processes learn how to inject new enthusiasm and relevance into teaching this new ecology with cutting-edge information and exciting on-line resources note this talk blends pedagogical techniques physics chemistry earth science and biology into a presentation of interest to all science teachers maggie moon title read aloud with accountable talk thinking and talking deeply about books this workshop will show teachers how to successfully launch and sustain an important component of their daily literacy instruction called the interactive read aloud with accountable talk using the techniques of think aloud turn and talk and stop and jot teachers will learn how to plan their read aloud texts as well as ways to assess students magellan ballroom 2 pacific function room 2 magellan meeting room 1 pacific function room 8 pacific function room 1 magellan meeting room 5 pacific function room 6 pacific function room 10 pacific function room 9 11 earcos teachers conference 2009 kota kinabalu malaysia

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workshop session 1 thursday 26 march `09 virginia rojas title beyond words vocabulary strategies for all students all teachers part 1 vocabulary instruction must be a part of a comprehensive literacy program across all content areas if students are to have access to curricula concepts and understandings this session will interactively model instructional strategies for teaching distinct tiers of words in order to improve academic achievement mary sean o halloran title preventing childhood eating disorders ten tips for reducing the risk body image problems and over concern with dieting affect even young children school personnel may be the first to learn about a child with an unhealthy weight preoccupation it is far easier to prevent an eating disorder than to treat one we will look at the ten tips and discuss ideas for spreading the prevention campaign in our schools and communities david ott title using math games to differentiate instruction grades 4 5 6 participants will play math games focusing on skill and concept development in addition multiplication division and fractions participants will also identify the variables in each game that will allow for differentiation with students differences in skill proficiency and conceptual understandings david schwartz title math happens when children wonder about what they have read inspired by books children wonder about the world david has collected student work especially mathematical investigations that extend confirm and sometimes even refute statements in his many nonfiction children s books teachers can encourage the inquiries and the math with results that are impressive surprising sometimes hilarious and always educational jeff utecht title from communities to networks learning how to teach and learn with the web creating your own community or network on the web is a powerful teaching opportunity understanding where people are how communities form and how to create those connections to get you started is the key come learn the difference between a learning community and a learning network walk away understanding why creating a learning community with your students is a powerful teaching tool magellan meeting room 3 magellan meeting room 4 magellan meeting room 2 pacific function room 4 pacific function room 7 workshop session 1 10:00-11:30 breen o reilly david gran title creating a film culture 1 virtual literacy our students live in an increasingly visual world and visual literacy is the ability to get meaning from visual images how does film create meaning how can i best use film in my english literature class how can my students make documentaries that can be experienced by audiences beyond the classroom this workshop is a beginner s guide to getting started and opening your students eyes to a whole new way of seeing chip barder title teaching colleagues children/working with colleagues who teach my child there are inherent challenges when faculty and their own children are in the same school this workshop is designed to deal with this sometimes emotionally sensitive issue in an open and practical way the hoped-for outcome is that participants will leave with a range of strategies to effectively confront these challenges hibiscus magellan meeting room 6 steve smith title boxing for fitness and fundamentals rose garden this course is designed to introduce teachers to the fundamental skills strategy and tactics of boxing and prepare them to incorporate this exciting curriculum into their pe program safely and effectively boxing is a total fitness activity which helps students to improve their cardiovascular endurance muscle strength and endurance rhythm and timing quickness and self-confidence robert hulse title global climate change post-normal science i deconstructing ipcc reports the intergovernmental panel for climate change has published several key reports on global climate change and in particular human-caused global warming this workshop focuses on the content of these reports and the history structure and function of the ipcc participants will engage in activities that facilitate understanding of these historic documents including their strengths and weaknesses earcos teachers conference 2009 kota kinabalu malaysia magellan meeting room 1 12

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job-a-like sessions lunch thursday 26 march `09 11:30-13:00 job-a-like sessions lunch film/video job alike david gran breen o reilly shanghai american school international school of beijing linda greer-wegener shanghai american school mary meikle brent international school manila rena o regan elizabeth hines international school manila kenny peavy kerry dyke international school of kuala lumpur diny naus international school of the sacred heart sarah ting american international school of guangzhou sharon vipond hong kong international school jon wrzesinski shanghai american school/pudong campus hannah northcott mont kiara international school naomi umemura teda international school robinson kurth caltex american school jennifer magierowicz international school of beijing roy tomlinson singapore american school heather colb thai-chinese international school lilian canada united nations international school hanoi lisa maren thompson taejon christian international school charmaine gunther taejon christian international school andrea kroeker edwards canadian international school of hong kong hibiscus ms social studies hs english esl environment/green school kindergarten/reading ms/hs chinese media center-librarian ms/hs p.e 6-12 drama grades 1 2 grades 3 4 ms language arts hs math grade 5 es counseling ms/hs art ms/hs counseling technology pacific function rm 1 pacific function rm 6 magellan meeting rm 5 pacific function rm 9 magellan meeting rm 3 pacific function rm 4 pacific function rm 2 pacific function rm 8 rose garden magellan meeting rm 1 magellan meeting rm 2 magellan meeting rm 4 pacific ballroom 1 pacific ballroom 3 magellan ballroom 2 pacific function rm 10 magellan meeting rm 6 pacific function rm 7 box lunches will be served at the pacific ballroom foyer magellan ballroom foyer 13 earcos teachers conference 2009 kota kinabalu malaysia

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