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inspiration literacy connections citizens balance communicators choices teaching reflections decisions basics motivation people timing learning understanding inquiry collaborators world thinking inspiration literacy connections citizens balance communicators choices teaching reflections decisions basics motivation people timing learning understanding better 9 th earcos teachers conference 2011 kota kinabalu sabah malaysia march 24-26 2011 www.earcos.org

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the earcos board of trustees and staff about earcos the east asia regional council of schools is an organization of 116 member schools in east asia these schools have a total of more than 82,000 pre-k to 12th grade students and over 9,000 teachers and administrators earcos also has 111 associate members textbook and software publishers and distributors universities financial planners architectural firms insurance companies youth organizations etc and 21 individual members membership in earcos is open to elementary and secondary schools in east asia which offer an educational tim carr jakarta international school president program using english as the primary language of instruction and to other organizations institutions and sean o maonaigh international school ho chi minh city individuals interested in the objectives and purposes of the council vice president general information 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 to promote intercultural understanding and international friendship through the activities of member schools to broaden the dimensions of education of all schools involved in the council in the interest of a total program of education to advance the professional growth and welfare of individuals belonging to the educational staff of member schools to facilitate communication and cooperative action between and among all associated schools to cooperate with other organizations and individuals pursuing the same objectives as this council deidre fischer cebu international school secretary david toze international school manila treasurer ann fowles suzhou singapore international school trustee brent mutsch singapore american school trustee earcos staff tom farrell kaohsiung american school trustee ben norton int l christian school hong kong trustee dick krajczar executive director bill oldread assistant director chris akin bali international school trustee connie buford regional education officer east asia vitz baltero elaine repatacodo administrative assistant etc conference coordinator elc conference coordinator ver castro membership coordinator it coordinator robert viray accountant edzel drilo webmaster/newsletter weekend workshops

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welcome message from the executive director dear etc delegates welcome to the earcos teachers conference etc at sutera harbour resort what a great venue for the 9th etc we hope you will enjoy our great lineup of special presenters and the wonderful facilities of this conference site thanks to mr leipman mr ravi ms michelle and ms hasnaffina of the sutera harbour resort for their support to the etc the etc has three excellent keynote presenters in michael thompson geoff green and fred mednick we have 11 preconference offerings and 111 workshop sessions geared to meet our teachers needs in addition our job-a-like sessions will provide an opportunity for teachers to meet with their colleagues who work in similar areas etc will have 63 teacher workshop sessions which are always practical and well presented please support your fellow teachers students will again be highlighted in our general sessions two earcos global citizen students from the international school of kuala lumpur iskl and hong kong international school hkis will provide inspirational messages during the first two general sessions on thursday and friday two of the 2010 shanghai/earcos film festival winners will also be shown on saturday morning and introduced by david gran of shanghai american school sas our earcos schools have great talent so help support our students by being prompt for each general session thanks to all our etc teacher representatives who have spent many hours assisting their teachers with workshops registration for the conference and hotel and transportation arrangements without their dedication it would be impossible to host our conference the way we do thanks to our earcos staff members who have worked endless hours to assist with the many details and logistics the contributions of elaine vitz ver edzel and robert with their attention to detail are commendable our assistant director bill oldread has been invaluable in organizing our conference strands in science social studies early childhood chinese language counseling and technology 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 helps us provide the best conference possible i m proud and happy to be the director of this wonderful organization dick krajczar earcos executive director this program belongs to kotakinabalu sabah malaysia 01

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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 3 earcos facilitates virtual education projects that support student learning foster friendship understanding leadership and intellectual challenge strategy c develop collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster access to expertise earcos develops collaborative relationships with external organization 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 website is a valuable tool offering a broad range of collaborative services enhancing staff and student development and a resource for educational opportunities within earcos 4 earcos supports data driven decision-making through the use of electronic survey instruments strategy e conduct relevant research and communicate resulting data to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices earcos-sponsored grant process financially supports action research by and for earcos members pertinent to the educational process in asia earcos vision earcos mission vision strategic plan to support the earcos mission we will provide targeted and differentiated professional development opportunities for member communities engage adults and students in learning activities across the region that will promote friendship understanding and global citizenship develop collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster greater access to expertise connect schools communities and individuals through the use of technology to promote collaboration communication intercultural understanding and access to broader educational opportunities conduct and communicate research and archive relevant data to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices in accomplishing its mission and vision earcos will play a prominent 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 list serves/web page resources facilitate inter-school communication regarding issues relevant to specific disciplines or job categories 2 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 3 consortiums of schools based on professional development interests and needs collaboratively identify and support the best practices 4 faculty in earcos schools share expertise to support targeted professional development needs at the school site 5 a cohort of trained affordable facilitators is available to work with boards and trustees throughout the region 6 earcos facilitates a mentor program for new school heads and new principals 7 earcos through its aspiring leadership programs encourages its members to pursue leadership positions 8 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 adults 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 02 earcosteachers conference 2 0 1 1

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table of contents pages inside cover 1 2 4 8 12 earcos board of trustees and staff welcome message from the executive director earcos mission vision strategic plan sutera harbour hotel meeting banquets floor plan preconferences 1st day of conference student keynote ariane turley hong kong int l school keynote address michael thompson session 1 job-a-like sessions session 2 session 3 2nd day of conference session 4 student keynote nathaniel kaili tan int l school of kuala lumpur keynote address geoff green session 5 session 6 session 7 3rd day of conference session 8 film shorts shanghai student film festival keynote address fred mednick session 9 session 10 workshop presenters biographies teacher presenters biographies etc 2011 delegates conference at a glance tuesday 22 march 2011 8:30-16:30 8:30-16:30 10:00-10:30 12:30-13:30 14:30-15:00 17:00-18:00 18:00-18:30 8:00-8:15 8:15-8:30 8:30-9:30 preconferences preconferences morning coffee break lunch at the pacific cafe boleh afternoon coffee break meeting for teacher representatives reception for teacher representatives wednesday 23 march 2011 thursday 24 march 2011 first day of conference 13 16 17 20 24 26 27 30 32 34 36 38 42 46 52 60 9:30-10:00 10:00-11:30 11:30-12:30 12:30-13:30 13:45-14:45 14:45-15:15 15:15-16:45 18:30-21:00 announcements introduction of student keynote student keynote ariane turley hong kong international school keynote address michael thompson title coming to grip with boy s underachievement sponsored by international schools services coffee break sponsored by western association of schools and collegeswasc session 1 lunch job-a-like sessions session 2 teacher workshops coffee break sponsored by university of san francisco session 3 crafts fair bazaar welcome reception and sabah north borneo night session 4 coffee break sponsored by cognita announcement introduction of student keynote student keynote nathaniel kaili tan international school of kuala lumpur keynote address geoff grenn title inspiring generation g sponsored by walden university session 5 teacher workshops lunch session 6 coffee break sponsored by college board session 7 friday 25 march 2011 second day of conference 8:00-9:30 9:30-10:00 10:00-10:15 10:15-11:15 11:30-12:30 12:30-13:45 14:00-15:15 15:15-15:45 15:45-17:00 7:00 8:00-9:30 9:30-10:00 9:45-10:00 10:05-10:15 10:15-11:15 11:30-12:30 12:30-13:45 13:45-15:15 17:15-18:15 18:30-21:00 8:30-16:30 earcos registration desk hours room magellan meeting room 8 9 tuesday wednesday thursday friday saturday march 22 march 23 march 24 march 25 march 26 14:00-20:00 07:00-22:00 06:30-17:00 7:00-17:00 7:00-17:00 saturday 26 march 2011 third day of conference international school leadership program time 8:30-16:30 room pacific function room 5 friday 25 march 2011 thursday 24 march 2011 saturday 26 march 2011 university of san francisco washington state university charity fun run session 8 coffee break sponsored by global benefits group inc tiecare international opening remarks announcements film shorts shanghai student film festival title my brother madison boll concordia international school the box heari ko shanghai american school puxi keynote address fred mednick title global teacher professional development and achievement sponsored by global benefits group inc tiecare international session 9 teacher workshops lunch session 10 reception for exhibitors by invitation closing reception international school leadership progam usf/wsu chris thomas debra howard sunday 27 march 2011

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meeting banquets floor plan the magellan sutera the pacific sutera 04 earcosteachers conference 2 0 1 1

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preconferences tuesday 22 march 2011 marian dewane topic ap pre-ap science title pre-ap strategies topics for vertical teams in science this workshop is intended for middle and high school teachers including ap teachers who will be forming and/or strengthening an ap vertical team participants will develop research-based strategies for engaging students in science practices align curriculum and create an action plan for their ap vertical team the workshop conforms to the college board s mission particularly in promoting access and equity national science teachers association nsta standards national science foundation nsf standards and to ap science course standards and skills pacific function room 2 preconference time 8:30-16:30 cliff zeng topic ap chinese language and culture title ap chinese language and culture workshop the ap chinese language and culture course aims to prepare students according to the standards for foreign language learning in the 21st century workshop participants will review and discuss teacher materials that include ap chinese language and culture course syllabi content-related materials and sample student solutions from the advanced placement ap exam free-response questions as well as the grading procedure used for these student responses participants will also engage in discussions about strategies and activities and share best practices on chinese language and culture instruction pacific function room 1 wednesday 23 march 2011 chris thomas debra howard international school leadership program usf/wsu university of san francisco washington state university marian dewane topic ap pre-ap science title pre-ap strategies in science creating a learner-centered classroom teachers will learn how to create an interactive classroom that focuses on inquiry-based learning encourages higher levels of thinking and orchestrates discourse through speaking writing and graphic representation they will also learn strategies for inductive thinking discrepant events brainstorming group work and graphic organizers the workshop focuses on ways to design and use investigations write dynamic problems and enhance current classroom activities participants will learn how to develop learning skills for all students build assessments that monitor progress and foster scientific thinking without interrupting instruction the workshop conforms to the college board s mission particularly in promoting access and equity the national research council s national science education standards the american association for the advancement of science s aaas benchmarks for science literacy and to ap science courses standards and skills cliff zeng topic ap chinese language and culture title ap chinese language and culture workshop the ap chinese language and culture course aims to prepare students according to the standards for foreign language learning in the 21st century workshop participants will review and discuss teacher materials that include ap chinese language and culture course syllabi content-related materials and sample student solutions from the advanced placement ap exam free-response questions as well as the grading procedure used for these student responses participants will also engage in discussions about strategies and activities and share best practices on chinese language and culture instruction pacific function room 5 pacific function room 2 morning coffee break 10:00-10:30 lunch pacific function room 1 12:30-13:30 location pacific cafe boleh afternoon coffee break 14:30-15:00 08 earcosteachers conference 2 0 1 1

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preconferences wednesday 23 march 2011 8:30-16:30 marilyn george title serving as a visiting committee member and conducting a self-study this preconference session will 1 prepare 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 magellan rose garden magellan meeting doug anderson topic counseling room 1 title solution-focused counseling in the schools solution-focused counseling in the schools continues to gain popularity with school-based counselors psychologists and social workers because it is effective efficient easy to implement and research supported solution-focused counseling emphasizes student engagement in the change process and a focus on solutions strengths and exceptions to the problem instead of deficits solution-focused counseling is time-efficient and quickly fosters positive collaborative relationships with students for change participants will learn specific and practical k-12 solution-focused counseling skills through training videos case examples and experiential activities applications with parents teachers and groups and solution-focused approaches throughout the school will be briefly introduced magellan meeting lori boll eileen knobloch topic early childhood education room 2 title is this normal or could my student have a learning disability possible red flags in early childhood education teachers often find themselves in a classroom with 10-25 students who represent a tremendous range of academic ability how do we as educators know what to look for when trying to determine if a child may or may not have special learning needs in this workshop educators will learn to identify some red flags in their students autism dyslexia oppositional defiant disorder poor working memory and pragmatic language disorders are some of the special need areas that will be addressed this interactive workshop will include case studies videos and group discussion centered around the potential warning signs and simple accommodations we can make in the classroom to help each child succeed magellan meeting robert garmston william powell ochan kusuma-powell topic resiliency room 3 title resilience and robust learning an essential classroom partnership resilience is increasingly seen as the 4th r before reading riting and rithmetic without which academic skills and success in life does not occur resilience is in fact a necessary prerequisite to learning there are few predictors of success in life that are as powerful as resilience through the use of presentations simulations role-play activities case studies and personal reflection participants will examine how the three universal needs of identity potency and connectedness influence the development of learning resilience in children and young adults specifically participants will examine ways in which the needs for identity potency and connectedness are linked to student resilience acquire behavioral descriptors of resilience in classrooms understand why resilience is such a powerful predictor of classroom and life success challenge outmoded assumptions about intelligence develop stress mitigating factors and ways to build resiliency in classroom culture understand the power of expectancy theory in the classroom and the relationship to fixed and growth mind sets understand and enlarge student s coping mechanisms for stress this institute is appropriate for all classroom teachers k-12 specialist teachers counselors and administrators michael boll michael lambert magellan meeting topic visual thinking and literacy room 5 title going visual reaching today s students with image and auditory articulation the elements of visual language are becoming the fundamental grammar of visual message composition in our media-saturated culture and the new attention economy communication occurs just as much through images as through text data visualizations and graphics enhance our understanding of complex information as they draw upon our native ability to translate visual patterns and cues in this workshop we will share student examples and teaching strategies that will enhance students ability to think visually and communicate ideas in visual ways focus question what knowledge and skills are required to effectively learn and teach using visual media kotakinabalu sabah malaysia 09

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preconferences wednesday 23 march 2011 magellan meeting carl hobert topic social sciences strand room 10 title axis of hope teaching global citizenship in this interactive workshop carl hobert founder of the boston-based non-profit axis of hope will introduce participants to his theory of preventive diplomacy combining a rigorous nuanced understanding of current global events with the guiding principles of `getting to yes conflict resolution skills hobert will begin with what he calls a series of ice-breaker and team-building exercises that are fun but far from shallow these proceedings will serve to emphasize differences and commonalities between people and at the same time the nuts and bolts of diplomacy and conciliation hobert an unapologetically cockeyed optimist will then demonstrate why he believes youth can be taught to seek peaceful solutions even if the process requires restraint thoughtfulness and foresight he has crisscrossed the planet global citizen disciple trainees in tow to apply his theories of team building principled negotiation and getting to yes in messy real-life environments whether in the former killing fields of rwanda the bitterly divided fringes of mexico city or the gang-infested streets of american inner cities hobert s work is with the young sometimes as young as elementary school students the father of three young daughters two adopted from china he has said that if he were a politician his slogan would be it s the children stupid as participants cultivate a global awareness they will engage in a discussion of hobert s most popular conflict resolution case study used in schools around the world `whose jerusalem focusing on the arab-israeli conflict and designed to illuminate the cornerstones of hobert s preventive diplomacy the power of listening mutual respect negotiation and compromise in the end participants will learn how to use this and other axis of hope preventive diplomacy case studies in their own schools jeff utecht kim cofino magellan meeting topic technology room 4 title certificate of educational technology and information literacy coetail the coetail program is based on best practice student-centered online learning theories and techniques utilizing the newest and latest in web 2.0 technologies the program will lead educators through a process that not only demonstrates how to use technologies but allows them to apply their learning in their own schools and classrooms the full certificate program consists of 5 classes 15 credits the program is accredited through buffalo state suny where participants may carry their 15 credits forward in completing a master s degree through buffalo state suny if they so desire to learn more and sign up to join this cohort of learners please visit http www coetail.asia/online ettie zilber magellan meeting topic third culture children students room 6 title raising and teaching children of educators edkids tcks populate our schools because of parents who have internationally mobile careers this includes the families of international school educators come learn about raising and teaching kids in our schools join this interactive workshop to share your adult perspectives and then listen to the children s voices take home new strategies to address some of the challenges this workshop is based on the findings of recent research and the publication of third culture kids the children of international school educators john catt ltd uk this should be of great interest to international educators with children as well as to the colleagues and supervisors who live and work with both preconference time 8:30-16:30 morning coffee break 10:00-10:30 lunch 12:30-13:30 17:00-18:00 meeting for teacher representatives reception for teacher representatives locations pacific cafe boleh 18:00-18:30 magellan meeting room 3 magellan garden in front of magellan club back-up venue the muffins afternoon coffee break 14:30-15:00 10 earcosteachers conference 2 0 1 1

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preconferences 8:30-16:30 thursday 24 march 2011 international school leadership program university of san francisco washington state university pacific function room 5 8:30-16:30 friday 25 march 2011 international school leadership program university of san francisco washington state university pacific function room 5 8:30-16:30 saturday 26 march 2011 international school leadership program university of san francisco washington state university pacific function room 5 earcos weekend workshop grant application is now available visit the earcos website for more information www.earcos.org deadline is on april 1 2011 one of the services earcos provides to its member schools throughout the year is the sponsorship of two-day institutes and workshops for faculty and administration the topics for these institutes are determined according to the needs of members earcos will provide reimbursement for a consultant s airfare honorarium for two days and per diem for three days for lodging meals and incidentals up to $3,000.00 to schools wishing to host an earcos weekend workshop kotakinabalu sabah malaysia 11

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8:00-8:15 8:15-8:30 announcements introduction of student keynote dee mulligan hong kong international school magellan ballroom 2 student keynote ariane turley hong kong international school biography a recipient of the 2010 earcos global citizenship award ariane turley is a bilingual senior attending hkis since 4th grade prior to that she lived in taiwan china and japan considered to be one of the pillars of her school community she utilizes her strong collaborative problem solving and consensus building skills through her involvement with a number of on-campus initiatives through the global issues network she continually seeks to understand the interdependence and interconnectedness of global human and ecological issues a student with an intrinsic sense of volunteerism she actively serves in a number of on-campus initiatives ariane s main legacy to hkis is the people s café a student service leadership charitable enterprise ariane has been pivotal in setting up this student-run café with profits from organic fair trade produce going directly to charities ariane is the catalyst in making this enterprise a reality and is identified by students and teachers as a role model for building a strong community knowing how to function within any situation and demonstrating the selflessness of giving through service and leadership conference opening thursday 24 march 2011 keynote address sponsored by international schools services magellan ballroom 2 introduction of speaker dick krajczar earcos executive director michael thompson keynote address 8:30-9:30 title coming to grips with boys underachievement forty years ago 58 of college graduates were young men now 60 of college graduates are young women girls are outperforming boys in elementary school middle school high school college and graduate school fifty-six percent of graduate degrees are going to women colleges are struggling to maintain a 60/40 female to male ratio educators have finally acknowledged the growing gap between girl academic achievement and boy academic achievement at all levels the explanations for this phenomenon however are many varied and inconclusive in this talk dr thompson will discuss the ten top reasons for boy underachievement from a psychological point of view and offer solutions for addressing boy disengagement in the classroom biography michael thompson ph.d is a consultant author and psychologist specializing in children and families he is the clinical consultant to the belmont hill school and has worked in more than 500 schools across the us as well as in international schools in central america europe and asia he and his co-author dan kindlon wrote the new york times best-selling book raising cain protecting the emotional life of boys ballantine books 1999 a dedicated speaker and traveler michael has appeared on the today show the oprah winfrey show abc 20/20 cbs 60 minutes the early show and good morning america he has been quoted in the new york times the washington post newsweek time and u.s news and world report and has been a guest on npr s morning edition with susan stamberg talk of the nation with ray suarez and the diane rhem show he has written narrated and hosts a two-hour pbs documentary entitled raising cain broadcast in january of 2006 dr thompson is married to dr theresa mcnally a psychotherapist specializing in adoption and is the father of joanna 23 and will 18 coffee break 9:30-10:00 coffee break sponsored by western association of schools and colleges 12 earcosteachers conference 2 0 1 1

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sessionmarch 2011 1 thursday 24 10:00-11:30 tracy alloway magellan meeting the new intelligence working memory and learning room 1 working memory is the information your brain stores for a short period of time it is your brain s post-it note how much information you can remember has a huge influence on how well you do at school and beyond for example working memory is a better predictor of grades compared to iq scores magellan meeting marla bainbridge upgrade your curriculum with the project approach basics early childhood strand room 2 the purpose of this presentation is to provide a brief overview of the three phases of the project approach participants will learn strategies and see examples of how teachers implement the project approach in an emergent classroom while still meeting learning standards in the content areas the session will also discuss developmental rationale why the project approach is an effective teaching strategy for preschool and pre-kindergarten and will provide those new to the project approach a foundational knowledge of how to get started theresa chao helping students become life long learners project-based learning and formative assessment chinese language strand this workshop will help chinese teachers learn how to teach 21st century skills and improve students chinese proficiency through rigorous and relevant standard-focused projects that engage students in authentic learning activities and a variety of assessment strategies nick depreter playing and thinking developing scientists science strand a departure from traditional science class we will learn games that help children reflect on their abilities to observe predict test and theorize each experience is broken down to reveal to kids how they actually think like scientists you will leave with a framework to help children realize that they are born scientists be ready to move marian dewane the truth and consequences of energy science strand participants will examine each of the major types of energy and assess each type s economic and environmental impacts participants also will review the different types of appropriate labs that can be incorporated into the classroom jonas edman rylan sekiguchi anh tan spice the atomic bombings and their legacies science humanities social science strand this session will introduce upper elementary and secondary school teachers to activities and resources from the following spice curriculum units hiroshima perspectives on the atomic bombing examining long-term radiation effects and sadako s paper cranes and lessons of peace extensive curriculum resources will be distributed pacific function room 8 pacific function room 1 pacific function room 2 magellan rose garden magellan meeting grace hetherington `silly to calm early childhood strand room 7 have you encountered students that can t sit still ninety percent of students are kinesthetic learners so this is why they can t sit still however this does not mean that they can t learn this workshop will teach you fun and simple yoga poses that will take you and your students from `silly to calm in just few minutes your classroom will be dynamic yet calm more focused and ready to enjoy learning this workshop is perfect for educators in k-primary 6 intended learning outcome participants will learn new dynamic and fun ways to release extra energy and silliness shift into strong focused poses and finally quiet their bodies and minds to optimize attention spans for the rest of the day yoga pose box for the schools contains 50 easy poses and curriculum integration tips is available for sale after each workshop us$30 please email to reserve your box in advance to grace@kidzyoga-asia.com sara holbrook big words big ideas collaborative writing as a route to understanding early childhood strand words such as friendship family and peace are big words concept words unlike basic words such as cup or parrot big words are not attached to concrete images poet sara holbrook shows how collaborative writing leads to deeper understanding of important concept words for beginning writers magellan ballroom 1 magellanmeeting lisa kensler the end of classroom management classroom teachers as leaders room 5 this interactive session will challenge the traditional paradigm of teacher as classroom manager leaving behind the management model drawing on leadership theory and student engagement research as well as practical experience this session will provide teachers the opportunity to explore more deeply their role as leaders of engaged learning kotakinabalu sabah malaysia 13

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