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Red-whiskered bulbul The red-whiskered bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) is a passerine bird found in Asia. It is a member of the bulbul family. T1e5athchAenrsn’uCaloEnAfeRrCenOceS 2017 “Connecting Global Minds” March 30 - April 1, 2017 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

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EARCOS Trustees & Staff About EARCOS The East Asia Regional Council of Schools is an organization of 156 member schools in East Asia.These schools have a total of more than 120,000 preK to 12th grade students. EARCOS also has 179 associate members—textbook and software publishers and distributors, universities, financial planners, architectural firms, insurance companies, youth organizations, etc.—and 36 individual members. Membership in EARCOS is open to elementary and secondary schools in East Asia which offer an educational program using English as the primary language of instruction, and to other organizations, institutions, and individuals interested in the objectives and purposes of the Council. General Information EARCOS holds one leadership conference every November and one teachers’ conference every March. In addition, EARCOS funds several weekend institutes hosted by member schools throughout East Asia. EARCOS also organizes a meeting for EARCOS heads of schools every April. EARCOS publishes its newsletter, the ET Journal, which is distributed to its members three times a year, and a directory of all of its members. EARCOS sponsors a community on Google+ and Tumblr blog called E-Connect at http://earcos-connect.tumblr.com/ Objectives and Purposes To promote intercultural understanding and international friendship through the activities of member schools. To broaden the dimensions of education of all schools involved in the Council in the interest of a total program of education. To advance the professional growth and welfare of individuals belonging to the educational staff of member schools. To facilitate communication and cooperative action between and among all associated schools. To cooperate with other organizations and individuals pursuing the same objectives as this council. The EARCOS Trustees The EARCOS Staff Margaret Alvarez President Stephen Cathers Vice-President Tarek Razik Treasurer Diane Lewthwaite Norma Hudson David Toze Secretary Former President Stephen Dare Andrew Davies Barry Sutherland L-R Ver Castro, IT Coordinator / Membership Coordinator Rod Catubig, Office Staff Joe Petrone, Assistant Director Dick Krajczar, Executive Director Robert Viray, Accountant Edzel Drilo, Web Developer / Weekend Workshops / ET Journal April Asino, Office Staff Vitz Baltero, Administrative Asst., ELC Conference Coordinator Elaine Repatacodo, ETC Conference Coordinator,Applying School Coordinator Bill Oldread, Consultant * not in photo Dr. Lawrence A. Hobdell U.S. Department of State Regional Education Officer, East Asia Pacific

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Welcome Message from the EARCOS Executive Director Dear ETC Delegates: Welcome to the EARCOSTeachers’ Conference (ETC) 2017 at the lovely Sutera Harbour Resort.We are happy to be back in Sabah, North Borneo. This ETC offers three excellent keynote presenters. Kim Phuc Phan Thi, Christophe Galfard, Aaron and Kaitlin Tait.We have nine pre-conferences including AP/IB and WASC. Our delegates have over 100 workshop sessions to choose from and they are geared to meet the diverse needs of our teachers. In addition, our job-alike sessions will provide an opportunity for teachers to meet with their colleagues, who work in similar content areas. Of the more than 100 workshops, your EARCOS colleagues will present 60 of them. As always, these workshops are practical, topical, and relevant to our work in East Asia. Please support your fellow teachers and try to attend as many of these as possible. Also, we have nearly 40 vendors who will be exhibiting at the conference. Please stop by their tables. The EARCOS Teacher Advisory Group selected the Kim Phuc Phan Thi Foundation as this year’s charity. As you will see, Kim Phuc is one of our keynoters and her charity “helps heal the wounds suffered by innocent children”. Advance thanks for your generosity and support. Thanks to all our ETC teacher representatives who have spent many hours assisting their teachers with workshop proposals, 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 tirelessly to assist with the many details and logistics. The contributions of Mses Elaine and Vitz and Sirs Ver, Edzel, and Robert have been – again – admirable and their collective attention to the vast array of details of our conference is commendable. Our assistant director Joe Petrone has been invaluable during the planning process. Finally, it is always my hope that our delegates make new contacts, embrace challenges from our presenters, renew friendships, and enjoy our hospitality.Visit our exhibitors and let them know that we appreciate their sponsorship, which helps us provide the best professional development possible. I’m proud and happy to be the director of this wonderful organization. Finally, I hope you find some time to enjoy the splendour of North Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia! Dick Krajczar and the EARCOS Team. THIS PROGRAM BELONGS TO: _________________________________________________ “Connecting Global Minds.” 01

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EARCOS Strategic Plan STRATEGY C Develop collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster access to expertise. 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. Strategies and List of Results STRATEGY A Provide specific targeted and differentiated professional development opportunities for various member communities. A.1 The page added to the EARCOS website to advertise non-EARCOS sponsored workshops has been used by twelve non-affiliated workshop sponsors. A.2 EARCOS financially supported the middle school GIN Conference held March 05 – 06 and the executive director attended the conference, which was held at Shanghai Community International School. And, March 11–12, 2016 the middle school conference was hosted at the Bali Island School and attended by the assistant director. Host schools invitations are being considered for GIN middle and high school conferences for 2017. A.3 EARCOS continues to offer space during the ELC for meetings of various regional organizations such as APAC, IASIS, MRISA, etc. A.4 EARCOS will again provide space for an IB Pre-conference workshop at the ELC and expects the pre-conference will be fully subscribed. A.5 EARCOS again provided space and logistical support for two AP courses held in March at the ETC in Manila. A.6 Fifty-nine EARCOS-sponsored Weekend Workshops were conducted with three remaining in the schedule this school year. Sixty-one proposals have been received for the 2016/17 school year. Financial support to a ceiling level of $3500 continues to be the amount allocated to support these regional professional development opportunities. A.7 EARCOS continues to provide logistical support for the University of San Francisco and Washington State University “International School Leadership Program” at both ELC and ETC. A.8 EARCOS-CIS joint institute on higher education admission was successfully inaugurated in October 2015.The Second Annual Institute is being planned for September 30 – October 01, 2016. Over 35 counselor and university proposals have been received and the number of university admissions representatives and EARCOS counselors is expected to exceed 300 participants. A.9 EARCOS is financially supporting the South East Asian Primary Administrators’ Conference (SEAPAC). It will be hosted at Canggu Community School in Bali in March 2017. STRATEGY B Engage students and adults in learning activities across the region that will foster friendship, understanding, and global citizenship. B.1 As previously reported, EARCOS continues to support the excellent work of the annual Global Issues Network Conference. B.2 Notifications from thirty schools have been received regarding choices for the EARCOS Global Citizen Awards.The deadline is late April, at which time it is estimated that the EARCOS office will receive more than 75 award notices. Five to ten of these students will be chosen to receive the Global Citizen Community Service Grant of $500 to further their chosen community service project during the 2016/17 school year. B.3 EARCOS has made a sustained effort over the years to recognize the important work of the Special Education Network in Asia by assisting them with infrastructure support, as we hold funds for their annual conferences. In the coming year, individual designated SENIA representatives from EARCOS schools will be listed in the EARCOS Member Directory. The executive and assistant director offered direct support by attending the SENIA conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in February 2016. C.1 EARCOS continues to support the work of the College Board and its AP classes by providing space and logistical support for workshops at ETC. C.2 EARCOS continues to collaborate with WASC and annually partners with the associate executive director to conduct training workshops for visit committee members and aspiring committee chairpersons. C.3 EARCOS continues to collaborate with ACAMIS in supporting the Learning 2.0 conferences. C.4 Space is consistently provided for one IB workshop at the yearly ELC conference. C.5 The Executive Director meets yearly with the other regional directors and the State Department Officers of Overseas Schools. C.6 EARCOS-CIS joint institute on higher education admission was successfully inaugurated in October 2015.The Second Annual Institute is being planned for September 30 – October 01, 2016. Over 35 counselor and university proposals have been received and the number of university admissions representatives and EARCOS counselors is expected to exceed 300 participants. C.7 The Executive Director regularly attends regional professional development conferences to enhance and strengthen partnerships, e.g. TAISI, ACAMIS, L2.0, AAIE, etc. 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. D.1 The EARCOS- or E-Connect blog site was inaugurated in October 2011. Since then over 2000 blog postings, articles, and videos have been posted on the site.The blog is linked to the EARCOS Twitter and Face Book accounts, so that each blog posting generates a message on these two social networks. D.2 Two years ago Google initiated a new feature on Google+ called Communities. EARCOS created a private EARCOS Community. This allows for the sharing of articles, videos, and discussions among members of the community. The EARCOS Google+ Community currently includes 730 members and the EARCOS Circle boasts almost 3000 connected professionals. D.3 The EARCOS “Triannual Journal” online version is now enhanced to include an interactive social media feature permitting reader posts and direct connectivity with Google+ Community,Twitter and Facebook followers. D.4 Zoom software added to EARCOS software suite and used to enhance conferencing by permitting unrestricted screen share options for all member schools. STRATEGY E Conduct, communicate, and archive relevant data and research to identify and enhance educational practices. E.1 There were more action research requests than in typical years. Eight proposals were accepted and funded of the 13 submitted. Last year seven were funded. E.2 SurveyMonkey surveys following each conference continue to inform conference planning. E.3 Data relative to attendance at each workshop and event during EARCOS conferences is maintained and utilized in planning future conferences. E.4 The executive director continues to receive requests to serve on doctoral students’ Program of Study Committees and he accepts one or two committee invitations per year. EARCOS receives many requests to provide access to its members for research and the executive director carefully reviews each request before wider distribution to the membership. EARCOS Vision (visit http://earcos.org/about_strat.php) EARCOS Core Values (visit http://earcos.org/about_strat.php) EARCOS Goals (visit http://earcos.org/about_strat.php) { 02 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2017

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>>> EARCOS Global Citizenship Award & {Community Service Grant This award is presented to a student who embraces the qualities of a global citizen. This student is a proud representative of his/her nation while respectful of the diversity of other nations, has an open mind, is well informed, aware and empathetic, concerned and caring for others encouraging a sense of community and strongly committed to engagement and action to make the world a better place. Finally, this student is able to interact and communicate effectively with people from all walks of life while having a sense of collective responsibility for all who inhabit the globe. Deadline: Please submit the student for EARCOS AWARD for GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP is April 14, 2017. The student’s name should be send via online form http://earcos.org/other_award.php or e-mailed to Joe Petrone at jpetrone@earcos.org on or before this date. >>> For more information please visit http://earcos.org/other_award.php “Connecting Global Minds.” 03

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Table of Contents 1 Welcome Message 2 EARCOS Strategic Plan 4 Table of Contents & Conference at a Glance 5 About Kota Kinabalu 6 Room Floor Plan Map 8 P R E C O N F E R E N C E S 10 First Day of Conference 11 Keynote Speaker: KIM PHUC PHAN THI 12 SESSION 1 14 SESSION 2 18 SESSION 3 20 Job A-Like Session 22 Second Day of Conference 23 Keynote Speaker: CHRISTOPHE GALFARD 24 SESSION 4 26 SESSION 5 30 SESSION 6 32 SESSION 7 34 Third Day of Conference 35 Keynote Speakers: AARON TAIT & KAITLIN TAIT 36 SESSION 8 38 SESSION 9 40 SESSION 10 42 Workshop Presenters’ Biographies 48 EARCOS Practitioner Presenters’ Biographies 56 Delegate List 60 Acknowledgements Front cover photo: Red-Whiskered bulbul by Vishwas Padmanabha EARCOS REGISTRATION DESK HOURS Tuesday, MARCH 28 10:00 - 17:00 Wednesday, MARCH 29 06:30 - 20:00 Thursday, MARCH 30 06:30 - 17:00 Friday, MARCH 31 07:00 - 17:00 Saturday, APRIL 1 07:00 - 16:00 Conference at a Glance TUESDAY | 28 MARCH 2017 P R E C O N F E R E N C E S 08:30 - 16:30 08:30 - 20:30 10:00 - 10:30 12:30 - 13:30 14:30 - 15:00 AP Calculus AB and BC (combined) AP Computer Science Principles IB - Service Learning International School Leadership Progam (USF/WSU) Morning Tea/Coffee Break Lunch Afternoon Tea/Coffee Break WEDNESDAY | 29 MARCH 2017 P R E C O N F E R E N C E S 08:30 - 16:30 09:00 - 20:30 10:00 - 10:30 12:30 - 13:30 14:45 - 15:15 13:00 - 15:00 17:00 - 18:00 18:00 - 18:30 PRECONFERENCES International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) Morning Tea / Coffee Break Lunch Afternoon Tea / Coffee Break Exhibitors Set-Up Meeting For Teacher Reps. Reception For Teacher Reps. THURSDAY | 30 MARCH 2017 - FIRST DAY OF CONFERENCE 07:30 - 16:45 08:00 - 20:30 08:00 - 08:30 08:30 - 09:15 09:15 - 09:45 09:45 - 11:00 11:00 - 11:15 11:15 - 12:30 12:30 - 13:45 13:45 - 15:15 15:15 - 15:30 15:30 - 16:45 17:30 - 18:30 18:30 - 20:30 Exhibits Open International School Leadership Program - USF/WSU Welcome to Delegates Announcements / Remarks Keynote Speaker: KIM PHUC PHAN THI Coffee Break Session 1 Travel Time Session 2 Lunch Session 3 Travel Time / Short Coffee Break Job-Alikes Cocktail Reception for Special Presenters Welcome Reception FRIDAY | 31 MARCH 2017 - SECOND DAY OF CONFERENCE 07:30 - 17:00 08:00 - 16:30 08:00 - 08:30 08:30 - 09:15 09:15 - 09:45 09:45 - 11:15 11:15 - 11:30 11:30 - 12:30 12:30 - 13:30 13:30 - 15:00 15:00 - 15:30 15:30 - 16:45 Exhibits Open International School Leadership Program - USF/WSU Welcome Delegates Announcements / Remarks Keynote Speaker: CHRISTOPHE GALFARD Coffee Break Session 4 Travel Time Session 5 Lunch Session 6 Tea & Coffee Break Session 7 SATURDAY | 1 APRIL 2017 - THIRD DAY OF CONFERENCE 06:00 07:30 - 15:00 08:00 - 20:00 08:00 - 08:30 08:30 - 09:15 09:15 - 09:45 09:45 - 11:15 11:15 - 11:30 11:30 - 12:45 12:45 - 13:45 13:45 - 15:15 17:00 - 18:00 18:00 - 20:30 Charity 5K Fun Run/Walk Exhibits Open International School Leadership Program - USF/WSU Welcome Delegates Announcements / Remarks Keynote Speakers: AARON TAIT AND KAITLIN TAIT Coffee Break Session 8 Travel Time Session 9 Lunch Session 10 Cocktail Reception for Exhibitors Closing Reception for all Delegates This is a ‘NO BAG CONFERENCE.’ For several years delegates have been telling us not to provide a conference bag, so this year we have responded. In lieu of bags, EARCOS will donate to The Kim Phuc Foundation International, dedicated in helping child victims of war. 04 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2017

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pre-World War II buildings to survive the war. The Petagas War Memorial, located near KKIA, is a reminder of those who died when they went against the Japanese forces during World War II. It is situated at the place where the Kinabalu Guerillas were killed by the Japanese army in 1944.The Double Six Monument, located in Sembulan, is also a memorial to remember Sabah’s first Chief Minister and six other state ministers who died on a plane crash known as the Double Six Tragedy on 6 June 1976. Shopping Suria Sabah during the 2013 Chinese NewYear celebrations, this is also one of the shopping malls in the city. Kota Kinabalu also features a number of shopping malls.These include Imago KK Times Square, Oceanus Waterfront Mall, Karamunsing Complex, Centre Point,Wisma Merdeka,Warisan Square, Plaza Wawasan, Asia City Complex, City Mall, KK Plaza, Mega Long Mall, Suria Sabah and 1Borneo, which is the largest hypermall in Kota Kinabalu. Karamunsing, where Karamunsing Complex is situated, is an area that has more computer shops per capita than anywhere else in Sabah.The weekly Gaya Street Sunday Market features a gathering of local hawkers selling a wide range of items from traditional ethnic cultural souvenirs to pets and flowers. The Kota Kinabalu Handicraft Market (formerly known as the Filipino Market) features vendors selling traditional handicrafts, souvenirs and foodstuffs. About Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu, formerly known as Jesselton, is the city capital of Sabah as well as the capital of the West Coast Division of Sabah. Strategically situated in the Northwest Coast of Borneo Island, facing the South China Sea and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park on one side, and set against the backdrop of Mount Kinabalu; this beautiful ‘Nature Resort City’ stretches for miles along the coast and towards the inland. Affectionately known as KK or Api Api by the locals, Kota Kinabalu is a popular tourism getaway and a major gateway into Sabah and Borneo Island. Apart from featuring a number of tourism attractions in and around the city, Kota Kinabalu is also one of the most thriving industrial and commercial centers in East Malaysia. Culture and Leisure Cultural Sabah State Museum, the main museum of Sabah. There are a number of cultural venues in Kota Kinabalu. The Sabah State Museum, situated near the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, is the main museum of Sabah. In the vicinity of the museum are the Science andTechnology Centre, Sabah Art Gallery, and the Ethno Botanic Gardens. Wisma Budaya Art Gallery in the city centre hosts some national as well as regional art exhibitions. The Hongkod Koisaan building in Penampang is home to the Kadazan-Dusun Cultural Association (KDCA). It hosts the annual Kaamatan or Harvest Festival and the Unduk Ngadau beauty contest, which is held concurrently, in May. Monsopiad Cultural Village (Kampung Monsopiad) features cultural shows related to the Kadazan-Dusun culture. It is named after the legendary Kadazan-Dusun headhunting warrior, Monsopiad. Historical Atkinson Clock Tower, one of the historical landmarks in the city. The Padang Merdeka or Town Field is the site where the declaration of Sabah’s independence and formation of Malaysia took place. The declaration was announced by Sabah’s first Chief Minister, Tun Fuad Stephens, on 16 September 1963, also known as Malaysia Day. Today the site hosts the annual City Day celebration on 2 February, Merdeka Day celebration on 31 August, and a number of other celebrations and functions. Entertainment Golden Screen Cinemas which is located at Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. There are seven cinemas in Kota Kinabalu: 2 Golden Screen Cinemas (commonly known as GSC), MBO cinemas located at Imago Mall Kota Kinabalu Times Square, City Cineplex at City Mall, Growball Cineplex at Centre Point Mall and Megalong Cineplex at Megalong Mall. One of the GSC cinemas is located at Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, while the other is located at 1Borneo. Both GSC cinemas hold eight cinema halls each. 1Borneo HyperMall and Sutera Harbour Marina have bowling alleys and pool tables. A new cinema known as the MBO Cinemas with a capacity of 1,038 is located in the newly Imago Mall, KK Times Square. Kota Kinabalu is well known as live seafood market.There are many live seafood restaurants such as Hua Hing Seafood Restaurant (located at Sedco Complex), Welcome Seafood Restaurant(Asia City) and Hung Xing Seafood Restaurant around the city. Music Kota Kinabalu is home to one of Asia’s favourite jazz festivals, the KK Jazz Festival. It has become an annual event. International performers such as Son2nos (Venezuela), award-winning Korean jazz diva Nah Youn Sun, Hong Kong’s Junk Unit, Malaysia’s Double Take, Atilia and Mood Indigo from UK have all previously performed at the festival. Band Width Street Press Magazine is Kota Kinabalu’s only free monthly magazine that promotes local Sabah music.The magazine was launched in March 2009, and was supported by the local government and was referred by Sabah’s Minister of Culture, Environment & Tourism,YB Datuk Masidi Manjun, as a publication that will introduce and promote new local musicians while serving up the latest information on the local entertainment scene. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kota_Kinabalu The Atkinson Clock Tower near Bandaran Berjaya was built by Mary Edith Atkinson in 1905 in memory of her son, Francis George Atkinson. It was formerly used as a navigation aid for ships.[95] It is only one of three “Connecting Global Minds.” 05

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Meeting & Banquet Rooms - Floor Plan Female Toilet Male Toilet Pacific Grand Ballroom Foyer Male Toilet Female Toilet Function Room 5 Planter Function Room 1 Foyer Function Room 4 Function Room 3 Function Room 2 Function Room 7 Function Room 6 Function Room 8 Function Room 9 Function Room 10 The luxurious 5-star Pacific Sutera Hotel features 500 immaculately appointed rooms and suites with contemporary décor and dramatic views of either the sprawling golf course or of the sea and nearby tropical islands. The grand entrance and high-ceiling lobby lounge offer an uninterrupted, panoramic view of the ocean and is a popular meeting point for leisure and business travellers. The Pacific Club guests enjoy the magnificent views from the top floors where breakfast and cocktails are served in the exclusive Pacific Club Lounge. The HIBISCUS is located at the Pacific Sutera First Floor. 06 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2017 The Pacific Sutera Hotel

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Meeting & Banquet Rooms - Floor Plan Meeting Room 3 Meeting Room 2 Meeting Room 1 Meeting Room 4 Meeting Room 5 Meeting Room 6 Magellan Ballroom PreFunction Court Yard Meeting Room 10 Meeting Meeting Room 9 Room 8 Meeting Room 7 The Magellan Sutera Resort is a magnificent 5-star resort with 456 suites. The grand entrance is a majestic longhouse style lobby; an architectural tribute to the Rungus natives of Sabah. With fine timber furnishings and traditional handicraft artifacts, this resort is a favourite with families and couples and those seeking a relaxing, tropical holiday in Borneo. The suites are lavishly decorated and present fabulous views of beautifully manicured gardens or the South China Sea set against a backdrop of the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Orchid Garden Room and Rose Garden Room are located at the Ground Level near “5 Sails Restaurant“ The Magellan Sutera Resort “Connecting Global Minds.” 07

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PRECONFERENCES PRECONFERENCES TUESDAY | MARCH 28, 2017 ROOM 08:30 - 16:30 SUE HARVEY MS Meeting Room II AP Calculus AB and BC (combined) This two-day AP Calculus AB and BC (Combined) workshop is designed to help teachers explore the topics and scope of the AP Calculus courses, as outlined in the new Curriculum Framework.Teachers will develop an awareness of the conceptual understandings and skills students need for success on the AP exam, and how the Mathematical Practices for AP Calculus develop students’ ability to reason, form connections, and communicate understanding. In addition, the workshop will explore how concepts are threaded across the four Big Ideas as set forth in the Curriculum Framework, and examine implications for instruction. Participants will have ample op- portunity to discuss and share teaching strategies, classroom experiences and challenges, approaches to problem solving, and common student mistakes. BC-only topics will be embedded alongside AB topics throughout the workshop as time and interest permit. JOSEPH GREENAWALT AP Computer Science Principles MS Meeting Room I This two-day workshop will provide an overview of the AP Computer Science Principles course and assessments. Designed to be equivalent to a first semester college course in computing, the AP Computer Science Principles course equips students to discern and communicate computer science impacts on their society, culture and the world, and to collaboratively create computational artifacts. Participants will learn about the course and its assessment.They will also learn strategies designed to support success in the course of a diverse group of students.The core concepts of the course, its computational practices and big ideas, and three forms of student assessment will be addressed as participants experience Computer Science Principles lessons. Participants will receive a USB thumb drive with all necessary handouts, a printed copy of the AP Computer Science Course and Exam Description and a printed Workshop Handbook. 08:30 - 16:30 DAN MAGIE Service Learning - IB Category 3 Workshop MS Meeting Room V Today’s complex issues allow for diverse ways for students to respond in a principled way with relevance, creativity, rigour and em- pathy. Action, central to the MYP programme and the IB mission, focuses on learning by doing and experiencing, a key component in constructivist models of education. In this workshop, participants move from a narrower understanding of community and service into a wider, more inclusive view of action as community engagement, as well as an authentic context for learning and achievement in school. Participants will explore the meaning of service learning and gain insight into how to plan engaging, developmentally appropri- ate service activities that are grounded in relevant global contexts.They will inquire into how responsible action, tightly connected with sustained inquiry and critical reflection, will develop the kinds of attributes described by the IB learner profile that are essential for success in future academic pursuits and adult life. 08:30 - 16:30 SHANNON CALDERON, GORDON GATES & WALT GMELCH International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) MS Meeting Room VII 10:00 - 10:30 MORNING TEA / COFFEE BREAK 12:30 - 13:30 LUNCH 14:30 - 15:00 AFTERNOON TEA / COFFEE BREAK PS Foyer of Function Room II and IV & MS Meeting Room VII PS Café Boleh Restaurant PS Foyer of Function Room II and IV & MS Meeting Room VII PRECONFERENCES WEDNESDAY | MARCH 29, 2017 08:30 - 16:30 SUE HARVEY AP Calculus AB and BC (combined) MS Meeting Room II JOSEPH GREENAWALT AP Computer Science Principles MS Meeting Room I JAY ATWOOD PS Function Room X ETC Google Virtual Reality (VR) Academy - A full day of hands-on exploration of Virtual and Augmented Reality and discussion of its impact in EARCOS classroom environments. ETC attendees receive their VR kit: one book around VR and classroom management, an adventure backpack, one free voucher to take the Level 1 Certification Exam and a Cardboard Viewer. Attendees will join the VR Community on Google Plus and leave with not only hands-on knowledge of these tools but a formulated stance on how this connects to EARCOS curriculum and learners and are ready to be leaders in this movement back at their schools. 08 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2017

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PRECONFERENCES PRECONFERENCES WEDNESDAY | MARCH 29, 2017 ROOM 08:30 - 16:30 KIM COFINO PS Function Room IX Student Learning Through Social Media - We’ve all had the experience of settling an argument in a restaurant with a quick Wikipedia search, or navigating around a new city with Google Maps, but all too often our use of technology in the classroom is disconnected from these types of real-world uses. However, when we learn with technology the way we live with technology, the classroom can be just as relevant and engaging as our everyday digital interactions. How can we make the connection between our real-life experiences and our classroom learning environment so that we can better prepare our students to excel in this dynamic and interconnected world? MARILYN GEORGE PS First Floor - Hibiscus Room ACS WASC Pre-conference - Serving as a Visiting Committee Member and Conducting a Self-Study - This session will (1) prepare educators to serve on ACS WASC visiting committees, emphasizing the role and responsibilities of an ACS WASC visiting committee member, and (2) examine the essentials of the Focus on Learning process and its adaptability from a self-study perspective. DAN MAGIE Service Learning - IB Category 3 Workshop MS Meeting Room V KARIM MEDICO LETWINSKY PS Function Room VII Creating an Inquiry Learning Environment in Math Class - In this session, participants will achieve an understanding of what it means to provide opportunities for inquiry learning in mathematics. Productive dispositions to promote an environment to support inquiry learning will be discussed, including self efficacy, motivation, productive struggle and supporting students to engage deeper in the learn- ing process. Participants will be presented with a model of instruction to engage students in collaborative inquiry in their own classes. KENNY PEAVY PS Function Room I Science Integration: Everyone Needs to Get Outside to Learn and Play - This hands-on outdoor workshop will integrate science, literature, art, service learning & other curricular areas with Education Outside The Classroom (EOTC) techniques including: Making a field guide to your campus; Birds, Bugs & Botany; what every student (and teacher) should know about their local environment; River of Words International Art & Poetry contest; Connecting kids and nature; and why every school should have an outdoor classroom. Come prepared to spend part of the day outside exploring the Sutera Harbour grounds and facilities. TINA QUICK PS Function Room VIII Coping With the Challenges of Leaving the ‘Third Culture’ - Participants will come to understand: How children are impacted by their globally mobile childhoods; what they will experience in the cycle of transition; challenges of leaving a place of belonging and shared experience; and strategies for easing their adjustment and confronting the challenges. 09:00 - 20:30 GORDON GATES & WALT GMELCH International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) MS Meeting Room VII 10:00 - 10:30 MORNING TEA / COFFEE BREAK 12:30 - 13:30 LUNCH 14:45 - 15:15 AFTERNOON TEA / COFFEE BREAK PS Foyer of Function Room I, II, IV,VII, IX, X, & Hibiscus Garden MS Foyer of Meeting II, III, IV & VII MS Five Sails Restaurant & PS Café Boleh Restaurant PS Foyer of Function Room & MS Foyer of Meeting Room 13:00 - 15:00 EXHIBITORS SET-UP 17:00 - 18:00 MEETING FOR TEACHER REPS. 18:00 - 18:30 RECEPTION FOR TEACHER REPS. International School Leadership Program Schedules University of San Francisco / Washington State University Presenters: SHANNON CALDERON, GORDON GATES & WALT GMELCH Day Date Time Room THURSDAY 30 March 2017 8:00 - 20:30 MS Meeting Room VII FRIDAY 31 March 2017 8:00 - 16:30 MS Meeting Room VII SATURDAY 1 April 2017 8:00 - 20:00 MS Meeting Room VII MS First Floor - Orchid Room Al-Fresco (Open Space) next to Mandara SPA “Connecting Global Minds.” 09

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First Day of Conference At A Glance 07:30 - 16:45 08:00 - 20:30 08:00 - 08:30 08:30 - 09:15 09:15 - 09:45 09:45 - 11:00 11:00 - 11:15 11:15 - 12:30 12:30 - 13:45 13:45 - 15:15 15:15 - 15:30 15:30 - 16:45 17:30 - 18:30 18:30 - 20:30 Exhibits Open International School Leadership Program - USF/WSU Welcome to Delegates Announcements / Remarks FIlm Showing: Shanghai Film Festival Winners Keynote Speaker Coffee Break Session 1 Travel Time Session 2 Lunch Session 3 Travel Time / Short Coffee Break Job-Alikes Cocktail Reception for Special Presenters Welcome Reception FIRST DAY OF CONFERENCE ABOUT KOTA KINABALU Kota Kinabalu, formerly known as Jesselton, is the capital of the state of Sabah, located in East Malaysia. It is also the capital of the West Coast Division of Sabah.The city is located on the northwest coast of Borneo facing the South China Sea.The Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park lies to its west, and Mount Kinabalu, which gave the city its name, is located to its east. Kota Kinabalu has a population of 452,058 and, including the adjacent Penampang and Putatan districts, the metro area has an estimated population of 628,725. Kota Kinabalu is often known as KK, both in Malaysia and internationally. It is a major fishing destination and a popular gateway for travellers visiting Sabah and Borneo. Kinabalu National Park is located about 90 kilometers from the city, and there are many other tourist attractions in and around the city. Kota Kinabalu is also one of the major industrial and commercial centers of East Malaysia.These two factors combine to make Kota Kinabalu one of the fastest growing cities in Malaysia. Kota Kinabalu is named after Mount Kinabalu, which is situated about 50 kilometers east-northeast of the city. Kinabalu is derived from the name Aki Nabalu meaning the “revered place of the dead.” Aki means “ancestors” or “grandfather,” and Nabalu is a name for the mountain in the Dusun language.There is also a source claiming that the term originated from Ki Nabalu, where Ki means “have” or “exist,” and Nabalu means “spirit of the dead.” Kota is a Malay word for a “fort,”“town,” or a “city.” It is also used formally in a few other Malaysian towns and cities, for example, Kota Bharu, Kota Tinggi, and Kota Kemuning. It can also be used informally to refer to any towns or cities. Hence, a direct translation of the name Kota Kinabalu into English would be “City of Kinabalu” or “Kinabalu City.” 10 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2017

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Conference Opening THURSDAY | 30 MARCH 2017 7:30 - 16:45 EXHIBITS OPEN PS GRAND BALLROOM FOYER MS FOYER OF FUNCTION ROOM III 8:00 - 20:30 International School Leadership Program University of San Francisco / Washington State University MS MEETING ROOM VII 8:00 - 8:30 WELCOME DELEGATES Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director PS GRAND BALLROOM FILM SHOWING: Shanghai Film Festival Winners PS GRAND BALLROOM ANNOUNCEMENTS / REMARKS Christine Baker, Advisory Committee Member, International School of Kuala Lumpur Introduction of Speaker: Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director Sponsored by 8:30 - 9:15 PS GRAND BALLROOM KEYNOTE SPEAKER: KIM PHUC PHAN THI Known as the “napalm girl,” or simply as “the girl in the picture”, Phan Thi Kim Phuc is the nine-year-old Vietnamese girl depicted in photographer Nick Ut’s iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning photo, shot after a U.S. led napalm bombing of Kim’s village during the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972. Severely burned by the napalm, Phuc’s agony so moved Ut that he took her to the nearest hospital. She was not expected to survive but she eventually recovered over 14 months and with 17 surgeries. Kim is married to Bui Huy Toan, and they have two sons,Thomas and Stephen.They sought political asylum in Canada and are now Canadian citizens. In 1997, Kim set up The Kim Foundation International to help child victims of war. She is a lifetime UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Culture of Peace and travels the world sharing her inspiring message of love and forgiveness. Keynote Title: Life Lessons Kim Phuc’s inspiring journey in her own words. Lessons learned from her ordeal and her amazing survival; her inner struggles, how she learned to forgive and came to see the famous photograph as a powerful way to spread a message of peace and love. 9:15 - 9:45 TEA / COFFEE BREAK Sponsored by Accrediting Commission for Schools,WASC PS Foyer of Function Room, Ballroom Foyer & MS Foyer of Meeting Room “Connecting Global Minds.” 11

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SESSION 1 SESSION 1 THURSDAY | 30 MARCH 2017 09:45 - 11:00 ROOM CARLA ABRAMS Counseling A Look At Narrative Therapy Ideas PS Function Room II Narrative therapy is a respectful, non-blaming approach to counselling which centres people as the experts in their own lives. Our lives are multi-storied - commonly when people see a counselor it is because a particular “problem” story has become dominant.The narrative practitioner views problems as separate from people as it assumes people have skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will help them shift their relationship with the problem story. Narrative counseling offers a way to change stories by moving from “problem” stories to alternative and preferred stories of action and identity. In this workshop you will explore and practice ideas that shape the narrative ways of working. PAUL ANDERSEN Science PS Function Room IX Play and Learn Paul Andersen turned his science class into a videogame four years ago. Students played the game with avatars, accrued points through challenges, and tracked their current levels on a classroom leaderboard. In this workshop Paul will explain what worked, what didn’t, and how his classroom evolved over time. JESSICA BALLI AND PATRICK CALLAHAN Math PS Function Room VI Writing and Mathematics: It Can be Done! Mathematics is more than solving equations, calculating averages, and converting fractions to decimals. It is a subject that can encourage argumentation, model the real world, and allow students to communicate their thinking and reasoning. When we balance our approach to mathematics with procedural fluency, conceptual understanding, and applications, we make room for writing in mathematics. In this session we will share strategies for students to write mathematical arguments, revise their writing to encourage a growth mind-set, and provide feedback to each other to promote a culture of learning from their peers, not just the teacher. WAKA BROWN Social Studies MS Meeting Room I Divided Memories: Comparing History Textbooks The Divided Memories project was begun at Stanford University in 2007 to compare prevalent history textbooks from five Pacific Rim societies: China, Japan, South Korea,Taiwan, and the United States. In this session, we will explore Stanford’s Divided Memories project and demonstrate its associated curricular materials and classroom activities. LYNNE COLEMAN General Education Assessment: Putting Learning Into Action that is Useful PS Ballroom I Making and doing in the real world involves learning, experimenting and trying out new learning to see what works best. It is iterative and generative. It can be be academically rigorous. Formative assessment works similarly - at least it should. And it can if the summative assessment allows for several right ways to meet a real-world challenge. Participants will construct a summative assessment with formative assessments that lead to the summative assessment. CRAIG GABLER Science PS Function Room I Understanding the 3 Dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards Participants will gain an overview of the structure of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how to leverage these standards for improved student engagement and conceptual understanding. Participants will in and analyze a science learning activity to identify the 3 Dimensions of NGSS and how these apply to best practices in science instruction. TIM GERRISH OBE Counseling Child Safeguarding - What You Need To Know MS Meeting Room V Identify the different types of child abuse and the effects these have on children’s lives. - Recognise signs and symptoms. - What makes a safer school - Identify the key steps that you can take to protect children in your school - Consider some of the online vulnerabilities children might face when using modern technology. JOSEPH GREENAWALT Computer Science MS - First Floor - Orchid Room Impact of Computing This interactive session will provide an overview of the content and assessments of the AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) course and assessments.The AP Computer Science Principles course is designed to be equivalent to a first-semester introductory college computing course. In this course, students will develop computational thinking vital for success across all disciplines, such as using computational tools to analyze and study data and working with large data sets to analyze, visualize, and draw conclusions from trends. In the session, participants will experience a variety of activities to illustrate the course contents and address essential questions of computer science. Participants will examine sample performance tasks and discuss how the performance tasks accomplish the course goals and how they are assessed and how they promote student understanding of the impact of computing. JULIE HARRIS-STERN All Disciplines, Secondary with Humanities Lesson Demonstrations MS - First Floor - Rose Garden Room Inquiry-Based Humanities Lesson Demonstration for High School Come and experience what an inquiry-based humanities classroom feels like - one that fosters deep, conceptual understanding and builds the type of thinking and big ideas that allow students to transfer their learning to new, complex situations. 12 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2017

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SESSION 1 SESSION 1 THURSDAY | 30 MARCH 2017 09:45 - 11:00 ROOM SUE HARVEY AP Calculus MS Meeting Room X Rich Projects: Exploiting a Problem for Increasing Levels of Mathematical Sophistication Some problems in mathematics provide rich opportunities for students to make connections, apply learning, and build new understandings that stick. In this session, participants will explore a set of problems that can be scaffolded throughout the high school curriculum, from beginning Algebra through Calculus, and tackled with increasing levels of sophistication.The end result at each stage culminates in the creation of a project used for assessment, appropriate to the stage of mathematical development of the learner.Themes of recent efforts in transforming our approaches to teaching and learning - project-based learning, backwards design, standards-based assessment, student engagement, to name a few - will be interwoven as we explore these problem scenarios. STEFANIE LAMB Social Studies MS Meeting Room IV Teaching About China’s Cultural Revolution The Cultural Revolution in China (1966-1976) was a decade of enormous change and upheaval with a lasting impact on the country, its citizens, and the world.This presentation engages participants in hands-on activities to teach about the social, cultural, educational, political, and economic changes in China during this era. STEVEN MONEY Service Learning PS First Floor - Hibiscus Room The Transformational Power of Experiential Learning In this workshop we will review the “who, what, where, why, and how” of powerful learning and changes that occur in experiential learning, and we will share stories that exemplify this. KAITLYN PETTINGA Counseling PS Function Room IV Working with Adolescents: Developing Grit and Resilience through Purpose Driven Action Projects In this workshop, participants will briefly explore current research on adolescent brain development and discuss its implications for students. Participants will look at and discuss how their own schools are meeting the social emotional needs of adolescents through their current programs and curriculum.They will learn about and view multiple examples of project based learning aimed at developing grit and resilience in students through purpose driven action. Participants will also work together to brainstorm their own purpose driven action projects on grade, content, section, or school wide levels. Project ideas will be shared and opportunities for collaboration discussed. Resources for beginning and sustaining projects as well as the notes on adolescence brain research will be provided. KIM PHUC PHAN THI Service Learning PS Ballroom II & III Behind the Kim Foundation International Image Kim explains the meaning behind this illustration, which merges Nick Ut’s famous 1972 image with a photograph taken in 1975 by Anne Bayin, of Kim with her infant son Thomas. MARY RYAN Math PS Function Room VII Tools and Strategies for Differentiating Mathematics Instruction Wondering how to best meet the needs of all math students? This workshop will introduce educators to strategies for differentiating mathematics instruc- tion. Participants will learn how to meet student needs through high-end engaging tasks and implementing differentiation strategies such as flexible grouping, questioning, and compacting. LOGAN SMALLEY TED Education MS Meeting Room III How to Use TED-Ed In Your Classroom and School TED-Ed’s youth and education initiative,TED-Ed, is currently being used to spark and celebrate the ideas of over 100 million teachers and students around the world. In this workshop, attendees will learn how they can incorporate TED-Ed’s award-winning website, content, and programs into their classrooms and schools. LEANN STANHOPE Action Research PS Function Room VIII An Action Research Project on the Effect of Agile Furniture on Student Engagement This presentation will outline the journey and the findings of an EARCOS Action Research project beginning in August to create a prototype High School classroom that addresses the needs of the 21st century learner in a small physical space.The research began as an endeavor to answer the question,“Does the flexibility of learner spaces in the classroom through the use of agile furniture increase student engagement?”The project has been a journey to enhance student learning by rethinking the requirements of learning spaces to accommodate more collaboration, encourage more creativity, to integrate technology in a more intuitive way and to really explore environments that engage students to think and learn in more optimal ways. JAMES TANTON Math PS Function Room X How to Think Brilliantly and Creatively in Mathematics How do we model and practice uncluttered thinking and joyous doing in the classroom? How do we encourage deep understanding over rote practice and memorization, and develop the art of successful innovation? Let’s see how upper school mathematical content really is a vehicle for ingenuity and joy. 11:0011:15 TRAVEL TIME “Connecting Global Minds.” 13

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