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The EARCOS Triannual JOURNAL A Link to Educational Excellence in East Asia FALL 2017 Featured in this Issue Educational Leadership Philosophy - George Couros An Aging World - Award winning student essay

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The EARCOS JOURNAL The ET Journal is a triannual publication of the East Asia Regional Council of Schools(EARCOS), a nonprofit 501(C)3, incorporated in the state of Delaware, USA, with a regional office in Manila, Philippines. Membership in EARCOS is open to elementary and secondary schools in East Asia which offer an educational program using English as the primary language of instruction, and to other organizations, institutions, and individuals. Objectives and Purposes * To promote intercultural understanding and international friendship through the activities of member schools. * To broaden the dimensions of education of all schools involved in the Council in the interest of a total program of education. * To advance the professional growth and welfare of individuals belonging to the educational staff of member schools. * To facilitate communication and cooperative action between and among all associated schools. * To cooperate with other organizations and individuals pursuing the same objectives as the Council. EARCOS BOARD OF TRUSTEES Margaret Alvarez, President (ISS International School) Stephen Cathers, Vice President (International School Suva) Tarek Razik,Treasurer (Jakarta Intercultural School) Norma Hudson (International School of Kuala Lumpur) David Toze, Past President (International School Manila) Stephen Dare (Hong Kong Academy) Andrew Davies (International School Bangkok) Barry Sutherland (International School of Phnom Penh) Saburo Kagei (St. Mary’s International School) Office of Overseas Schools REO: Lawrence A. Hobdell (ex officio) EARCOS STAFF Executive Director: Richard Krajczar Assistant Director: Bill Oldread Consultant: Joe Petrone Vitz Baltero Ver Castro Robert Sonny Viray April Asiño Elaine Repatacodo Edzel Drilo Rod Catubig Jr. Editor: Bill Oldread Associate Editor: Edzel Drilo Letter from the Executive Director Dear Colleagues: I wish everyone the very best for the 2017-18 school year! A special welcome to 31 new heads of school and new principals. See pages 4-6 for all the names and schools. In addition to new leaders, we have six new member schools for a total of 158.We now have over 130,000 students, and nearly 15,000 teachers and administrators! As we grow, we are still committed to providing the best quality professional development and support for the educators in our region. The 2017 EARCOS Leadership Conference (ELC) is scheduled for October 26 - 28 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok,Thailand. We have an excellent group of presenters, and it should be an outstanding conference with keynoters Simon Breakspear and Peter Dalglish, and we will repeat Leadership Stories by our own leaders in EARCOS schools.The ELC has a host of special presenters and EARCOS leaders offering practical, hands-on workshops. It is going to be a great one! Please review the EARCOS-sponsored events on the last page of this magazine. It is a full year of activities, with our Professional Learning Weekends (PLW). Last year, our PLW,s were attended by nearly 1,500 teachers.These are truly some of the best and most cost-effective professional learning experiences available. Thanks to our small, medium, and large schools who will host these events this year. We welcome back Mr Bill Oldread and say thanks to Joe Petrone who will work virtually with us from his home in Pinedale,Wyoming. We hope you enjoy our EARCOS Journal. Please remember that it is our mission to help you in your task of school leadership. Keep in touch with Bill Oldread’s E-Connect blog and the EARCOS community on Google Plus. I look forward to seeing many of you in Bangkok and wish you all the best for a most successful and rewarding school year. Dick Krajczar Executive Director Check out our updated website at www.earcos.org, our E-Connect blog, and our Google+ Community. East Asia Regional Council of Schools Brentville Subdivision, Barangay Mamplasan Biñan, Laguna, 4024, Philippines PHONE: 63-02-697-9170 FAX: 63-49-511-4694 WEBSITE: www.earcos.org (L-R) Bill Oldread, Edzel Drilo, Rod Catubig, Dick Krajczar (Sitting) Ver Castro,Vitz Baltero, Elaine Repatacodo, Robert Viray

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In this Issue contents 4 Welcome New EARCOS Members - New Schools - New Heads - New High School Principals - New Middle School Principals - New Elementary School Principals - New Associate Institutions 8 Global Citizenship Awardees 9 Global Citizenship Community Grant Recipients 10 Faces of EARCOS 11 EdThought - Educational Leadership - Building A Better Transcript:What Grades Measure, And What They Don’t 14 Student Writing - An Aging World - Ling and the Wishing Tree 18 Opinion - Navigating the Digital World Together - A Personal Reflection 19 Curriculum Initiative - Will There Ever be a Perfect Math Program? - The Importance of Trilingualism In The 21st Century - Success Start for All - STEAM is Strong at Taipei American School - Project Innovate a New Vision for Future 26 Service Learning - Capstone Service Projects at ICS-Bangkok - Cebu I.S. Cooperative of International Service Learning 28 Curriculum/Service Learning - Embedding Service Learning in the Curriculum 29 Community Service - Teda International School Brings Service to Qinghai 30 Green & Sustainable - Going Green in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 32 Press Release - Global Math Week 34 Action Research - Learning Vocabulary through Drama Games 36 Elementary School Gallery 38 Campus Development - Dominican International School New School Buildings - Int’l School Beijing - Elementary Engineering and Design 39 On the Road with Dr. K Back cover: Approved EARCOS Professional Learning Weekend SY 2017-2018 EARCOS and CIS - Institute On Higher Education Admission and Guidance EARCOS and CIS are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual INSTITUTE ON HIGHER EDUCATION ADMISSION AND GUIDANCE. Sept. 22-23, 2017 Bangkok,Thailand, Shangri-La Hotel visit www.earcos.org The EARCOS Action Research Grant In an ongoing effort to implement the EARCOS Strategic Plan, specifically Strategy E, to conduct, communicate, and archive relevant data and research to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices, grants will be made available to encourage our teachers, administrators, and professional staff to conduct action research to improve educational practices for the purpose of enhancing student learning. Action research is a reflective process, conducted in the school setting, to solve a real problem, or to improve and enhance the instructional process.This research may be undertaken by an individual, or by several people collaboratively. It is our belief that the results of such research will impact not only the researchers’ practices but also those of others with whom they share their findings.To that end, grantees will be expected to publish their findings, which will be made available to all EARCOS members on the website. Some researchers may elect to present their work at a subsequent ETC, ELC, or publish it in the EARCOS Journal. Please visit the EARCOS website for more information. www.earcos.org and see page 34 for a report from a recent researcher. Contribute to the ET Journal If you have something going on at your school in any of the following categories that you would like to see highlighted in the Winter issue please send it along to us: Faces of EARCOS - Promotions, retirements, honors, etc. Service Learning Programs Campus Development - New building plans, under construction, just completed projects. Curriculum - New and exciting curriculum adoptions. Green and Sustainable - Related to campus development or to curriculum efforts. Community Service Projects Student Art - We showcase outstanding student art in each edition. (E.S. Fall Issue, M.S.Winter Issue, and H.S. Spring Issue) Student Writing Press Releases Thank you for your help in allowing us to highlight the great things that are going on in EARCOS schools. Fall 2017 Fall 2017 Issue 1

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2ELCE0AOA1R7NDCFEOERRSSEHNIPCE OCTOBER 26-28, 2017 BANGKOK,THAILAND “Leading and Learning: A Journey of Hope and Joy” The East Asia Regional Council of Schools is excited to invite you and your administrative staff as delegates at the 49th annual EARCOS Leadership Conference (ELC2017) in Bangkok, Thailand scheduled for October 26-28, 2017.We have a host of excellent keynote speakers and workshop presenters. Our Keynoters are: SIMON BREAKSPEAR and PETER DALGLISH. We think the conference will prove to be professionally stimulating and will provide you with an opportunity for networking and building camaraderie. OUR SPONSORS: SUPPORTED BY

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CL2EEA0OA1R7NDCFEOERRSSEHNIPCE“Leading and Learning: A Journey of Hope and Joy” KEYNOTE SPEAKERS EARCOS MEMBER PRESENTATIONS PETER DALGLISH - Peter Dalglish as a 28-year old Stanford-educated lawyer chose another path: he traded in a promising legal career to work alongside some of the world’s poorest children. Sponsored by International School Services SIMON BREAKSPEAR - Dr. Simon Breakspear is known internationally for helping educational leaders navigate disruptive change, develop innovation capabilities and drive continuous improvement for better learning. Simon is a Research Fellow of the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change at The Education University of Hong Kong and the Founder of Agile Schools. He has advised and spoken to school and system leaders in over 10 countries. Sponsored by Taylor’s Schools LEADERSHIP STORIES Sponsored by International Insurance Solutions GOVERNANCE WORKSHOP Open to all Board Members and Heads Marc Frankel and Bambi Betts Preconferences Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Marc Frankel, Leadership Through Partnership(LTP) Rami Madani, Curriculum Coordinator Precon. IB PRECON, (2 day workshop) Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Jefferson Cann Ochan Powell Jane Hyun Ann Straub Chris Jansen/Dan Brown Janice Toben Deborah Janz-Kriger Robert Steele and Lynda Rolph Rami Madani Bruce Mills Kendall Zoller Marilyn George (WASC) SPECIAL PRESENTERS Bambi Betts Simon Breakspear Jefferson Cann Peter Dalglish Peter and Heidi Eliot Marc Frankel Maria Guajardo Stephen Holmes Jim Hulbert Jane Hyun Chris Jansen Deborah Janz-Kriger Rami Madani Bruce Mills Ochan Powell Ann Straub Janice Toben Sarah Whyte Kendall Zoller Chris Akin Margaret Alvarez / Deidre Fischer Chip Barder / Sujoy Chaudri Chris Beingessner / Chris Raymaakers Andy Birch Warren Bowers Megan Brazil / Nitasha Chaudhuri / Stephen Lush William Brown / Alexandra Manning Madeleine Bystrom / Dr. Julie Schuilwerve Chris Capadona / Nel Capadona Jonathan Carter Mihoko Chida / Meredith Lawson John D’Arcy Stephen Dare / Jennifer Swinehart Andrew Davies Gerald Donovan Sarah Donovan Andy Dougharty Nicolene du Preez Leanne Dunlap / Caroline Brokvam Peter Eliot / Heidi Eliot Deidre Fischer Liz Gale Richard Gaskell / Ochan Powell / Sami Yosef Marilyn George Rob Grantham / DJ MacPherson / Lisa Kipfer Aimee Gruber Don Hale Carlene Hamley / Kasey Burns Paul Henderson Christopher Henry / Anthea Clifton Kiersten Hewitt / Jane McGee / Kari Yuen Michael Hirsch Sarah Howling / Maria Osowiecki Norman Hudson / Rami Madani / Yvonne Bui Virginia Hunt / Leanne Dunlap Paul Kang Steve Katz Helen Kelly Stuart Kent / Colm Flanahan Nicholas Kent Daniel Kilback Connie Kim / Shelly Wille Chip Kimball Jared Kuruzovich / Tosca Killoran Martin Leicht Jolene Lockwood / Kristine Jerabek / Michelle Gow Dan Long / Jill Fagen David Lovelin / Natalie Broderick Iain Macfarlane / Lauren Harvey Alasdair Maclean / Evelyn Lichtenauer Rami Madani Urko Masse Vjaceslavs Matvejevs Mark McCallum Mark McElroy / Daniel Kilback Brian McManus / Joann Binns Nancy Meislahn / Zina L. Evans Suzanne Murray Rob Newberry Hieu Nguyen / Robert Hughes Julie Olson / Azra Pathan / Steve Katz / Suji Dehart Karen ONeill & Sachiko Ryan Persaud Amie Pollack / Nguyen Hieu Christie Powell / Karrie Dietz Tom Reed Jo Rice Katie Rigney-Zimmermann / David Perkin Erin Robinson / Stuart MacAlpine Juan Saavedra / Sarah Thawley Chris Schuster / Patrick Love James Scott / Kathryn Nelson / Noelehua Archambault Peggy Smith Barry Sutherland Kevin Baker / Norma Hudson / Tarek Razik GSIS Admin Team / Darryl Harding / Mei-Lyn Freeman Noel Thomas / Christine Xu Melanie Vrba / Madeleine Brookes Kelly Walter Rachael Westgarth Julian Whiteley Cory Willey Lucinda Willis Chelsea Woods Nicola Zulu / Margaret Alvarez visit www.earcos.org/elc2017/

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WNewelSccohomolse>> Yew Chung International School Of Qingdao http://www.ycis-qd.com/en/ Dwight School Seoul http://www.dwight.or.kr Punahou School https://www.punahou.edu NWewelHceoadms >e> American School in Japan,The Jim Hardin, Head of School American School in Taichung Anthony Keen, Director Bandung Independent School Chris Toomer, Head of School Beijing City International School Christopher Akin, Head of School Beijing International Bilingual Academy Ouyang Hua, Head of School British School Jakarta Shane Nathan, Principal Canadian International School,Tokyo Robert Pittman, Principal Chinese International School Bin Li, Interim Head Daegu International School Chris Murphy, Head of School Dostyk American International School (Kazakhstan) Seamus Marriott, Director Dwight School Seoul Kevin Skeoch, Head of School Ekamai International School Prachack Jitbunyad, Director Fukuoka International School Robin Schneider, Head of School International School of Beijing Patrick Hurworth, Head of School International School of Ulaanbaatar William Elman, Director International School Suva Stephen Cathers, Interim Head ISE International School Alexandar Benett, Superintendent Jakarta Intercultural School Tarek Razik, Head of School Kaohsiung American School Ben Ploeger, Superintendent Korea International School Michelle Quirin, School Director Kyoto International School Craig Dwyer, Principal Nanjing International School Laurie McLellan, Director Northbridge International School Cambodia Richard Vaughan, Principal North Jakarta Intercultural School Thomas Bendel, Head of School Punahou School James Scott, Head of School Shenzhen Shekou International School Robert Stearns, Head of School Suzhou Singapore International School Nicholas Little, Head of School Teda International School Tim Warren, Headmaster Thai-Chinese International School John McGrath, Head of School Tianjin International School Rachel Scroggins, Head Principal UWC Thailand International School Jay McBride, Head of School Wuhan Yangtze International School Erika Carlson, Head Principal Yew Chung International School of Qingdao Jeroen Gakes, Co-Principal NWewelHcigohmScehool Principals >> American Pacific International School American School of Bangkok,The Asia Pacific International School Ayeyarwaddy International School Bandung Independent School Beijing International Bilingual Academy Brent International School Baguio Brent International School Subic Luis Ramirez Neil Walton Andy Murphy Ms. Barbara Schultz Amy Bowley Sharyn Baddeley Benjamin R. Josephson Brett Petrillo 4 EARCOS Triannual Journal

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British School Jakarta Chinese International School Christian Academy in Japan Concordia International School Hanoi Dwight School Seoul Ekamai International School Faith Academy, Inc. Global Jaya School Gyeongnam International Foreign School Hong Kong International School International Christian School - Hong Kong International Christian School - Pyeongtaek International School of Brunei International School of Dongguan ISE International School Mont’Kiara International School Nagoya International School NIST International School Northbridge International School Cambodia Punahou School Seoul Foreign School Shanghai American School Singapore International School of Bangkok Suzhou Singapore International School Thai-Chinese International School The British School, New Delhi Tianjin International School United World College of South East Asia UWC Thailand International School Vientiane International School Wells International School - On Nut Campus Yew Chung International School of Qingdao Yokohama International School Dineke Spackman Laszlo Varro Damon Ealey Ian Sutherland Mark Geraets Tommy Thomas Jon Barlow Steven Spannring Charles Campbell David Lovelin Emerson Keung Charlie Mooney Robert Commons James S.Anderson Kristen Applegate Alan Shanks Aubrey Curran John Snowball Ben Holman Emily McCarren Jeff Holcomb John Muldoon Ong Tech Chin Richard Bruford Thomas English Timothy Fryer James Delzer Rebecca Butterworth (Dover) Jonathan Field Christine Santilli William Jones Jason Caruana Elise Vitty NWewelMcidodmle eSchool Principals >> American School in Japan,The American School of Bangkok,The Asia Pacific International School Bandung Independent School Beijing City International School Beijing International Bilingual Academy Busan International Foreign School Concordia International School Hanoi Dalat International School Dwight School Seoul Hangzhou International School International Christian School - Hong Kong International Christian School - Pyeongtaek International Community School - Bangkok International School Bangkok ISE International School ISS International School Korea International School Korea International School-JeJu Campus Nagoya International School NIST International School Osaka YMCA International School Punahou School Seoul International School Singapore International School of Bangkok Stamford American International School Pip Curtis Neil Walton Meg Hayne Amy Bowley Colleen Drisner Sharyn Baddeley Jamie Robb Ian Sutherland Steven Hutchcraft Mark Geraets Jessamine Koenig Stephen Taylor Charlie Mooney Karen Conwell Dennis Harter Kristen Applegate Michael Taylor Jim Slaid Julia Reynen Aubrey Curran John Snowball John Botting Paris Priore-Kim John Benavidez Cecilia Ng Sheila Klein Fall 2017 Issue 5

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Taipei American School Thai-Chinese International School UWC Thailand International School Vientiane International School Yew Chung International School of Qingdao Yokohama International School Yongsan International School of Seoul Shaun O’Rourke Conrad Pholar Jonathan Field Christine Santilli Julie Clegg Elise Vitty Susan Sevey WNewelEcleommenetary School Principals >> Alice Smith School American International School of Guangzhou American Pacific International School American School of Bangkok,The Asia Pacific International School Bandung Independent School Bangkok Patana School Beijing International Bilingual Academy Busan International Foreign School Cebu International School Chatsworth International School Dalian American International School Dwight School Seoul Ekamai International School Hangzhou International School International Christian School - Pyeongtaek International School of Dongguan International School Suva ISE International School ISS International School Kunming International Academy Nagoya International School NIST International School Northbridge International School Cambodia Osaka YMCA International School Punahou School Raffles American School Saigon South International School Shanghai American School Shenzhen Shekou International School Singapore International School of Bangkok Stamford American International School Surabaya Intercultural School Thai-Chinese International School The British School, New Delhi Tianjin International School UWC Thailand International School Western Academy of Beijing Yew Chung International School of Qingdao Yongsan International School of Seoul Tom Verity Tatiana Lopukhin Christiana Cavaliere Neil Walton Judy Park Amy Bowley Jason Cooper Cynthia Wrenn Nate Swenson Theodore Mockrish Michael Berry Peter Row Susan Allenspach-Kuss Hazel Ilao Robert Hyndman Charlie Mooney Raedel Bagley Rebecca Clentworth Holly Reardon Sharyn Skrtic Rebecca Young Aubrey Curran Jane Cooper Kascha Reed John Botting Paris Priore-Kim Tim Shepherd Dan Keller Michael Hibbeln Harish Kanabar Narisa Letnamwongwan Clare Johnstone / Elena De La Rosa Tylene Desfosses Betsy Fitch Craig Lewis Rachel Scroggins Jaki Graham Angela Steinmann Gareth Probert Krista Roll 6 EARCOS Triannual Journal

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NWewelAcsosomciaete Institutions >> Agenda Consulting Services: Agenda is a specialised consultancy service which provides creative communications, marketing and fundraising initiatives for international schools and educational institutions. www.agconsulting.asia International Medical Group IMG Services: Insurance www.imglobal.com KOMPAN ASIA PACIFIC PTE LTD Services: KOMPAN is the world’s largest playground manufacturer/supplier; develop, produce and market an extensive range of playground equipment that covers all age groups.. Offices in 17 countries. Globally distributed – in 65 countries. www.kompan.com Moonlight School Services: Provide the quality education for the needy children in Nepal. www.moonlight.org.np New Member Service – Update The EARCOS Leadership Mentoring (ELM) initiative is enjoying the benefits of pilot cohort members’ reflections and improvement suggestions. These volunteer members have been engaged throughout the recent long holiday break. Cohort members completed either a mentor or mentee application in May 2017 and continue to work through eight common language modules (CLM), which were delivered via an online platform and opened for enrollment in mid-June 2017. EARCOS gratefully recognizes the commitment of these cohort members and warmly extends gratitude to each of them for participating during the long summer/winter holiday. Pilot cohort reflections and improvement suggestions for all aspects of our new member service have been well received and predicts enhanced quality for those EARCOS members, who wish to join the ranks of ELM mentors and mentees. And, the meaningful feedback continues, as cohort members are completing the final stages of the online CLM. More formal avenues for cohort members to offer reflections will include a survey and individual interviews. The results from this data gathering will be studied to assure relevant content in the CLM and usefulness of the application process for subsequent matching of mentors with mentees. EARCOS anticipates a formal launch of this new member service immediately following the 2017 EARCOS Leadership Conference, as applications for prospective mentors and mentees will be opened to EARCOS members at this time. Following the two-week application window (29 October – 11 November), those completing an application will be invited to join the inaugural CLM cohort, which is scheduled for 12 November through 06 January 2018. Those interested in learning more about ELM, or certain that they wish to eventually join fellow EARCOS school leaders (mentors) and aspiring leaders (mentees) are asked to access this link (http://www.earcos.org/elm_application.php), which leads you to the series of articles published in three consecutive EARCOS Triannuals published during the 2016/17 school year. Also, at this link you will find additional details about this new member service. Dr. Joe Petrone, EARCOS Consultant Fall 2017 Issue 7

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Global Citizenship Awardees >> List of Global Citizenship Award 2017 Winners 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. SCHOOL NAME OF STUDENT Access International Academy Ningbo American International School Hong Kong American International School of Guangzhou American School in Japan,The American School in Taichung Bali Island School Bandung Alliance Intercultural School Bandung Independent School Bangalore International School Bangkok Patana School Beijing BISS International School Beijing City International School Berkeley International School Brent International School Baguio Brent International School Manila Brent International School Subic Busan Foreign School Busan International Foreign School Canadian Academy Canadian International School of Hong Kong Cebu International School Chadwick International School Chinese International School Christian Academy in Japan Concordia International School Shanghai Daegu International School Dalat International School Garden International School Hangzhou International School Harbour School,The Hong Kong Academy Hong Kong International School International Christian School - Hong Kong International School Bangkok International School Ho Chi Minh City International School Manila International School of Beijing International School of Kuala Lumpur International School of Phnom Penh International School of Qingdao International School of Tianjin International School of Ulaanbaatar ISS International School Jakarta Intercultural School Kaohsiung American School KIS International School Korea International School Korea International School - JeJu Campus Korea Kent Foreign School Kunming International Academy 8 EARCOS Triannual Journal Chai Hyun Park Yumeng (Alice) YANG Hyun Ji Jeong Kai Shimojo Jenna Wu Song Hee Chang Jessica Hirianto Annabel Ashworth Ryan Saleel Chada (Jessy) Mahadumrongkul Se Yeon Park Sylvia Qiu Missy Sorhirun Sachitha Bhat Sung Won Hwang Jillian Davies Jihong Lee Chaeri Yoo Karuna Khemaney Helena Hatrick Catrina Lee Sanchez Suarez Yura Kim Victoria Ngai Angela Loh Helen Zhang Anna Wonbeen Lee Areeya Kunawaradisai Anoushka Upadhyay Prachi Sukhnani Ignacio Hui Jack Robb Ella Hurworth Hanming Zeng Alaina Pinvises Hsin-Tien (Sandy) Lee Khenzom Alling Sean Wang Gayoung (Kris) Jeong Lefee Ouy Rachel Chee Amit Mishra Khaliun Enkhbayar Tarish Kadam Riwa Tamai Angela Chen Naleenvali Sirathanapornpat Megan Juyon Lee Yeon Jae “Skyler” Cho Zafar Khaleque Yoon Kim

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Lanna International School Thailand Hyeon Seok Marist Brothers International School Mariko Nomi Mont’Kiara International School Samuel Jian Xuan Ng Nagoya International School Haruka Takagi Nanjing International School Jen-wei (Willy) Wang NIST International School Rairat (Am) Chunnananda North Jakarta Intercultural School Putra Ngadimin Northbridge International School Cambodia Seimony Sun Oberoi International School Trisha Sharma Osaka International School Mia Lewis Prem Tinsulanonda International School Suchanan Rasnam Thakral QSI International School of Shenzhen Jin Gyu (Marcel) Lee Ruamrudee International School Nacha Rapeerattanakul Saigon South International School Kaithe Fadreguilan Saint Maur International School Seena Katayama Seisen International School Youkie Shiozawa Seoul Foreign School Erica Ji-hyun Kim Seoul International School Diane Dahyun Lee Shanghai American School - Pudong Campus Kevin Zhang Yang Shanghai American School - Puxi Campus Yujia (Shelly) Huang Shanghai Community Int’l School-Hongqiao Campus Charlotte Gray Shenzhen College of International Education Panzhen Wu Singapore American School Ruth Jaensubhakij Taejon Christian International School Rebecca Jiwon Park Taipei American School Claire Moy Teda International School In Ye Ram The British School, New Delhi Soo Min Park The International School Yangon Raj Venkatesh Tianjin International School KangHyoun Ryu Tohoku International School John Lee United Nations International School of Hanoi Yoav Shahar United World College of S.E. Asia-Dover Campus Chanreaksmey So United World College of S.E. Asia-East Campus Julia Hae Jin Kim UWC Thailand International School Diogo da Costa Vientiane International School Noni Flint Wells International School – On Nut Campus Chae Jin Shin Western Academy of Beijing (Bohong) Danny Du Wuhan Yangtze International School Cho Rock (Jessica) Park Yangon International School May Pyae Zaw Yew Chung International School of Beijing Vani Gupta Yew Chung International School of Shanghai Elizabeth Libby Robinson Yokohama International School Arunansu Patra GRelocbipaileCntistiz>e>nship Community Grant All of us here at EARCOS wish to extend our sincere congratulations to the following Global Citizens who have been chosen to receive an EARCOS Global Citizen Community Service Grant of $500 to further their excellent community work during this upcoming academic year.The recipients are: Chad (Jessy) Mahadum, Bangkok Patana School Project Name: Palliative Care (Youth Association of Thailand) Elizabeth Fay Robinson, Yew Chung International School of Shanghai Project Name: Make A Difference Run Suchanan (Rasnam), Prem Tinsulanonda International School Project Name: Advocates for Global Welfare Hsin Tien Lee (Sandy), International School Ho Chi Minh City Project Name: Youth for Elderly Service (YES) Helena Hatrick, Canadian International School of Hong Kong Project Name: RESPECT (Refugee Educational Support Program- Everyone Can Teach!) Helen Zhang, Concordia International School Shanghai Project Name: Huge Grace Orphanage Fall 2017 Issue 9

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Faces of EARCOS Sab Kagei - EARCOS Board of Trustees Saburo “Sab” Kagei is an example of a “third-culture kid” and a continuation of international school education. The sixth of eight children, Sab attended Ruamrudee and St. Mary’s International School in the EARCOS region, and is the headmaster at his alma mater St. Mary’s, an all-boys’ Catholic school founded by the Brothers of Christian Instruction in Tokyo, Japan. Four of his five sisters attended the International School of the Sacred Heart, and one of his two brothers is also a graduate of St. Mary’s. He has worked as an elementary homeroom teacher at the sixth & fifth grade levels, computer science instructor grades 7-12, coached sports and fine arts, and worked as the middle and high school principal at his current school. His wife, Ann, is the middle school principal at Seisen International School, and his daughter, Kristen, is a graduate of the same school. This threesome also attended and graduated from Georgetown University, and Sab further earned two MA’s from Cal State University Northridge. He is honored and humbled to serve as an EARCOS Board member, and is eager to learn and work. Elsa Donohue - National Distinguished Principal Elsa has been named the 2017 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary Principals. Elsa is currently the elementary principal at the Jakarta Intercultural School. Her work at JIS has included aspects of leadership that range from leading and supporting a shift in philosophical approaches to teaching and learning, to being involved in a master planning process for campus development, to strengthening the school’s image through government relations, specifically with the Ministry of Education. Elsa’s latest passion focuses on supporting the expansion of leadership capacity throughout the school, with special attention to growing teacher leaders, middle level leadership and highly effective teams. Elsa holds two Master’s degrees from the graduate school of education at Michigan State University in Curriculum and Teaching and Educational Leadership She has provided professional development sessions at the Principal Training Center (PTC), EARCOS conferences and African International Schools Association conferences. Bill Oldread - EARCOS Assistant Director After four years in the U.S., Bill Oldread has returned to his former position of EARCOS Assistant Director. Prior to his first four year tenure at EARCOS Bill held administrative positions at Brent International School and Shanghai American School. Previous to that he taught science in Maine and Massachusetts for 25 years. 10 EARCOS Triannual Journal In Memoriam - Dr. Ernie Mannino Dr. Ernie Mannino has died. Ernie was truly a giant of international education who lived an exceptionally accomplished life of service as an educator and leader. He was a true visionary and a fearless crusader for ensuring the availability of high quality international education around the world. Ernie made a huge impact on international education and will be remembered fondly by his many colleagues, friends, AAIE, the Office of Overseas Schools, and educators in East Asia. In 2010 Dr. Mannino was inducted into the Watertown, Massachusetts Hall of fame, his hometown. Youtube Link: http://tinyurl.com/yckpnl37 Read more about Dr. Ernest Mannino: http://tinyurl.com/y7srjg77

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EEddTuhcouagthiot >n>al Leadership Philosophy By George Couros I wanted to think about my own “Educational Leadership Philosophy” and put it into words as I come into the new school year. As I write this down, I love the picture below that reminds me it is not only what we say, but what we do that matters. continues to change, schools need to adapt to best serve our students for their future as well as their present. Those that are willing to adapt and learn from change now, will be the ones that are most likely to be successful in the future. As we see different jobs being created in our world, while other jobs are becoming irrelevant, we look to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs in schools. This is often created by instilling a sense of “intrapreneurial spirit” within educators that are always looking to develop and further the organization. While we look and build on what has worked in the past, we must also continuously look forward. Photo by Soliya Education and school have traditionally been the hub of our communities. Not only for the wisdom and knowledge that they create for our present and future, but for the connections that they create amongst a community. Growing up in a small town, teachers were revered and respected for the work that they did with students, and they always made an effort to connect with parents to bring them in on the learning process of their child, not just with developing intelligence, but developing students as people. The notion of, “it takes a village”, is something that I believe in deeply, and believe that it is more important now than ever. As a leader, I believe in bringing a community together to share leadership in many different avenues. In a quote from Tom Peters, he states that “leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”8 In a school community, this starts at the top in working with others to develop their leadership in every position and level of school. By focusing on an individual’s strengths, you show that you value their expertise first, before you look to help them develop in other areas. This strength-based focus helps to build a relationship with each individual, pushing them to be better every day. When the leader of an organization has this belief and proves it through actions, it trickles down to students in the classroom. The more experience I have in leadership, the more I see that effective teachers are effective leaders, and have this same strength-based approach with their students. If we have a community that focus on building leadership in all areas, we are more likely to be successful within our vision. Through this value on developing leadership,2 our schools are more open not only to navigate but to lead change as well. As society One of those changes in our world is a shift to an open and transparent environment. As an administrator, I have the opportunity to become better by continuously being able to visit classrooms and see what the most effective teachers do. Peers do not have this same opportunity because of our physical environment. Through the use of different technologies such as blogging and Twitter, we open up our classrooms to other educators not only in our own schools, but to schools around the world to bring them in on this collaboration. As I always focus on “what is best for kids”, it is crucial that we look to not only help our own students, but how we can help other students from around the globe as well. As we tell our students when they walk into our schools, we must ensure that we create a culture of sharing within our own community to learn from others around the world, as well as within our own community. The most innovative environments outside of school tap into the “wisdom of the room” and bring in different voices to continuously learn and grow; schools must do the same. To be successful, people must have a purpose within our organization. This included parents who are a great untapped resource within our own communities. We can no longer have children going home and being asked the question, “what did you learn today?”, and responding with, “nothing.” By opening the doors to our classrooms through both physical and virtual environments, we have the opportunity to change the conversation at home. Parents are able to be actively involved in the process of learning, leading to a higher opportunity for success of each child. The more we can involve parents in this process at home, the more likely students will be successful in school, and beyond. This community support is imperative. In summary, building relationships, developing leadership, and focusing on school as the “hub” of our community,we are more likely to create an environment where our students are building a bright future both today and tomorrow. By looking at what worked in the past while also looking to develop our future, our community is more likely to be able to come together to create the schools our kids need. Reprinted with permission of the author George Couros. www.georgecouros.ca/blog/about-me/educational-leadership-philosophy Fall 2017 Issue 11

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BEduTihldouinghgtA>>Better Transcript: What Grades Measure,And What They Don’t By Tony Wagner, Expert in Residence at Harvard University’s Innovation Lab This month, approximately 3.5 million high school seniors will be granted diplomas. The rest of us will (and should) applaud their achievements, but we must also stop and consider: What did these students have to do to earn their diplomas, and what, exactly, has their schoolwork prepared them for? In 1892, The Committee of Ten, led by Harvard President Charles Eliot, created a standardized framework for the high school curriculum that, in turn, dictated essential prerequisites for college admissions. This system requires that students earn between 18 and 24 “Carnegie Units” in order to graduate. A Carnegie Unit is a standardized measure of “seat time served” in a given class — roughly 120 hours of a class over the course of a year. and heart that cannot be measured by Carnegie Units. Students who can take initiative, learn through trial and error, collaborate, persist, understand and solve problems through interdisciplinary approaches, and who have strong moral foundations are set up to thrive in the future.The students who are merely good at the “game of school” — those with high grades but without those skills — are not. And if school is a game, then “losing” comes with stark emotional consequences.Too many students in our “best” suburban and independent schools increasingly experience high school as a cutthroat competition for admission to a selective college. Bright and resilient students who receive poor grades or don’t get into the “right” college often see themselves as losers for life. Students’ grades in a particular class are supposed to represent how well they served that time, and students’ grade point average and class rank are taken as measures of how well individuals have performed compared to peers. And these numbers still make up the typical high school transcript, which is required by virtually every college and university in America in order to be considered for admission. But these measures are more than a century old, and hopelessly obsolete. In this era of innovation, all students need essential skills and dispositions for work, learning, and citizenship — habits of mind There is a better way. In March of this year, some of America’s leading independent schools announced the creation of the Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC). It is an effort to create an entirely new way to assess and report the quality of student work — one that is based on real evidence of mastery, rather than a grade or time spent in a particular class. The MTC is still in development; it will be built, refined and tested over the next several years. 12 EARCOS Triannual Journal

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But the goal is to finally see students’ educational record in clearer tery Transcript Consortium is developing ways to record what stu- focus, and in three dimensions. dents can do with what they know. The new reporting will indicate the skills and knowledge that students have mastered. But it will also include qualities of character that make their humanity visible and help admissions officers make better decisions when it comes to an applicant’s “fit.” The design will help colleges better understand students’ skill sets and potential to succeed on campus, and allows students to present themselves more authentically to admissions officers. Since the March announcement, more than 100 schools have signed up to join in the discussion and development of the Mastery Transcript, including renowned schools such as Phillips Andover Academy and Punahou in Hawaii, President Obama’s alma mater. And the Edward E. Ford Foundation just gave the Consortium a $2 million grant to develop its technology platform. Once there is a proof of concept, the Mastery Transcript Consortium membership will be open to all public and private high schools at a cost commensurate with each institution’s resources. How many of us studied a foreign language for four years in high school, but graduated unable to carry on an extended conversation in that language? How many of us did well enough in high school geometry and algebra, yet struggle to use math to solve real-world problems? In the 21st century, academic content knowledge still matters, but essential skills and dispositions matter more. The Mas- “Each Mastery Credit applied to a transcript signifies complete mastery of a specific skill, knowledge block or habit of mind as defined by the crediting high school,” says the Consortium’s founder, Scott Looney. Reading the electronic transcript “will allow college admission officers to dive deep within a transcript to see the specific standards of the sending high school and actual evidence of student work and mastery, thus giving depth and transparency to the student’s work record.” There are many ways to acquire and demonstrate mastery. Some students may choose internships to gain mastery of a particular competency, take college courses or work in another country. The genius of the Mastery Transcript Consortium is that it will register and reward individual students’ achievements and choices while still providing a common framework for assessment. After 124 years, it’s time to reimagine the high school curriculum for the 21st century and to encourage teaching and assessment of the skills and dispositions that matter most. Our students deserve a more accurate measure, and they shouldn’t have to wait another century for their transcripts to better reflect their accomplishments. Reprinted with permission of the author Tony Wagner http://www.tonywagner.com/2030 Global Issues Network 2018 Welcome to CISSMUN IX & GINAsia 2018! Concordia International School Shanghai is pleased to announce that this coming January, the CISSMUN conference will be held concurrently with Concordia’s first annual High School Global Issues Network conference, GINAsia 2018.The theme of this year’s conference is A Place to Stand. Website: www.cissmun.org | Contact Us: ginasia@concordiashanghai.org Welcome to GINBALI 2018 This year’s GIN Middle School Conference will be held at Canggu Community School in Bali, Indonesia from the 2nd - 4th of March, 2018 with students from all over the EARCOS region. GINBali will provide students from around the world an opportunity to Seek Solutions to the several environmental and humanitarian issues in our world today. Theme: “Seeking Solutions: Meeting Global Challenges in a Changing World” Website: https://sites.google.com/ccsbali.com/ginbali2018 Contact: msgin@ccsbali.com Fall 2017 Issue 13

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