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16CEAoRnfCetAOrheSnncTneeua2ac0hl1e8rs’ “50 Years of Voices United in Purpose” March 29-31, 2018 | Bangkok,Thailand

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EARCOS Trustees & Staff About EARCOS The East Asia Regional Council of Schools is an organization of 159 member schools in East Asia.These schools have a total of more than131, 324 preK to 12th grade students. EARCOS also has 158 associate members—textbook and software publishers and distributors, universities, financial planners, architectural firms, insurance companies, youth organizations, etc.—and 42 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 Norma Hudson Secretar y Andrew Davies Treasurer David Toze Past President Barry Sutherland Saburo Kagei Stephen Dare Kevin Baker Standing L-R Robert Viray, Accountant Ver Castro, IT Coordinator / Membership Coordinator RJ Macalalad, Accounting Assistant Dick Krajczar, Executive Director Bill Oldread, Assistant Director Rod Catubig, Office Staff Edzel Drilo, Web Developer / Professional Learning Weekend / ET Journal Sitting L-R Vitz Baltero, Consultant Giselle Sison, ETC Program Coordinator Elaine Repatacodo, Administrative Asst., ELC Program Coordinator Joe Petrone, Consultant (not in photo) Laurie McLellan 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 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference (ETC) 2018 at the Shangri-La Bangkok. We are delighted to be collaborating with SENIA who are co-hosts.We have been supporters of SENIA since their beginning. What a great conference this will be! Thanks to the ETC Advisory committee and the SENIA board. This ETC will offer four excellent keynote presenters, Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift, Pernille Ripp and Chip Donohue. We have ten pre-conferences including AP and WASC. Our delegates will have 180 workshop sessions to choose from, geared to meet the diverse needs of our teachers. In addition, our job-alike sessions will provide an opportunity for teachers to meet with colleagues working in similar content areas. Of the 180 workshops, your EARCOS colleagues will present over 50 of them. As always, these workshops are practical, topical, and relevant to our work in East Asia. Please support your fellow teachers by attending as many of these as possible. The EARCOS Teacher Advisory Group led by Chris Bell selected the “Hug Project” as this year’s charity. This group assists children who have been victims of trafficking. 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 Giselle, Elaine and Sirs Ver, Edzel, and Robert have been admirable and their collective attention to the vast array of details of our conference is commendable. Our assistant director Bill Oldread 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. Dick Krajczar and the EARCOS Team. We are honored to have as special guests this year, President Brian K. Partin, of the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE the executive director. Brian K. Partin Dr. L. Earl Franks, CAE NAESP President NAESP Executive Director “50 Years of Voices United in Purpose.” 01

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Table of Contents 1 Welcome Message 2 Table of Contents & Conference at a Glance 3 EARCOS Strategic Plan 4 Room Floor Plan Map 6 P R E C O N F E R E N C E S 8 First Day of Conference Keynote Speaker: Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift 9 SESSION 1 10 SESSION 2 12 SESSION 3 13 Job A-Like Session 14 Second Day of Conference Keynote Speaker: Pernille Ripp 15 SESSION 4 16 SESSION 5 18 SESSION 6 19 SESSION 7 20 Third Day of Conference Keynote Speakers: Chip Donohue 21 SESSION 8 22 SESSION 9 24 SESSION 10 Front cover photo: Thai mural painting by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke EARCOS REGISTRATION DESK HOURS Monday, MARCH 26 12:00 - 17:00 Tuesday, MARCH 27 07:00 - 17:00 Wednesday, MARCH 28 07:00 - 17:00 Thursday, MARCH 29 06:30 - 17:00 Friday, MARCH 30 07:00 - 17:00 Saturday, MARCH 31 07:00 - 16:00 Conference at a Glance THURSDAY | 29 MARCH 2018 - FIRST DAY OF CONFERENCE 7:30 - 16:45 8:00 - 8:05 8:05 - 8:25 8:30 - 9:15 9:15 - 9:45 9:45 - 11:00 10:00 - 16:00 11:00 - 11:15 11:15 - 12:30 12:30 - 13:45 13:45 - 15:15 15:15 - 15:30 15:30 - 16:45 17:45 - 18:45 19:00 - 21:00 Exhibits Open Welcome Delegates Announcements / Remarks SENIA Minute Keynote Speakers: Norman Kunc / EmmaVan der Klift Tea/Coffee Break SESSION 1 International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) Travel Time SESSION 2 Lunch SESSION 3 Travel Time / Short Coffee Break Job-Alikes Cocktail Reception for Special Presenters Welcome Reception & Cultural Night FRIDAY | 30 MARCH 2018 - SECOND DAY OF CONFERENCE 7:30 - 17:00 8:00 - 16:30 8:00 - 8:05 8:05 - 8:25 8:30 - 9:15 9:15 - 9:45 9:45 - 11:15 11:15 - 11:30 11:30 - 12:30 13:45 - 15:15 15:15 - 15:45 15:45 - 17:00 Exhibits Open International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) Welcome Delegates Announcements / Remarks SENIA Minute Keynote Speaker: Pernille Ripp Tea/Coffee Break SESSION 4 Travel Time SESSION 5 SESSION 6 Tea/Coffee Break SESSION 7 SATURDAY | 31 MARCH 2018 - THIRD DAY OF CONFERENCE TUESDAY | 27 MARCH 2018 P R E C O N F E R E N C E S 08:30 - 16:30 14:00 - 20:00 10:00 - 10:30 12:30 - 13:30 14:30 - 15:00 AP Chinese Language and Culture AP English Language and Literature (combined) International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) Morning Tea/Coffee Break Lunch Afternoon Tea/Coffee Break WEDNESDAY | 28 MARCH 2018 P R E C O N F E R E N C E S 08:30 - 16:30 09:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 10:30 12:30 - 13:30 14:30 - 15:00 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. 7:30 - 15:00 8:00 - 20:00 8:00 - 8:05 8:05 - 8:25 8:30 - 9:15 9:15 - 9:45 9:45 - 11:15 11:15 - 11:30 11:30 - 12:45 12:45 - 13:30 13:30 - 15:00 17:45 - 18:45 19:00 - 21:00 Exhibits Open International School Leadership Program (USJ/WSU) Welcome Delegates Announcements / Remarks SENIA Minute Keynote Speaker: Chip Donohue Tea/Coffee Break SESSION 8 Travel Time SESSION 9 Lunch SESSION 10 Cocktail Reception for Exhibitors Closing Reception for all Delegates Special Thanks to RUAMRUDEE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL and NIST INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL This is a ‘NO BAG CONFERENCE.’ For several years delegates told us not to provide a conference bag, so we no longer do. In lieu of bags, EARCOS will donate $1,000 to The Hug Project. THIS PROGRAM BELONGS TO: _______________________________ 02 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2018

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EARCOS Strategic Plan EARCOS Mission EARCOS inspires adult and student learning through its leadership and service and fosters intercultural understanding, global citizenship, and exceptional educational practices within our learning community. 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 continues to be active. A.2 EARCOS supported the middle school GIN Conference held March 03 – 04, 2017 and the executive director attended the conference, which was held at Hong Kong Academy. Next year’s HS GIN will be hosted at Concordia International School Shanghai.Host schools are being solicited for future GIN conferences.The executive director attended the ACAMIS conference, which was held at Nanjing International School. A.3 EARCOS continues to offer space during the ELC for meetings of various regional organizations such as APAC, IASAS, MRISA, etc. A.4 EARCOS will again provide space for an IB Pre-conference workshop at the ELC 2017 and expects, as in past conferences, that the pre-conference will be fully subscribed. Also, ETC 2017 hosted an IB pre-conference on service learning. A.5 EARCOS again provided space and logistical support for two AP courses held in March/April 2017 at the ETC in Kota Kinabalu. A.6 Fifty EARCOS-sponsored Weekend Workshops (WW) were conducted with two remaining in this school year’s schedule.The 2017/18 WW proposals are currently being reviewed and the proposal numbers appear similar to past years. Financial support at $3500 per WW remains the allocation amount. 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 conducted for the third consecutive year from September 22-23, 2017.This year’s conference saw nearly 50 workshop proposals, from which 45 were chosen and delivered at this, now, annual conference.The Institute registered nearly 400 university and counselor participants and the student fair, which included parents, exceeded 1200 attendees. The 2017 conference was scheduled earlier to avoid SAT test administration dates. A.9 EARCOS financially supported the Southeast Asian Primary Administrators’ Conference (SEAPAC), which was hosted at Canggu Community School in Bali in March 2017. A.10 The EARCOS Leadership Mentoring (ELM) inaugural cohort provided feedback after a successful pilot period (June - September 2017) during which the application process and orientation/training course or Common Language Modules (CLM) were tested and tried. Final ELM mentor and mentee applications will be opened to prospective participants and the CLM will be released for enrollment on 30 October 2017. STRATEGY B Engage students and adults in learning activities across the region that will foster friendship, understanding, and global citizenship. B.1 EARCOS continues to support the excellent work of the annual Global Issues Network Conference and the EARCOS executive or assistant director assures a presence at annual MS/HS rotating regional conferences. B.2 Students from 92 member schools were recognized as Global Citizens in the spring. Six of these Global Citizens were selected to receive a Global Citizen Community Service Grant of $500. B.3 EARCOS makes sustained efforts to recognize the important work of the Special Education Network in Asia (SENIA) by assisting them with infrastructure support. EARCOS serves as the fiscal repository for SENIA’s annual conferences. All EARCOS schools were asked to designate a SENIA representative and these individuals are now listed in the EARCOS Member Directory and collaborate with the SENIA Board to recommend conference consultants.The executive director attended the 2017 SENIA conference, which was held in Osaka, Japan. ETC 2018 strands include SENIA and the SENIA Board, including the EARCOS Executive Director, and designated SENIA school representatives have collaborated to enlist a strong line-up of quality consultants for ETC 2018. STRATEGY C Develop collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster access to expertise. C.1 EARCOS supports the work of the College Board and its AP classes as well as the International Baccalaureate (IB) by providing space and logistical support for workshops at ETC and ELC. C.2 EARCOS continues to collaborate with WASC and annually partners with the WASC associate executive director to conduct training workshops for visiting committee members and aspiring committee chairpersons at ELC and ETC. C.3 EARCOS continues to collaborate with ACAMIS in supporting the Learning 2.0 conferences.The executive director attended the ACAMIS annual conference in Nanjing in March 2017. C.4 Space is consistently provided for one IB workshop at the yearly ELC conference and, now at the ETC. IB offered a pre-conference in March 2107 in Kota Kinabalu. 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 conducted in September 2017. *See A8 for more detail. C.7 The Executive Director regularly attends regional professional development conferences to enhance and strengthen partnerships, e.g.TAISI, ACAMIS, L2.0, AAIE, etc. C.8 The executive director’s visitations to schools seeking EARCOS membership and participation in regional conferences provided opportunities to visit over 35 schools in the past year. 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 2500 blog postings, articles, and videos have been posted on the site. The blog is linked to the EARCOSTwitter and Facebook accounts, so that each blog posting generates a message on these two social networks. D.2 Three 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 750 members and the EARCOS Circle boasts almost 3200 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. ET includes an added feature called the “Reader’s Corner”, which provides a opportunity to publish titles of books recently read by EARCOS members with a brief recommendation of its usefulness to learning leaders in the region. D.4 Zoom software has been added to the EARCOS software suite and used to enhance conferencing by permitting unrestricted screen share options for all member schools. It is proving a valuable tool for expanded online conferencing. D.5 Recent aims to provide easier connectivity to frequently used data and retrieval of such data from online storage resulted in the production of additional relational data bases, which members now access through Google forms. These newly established access portals now directly support: notices for Global Citizen Awards, Community Service Grant applications; EARCOS-CIS Institute workshop proposals; forthcoming EARCOS Leadership Mentoring applications; New Member Application process; and Speaker/Presenter Recommendations forms. STRATEGY E Conduct, communicate, and archive relevant data and research to identify and enhance educational practices. E.1 EARCOS funded (5) action research proposals, which were submitted for the 2017/18 school year. Final reports from these projects are published in the ET Journal and the researchers are invited to present at a future ETC. E.2 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.4The 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 other requests to provide access to its members for research and the executive director carefully reviews each request before distribution to the membership. EARCOS, to extent possible, publishes in ET and online (via EARCOS website) relevant data summaries, as press releases. Dr. Mark Milliron, expert in data science and design thinking, will facilitate the 2017 Heads Institute/Retreat in Hanoi. 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) “50 Years of Voices United in Purpose.” 03

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Meeting & Banquet Rooms - Floor Plan SHANGRI-LA WING LEVEL 1 TRHIOIEOVMALLEY THE GARDEN GALLERY THE TEA LOUNGE THE BOARDROOM SUITE THE STUDY KRUNGTHEP WING LEVEL 3 G-EARVEEDNTENTHTNRESARUNOICTOEEMS ^ EARCOS SECRETARIAT CORUNDUM 3rd Floor ^ BUSINESS CENTRE SALATHIP 04 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2018 SALA A SALA B SALA C

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PRECONFERENCES TUESDAY | MARCH 27, 2018 ROOM 08:30 - 16:30 DALI TAN PHYLLIS WRIGHT AP Chinese Language and Culture AP English Language and Literature (combined) VIETNAM ROOM INDONESIA ROOM 14:00 - 20:00 International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) THE BOARDROOM SUITE 10:00 - 10:30 TEA / COFFEE BREAK THE TEA LOUNGE ( for USF/WSU) / MEETING ROOM FOYER KRUNGTHEP WING (for AP’s) 12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH NEXT 2 CAFE 15:00 - 15:30 TEA / COFFEE BREAK THE TEA LOUNGE ( for USF/WSU) / MEETING ROOM FOYER KRUNGTHEP WING (for AP’s) PRECONFERENCES WEDNESDAY | MARCH 28, 2018 07:00 - 17:00 08:30 - 16:30 DALI TAN PHYLLIS WRIGHT JAMES DELISLE ANN HELMUS OCHAN POWELL and KRISTEN PELLETIER STEPHEN SHORE BONNIE SINGER MARILYN GEORGE LEE WEBSTER EARCOS Secretariat Opens ANTE ROOM AP Chinese Language and Culture AP English Language and Literature (combined) Meeting the Intellectual and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children (Gifted Education, Special Needs Students) The Art of the Holistic Child Assessment (Neuropsychology) A Day in the Life of a Co-Teaching Team (Inclusion and EAL) VIETNAM ROOM INDONESIA ROOM THE GARDEN GALLERY THE STUDY CHAO PHRAYA Promoting Lifelong Success for Individuals with Autism(Special Needs) THE VALLEY ROOM I & II Brain Frames: GraphicTools for Language, Literacy,Teaching, and Learning CORUNDUM (Language and Literacy) ACS-WASC Accreditation (Accreditation) BALLROOM III Becoming a Google Certified Educator (Technology) CHAIRMAN’S ROOM 09:00 - 16:00 WALT GMELCH International School Leadership Program (USF/WSU) THE BOARDROOM SUITE 10:00 - 10:30 MORNING TEA / COFFEE BREAK BALLROOM FOYER / THE TEA LOUNGE / MEETING ROOM FOYER 12:30 - 13:30 LUNCH BALLROOM 1 14:30 - 15:00 AFTERNOON TEA / COFFEE BREAK BALLROOM FOYER / THE TEA LOUNGE / MEETING ROOM FOYER 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 Facilitator: WALT GMELCH Day Date Time Room TUESDAY 27 March 2018 14:00 - 20:00 THE BOARDROOM SUITE WEDNESDAY 28 March 2018 09:00 - 16:00 THE BOARDROOM SUITE THURSDAY 29 March 2018 10:00 - 16:00 THE BOARDROOM SUITE FRIDAY 30 March 2018 10:00 - 17:00 THE BOARDROOM SUITE SATURDAY 31 March 2018 08:00 - 20:00 THE BOARDROOM SUITE INDONESIA ROOM RIVERSIDE LOUNGE 06 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2018

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Thank you to THAILAND CONVENTION & EXHIBITION BUREAU(TCEB) for their generous support of this year’s EARCOS TEACHERS’ CONFERENCE 2018. “50 Years of Voices United in Purpose.” 07

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Conference Opening THURSDAY | 29 MARCH 2018 7:30 - 16:45 EXHIBITS OPEN 10:00 - 16:00 International School Leadership Program THE BOARDROOM SUITE University of San Francisco / Washington State University 8:00 - 8:05 WELCOME DELEGATES GRAND BALLROOM Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director ANNOUNCEMENTS / REMARKS: Christopher Bell, Advisory Committee Member, International School Bangkok 8:05 - 8:25 SENIA MINUTE GRAND BALLROOM Welcome to EARCOS/SENIA 2018, Introduction of the SENIA Board, & History of SENIA Kathryn Balsamo, SENIA Board and Lori Boll, SENIA Board SENIA BOARD Kathryn Balsamo, SENIA Chairperson & Corporate Secretary Tanya Farrol, SENIA Awards Coordinator Freddie Wagner, Finance Coordinator Brenda Deen, Web/Social Media Coordinator Karli Koning, Local Chapter Liaison Uwe Maurer, Membership Coordinator Lori Boll, Conference & Associations Coordinator Priscilla Leighton, SENIA Board Introduction of SENIA Student Winner: Tanya Farrol MAYA NICOLAI, SENIA Student Winner, Shanghai American School (Pudong) 8:25 - 8:30 Introduction of Speaker: Lorraine Thiessen, International Schools Services (ISS) 8:30 - 9:15 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift GRAND BALLROOM Biography: Although Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift are well known speakers and advocates within the disability rights community, they prefer to think of themselves as modern day storytellers, continuing the long held tradition of using humour and narrative to initiate self-reflection and social change. Norman and Emma travel extensively throughout North America and abroad providing in-service and training in the areas of inclusive education, employment equity, conflict resolution, and other disability rights issues. Norman and Emma have a book, several journal articles, and four book chapters to their credit.They also have developed and operate “Conversations that Matter,” an online values training platform consisting of more than 120 video segments of conversations with the leading voices in field of disability rights and inclusive education. Keynote Title: Inclusion in the Rear-view Mirror: Rethinking Ability, Opportunity, and Support. Over the last three decades there has been a huge proliferation of information and research on how to successfully support disabled students in regular classrooms. Many of these ideas are useful and have facilitated better inclusive environments. However, Emma and Norman’s experience as two adults with different disabilities who have navigated the school system in different ways and with different degrees of success, reveals that there is an ongoing confusion about the relationship between ability, opportunity, and support that must be grappled with in order to ensure that inclusive education truly lives up to its promise.This keynote presentation is based on Emma and Norman’s recently published chapter in the book, Working with Families for Inclusive Education: Navigating Identity, Opportunity and Belonging (International Perspectives on Inclusive Education). Sponsored by 9:15 - 9:45 TEA / COFFEE BREAK BALLROOM FOYER / THE TEA LOUNGE / MEETING ROOM FOYER KRUNGTHEP WING Sponsored by 08 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2018

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SESSION 1 THURSDAY | 29 MARCH 2018 ROOM Time: 09:45 - 11:00 Please select one of the following workshops, all of which are in the same time slot schedule as “Session 1”. Using Technology to Facilitate Collaborative Planning to Support All Students (Teacher Collaboration) Chairman’s Room CHRISTINE ARNOLD Target Audience: Learning Support Departments; ES Classroom Teachers; Co-Teachers Developmentally and Culturally Appropriate Practice (Early Childhood) Myanmar Room II SHONA BASS High Impact Reading Comprehension Strategies and How to Teach Them (Literacy / Reading) Philippines Room SHEENA CAMERON HS Pathways: How WAB Helps Students Transition to 21st Century Learning (Counselors) Myanmar Room III FRANKO CIFIZZARI AND NATASHA TAVARES Target Audience: Counselors Rewriting Our Life Stories: Lessons Learned by Writing A Novel (Literacy/Reading) Singapore Room MICHAEL CURRINDER Growing Student Leadership (Counselors) Myanmar Room I PUSHPA DASARI Target Audience: Counselors (K-12) Visible Learning and ELLs - New Ways of Building Academic Language (ESL) The Valley Room I & II SANDRA JANUSCH Program Self-Evaluation Using the IB Guide to Inclusive Education (Inclusion and the IB) Brunei Room II JODIE KITTLE New Students; New Questions: Supporting the Classroom Teacher in an Inclusive School (Special Needs) NORMAN KUNC AND EMMA VAN DER KLIFT Ballroom III Social Justice and Languages: The Amazing Case of El Biblioburro (Modern Languages) Indonesia Room LORI LANGER DE RAMIREZ From Equity to Inclusivity: One School’s Exploration (Equitable Growth) The Study ERIN MADONNA AND JIANGWEN WU Target Audience: K-12 teachers, learning support Are You Making an Impact? (Librarian) Vietnam Room DIANNE MCKENZIE How to Build A Positive Learning Environment ... Intentionally! (Counselors) Brunei Room I CATHERINE MELLOR Target Audience: Counselors, K-12 teachers Starting From Different - Busting The Myth of Average! (Special Needs) The Garden Gallery KRISTEN PELLETIER Meeting the Sensory Needs of Students In An Inclusive Kindergarten Classroom (Sensory Understanding) Salathip C MELISSA SENTMAN AND ANGELLE THIBODEAUX How to Use TED-Ed In Your Classroom & School (Technology) Chao Phraya Room LOGAN SMALLEY The A,B,C’s of Writing Workshops: A Chidren’s Book Author Shows How to Plan, Organize and Execute a Writing Workshop that Inspires Students and Grow Writers (Author) STEVE SWINBURNE Malaysia Room Promoting Self-Advocacy for Students With Learning Differences (Student Self-Advocacy) Corundum VANESSA WEBER Target Audience: K-12 Special Educators 11:00 - 11:15 TRAVEL TIME 11:15 - 12:30 SENIA Board Meeting next to NEXT2 Cafe “50 Years of Voices United in Purpose.” 09

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SESSION 2 Teacher Workshops THURSDAY | 29 MARCH 2018 ROOM Time: 11:15 - 12:30 Please select one of the following workshops, all of which are in the same time slot schedule as “Session 2”. Using Picture Books to Inspire Creative Poetry Writing (Literacy / Reading) Brunei Room I ELIZABETH BOWLER Target Audience: K-8 Language Arts teachers and Librarians The Solutions-Focused Classroom (General Education) Myanmar Room I JESSICA CASAREZ Target Audience: Elementary Pre-Writing Skills:The Physical Journey of a Mark Maker to Writing Readiness (Early Childhood) HANNAH DOUGLAS Target Audience: PreK teachers, assistants, EC Myanmar Room III Developing Phonemic Awareness in Young Children (Early Childhood) Malaysia Room MIO FOSTER Target Audience: Kindergarten & First Grade Teachers Teacher Emotional Intelligence & Its Influence on Student Learning (General Education) Philippines Room KATINA GRIGORASKOS Target Audience:Teachers of all grade levels, Counselors EAL or SPED: What’s the difference? (ESL) The Garden Gallery KIM GUIRY AND STEVE FISCHER Target Audience: All ES, MS, HS teachers Reciprocal Teaching: An Adaptive Transdisciplinary Reading Comprehension Strategy, Grades 3-8 (Literacy / Reading) Singapore Room JESSICA HOLLOWAY Target Audience: ES and MS Content Area Teachers Building Gender Equity into the Teaching of Computer Programming (Technology) Chao Phraya Room TARA LINNEY Target Audience: Elementary School Teachers/Tech Coaches Learning to Read is Difficult: Brain Processing and Strategic Intervention (Literacy / Reading) JONATHAN MUELLER Target Audience: Elementary Teachers Brunei Room II Visual Intelligence: Learning to See by Paying Attention (General Education) Corundum BREEN O’REILLY Target Audience: ES, MS, HS, Library/Media Centre teachers, all subject areas Using Technology for Student Reflection (Technology) Chairman’s Room JASON REAGIN Target Audience: MS, HS, ES w/ technology Bringing ELL Push-In Support to the Reader’s Workshop (ESL) The Study ERIC ROSENTHAL Target Audience: Grade 1-5 Homeroom Teachers Global Collaboration in the World Languages Classroom (Modern Languages) Salathip C GERDANA SCHNEIDER AND MAITE NAHOUM Target Audience: orld Language Teachers Supporting Early Years Writers through Play-based Learning (Early Childhood) Indonesia Room LARISA SHARIFI Target Audience: Early Years Applying Neuroscience Research to Teaching Mandarin (Modern Languages) Vietnam Room TIM SHEU AND ANGELA SHEU Target Audience: K-12 Modern Language Teachers, Especially Mandarin Teachers Language Shapes Character: Positive Talk for Positive Relationships (General Education) Myanmar Room II ANDREA STANBERG Target Audience: K to 12 Breathing Life Into Your Writer’s Workshop (Literacy / Reading) The Valley Room I & II MATTHEW WEIST Target Audience: Grades 2-6 Language in Use: Action Reasearch in the Kindergarten (ESL) Salathip A KAREN WILSON Target Audience: Kindergarten teachers Meet the SENIA Youth Group (Special Needs) Ballroom III MEET THE SENIA YOUTH GROUP 12:30 - 13:45 LUNCH 10 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2018 BALLROOM 1 & II / VOLTI RESTAURANT / SHANG PALACE RESTAURANT Time: 12:30 - 13:45 Room: next to Next2 Cafe SENIA Working Lunch

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SESSION 3 THURSDAY | 29 MARCH 2018 ROOM Time: 13:45 - 15:15 Please select one of the following workshops, all of which are in the same time slot schedule as “Session 3”. Positive Discipline Tools for Teens (Counselors) Brunei Room II MONICA ALBERTINI Target Audience: Intermediate to HS Intentional Teaching in Early Childhood (Early Childhood) Indonesia Room SHONA BASS Coding Stories in the Elementary School Classroom (Technology) Chao Phraya Room MICHAEL BOLL Practical Ideas for Vocabulary Learning (Literacy / Reading) Philippines Room SHEENA CAMERON Differentiated Approaches to Teaching and Assessing (Inclusive Practices) Ballroom III ELENA CISTOLDI What Factors Makes a School Library Great? (Teacher - Librarian) Vietnam Room KATIE DAY AND STACEY TAYLOR Connecting The Dots Between Child Development, Early Learning and Technology (Technology, EC) CHIP DONOHUE Corundum Creating Connections through Conferring in the Inclusive Classroom (Literacy Differentiation) Chairman’s Room KIMBERLEY FUNG Target Audience: Grade 2-6 Literacy Teachers and Learner Support Teachers Using Passion to Fuel Learning in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders (Special Needs) The Study ANN HELMUS Tips and Tools for Small Group Work in Reading (Literacy / Reading) Myanmar Room I ANGELA MACKENZIE AND KATHY SANDLER Target Audience: K-5 Teachers, Literacy Coordinators, LS Administrators C.R.E.A.T.E Culturally Responsive Education for All: Teacher Education (Counselors) Brunei Room I SHELLY MALDONADO Target Audience: Counselors, Students Services, Admin, and All Levels As An ESL/ASL Educator, How Culturally Proficient Am I? (ESL) The Valley Room I & II JOSÉ MEDINA Learning to Learn: How Teachers Can Facilitate Student Metacognition (Special Needs) The Garden Gallery OCHAN POWELL Positive Reinforcement: Understanding, Identifying and Using to Your Advantage (Positive Reinforcement) ERIN POWER Singapore Room Understanding Working Memory - A Crucial Cognitive Component Which Impacts School Success (Counselors) Myanmar Room III CAMARIN SACHDEV Target Audience:Working Memory Counseling/Special Needs/General Education Evidence-Based Practices for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder - Ensuring Best Practices in Our Classroom Settings (Autism Interventions) SHAYNA STERN-TOLKMITT Target Audience: PreK - 12, learning specialists, counselors Malaysia Room 15:15-15:30 TRAVEL TIME SHORT TEA/COFFEE BREAK BALLROOM FOYER / THE TEA LOUNGE / MEETING ROOM FOYER KRUNGTHEP WING Sponsored by 12 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2018

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JOB-ALIKES THURSDAY | 29 MARCH 2018 ROOM Time: 15:30 - 16:45 Job-Alikes offer opportunities for peers with similar roles or interests from different schools to meet, to discuss common challenges and support each other. Literacy / Reading Chris Culver, Berkeley International School Indonesia Room Early Childhood Nickie Foley, International School Manila Malaysia Room Special Needs Jodi Vigil, Surabaya Intercultural School The Study Room Modern Languages Yumiko Guelcher, The American School in Japan Philippines Room ES Counseling Camarin Sachdev, Wells International School Brunei Room I MS Counseling Roseana Richards, Brent International School Manila Myanmar Room III HS Counseling Cara Tebo and Sommer Blohm, International School of Beijing Myanmar Room I ESL/EAL/ELL Kathleen Nickle, The American School in Japan The Garden Gallery Technology (Grade 6-12) Wes Przybylski, The American School in Japan Vietnam Room Pre-K-Grade 2 (Primary) Mary Newbigin, United World College of South East Asia Singapore Room Child Protection Chad Beegle, Berkeley International School Brunei Room II SENIA Teacher Representative Kathryn Balsamo, SENIA Board, Int’l School of Kuala Lumpur The Valley Room I & II SENIA Local Chapter Representative Karli Koning, SENIA Board, Singapore American School Chairman’s Room Media Technology Christopher Bell, International School Bangkok Chao Phraya 19:00-21:00 Welcome Reception & Cultural Night POOLSIDE Celebrating EARCOS Practitioner Presenters “Just a reminder that evening social events are intended only for adults. Thank you for your cooperation.” NAME TAGS are required at all conference sessions and social events. Please help us uphold this policy! “50 Years of Voices United in Purpose.” 13

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