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th 50 Annual EARCOS Leadership Conference 2018 “EARCOS 50th: Celebrating Our Legacy; Inspiring Our Future” October 25-27, 2018 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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About EARCOS The East Asia Regional Council of Schools is an organization of 165 member schools in East Asia. These schools have a total of more than138,212 pre-K to 12th grade students. EARCOS also has 150 associate members— textbook and software publishers and distributors, universities, financial planners, architectural firms, insurance companies, youth organizations, etc—and over 40 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 October and one teachers’ conference every March. In addition, EARCOS funds several Professional Learning Weekends hosted by member schools throughout East Asia. EARCOS also organizes a meeting for EARCOS heads of schools every April. EARCOS publishes its newsletter, the EARCOS Journal, which is distributed to its members three times a year, and a directory of all of its members. Objectives and Purposes To promote intercultural understanding and international friendship through the activities of member schools. To broaden the dimensions of education of all schools involved in the Council in the interest of a total program of education. To advance the professional growth and welfare of individuals belonging to the educational staff of member schools. To facilitate communication and cooperative action between and among all associated schools. To cooperate with other organizations and individuals pursuing the same objectives as this council. The EARCOS Trustees Margaret Alvarez Stephen Cathers President Vice President ISS International School International School Suva Norma Hudson Secretar y International School of Kuala Lumpur Andrew Davies Treasurer International School Bangkok David Toze Former President International School Manila Stephen Dare Hong Kong Academy Barry Sutherland Saburo Kagei International School of St. Mary’s International School Phnom Penh Kevin Baker Busan International Foreign School Laurie McLellan Larry Hobdell (ex officio) Nanjing International U.S. Department of State School Regional Education Officer, East Asia The EARCOS Staff This conference program belongs to: Name: School/Company: (Standing L-R) Robert Viray,Ver Castro, RJ Macalalad, Dick Krajczar, Bill Oldread, Rodrigo Catubig, and Edzel Drilo (Sitting L-R) Vitz Baltero, Giselle Sison, and Elaine Repatacodo

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Message from the President & Executive Director Dear Delegates, A warm welcome to this very special EARCOS Leadership Conference- our 50th Anniversary Celebration and special tribute to our outgoing and long-serving Executive Director Dick Krajczar.Throughout the conference we have planned events that celebrate this important milestone and Dick’s outstanding service. Our conference theme this year ‘Celebrating Our Legacy, Inspiring our Future’ helps us reflect on the amazing journey we have been on these last 50 years and the outstanding support EARCOS has been able to provide across the region and beyond. It also reminds us that our world of international education is constantly evolving and that we, as a membership organisation, are responsible for EARCOS’ future direction. I sincerely hope that the depth and breadth of speakers, presenters and workshop leaders will serve as an inspiration to all of us going forward. I would like to thank our dedicated and hardworking EARCOS Office staff for, once again, delighting us with a varied and quality program. Under the leadership of our tireless Executive Director,Team EARCOS has crafted a conference that really has something for everyone. Grateful thanks go to my colleagues on the EARCOS Board and the Celebrations Committee that have supported the EARCOS Office in its work and have created some special touches to this year’s program to honour EARCOS and Dick’s service. Many thanks to all of our delegates, presenters, exhibitors and sponsors for their support.Without you, EARCOS’ mission to advance professional growth, facilitate cooperative action, and promote intercultural understanding and international friendship would be incomplete. Have a wonderful conference. DR. MARGARET ALVAREZ EARCOS Board President & Head of School, ISS International School Singapore Campus Dear Delegates, Welcome to our 50th EARCOS Leadership Conference (ELC) 2018 and the Shangri-La, Kuala Lumpur. Our theme is “EARCOS 50th: Celebrating Our Legacy; Inspiring Our Future,” and we hope it will be a conference to remember. We have over 1100 registered delegates and look forward to an inspiring conference that will celebrate 50 years of growth and development.The Shangri-la is a fitting venue for my last ELC. It was the conference site during my second year of working in Asia in 1990 when I was headmaster at ISKL and served on the EARCOS board, and has been hosting EARCOS for nearly three decades, thus it is a perfect location to celebrate 50 years of EARCOS. To mark our 50th we have invited three excellent keynote presenters, Sir John Jones, Professor Pasi Sahlberg, and Ms. Kim Phuc.We have 15 pre-conference offerings and over 140 workshop sessions, all geared to meet the needs of our schools and board leaders. EARCOS is fortunate to have so many of our own school leaders who have volunteered to present workshops.Their contributions help to make EARCOS the great organization that it is! Thanks to Margaret Alvarez, our board president, and members of the EARCOS board for their leadership and vision.A special thanks to our 50th planning committee members: Margaret Alvarez, Norma Hudson, Sab Kagei, and Bill Oldread. It is always my wish for our delegates to initiate and renew networking contacts, to be challenged by our presenters, to find new friends, strengthen already strong friendships, and to enjoy renowned EARCOS hospitality.Visit our exhibitors and let them know that you appreciate their sponsorship, which helps us provide the best conference possible.This year they will be located in the ballroom foyer, and on the lower level lobby. Coffee breaks will be at both locations. Please visit them and support their organizations. Our staff of Bill, Joe, Edzel, Elaine, Robert, Ver, Giselle, RJ, Rodz, (and Vitz for 20 years) have been the most supportive group one could ever hope for. They serve EARCOS with their passion, hard work and commitment to excellence. In the first nine years my wife Sherry was a huge contributor to the organization. Her patience, understanding, and dedication to the EARCOS mission were so valuable and appreciated. And her love and constant support have been so important to me personally. I am proud and privileged to have served as the director of this wonderful organization for over 20 years. Dick Robbins and the Brent International School have been so gracious and supportive to EARCOS and to me personally during my tenure. It is now time to turn over leadership responsibility to Ed Greene who has been a long serving head of school and an organizational leader for decades. Good luck to him and thanks to all the wonderful colleagues and friends in EARCOS. Dick Krajczar and the EARCOS Team EARCOS Executive Director “EARCOS 50th: Celebrating Our Legacy; Inspiring Our Future” 1

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Table of Contents 1 Welcome Message 2 Table of Contents 4 Conference at the Glance 6 Meeting & Banquet Rooms Floor Plan 8 EARCOS Strategic Plan 10 PRECONFERENCES 16 FIRST DAY OF CONFERENCE Keynote Speaker: Sir John Jones Title: Fifty Years and Counting – Into the Future On the Road Less Travelled 18 SESSION 1 20 SESSION 2 24 SESSION 3 26 SESSION 4 27 Welcome Reception & Cultural Events 28 SECOND DAY OF CONFERENCE Keynote Speaker: Pasi Sahlberg Title: FinnishED Leadership: Small Bold Ideas for Big Lasting Change in Your School 30 SESSION 5 34 SESSION 6 36 Annual General Meeting (AGM) Job-Alikes ISS Heads of Schools Meeting 38 THIRD DAY OF CONFERENCE Keynote Speaker: Kim Phuc Phan Thi Title: Life Lessons 40 SESSION 7 44 SESSION 8 46 SESSION 9 47 Closing Reception Golf Tournament WASC- Focused Visiting Committee Member Training 48 Workshop Presenters 52 Delegate List 60 EARCOS Timeline 61 History of EARCOS 68 EARCOS Photo Collage EARCOS Registration Desk Hours 09:00 - 17:00 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 07:30 - 18:00 MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018 07:00 - 20:00 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018 07:00 - 20:00 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018 06:30 - 18:00 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018 EARCOS Secretariat: PERLIS ROOM 2 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2018

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Conference at a Glance SUNDAY | OCTOBER 21, 2018 09:00 - 17:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION MONDAY | OCTOBER 22, 2018 07:30 - 18:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION 08:30 - 16:00 EARCOS Board Meeting TUESDAY | OCTOBER 23 07:00 - 20:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION 08:30 - 20:00 International School Leadership Program USF / WSU 08:30 - 16:30 APAC ACTIVITY DIRECTORS’ MEETING Rami Madani - Curriculum Coordinators’ Preconference Marilyn George - ACS WASC Focus on Learning Accreditation Training 10:00 - 10:30 Morning Tea & Coffee Break 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch 15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon Tea & Coffee Break PRECONFERENCES WEDNESDAY | OCTOBER 24 07:00 - 20:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION 10:00-10:30 Morning Tea/Coffee Break 09:00 - 19:00 International School Leadership Program 12:00-13:00 Lunch (USF/WSU) 08:30 - 12:00 Leadership Through Partnership 15:00-15:30 Afternoon Tea/Coffee Break Facilitator: Marc Frankel 13:00 - 16:30 LTP Continued 8:30 - 16:30 International School Governance Master Class BUSINESS MANAGERS’ (EARASBO) International School Leadership Program Schedules Facilitator: Gerrick Monroe The International School Leadership Program (ISLP) program is a Jennifer Abrams collaborative effort between the University of San Francisco and Harvey Alvy Washington State University. Tim Gerrish Stephen Holmes October 23,Tuesday 8:30 - 20:00 Rami Madani October 24,Wednesday 9:00 - 19:00 Scott McLeod October 25,Thursday 8:00 - 18:00 Jesse Roberts October 26, Friday 8:00 - 20:30 Jennifer Sparrow October 27, Saturday 8:00 - 20:30 Jeff Utecht Kendall Zoller 08:30-14:30 Marilyn George ACS WASC Visiting Committee Chair Training 08:30 - 16:30 16:45 - 18:45 APAC ACTIVITY DIRECTORS’ MEETING APAC HEADS MEETING Faciliators: Marta Meved Krajnovic/Martin Halpin 4 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2018

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1st Day of Conference Thursday | 25 October 2018 06:30 - 18:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION 08:00 - 20:00 International School Leadership Program 08:00 E X H I B IT S O P E N 08:00 - 08:10 Opening - Combined student choir 08:10 - 08:25 Conference Opening 08:25 - 08:30 Introduction to the Speaker 08:30 - 09:15 Keynote: Sir John Jones 09:15 - 10:00 Tea & Coffee Break 10:00 - 16:30 EARASBO/ BUSINESS MANAGER’S PRECON 10:00 - 16:30 Leadership through Partnership (LTP) 10:00 - 11:15 SESSION 1 11:15 - 11:30 TRAVEL TIME 11:30-12:45 SESSION 2 12:45-14:00 Lunch 12:45-14:00 ACAMIS Heads Lunch Meeting 14:00-15:15 SESSION 3 15:15-15:45 15:45-16:45 Tea/Coffee Break SESSION 4 17:45-18:45 Welcome Orientation For New EARCOS Heads and Reception for the EARCOS Board and Special Presenters (By Invitation) 19:00-21:00 Welcome Reception 2nd Day of Conference Friday | 26 October 2018 06:45-07:45 Breakfast meeting for Heads of A/OS - Assisted Schools 08:00-20:30 International School Leadership Program 08:00-08:25 Opening Remarks/Announcements 08:25-0830 Introduction of Speaker 08:30-09:15 Keynote: Pasi Sahlberg 09:15-09:45 Tea/Coffee Break 09-45-11:00 SESSION 5 11:00-11:15 Travel Time 11:15-12:30 SESSION 6 12:30-13:45 Lunch 12:30-13:45 Women’s Luncheon 13:45-14:30 Annual General Meeting(AGM) 13:45-16:30 Job-Alikes Admissions/Marketing & Communications High School Principals Middle School Principals Elementary School Principals Development Learning Directors & Curriculum Coordinators Human Resources I.T. Directors Deputy Head of Schools 13:45 - 15:00 14:30 - 16:30 15:00-15:30 16:30 Athletic/Activity Directors Institute Job A-like for Heads of Large Schools Job A-like for Heads of Medium Schools Job A-like for Heads of Small Schools Tea/Coffee Break ISS Head of Schools Meeting 3rd Day of Conference Saturday | 27 October 2018 06:45 - 07:45 WASC Breakfast meeting for EARCOS Accreditation Committee 06:45 - 07:45 Breakfast Meeting for Heads of Small Indonesian Schools 08:00 - 20:30 International School Leadership Program 08:00 - 08:10 50th Anniversary EARCOS Leadership Choir 08:10 - 08:25 Opening Remarks / Announcements 08:25 - 08:30 Introduction to the Speaker 08:30 - 09:15 Keynote: Kim Phuc Phan Thi 09:15 - 10:00 Tea/Coffee Break 10:00-11:15 SESSION 7 11:15-11:30 Travel Time 11:30-12:45 SESSION 8 12:45-14:00 Lunch 14:00-15:15 SESSION 9 16:30 - 18:30 MRISA HEADS’ MEETING 17:45-18:45 Cocktail Reception - Reception and Welcome to Exhibitors and EARCOS Board Members 19:00 - 21:00 Closing Reception SUNDAY | 28 October 08:11 GOLF! GOLF! GOLF! Venue: Kelab Rahman Putra Malaysia 08:30-16:00 WASC: Focused Visiting Committee Member Training 08-30-14:30 IB/WASC/NEASC/CIS Meeting 09:30-10:00 Morning Coffee Break 12:00-14:00 Lunch “EARCOS 50th: Celebrating Our Legacy; Inspiring Our Future” 5

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MEETING & BANQUET ROOMS FLOOR PLAN Lower Lobby LOBBY LEVEL Lemon Garden Terrace next to Lemon Garden Restaurant LAFITE near Lobby Lounge UBN TOWER is located beside Shangri-La hotel. Leaving from the main entrance of Shangri-la Hotel turn right going to UBN Tower. (follow the signages at the lobby level) LOWER LOBBY Johor 1 Johor 2 Johor 3 Johor 4 Kelantan Penang EXHIBITOR AREA Level 1 LEVEL 1 Arthur’s Bar & Grill Horizon Club Lounge Mezzanine Boardrooms 6 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2018

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Basement 2 DC 1 Training Room > Entrance to DC 1 Training Room BASEMENT 2 Sabah Ballroom Sarawak Ballroom Grand Ballroom Foyer DC 1 Training Room Kedah Selangor Perak Melaka Sabah Ante Room Perlis (EARCOS Secretariat) Download our official event App Whova. Get the most out of the app and have a more productive experience! 1. NAVIGATE the event agenda and logistics, even without Wi-Fi or data. Access useful information like ridesharing and local attractions through the Community Board 2. NETWORK effectively. Plan whom to meet by exploring attendee profiles and sending out messages 3. PARTICIPATE in event activities through session likes, comments, ratings, live polling, tweeting, and more. visit www.earcos.org/elc2018/ “EARCOS 50th: Celebrating Our Legacy; Inspiring Our Future” 7

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EARCOS STRATEGIC PLAN EARCOS Mission and aspiring committee chairpersons at the ELC and the ETC. 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 high school GIN Conference held January 19-21, 2018. The Executive Director attended the conference held at Concordia International School Shanghai. The Assistant Director attended the middle school GIN conference held at Canggu Community School in Bali from March 2-4, 2018.The International School Manila will host a middle school GIN conference from April 12-14, 2019. NIST International School will host a high school GIN conference in 2020. No date has yet to be set. 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 again provided space and logistical support for two AP courses held in at the ETC in March, 2018 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok. A.5 Fifty EARCOS-sponsored Professional Learning Weekend Workshops (PLWW) were conducted during the 2017-18 school year. Fifty-Four PLWW proposals were approved for the 2018-19 school year. Financial support at $3500 per PLWW remains the allocation amount. A.6 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.7 EARCOS-CIS joint Institute on Higher Education Admission & Guidance was successfully conducted for the 4th consecutive year from September 21-22, 2018. This year’s conference included 36 workshop sessions. Andy Davies, head of the International School Bangkok delivered the opening keynote talk. The Institute registered 465 university admission reps and college counselor participants.The event included a university fair attended by over 1200 students and parents from international schools in the greater Bangkok area.The 5th Institute will again be held in Bangkok from September 20-21, 2019. A.8 EARCOS financially supported the Southeast Asian Primary Administrators’ Conference (SEAPAC), which was hosted at Canggu Community School in Bali in March 2017. A.9 The EARCOS Leadership Mentoring (ELM) inaugural cohort and a second group of EARCOS mentors and mentees completed the online ELM orientation. Matching of four ELM pairs occured in January, 2018 and these pairs are currently engaged in mentoring relationships. A third cohort has formed to participate in an April thru June online ELM orientation and will join a total of thirty overall participants. The entire group will be available for placement into a mentoring relationship at the beginning of the 2018/19 school year. 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 2018 SENIA Conference was held jointly with the EARCOS Teachers Conference from March 29-31 at the Shangri-La Hotel. Over 1200 delegates were in attendance. 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 by providing space and logistical support for workshops at both the ETC and the 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 8 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2018 C.3 EARCOS continues to collaborate with ACAMIS in supporting the Learning 2.0 conferences.The executive director attended the ACAMIS annual conference in Shanghai in March 2017 and the Learning 2.0 Conference in November, held at the Puxi Campus of Shanghai American School. C.4 The Executive Director meets yearly with the other regional directors and the State Department Officers of Overseas Schools. C.5 EARCOS-CIS joint institute on higher education admission was successfully conducted in September 2018. *See A7 for more detail. C.6 The Executive Director regularly attends regional professional development conferences to enhance and strengthen partnerships, e.g.TAISI, ACAMIS, L2.0, AAIE, etc. C.7 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. C.8 The number of EARCOS member schools has grown by 18 in the past three years and currently stands at 165. Additionally, there are 158 Associate members and 42 individual members. 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 nearly 3000 blog postings, articles, and videos have been posted on the site. The blog is linked to the EARCOS Twitter and Facebook accounts, such that each blog posting generates a message on these two social networks. The EARCOS Twitter account currently has 1700 followers and growing. D.2 Six 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 databases, 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 relevant research and communicate resulting data to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices. E.1 EARCOS approved (5) action research proposals for the 2018-19 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.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 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. Core Values EARCOS Vision (visit http://earcos.org/about_strat.php) EARCOS Core Values (http://earcos.org/about_strat.php) EARCOS Goals (http://earcos.org/about_strat.php)

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PRECONFERENCES EARCOS Registration Hours 09:00 - 17:00 07:30 - 18:00 07:00 - 20:00 07:00 - 20:00 06:30 - 18:00 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018 Room: Perlis Room PRECONFERENCES TUESDAY | OCTOBER 23 08:30 - 20:00 International School Leadership Program University of San Francisco / Washington State University Mezzanine Boardroom 3 08:30 - 16:30 APAC ACTIVITY DIRECTORS’ MEETING Mezzanine Boardroom 1 RAMI MADANI Curriculum Coordinators’ Preconference International School Curriculum: Creation, Relevance, and Sustainability SELANGOR Room This session is for educators involved in curriculum leadership, new and experienced. Curriculum leadership is at the heart of learning, yet there is often lack of clarity within a school as to what it entails and who is actually leading it. Do you sometimes wonder how and whether the countless hours spent on curriculum development really improves student learning? Are you baffled by the curriculum process and terminology? How can the curriculum be relevant and sustainable in our international schools? This workshop will address these queries and more, including a focus on responsive, meaningful, and scalable curriculum reviews. If you are an administrator who wishes to deepen your understanding of curriculum leadership, or a curriculum coordinator who is keen to further expand her/his craft, this workshop will provide the tools to launch and sustain curriculum in your school. Marilyn George ACS WASC Focus on Learning Accreditation Training SARAWAK BALLRoom This one-day interactive ACS WASC session will examine the essentials of the Focus on Learning self-study process and the many ways it can be adapted to a school’s situation to ensure a meaningful self-study process. The session will provide an opportunity for EARCOS educators to examine strategies inherent in Focus on Learning that support the school’s assessment of student learning in relation to schoolwide learner outcomes and academic standards. During the latter part of the session, there will be a panel of EARCOS educators who will share how they adapted the Focus on Learning process for their respective schools, including integration with strategic planning. This session enables participants to become eligible for serving on ACS WASC visiting committees. 10:00 - 10:30 Meeting Room FoyerS Morning Tea & Coffee Break 12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH Sabah BALLRoom 15:00 - 15:30 Meeting Room FoyerS Afternoon Tea & Coffee Break 10 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2018

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PRECONFERENCES WEDNESDAY | OCTOBER 24 09:00 - 19:00 International School Leadership Program University of San Francisco / Washington State University Mezzanine Boardroom 3 08:30 - 12:00 Leadership Through Partnership: Board Chairs and School Heads at the Summit (Open Only to all Board Chairs and Heads of School, especially appropriate when one member is new to the team.) Facilitator: Marc Frankel Kedah Room An EARCOS exclusive especially for heads and board chairs, the partnership that is at the core of school leadership and is among the most important relationships in the school. Heads and chairs will learn how to work collaboratively to set the tone and agenda for effective and powerful board performance. Using a “no surprises” framework, we will explore communication styles and preferences, setting an agenda for the board year, handling disagreements and conflict, and supporting each other as the chair manages the board and the head manages the administrative team and school. Take-aways from attending: • How to be effective as chair in supporting the head of school; • How to be an effective as head in supporting the board chair; • Ways of collaborating to lead the board and administration; • Understanding each other’s communication preferences; • A framework for handling conflict; • A model for keeping the relationship on track. LTP Continued 13:00 - 16:30 Leadership Through Partnership: International School Governance Master Class (Part 1, session continues with Part 2 for board members and chairs on Thursday, 10:30 - 16:30) Kedah Room A graduate-level course in international school governance using case studies, school examples, and lessons from the field to animate coverage of essential topics that make or break board performance, including: • Boardsmanship for Heads of School - the fine art of working with your board • Headsmanship for Board Chairs - the fine art of being the point person for the board’s work with the head of school • Evaluating the Head of School • Risk Management • Managing Enrollment and Shifting Demographics • Inclusion and Learning Support—What boards need to know • and much more Note that the Leadership through Partnership Master Class has two parts, with Wednesday afternoon including board members and heads off school in a “deep-dive” into topics they share in common. On Thursday, the Master Class continues for board members only and the topics that uniquely fall under the governance focus.The Thursday session ends with a board member job-alike, a facilitated session where members can propose topics and ask questions of each other. Reminders to Delegates: NAME TAGS are required at all conference sessions and social events. “EARCOS 50th: Celebrating Our Legacy; Inspiring Our Future” 11

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PRECONFERENCES CONTINUED WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018 8:30 - 16:30 BUSINESS MANAGERS’ (EARASBO) PRE-CONFERENCE Facilitator: Gerrick Monroe The visits will focus on designs, project management, and sustainable school. (Depart from Shangri-La Hotel at 8:00 AM) ISKL and Garden International School Jennifer Abrams JOHOR 1 & 4 ROOM Swimming in the Deep End:What Does It Take? - No matter where what role we play in a school, we all want to make a difference. However, things move fast in education these days, and often in our communications we are left confused, overwhelmed, and not as successful as we could be.We need to build up a skill set of effective decision making capabilities,‘resistance management’ communication strategies and for the sake of our health, our ‘stress tolerance.’ This workshop will provide support, a laugh, and some cognitive, social and psychological resources to help you communicate more effectively, confidently and collaboratively, no matter your role.” Harvey Alvy KELANTAN ROOM Fighting for Educational Change: Choosing Initiatives of Substance Over Fads - This preconference workshop by the author of the new book, Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance (ASCD, 2017), will help international school leaders address the fads that undermine both innovative and timeless educational practices.This is a high stakes and urgent challenge that affects student achievement, teacher success, leadership effectiveness, curriculum, fiscal and resource accountability, professional development, and the confidence of international parents in their schools.To meet this challenge workshop participants will examine the book’s six “Red Flag” strategies to avoid harmful fads that educators confront (e.g., overpromising the effect of a new program); and six “Guidelines” to promote reforms of substance in schools (e.g., promoting both innovative and timeless practices). Interactive workshop activities will provide leaders with practical professional development strategies to take home and share with their school colleagues, to assess educational trends and positively impact student and teacher success. Tim Gerrish JOHOR 2 ROOM Considerations for a Child Safeguarding Model inYour School - • To equip delegates with information about constructing the key foundations required in managing Policy development. • Child Safeguarding Policy • Staff Code of Conduct • Reporting Guidelines • Discuss what other policies will be required to support the overall model • Discuss a case management system for dealing with reports of concern/abuse • Understand what training modules will be required for staff induction, advanced training, safe recruitment and refresher cycles. • Understand Roles and Responsibilities for implementation, monitoring and evaluation • Explore scenario based examples of issues of concern. Stephen Holmes JOHOR 3 ROOM Building a World Class Reputation In an International School - International schools are now moving into marketing and external relations in a more pro- fessional sense. However, many schools less understand or practice marketing as a part of a definitive and whole of school wide approach to reputation de- velopment. All too often we see in international schools that reputation management only comes formally onto the radar when a crisis occurs! Reputation is an exciting concept for school leaders, boards and senior leaders in schools to now consider as an integrative step toward effective school management. The reputation of an international school constitutes its most valuable asset -nothing is more important than building, managing and evaluating reputation. (Read the complete description at http://www.earcos.org/elc2018/elc-precon.php) Rami Madani SELANGOR ROOM Learning Focused Leadership - This is an advanced pre-conference session for educational leaders in schools. Using a reflective method, we will focus on four key components of effective leadership: (1) Observation: Enhancing your ability to observe confidently and give insightful, learning focused feedback. (2) Collaboration: Promoting self-directed, professional collaborations that honor the cyclical, adaptive, and scalable nature of learning. (3) Facilitation: Designing and facilitating learning focussed meetings using processes which can profoundly impact how participants feel about their purpose and work. (4) Focus: Leading contemporary curriculum change that prepares students for a future that awaits them, not us. The workshop will suggest a strategy that promotes self-reflection and help us see how leadership is, at its core, very personal. (Read the complete description at http://www.earcos.org/elc2018/elc-precon.php) Scott McLeod PERAK ROOM Closing Relevance Gaps and Building Schools of the Future - The schools of the future are being invented today, one building block at a time. Every year we see the following initiatives gain further ground in schools all around the world. School leaders, teachers, parents, and communities should be working together toward greater implementation of these components, both individually and in concert. Join us for an invigorating day of organizational assessment, conversation, brainstorming, and action planning around these essential elements of future-ready schools: 1. Project- and inquiry-based learning environ- ments 2. Authentic, real-world work 3. Competency-based education and standards-based grading 4. 1:1 computing initiatives 5. Flexible scheduling 6. Redesigned learning spaces 7. Online and open access educational resources 8. Online communities of interest 9. Adaptive software and data systems 10. Alternative credentialing mechanisms. 12 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2018

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Jesse Roberts LEMON GARDEN TERRACE Enrolling Successful Families and Keeping Them At the School - Not every family is a “best fit” for your school, but how do you know this ahead of time and how do you get rockstar families into the school.The first part of the workshop will help you to build profiles of successful or rockstar families, work with predictive analytics and identify those families that are going to become your best word-of-mouth advertisers. In the second part of the workshop, you will develop KPI’s for your office to ensure an experience that will keep these families at the school. Please bring the following data with you to make the most of the pre-conference. 1. Average number of days in the school’s admission cycle (meaning, how long from first inquiry to contract). 2. Number of countries represented at the school. 3.The data system used at the school. Jennifer Sparrow PENANG ROOM Transforming Assessment & Grading Practices to Support 21st Century Learning - Treating students as receptacles of learning is an antiquated approach that results in students who are consumers of content instead of creators, communicators, collaborators, or critical thinkers. To produce students with these 21st Century skills, teachers need to shift from outdated assessment and grading methods that focus on regurgitation of information to methods that require students to demonstrate deep understanding and application of concepts and skills. During this pre-conference, participants will identify antiquated practices that should be cut, examine classical practices that should be kept, and explore contemporary practices that should be created. As a result of this pre-conference, participants will have tools to use in their context to help design and implement assessment and grading practices that will have the desired impact of fostering student learning. Jeff Utecht SABAH ANTE ROOM How to Engage Your School Community Using Facebook - This session is for administrators and technology leaders to understand the power of Face- book to tell your school’s. Facebook is the social media of our parent generation, not student generation. Learn how to post, what to post and when to post to get the most engagement out of your community. Kendall Zoller MELAKA ROOM The Choreography of Presenting – The Whole Book! - At last the opportunity to spend a day with Kendall Zoller and The Choreography of Present- ing! This highly interactive session takes participants into the seven essential abilities. Explore credibility, rapport, reading a group, listening, acknowledging, responding and recovery with grace. About two dozen patterns will be introduced for you to practice and apply, including: • making impact statements, • proactively addressing resistance, • responding to resistance in-the-moment • Reading a group • Using language to support thinking • Getting into rapport with one person as well as entire groups Imagine being able to consistently present with purpose and intention in any setting.These skills can be used in any setting including on one-on-one, committee, and entire staff meetings.You may find applications of these skills in promotional interviews and even your personal relationships. Both The Choreography of Presenting and The Presenter’s Atlas will be available for purchase at the EARCOS secretariat. 08:30-14:30 Marilyn George LAFITÉ ACS WASC Visiting Committee Chair Training - The session will prepare EARCOS educators to chair an ACS WASC visiting committee.The chair roles that will be examined are the following: of ”keeper of the school improvement vision”; coach for the school and the visiting committee members, and an organizer of the visit.Through the dialogue and discussion there will be shared insights and advice from fellow EARCOS educators who have already chaired full, mid-cycle, and other special visits.” 08:30 - 16:30 APAC ACTIVITY DIRECTORS’ MEETING Room: Mezzanine Boardroom I 16:45 - 18:45 APAC HEADS MEETING Faciliators: Marta Meved Krajnovic and Martin Halpin Room: LEMON GARDEN TERRACE 10:00 - 10:30 Morning Tea & Coffee Break Room: MEETING ROOM FOYERS 12.00 - 13: 00 L U N C H - Everyone from the meeting above will have lunch together Room: SABAH BALLROOM 15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon Tea & Coffee Break Room: MEETING ROOM FOYERS “EARCOS 50th: Celebrating Our Legacy; Inspiring Our Future” 13

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