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earcos trustees staff about earcos the east asia regional council of schools is an organization of 130 member schools in east asia these schools have a total of more than 92,000 pre-k to 12th grade students earcos also has 148 associate members textbook and software publishers and distributors universities financial planners architectural firms insurance companies youth organizations etc and 31 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 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 the earcos staff tim carr president deidre fischer secretary david toze treasurer tom farrell anne fowles julian whiteley l-r back row tarek razik connie buford ex officio u.s dept of state regional education officer dick krajczar executive director edzel drilo webmaster weekend workshops et journal rod catubig office staff bill oldread assistant director l-r front row vice president tba robert viray accountant vitz baltero administrative assistant elc conference coordinator elaine repatacodo etc conference coordinator ver castro it coordinator membership coordinator

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welcome message from the earcos board president dear delegates welcome to the 2012 earcos leadership conference kuala lumpur the exotic-sounding rapidly modernizing capital of malaysia is a fitting place in which to gather to talk about schools of the future this multicultural city graciously hosts people from all over the world and infuses them with energy and good humor such conditions along with a cast of over 1000 delegates from all over our fair region provide just the right setting for profound learning together we trust that the 2012 elc will be a tremendous shot in the arm and in the mind and heart for all of us who are privileged to be part of this event word is getting out about earcos not just in asia but also around the world people are paying attention to the quality of our innovative professional offerings our direct support of student learning through our support of the global issues network conference and the manner in which we harvest and spread good ideas through weekend workshops themed conferences and research our earcos vision calls for us to play a prominent leadership role throughout the global educational community while we are confident that this is happening already we are constantly seeking to improve and support the innovations among our members please let us know how we can help you create those ideal learning conditions to which we all aspire once again we are focused on preparing for the future of education by striking the theme the `why of school in 2030 with so much being discussed and written about how our schools may need to fundamentally change our keynote speakers milton chen alan november and greg whitby will help launch our learning journey each day with provocative ideas.then in the impressive array of breakout sessions with our colleagues from around the region we get to explore and integrate our thinking further in this increasingly digital world it is a treat to be able to come together in person to learn together earcos is really one big extended family and we are extremely fortunate to have a convener of such talent sitting at the head of our proverbial table since no one piece of furniture could house this family for a meal we need to creatively and persistently build a sense of unity and common purpose in order to bind us together across our vast region fortunately dick krajczar knows how to build communities extraordinarily well and it is an honor to have him as our executive director dick is assisted daily by bill oldread and our outstanding office crew who are collectively responsible for the mountain of work needed to put on a conference such as this so let s all embrace this opportunity to learn from and with one another in this vibrant place and at this exciting time in the world of education warmly tim carr president earcos board welcome message from the earcos executive director dear delegates welcome to the earcos leadership conference elc 2012 and the shangri la hotel kuala lumpur it has been two years since we have gathered and we are ready our theme the why of school in 2030 will be a major discussion point in all of our earcos schools it is exciting to be back in kuala lumpur and celebrating earcos 43rd conference the elc has three excellent keynote presenters milton chen alan november and greg whitby we have 12 preconference offerings and 116 workshop sessions geared to meet the needs of our school leaders and boards of trustees earcos is fortunate to have our own school leaders who have volunteered to present workshops we also appreciate the jakarta international school board chair jed beckstead for working with marc frankel to facilitate the board member workshops these efforts help to make earcos the great organization that it is thanks to tim carr our board president and members of the earcos board for their leadership and vision the board also provides invaluable guidance in implementing our strategic plan which is in its seventh year it is continually updated and reflects our commitment to excellence i hope you find the time to meet them all and let them know if you have any helpful suggestions they are a great group of colleagues providing service and direction to our organization finally it is always my wish for our delegates to make good contacts be challenged by our presenters renew friendships and enjoy earcos hospitality welcome to the nearly 57 delegates from the federation of british international schools in south east asia and east asia fobissea who will be with us each morning of the conference this is a collaborative effort to reach out to other regional organizations they will be wearing burnt orange name tags visit our exhibitors and let them know you appreciate their sponsorship that helps us provide the best conference possible this year they will be located in the ballroom foyer and one floor up in the lower lobby please visit them and support their organizations thanks to our staff of bill vitz elaine edzel robert and ver i m proud and happy to be the director of this wonderful organization dick krajczar and the earcos team the why of school in 2030 01

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table of contents 1 2 4 6 8 12 14 16 18 22 welcome message table of contents conference at a glance meeting banquets floor plan earcos strategic plan preconferences first day of conference keynote speaker milton chen education nation six leading edges of innovation in schools session 1 session 2 mrisa heads meeting group lunch iasas acamis jcis annual general meeting agm job a-likes welcome reception cultural events second day of conference keynote speaker alan november who owns the learning athletic directors institute session 3 session 4 session 5 session 6 iss head of school meeting third day of conference keynote speaker greg whitby leading for a future for schools session 7 session 8 apac head of school meeting associate presentations session 9 wasc serving as a visiting committee member gala dinner serving on a cis cis/wasc,cis/neasc visiting committee presenters biographies delegate list 23 26 28 30 34 36 40 42 44 46 48 60 conference at a glance tuesday 30 october 2012 13:00-19:00 earcos registration 08:00-20:00 international school leadership program usf/wsu 08:30-16:00 earcos board meeting 08:30 apac/ad group meeting 12:00-14:00 lunch usf-wsu earcos board meeting earcos registration desk hours 13:00-19:00 07:00-22:00 07:00-19:00 06:30-18:00 tuesday 30 october 2012 wednesday 31 october 2012 thursday 1 november 2012 friday 2 november 2012 wednesday 31 october 2012 07:00-22:00 earcos registration 08:00-20:00 international school leadership program usf/wsu 08:30-16:30 ib workshops category 1 introduction to the ib standards for administrators new to the pyp category 2 dp coordinators 08:30-16:30 ltp leadership through partnership open to earcos heads and school board chairs only 08:30-16:30 kevin bartlett total school systemizing the learning business 08:30-16:30 marilyn george wasc focus on learning accreditation training 09:00 17:00 apac athletic directors meeting 12:00-14:00 lunch thursday 1 november 2012 07:00-19:00 earcos registration 08:00-20:00 international school leadership program usf/wsu 08:30-16:30 ib workshops category 1 introduction to the ib standards for administrators new to the pyp category 2 dp coordinators 02 earcos leadership conference 2012

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conference at a glance thursday 1 november 2012 saturday 3 november 2012 preconferences 08:30-16:00 school board preconference facilitator marc frankel open to all board members especially those attending for the first time and who have never had a formal board training seminar 2nd day of conference 06:45-07:45 08:00-18:00 08:00-08:10 08:10-08:30 breakfast meeting for heads of a/os assisted schools international school leadership program usf/wsu entertainment by mont kiara int l school strings musicians opening remarks announcements morning greetings by david toze earcos board superintendent international school manila keynote address alan november title who owns the learning sponsored by buffalo state suny tea coffee break sponsored by perkins eastman athletic directors institute session 3 session 4 lunch sponsored by the college board session 5 tea coffee break session 6 iss head of schools meeting 08:30-14:30 09:00-17:00 10:00-10:30 12.00-13.00 15:00-15:30 16:30-17:30 business managers earasbo preconference kevin bartlett total school systematizing the learning business bambi betts no more excuses must do high leverage practices for international school leaders john littleford ted faunce the building blocks of successful fund raising in international schools jay mctighe creating an understanding-based curriculum and assessment system for 21st century learning jennifer sparrow transforming data into action david warlick promoting supporting a learning culture in your school marilyn george wasc wasc visiting committee chair training apac athletic directors meeting morning coffee break lunch preconferences afternoon coffee break acamis board meeting 08:30-09:30 09:30-10:00 10:30-12:30 10:00-11:15 11:30-12:45 12:45-14:00 14:00-15:15 15:15-15:45 15:45-16:45 16:45-18:30 sunday 4 november 2012 3rd day of conference 06:45-07:45 06:45-07:45 07:15 07:15 08:30 08:00-18:00 08:00-08:10 08:10-08:30 wasc breakfast meeting for earcos accreditation committee breakfast meeting for heads of small indonesian schools protestant service to be led by david wilcox catholic service athletic directors institute international school leadership program usf/wsu latin express performed by garden international school opening remarks announcements morning greetings by deidre fischer earcos board superintendent cebu international school keynote address greg whitby title leading for a future for schools sponsored by taylor s education group school division tea coffee break sponsored by university of san francisco session 7 session 8 apac head of school meeting lunch sponsored by collegepro associate members presentations session 9 wasc serving as a visiting committee member cocktail reception welcome to exhibitors and earcos board members gala dinner sponsored by erb educational records bureau entertainment live music friday 2 november 2012 1st day of conference 06:30-18:00 08:00-18:00 08:00 08:00-08:10 08:10-08:30 earcos registration international school leadership program usf/wsu exhibits open opening performance jazz band international school of kuala lumpur welcome to delegates tim carr earcos president connie buford regional officer office of overseas schools u.s department of state and dick krajczar earcos executive director keynote address milton chen title education nation six leading edges of innovation in schools sponsored by international schools service tea coffee break sponsored by wasc athletic directors institute earasbo business manager s precon continued school board preconference continued session 1 session 2 mrisa heads meeting lunch light lunch for all delegates iasas for heads of iasas schools only lunch meeting acamis lunch meeting jcis lunch meeting annual general meeting for earcos heads only job a-like for heads of large schools paul chmelik isbeijing job a-like for heads of medium schools chip barder unis-hanoi job a-like for heads of small schools larry jones surabaya is job a-likes continuing tea coffee break sponsored by fast train welcome orientation for new earcos heads earcos board reception for conference presenters by invitation welcome reception cultural event cultural performance by malaysia convention exhibition bureau myceb special thanks to tiecare international for sponsoring the welcome reception special thanks to search associates for sponsoring the cultural night 08:30-09:30 09:30-10:00 10:10-11:15 11:30-12:45 12:00-18:00 12:45-13:15 13:15-14:00 14:15-15:30 16:00-18:00 17:45-18:45 19:00-21:00 08:30-09:30 09:30-10:00 10:00-16:30 10:00-16:30 10:00-16:30 10:00-11:15 11:30-12:45 11:30 14:00 12:45-14:00 monday 5 november 2012 08:30-16:00 serving on a cis cis/wasc or cis/neasc visiting committee 14:00-14:45 14:45-16:30 14:00-16:30 15:00-16:00 17:30 18:00 18:00-18:30 19:00-21:00 thank you to malaysia convention and exhibition bureau myceb for their generous support of this year s earcos leadership conference 2012 the why of school in 2030 03

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meeting banquet rooms floor plan lobby level lemon garden terrace next to lemon garden restaurant lower lobby lower lobby johore kelantan negeri sembilan pahang penang level 1 arthur s bar grill horizon club lounge mezzanine boardrooms level 1 04 earcos leadership conference 2012

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basement 2 training room basement 2 boardroom a boardroom b business centre grand ballroom grand ballroom foyer kedah perak perlis sabah sabah ante room sarawak selangor 1 suite a suite b suite c training room business centre business centre the fully equipped business centre offers a wide range of secretarial support including translation interpretation copying fax and courier services private meeting rooms computer stations and video conference facilities are also available the why of school in 2030 05

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earcos strategic plan earcos mission strategy c develop collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster access to expertise earcos develops collaborative relationships with external organizations that support the needs of earcos member schools 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 earcos vision to support the earcos mission we will provide targeted and differentiated professional development opportunities for member communities engage adults and students in learning activities across the region that will promote friendship understanding and global citizenship develop collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster greater access to expertise connect schools communities and individuals through the use of technology to promote collaboration communication intercultural understanding and access to broader educational opportunities conduct and communicate research and archive relevant data to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices in accomplishing its mission and vision earcos will play a prominent leader ship role throughout the global educational community strategy d connect schools communities and individuals through the use of effective latest technologies to promote collaboration intercultural understanding and access to broader educational opportunities 1 earcos schools use a range of technologies that support collaborative efforts and staff development 2 in collaboration with earcos universities provide e-learning opportunities that allow for staff development and credentialing opportunities 3 the earcos website is a valuable tool offering a broad range of collaborative services enhancing staff and student development and a resource for educational opportunities within earcos 4 earcos supports data driven decision-making through the use of electronic survey instruments strategies and list of results strategy a provide specific targeted and differentiated professional development opportunities for various member communities 1 list serves/web page resources facilitate inter-school communication regarding issues relevant to specific disciplines or job categories 2 subject-specific conferences meet the professional development needs in selected disciplines or job categories both at the major conference site and at separate stand-alone conferences at different locations and times 3 consortiums of schools based on professional development interests and needs collaboratively identify and support the best practices 4 faculty in earcos schools share expertise to support targeted professional development needs at the school site 5 a cohort of trained affordable facilitators is available to work with boards and trustees throughout the region 6 earcos facilitates a mentor program for new school heads and new principals 7 earcos through its aspiring leadership programs encourages its members to pursue leadership positions 8 offering a greater choice of breadth and/or depth at the major annual conferences earcos develops new and varied formats for conferences strategy e conduct relevant research and communicate resulting data to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices earcos sponsored grant process financially supports action research by and for earcos members pertinent to the educational process in asia core values earcos believes all individuals have intrinsic worth their dignity and value are enhanced when they are honored and nourished diverse and inclusive communities nurture the well-being and growth of individuals and organizations learning is continuous and essential for individual growth and the advancement of society individuals and communities have the need and capacity to learn and grow individuals and communities are responsible for helping supporting and serving others individuals and communities are responsible for stewardship of the natural environment individuals and communities are responsible for the choices they make integrity honesty and striving for excellence are essential to our purpose strategy b engage students and adults in learning activities across the region that will foster friendship understanding and global citizenship 1 earcos sponsors an annual student leadership conference 2 student service projects are recognized and supported by global citizen awards and grant programs for students and adults 3 earcos facilitates virtual education projects that support student learning foster friendship understanding leadership and intellectual challenge goals all member schools use earcos as their primary resource for the professional development of their learning community earcos activities positively impact intercultural understanding 06 earcos leadership conference 2012

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preconferences tuesday 30 october 2012 13:00-19:00 08:00-20:00 08:30-16:00 08:30 12:00-14:00 earcos registration international school leadership program university of san francisco washington state university earcos board meeting apac/ad group meeting lunch usf/wsu and earcos board room perlis mezzanine 3 mezzanine boardroom 1 level 1 mezzanine 2 lemon garden terrace wednesday 31 october 2012 07:00-22:00 08:00-20:00 08:30-16:30 earcos registration international school leadership program university of san francisco washington state university ib workshops category 1 introduction to the ib standards for administrators new to the pyp presenter monita sen category 2 dp coordinators presenter gary piech 08:30-16:30 room perlis mezzanine 3 pahang boardroom a preconferences marc frankel kedah ltp leadership through partnership open to earcos heads and school board chairs only a day-long conversation with and between heads and their board chairs about building more effective and value-adding governing boards and administrations the session will be part content and part conversation about leadership and governance marc will also address the common conundrums that prevent chairs and heads from being full partners in leading their schools and will incorporate exercises designed to deepen and enrich the relationship the leadership through partnership ltp is designed for the independent school board chair and head of school for the newly appointed head board chair or trustee ltp proves particularly valuable forging a positive and effective relationship learning practical skills and information for trustees and school heads who already have a well-established relationship ltp offers an opportunity to gain fresh perspectives on styles of collaboration in the context of new challenges and priorities the leadership through partnership offers a variety of different learning opportunities and approaches to maximize the working relationship between the head of school and board of trustees/governors by the end of the ltp you and your chair will have a shared understanding of the basics and good practices of international school governance experience and learn the structure strategies and approaches to governance found in international schools strengthen the overall board/head working relationship which is the foundation of the school s leadership discuss cutting-edge issues facing international schools around the world and in asia and identify and discuss working styles and preferences while creating an effective communication and support system 08:30-16:30 kevin bartlett penang total school systemizing the learning business day 1 of 2 this workshop strips schools down to their essence then rebuilds them as integrated systems driven by a simple common definition of learning using interactive approaches we ll define design and deliver learning and all the related systems that make up the thing we call school from curriculum to professional appraisal from board practices to financial planning from marketing strategies to data dashboards from disconnected silos we ll construct a systemic matrix a total school marilyn george wasc johore focus on learning accreditation training this one-day interactive 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 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 school wide learning results and curricular objectives/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 respective schools including its integration with strategic planning this session enables participants to become eligible for serving on wasc visiting committees apac athletic directors meeting lunch mezzanine boardroom 2 level 1 selangor perak 08:30-16:30 09:00 17:00 12:00-14:00 08 earcos leadership conference 2012

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preconferences thursday 1 november 2012 07:00-19:00 08:00-20:00 08:30-16:30 earcos registration international school leadership program university of san francisco washington state university ib workshops category 1 introduction to the ib standards for administrators new to the pyp presenter monita sen category 2 dp coordinators presenter gary piech 09:00-17:00 08:30-16:00 apac athletic directors meeting school board preconference facilitator marc frankel open to all board members especially those attending for the first time and who have never had a formal board training seminar business managers earasbo preconference risk management mark brown director vive la montagne adventure consultants risk management of trips and excursions david turkaleski clements worldwide lines of insurance coverage insurance terms and how to pay for these covers with budget constraints mike rodman and timothy king albert risk management consultants key insurance policies and policy provisions and enterprise risk management rob thompson assistant head of school operations the international school of kuala lumpur taking responsibility for risk management and creating a school culture of risk awareness and assessment langston rogde former business manager at seoul foreign school via skype salary survey discussion along with the challenges and opportunities in creating a helpful reliable survey kevin bartlett penang total school systematizing the learning business continuation this workshop strips schools down to their essence then rebuilds them as integrated systems driven by a simple common definition of learning using interactive approaches we ll define design and deliver learning and all the related systems that make up the thing we call school from curriculum to professional appraisal from board practices to financial planning from marketing strategies to data dashboards from disconnected silos we ll construct a systemic matrix a total school bambi betts sarawak no more excuses must do high leverage practices for international school leaders there is no question that today our profession leans increasingly toward measuring leadership by the results it produces you as a leader want to make a difference to learning and you are busier than ever trying to do so so just how should you spend your time to make it happen contrary to conventional wisdom recent research and practice concur on school leader strategies that actually do produce a remarkable effect on learning and while there are no silver bullets ceasing to make excuses for not doing what we are pretty sure works would be a good start join us in this interactive session as we attempt to cut through the rhetoric sidestep the latest buzz words challenge some of the obstacles that have become excuses and practice strategies such as how to ensure a guaranteed and viable curriculum insist on teacher quality insist that the `brutal learning facts are front and center and to imbed them in our practice organize your school around learning particularly how to face the decision conundrum why so few good ones get made and what we can do create a culture of accountability come prepared with a willingness to challenge the status quo and hone for yourself a concrete set of practices to stop doing because they are too low leverage start doing because of their known effect on learning and possibly some to continue doing based on your own and colleagues experiences room perlis mezzanine 3 pahang boardroom a mezzanine 2 kedah selangor pr eco n erences precon ffe rences 09 the why of school in 2030

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preconferences thursday 1 november 2012 08:30-16:00 room john littleford ted faunce lemon garden terrace the building blocks of successful fund raising in international schools few international schools have powerful fund raising machines that rely on the charitable giving instincts of parents and/or graduates for most schools in most countries the common response to the idea of creating a culture of giving is this is not the united states but nationality has little to do with it ultimately a powerful fund raising machine is built from visionary leadership parents passion for the school s mission and outcomes a cause around which constituents can rally and a method to direct parental support for effective giving this earcos preconference session will help all school leaders senior administrators and board members understand how the fundamentals of fund raising can work in the average international day school setting and generate impressive results the head of school must have a compelling passionate vision and be able to articulate some key elements of school improvement that are desired or needed perhaps it is simply a powerful aspiration that cannot be funded through normal tuition increases if the initiatives can have a physical visible and/or felt presence in the school s culture and impact student life within 18 months then any school can build a successful fund raising machine as long as the school head has a structure in place to organize and mobilize the parent body once a successful parent annual giving campaign is built over time a capital and perhaps even an endowment campaign can be launched but it begins with the parent-driven annual fund you start at the beginning jay mctighe johore creating an understanding-based curriculum and assessment system for 21st century learning a growing number of voices within and outside the educational establishment are calling for an enhanced emphasis on 21st century skills this call for a focus on 21st century learning raises important and practical questions for educators -how can we map a coherent understanding-based curriculum -how might we effectively infuse 21st century skills into an already over-crowded curriculum -what assessment practices are needed to assess 21st century skills in conjunction with academic standards -what kind of teaching is needed to promote 21st century learning for all learners jay mctighe will apply the principles and practices of understanding by design and schooling by design to address these questions during an intellectually engaging workshop participants will examine different frameworks for 21st century learning review the updated ubd template 2.0 a framework for unit planning explore ways in which backward design can be applied to curriculum mapping across the grades review a systemic curriculum framework for integrating 21st century skills with academic standards e.g aero or common core identify the appropriate measures needed to assess 21st century skills in conjunction with academic standards and review a set of excellent curriculum and assessment related websites jennifer sparrow perak transforming data into action the goal of collecting data should always be to transform data into insight and then insight into action drip data rich information poor happens when schools don t know how to do this during this preconference participants will become familiar with a variety of data analysis protocols and will explore ways to support the use of data to inform action although sample data will be presented for use during practice schools are welcome to bring their own data david warlick kelantan promoting supporting a learning culture in your school today what you can learn may have become more important than what you have been taught we maintain that schooling is about the learning life-long learning has become a mantra for nearly all of our endeavors as educators.yet our prevailing professional conversations continue to focus on effective teaching.this workshop will explore tools methods and policies for promoting and provoking learning cultures in your schools redefining the teacher as a master learner preconferences 08:30-14:30 marilyn george wasc negeri sembilan wasc visiting committee chair training this workshop will prepare earcos educators to chair a wasc visiting committee the roles of keeper of the vision regarding ongoing school improvement and manager of the visiting committee will be examined there will be insight and advice shared by earcos educators who have already chaired full and mid-term visits morning coffee break lunch preconferences afternoon coffee break acamis board meeting sabah ballroom sabah ballroom sabah ballroom business suite a 10:00 10:30 12.00-13:00 15:00-15:30 16:30-17:30 10 earcos leadership conference 2012

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1st day of conference friday 2 november 2012 06:30-18:00 08:00-18:00 08:00 08:00-08:10 earcos registration international school leadership program university of san francisco washington state university exhibits open opening performance jazz band international school of kuala lumpur directed by mr jeffrey taylor ms suzanne morello and kate meininger room perlis mezzanine 3 ballroom foyer grand ballroom 08:10-08:30 welcome to delegates tim carr earcos president connie buford regional officer office of overseas schools u.s department of state and dick krajczar earcos executive director 08:30-09:30 keynote address grand ballroom introduction of speaker mr robert ambrogi vice president international schools services sponsored by international schools services milton chen education nation six leading edges of innovation in schools dr chen will discuss how school systems are reinventing themselves and their growing edges of innovation in districts states and nations these edges are redefining the nature of school and include 1 the thinking edge 2 the curriculum edge 3 the technology edge 4 the time/place edge 5 the co-teaching edge and 6 the youth edge these edges form the framework of his 2010 book selected as one of the 10 best books of 2010 by the american school board journal the edges address ways in which technology is transforming when where and how students learn and roles of teachers and students as teachers form teaching teams with other experts and students take on more responsibility for their own learning dr chen will show examples of these innovative practices from edutopia.org the lucas foundation s multimedia website and its archive of documentaries available for free download from itunes u biography dr milton chen is senior fellow and executive director emeritus at the george lucas educational foundation glef a non-profit operating foundation in the san francisco bay area that utilizes its multimedia website edutopia.org and documentary films to communicate a new vision for 21st century schools he has served as the founding director of the kqed center for education pbs in san francisco director of research at sesame workshop in new york and as an assistant professor at the harvard graduate school of education during 2007-08 chen was one of 35 fulbright new century scholars conducting research on access and diversity issues in education he is a native of chicago and lives in san francisco with his wife ruth his work has been honored in the u.s by the congressional black caucus corporation for public broadcasting and two science centers the exploratorium and the lawrence hall of science 09:30-10:00 tea coffee break ballroom foyer sponsored by western association of schools and colleges 10:00-16:30 10:00-16:30 10:00-16:30 athletic directors institute earasbo business manager s preconference continued mezzanine 2 selangor school board preconference continued kedah essentially an all-day job a-like open to all board members attending the conference this preconference will include presentations and group discussion pertaining to current issues facing our earcos schools facilitator tim carr jakarta international school 12 earcos leadership conference 2012

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