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11th annual EARCOS Teachers' Conference (ETC2013) in Concordia International School Shanghai

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moving minds bodies 11th annual earcos teachers conference 2013 march 28-30 concordia international school shanghai

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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 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 tim carr president thomas farrell vice president deidre fischer secretary david toze treasurer anne fowles joe beeson l-r back row david condon julian whiteley tarek razik dick krajczar executive director edzel drilo webmaster weekend workshops et journal rod catubig office staff bill oldread assistant director l-r front row connie buford ex officio u.s dept of state regional education officer 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 executive director dear etc delegates welcome to the earcos teachers conference etc 2013 at concordia international school shanghai ciss we would like to thank gregg pinnick and the ciss staff for the use of their great campus steve nurre and curt larson were so valuable with onsite support.thanks to kerry jacobson and andy torris of shanghai american school for hosting the pe pre-conference with over 100 participants it has been a cooperative effort on the part of both schools and we applaud their effort this is the second time in etc s eleven-year history that it is being hosted on a school campus the campus setting has enabled us to provide more intense coverage in specialty areas of physical education performing and visual arts technology and counseling we also have 20 university admissions officers attending a pre conference a school setting holds costs in check but also allows for quality professional development this etc offers three excellent keynote presenters in liv arnesen michael furdyk and zoe weil jean blaydes is the keynote presenter for the pe pre conference we have 8 preconference offerings and 93 workshop sessions geared to meet our teachers needs in addition our job-a-like sessions will provide an opportunity for teachers to meet with their colleagues who work in similar areas etc will also include a record number of 95 teacher presenter workshop sessions which are always practical and well-presented please support your fellow teachers and try to attend as many of these as possible student talent will again be highlighted at our general sessions with ciss and shanghai community international school music performances as well as the winners in the shanghai asian film festival earcos has great talent so join us in supporting our students and please be on time for each general session sas teacher reps and schools have chosen the baobei foundation as the charity etc will support this year thanks to all our etc teacher representatives who have spent many hours assisting their teachers with workshops 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 endless hours to assist with the many details and logistics the contributions of elaine vitz ver edzel and robert with their attention to detail is commendable our assistant director bill oldread has been invaluable in the planning finally it is always my hope that our delegates make new contacts be challenged by our presenters renew friendships and enjoy our hospitality visit our exhibitors and let them know that we appreciate their sponsorship that 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 this program belongs to moving minds moving bodies 01

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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 02 earcos teachers conference 2013

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online preparation test day confidence empower your students to make studying in the u.s a reality online tools and resources from the maker of the sat® are the best way to tm help students prepare for the test the official sat online course includes materials for weeks of guided instruction that your teachers can use to get students ready with confidence · interactive lessons and quizzes · 10 official sat practice tests like the ones students will see on test day · ability to instantly score quizzes tests and essays · ability to monitor students progress through online reporting · resources and tools to support classroom instruction help your students prepare today visit sat.org/onlinecourse © 2013 the college board 12b-7160 moving minds moving bodies 03

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table of contents 1 2 4 6 8 12 14 18 20 24 28 30 32 36 38 40 42 45 48 52 56 70 welcome message earcos strategic plan table of contents conference at a glance campus map preconferences first day of conference keynote speaker liv arnesen session 1 job a-likes session 2 session 3 second day of conference keynote speaker michael furdyk session 4 session 5 session 6 session 7 third day of conference keynote speaker zoe weil session 8 session 9 session 10 workshop presenters bios earcos practitioner presenters bios delegate list thursday 28 march 2013 first day of conference 07:30 04:45 08:00 04:30 08:00 08:30 08:30 09:30 09:30 10:00 10:00 11:30 11:30 12:30 12:30 01:30 01:45 02:45 02:45 03:15 03:15 04:45 04:45 07:00 exhibits open international school leadership program usf/wsu welcome to delegates student choir concordia int l school shanghai opening remarks announcements keynote speaker liv arnesen title to the south pole with millions of kids on the sled sponsored by international schools services coffee break sponsored by the college board session 1 lunch job a-like sessions session 2 teacher workshops coffee break sponsored by george mason university fasttrain programs session 3 welcome reception sponsored by tiecare international friday 29 march 2013 second day of conference 06:00 07:30 05:00 08:00 04:30 08:00 08:15 08:15 08:30 08:30 09:30 jared bildfell ezra alexander strand physical education exhibits open international school leadership program usf/wsu opening remarks announcements earcos shanghai asia film festival keynote speaker michael furdyk title imagining future friendly schools technology global citizenship and student voice sponsored by taylor s education group school division coffee break sponsored by university of san francisco art teacher to art district downtown shanghai buses depart at 10:00am session 4 session 5 lunch session 6 coffee break sponsored by western association of schools colleges-wasc session 7 reception for exhibitors at the phoenix commons shanghai world financial center cover photo by philippe lejeanvre conference at a glance earcos registration desk hours tuesday march 26 wednesday march 27 thursday march 28 friday march 29 saturday march 30 2:00 pm 8:00 pm 7:00 am 8:00 pm 6:30 am 5:00 pm 7:30 am 5:00 pm 7:30 am 4:00 pm 09:30 10:00 10:00 04:00 10:00 11:30 11:30 12:30 12:30 01:45 01:45 03:15 03:15 03:45 03:45 05:00 05:00 06:00 tuesday march 26 2013 preconferences 08:30 04:30 ap chinese language ap studio art ap environmental science international school leadership program usf/wsu presenter krenny hammer 10:00 10:30 morning coffee break 12:30 01:30 lunch 02:30 03:00 afternoon coffee break wednesday march 27 2013 08:30 04:30 preconferences 08:00 03:30 physical education at sas pudong buses leave from marriott hotel at 6:15 am 08:30 04:30 international school leadership program usf/wsu 10:00 10:30 morning coffee break 12:30 01:30 lunch 02:30 03:00 afternoon coffee break 02:30 08:00 exhibitors set-up phoenix center 05:00 06:00 meeting for teacher representatives 06:00 06:30 reception for teacher representatives a gentle reminder to delegates who have children accompanying them to shanghai workshops and social events at the etc are designed and intended for adults we all love children but unfortunately they should not accompany you to workshops and social functions thank you for your understanding saturday 30 march 2013 third day of conference 6:15 07:30 05:00 08:00 04:30 08:00 08:30 08:30 09:30 09:30 10:00 10:00 11:30 11:30 12:45 12:45 01:45 02:00 03:30 03:30 06:00 fun run exhibits open international school leadership program usf/wsu student performance shanghai community band and scis marching band opening remarks announcements keynote speaker zoe weil title the world becomes what you teach sponsored by buffalo state state university of new york coffee break session 8 lunch session 9 session 10 closing reception sunday 31 march 2013 08:30 04:30 international school leadership program usf/wsu this is a `no bag conference for several years delegates have been telling us not to provide a conference bag so this year we have responded in lieu of bags earcos will donate money $1,500 to the baobei foundation a wonderful organization with which both sas pudong and puxi campuses are involved 04 earcos teachers conference 2013

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campus map track administration hs gym huangyang gate bicycle parking under library fou ga nders rde n phoenix center gym ms gym tennis courts motor skills room es gym cele brat ion wall admissions outdoor classroom rittmann access es access main gate pedestrians and bicycles only on school days from 7:30 a.m to 4:45 p.m vehicle access at other times bus traffic only bus gate special thanks to the administration and staff of concordia international school shanghai for their incredible support and warm hospitality in hosting this year s earcos teachers conference please visit their website at www.concordiashanghai.org 06 earcos teachers conference 2013

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preconferences tuesday march 26 2013 8:30 4:30 room cliff zeng sponsored by college board wittenberg h316 ap chinese language and culture this 2-day workshop aims to prepare students according to the standards for foreign language learning in the 21st century workshop participants will review and discuss teacher materials that include ap chinese language and culture course syllabi contentrelated materials and sample student solutions from the advanced placement ap exam participants will also engage in discussion about ap vertical teams teaching strategies and activities and share best practices on chinese language and culture instruction alison youkilis sponsored by college board tba ap studio art this 2-day workshop will discuss how to plan an ap studio art class get quality breadth pieces from students and help them select a concentration that will not only engage them but also visually develop their theme participants will analyze student artwork and learn about the ap studio art grading rubric they will also learn how to encourage their students to keep up with the rigors and pace needed to complete high quality portfolios as leaders of 21st century learning participants will discuss how to lead students into the higher level thinking skills required to successfully complete a portfolio david hong sponsored by college board ap environmental science krenny hammer international school leadership program usf/wsu h418 wittenberg h318 preconferences 10:00 10:30 12:30 1:30 2:30 3:00 morning coffee break at the phoenix commons cafe lunch at the phoenix commons cafe afternoon coffee break at the phoenix commons cafe preconferences wednesday march 27 2013 8:30 4:30 cliff zeng sponsored by college board wittenberg h316 h318 ap chinese language and culture this 2-day workshop aims to prepare students according to the standards for foreign language learning in the 21st century workshop participants will review and discuss teacher materials that include ap chinese language and culture course syllabi contentrelated materials and sample student solutions from the advanced placement ap exam participants will also engage in discussion about ap vertical teams teaching strategies and activities and share best practices on chinese language and culture instruction alison youkilis sponsored by college board tba ap studio art this 2-day workshop will discuss how to plan an ap studio art class get quality breadth pieces from students and help them select a concentration that will not only engage them but also visually develop their theme participants will analyze student artwork and learn about the ap studio art grading rubric they will also learn how to encourage their students to keep up with the rigors and pace needed to complete high quality portfolios as leaders of 21st century learning participants will discuss how to lead students into the higher level thinking skills required to successfully complete a portfolio david hong sponsored by college board ap environmental science krenny hammer international school leadership program usf/wsu h418 h304 8:30-10:00 jonathan borden morning theater r101 counselor and university admissions forum counseling 1 a full day conference forum for both university admission officers and high school counselors who deal with university admissions the day will start with a presentation by dr jonathan borden [test scores harvard tiger-moms insomnia academies memorization hierarchy nationalism cliques whom do these words bring to mind learn the historical philosophical and social reasons that korean students and parents can be so wonderful so frustrating and so challenging following dr borden s talk will be a 75-minute session with four options -curt nichols -becky konowicz bob arcangel theater r101 h205 10:30-12:30 08 earcos teachers conference 2013

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preconferences wednesday march 27 2013 -parker beverage -dan grayson room h205 theater r101 phoenix gym 2:30-3:30 8:30 4:30 the afternoon session will include a school fair and a university fair derek selander jenny ostermiller jeff utecht m178 toward an effective bullying prevention approach in an international school context counseling 2 confronting the problem of bullying and developing a positive school culture based on safety respect and responsibility are top priorities both in and outside of schools today coming from the belief that no one program intervention or approach is going to solve all the challenges of bullying in schools this will be an engaging discussion-based workshop leaving participants with new insights ideas and confidence to more effectively manage bullying behavior within their unique school context working in both small and large groups we will develop a common understanding about what bullying is and what it is not examine the issue of bullying from both psychological and socio-cultural perspectives consider the specific issues of power dynamics in human relationships relational aggression in females and the use of technology and `cyber-bullying discuss the key elements of effective intervention approaches and the unique challenges to implementation in an international school setting this session is appropriate for counselors k-12 as well as anyone interested in the topic marilyn george motor skills room msr serving as a visiting committee member and conducting a self-study this session will 1 prepare earcos educators to serve on wasc visiting committees emphasizing the role and responsibilities of a wasc visiting committee member and 2 examine the essentials of the focus on learning process and its adaptability from a selfstudy perspective who should attend representatives from schools conducting future focus on learning self-studies all interested teachers and other educators who have never served on an accreditation team or have served previously but are eager to learn more about serving on a focus on learning team all teachers and other educators who are serving on focus on learning teams if they have not participated in a recent training why attend the session will provide an opportunity for earcos educators to strengthen their understanding of focus on learning process from a school self-study and visiting committee perspective understand how focus on learning can strengthen the international-mindedness of the school and how it can be integrated with other school initiatives such as strategic planning examine strategies inherent in focus on learning that support the school s assessment of student learning in relation to schoolwide learner outcomes and curricular standards become eligible to serve on visiting committees michael boll michael lambert luther hall h216 h217 shift happens are you in denial and for how long can schools survive in the age of the web as one educator stated while we emphasize standardization the world demands/expects customization humanization and personalization as we move out of the four-walled design we must continue to design and build a new architecture that will give students opportunities to create their own global network we don t yet know how to teach self-direction or how to measure collaboration creativity and innovation in the same way we know how to teach long division the workshop will respond to the following critical learning questions 1 what elements must we shift in our own methods to take advantage of the global communications revolution and the incredible transformative options available 2 how can we design not just assign more motivating yet vigorous student work john jacobson h041 dance studio the artist within me choral music movement spend the day with john jacobson wear comfortable clothing for there will be movement music motivation and more for teachers of students in all age groups in a very relaxed and non-threatening learning atmosphere participants will leave this workshop with loads of practical tips that teachers of any discipline can use in their classroom immediately another focus of the day will be exercises physical and mental that help teachers rediscover the artist that lies within them most of all it will be fun preconferences many thanks to the administration and staff of shanghai american school pudong for generously hosting the pe pre-conference and to eurest/compass group for offering a 50 percent discount on the pre-conference food and beverage moving minds moving bodies 09

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preconferences wednesday march 27 2013 8:00 3:30 physical education at sas pudong buses leave from marriott hotel at 6:15 am jean blaydes keynote sponsored by gopher sport how brain research supports the need for quality physical education neuroscientists are advocating the importance of movement and physical activity in the learning process physical activity gives students the advantage they need for increased student performance educators who understand how the brain works can better teach students this interactive presentation will summarize recent brain research that links movement to learning and will advocate validate educate and motivate ted and carolyn temertzoglou physical literacy an approach for student success in physical education the well-being of children and youth is influenced by a variety of factors and the role of educators and schools as promoters of well-being comes into question although this question identifies opportunities for educators it also presents challenges how do we increase student engagement and learning in physical education pe during a time when we are seeing an epidemic of inactivity and increased health concerns in children and youth this pre-conference explores how concepts such as physical literacy the long term athlete development model inclusive game pedagogy and effective assessment practices engage students to experience success in pe debra berkey developing online courses techniques and strategies during the past five years the speaker has developed online courses using three commercial software packages as well as public access points available on the internet the program will feature the techniques necessary to develop effective instructional modules featuring interactive experiences and personal contact among the students preconferences bonnie coles progressions for teaching aquatics skills this workshop will cover progressions for teaching aquatic entries diving and stride jump and turns bonnie will also cover drills to fix common stroke technique errors in breaststroke george carpouzis sandy elder swimming the saspd way introduction to our program at shanghai american school pudong in general and an example of skill development as presented to our physical eductaion classes you will be in the water being active for this session so please bring your swim-suit goggles and cap optional we will provide towels 10:00 10:30 12:30 1:30 2:30 3:00 2:30 8:00 5:00 6:00 6:00 6:30 morning coffee break at the phoenix commons cafe lunch at the phoenix commons cafe afternoon coffee break at the phoenix commons cafe exhibitors set-up at the phoenix commons cafe meeting for teacher representatives at the hs gym reception for teacher representatives at the phoenix commons ground floor international school leadership program schedules usf/wsu presenter krenny hammer day thursday friday saturday sunday date 28 march 2013 29 march 2013 30 march 2013 31 march 2013 time 8:00-4:30 8:00-4:30 8:00-4:30 8:30-4:30 room h304 h304 h304 h304 counselors strand sponsored by 10 earcos teachers conference 2013

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first day of conference at a glance 07:30 04:45 08:00 04:30 08:00 08:15 08:15 08:30 08:30 09:30 09:30 10:00 10:00 11:30 11:30 12:30 12:30 01:30 01:45 02:45 02:45 03:15 03:15 04:45 04:45 07:00 exhibits open international school leadership program usf/wsu opening remarks announcements student choir concordia international school shanghai keynote speaker coffee break session 1 lunch job a-like sessions session 2 coffee break session 3 welcome reception shopping areas tourist sites first day of conference in pudong super brand mall http www.superbrandmall.com/index/index_en.asp large waterfront shopping mall with excellent views of the bund in puxi ifc mall across from super brand an upscale mall which houses great restaurants oriental pearl tower popular landmark in lujiazui the financial center of shanghai jinmao tower landmark 88-story skyscraper shanghai world financial center swfc along with the oriental pearl tower and jinmao tower an iconic landmark on the pudong shanghai waterfront life hub http www.jinqiaojinqiao.com/en shopping plaza near the conference kerry parkside center http www.kerryparkside.com popular expat hangout near the conference in puxi the bund popular waterfront that pays homage the city s history through its varied architecture and collection of art deco buildings nanjing lu historically and presently one of the busiest shopping streets in shanghai this street links the bund to people s square people s square a historic center which is home to the shanghai museum shanghai grand theatre and shanghai urban planning exhibition hall huaihai lu xintiandi shopping shopping shopping qipu lu clothing market series of malls crammed jammed and stuffed full of affordable clothes 12 earcos teachers conference 2013

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conference opening thursday 28 march 2013 7:30 4:45 hs gym exhibits open 8:00 4:30 international school leadership program usf/wsu room h304 8:00 8:30 hs gym welcome to delegates dick krajczar earcos executive director student performance rockin rhythm revelers concordia international school shanghai margaret thong elementary school fine arts teacher music first day of conference opening remarks announcements tina bui shanghai american school pudong campus hs gym introduction of speaker laura light director educational staffing international schools services 8:30 9:30 hs gym keynote speaker liv arnesen liv arnesen s rich life experiences both on and off the ice have made her an internationally recognized leader and role model for women and girls a self-proclaimed keen but not fanatical outdoors enthusiast arnesen is most interested in the development of adults and children.through her diverse roles as a polar explorer educator and motivational leader arnesen ignites passion in others to reach beyond their normal boundaries and achieve their dreams by sharing her own stories about exploring some of the most remote places on earth http livarnesen.com/about keynote title to the south pole with millions of kids on the sled in november 2013 liv arnesen and bancroft will lead a team of six women from six continents on a 80-day long expedition to the south pole with each of the women representing the key water challenges on their continent their journey will be the centerpiece of a global awareness outreach program designed to complement the efforts of international conservation organizations institutions government and enterprises on this vitally important subject.this project will make a determined effort to engage with youth by means of technology and tailored educational methodology and curriculum keynote speaker sponsored by international schools services 9:30 10:00 tea coffee break at the phoenix commons cafe elementary commons sponsored by the college board moving minds moving bodies 13

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