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Annual EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2014 March 27-29 | Shangri-la, Bangkok, Thailand 12 th “The Science of Learning – Service of Learning”

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EARCOS Trustees & Staff About EARCOS The East Asia Regional Council of Schools is an organization of 139 member schools in East Asia. These schools have a total of more than 100,000 pre-K to 12th grade students. EARCOS also has 162 associate members—textbook and software publishers and distributors, universities, financial planners, architectural firms, insurance companies, youth organizations, etc—and 34 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 David Toze President Thomas Farrell Vice President Joe Beeson Secretary Tarek Razik Treasurer Margaret Alvarez Diane Lewthwaite L-R Back Row Anna Marsden Tim Carr Past President David Condon Dick Krajczar, Executive Director Edzel Drilo, Web Developer / Weekend Workshops / ET Journal Rod Catubig, Office Staff Bill Oldread, Assistant Director L-R Front Row James McDonald 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) 2014 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok. By the time this is published, I will be glad if we are here in the hotel and the ETC is ready to open. It has been an interesting two months with the demonstrations in the city that has caused us all some nervousness. However, we have always been optimistic that the conference will go on and glad that the Shangri-La is located far from the demonstrations. Thank you for attending, and I hope it will be one of the best PD opportunities you have had this year. This ETC offers three excellent keynote presenters in Yong Zhao, Mark Polansky, and Catherine Steiner-Adair. We have eight preconferences, AP, WASC, and 110 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 provide 48 teacher presented workshop sessions, which are always practical and valuable. 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 St. Mary’s International School of Tokyo. This is the first time that a school from Japan will perform. We appreciate their commitment to our organization. Additionally we will have I.S. Bangkok and NIST students help open each morning session. EARCOS has great talent so join us in supporting our students and please be on time for each general session. Bangkok teacher reps and schools have chosen the Love Wildlife Foundation as the charity that 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 also 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: _________________________________________________ The Science of Learning - Service of Learning 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 ef­ forts 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 collabora­ tive 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 opportuni­ ties for various member communities. 1. List serves/web page resources facilitate inter-school communication regard­ ing 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 confer­ ences, 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 advance­ ment 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 2014

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The 45 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2014 th October 30 - Preconference October 31 - November 2, 2014 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia The East Asia Regional Council of Schools is excited to invite you and your administrative staff as delegates at the 45th annual EARCOS Leadership Conference (ELC2014) in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia scheduled for October 31 to November 2, 2014. We have a host of excellent keynote speakers and workshop presenters. Theme: Walking the T alk: Putting “International” into Education Keynote Speakers: Josephine Kim Larry Rosenstock

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Table of Contents 1 Welcome Message 2 EARCOS Strategic Plan 4 Table of Contents & Conference at a Glance 6 Meeting & Banquet Rooms - Floor Plan 7 PRECONFERENCES 10 First Day of Conference 11 Keynote Speaker: YONG ZHAO 12 SESSION 1 14 SESSION 2 16 SESSION 3 18 Job A-Like Session 20 Second Day of Conference 21 Keynote Speaker: MARK POLANSKY 22 SESSION 4 26 SESSION 5 28 SESSION 6 30 SESSION 7 32 Third Day of Conference 33 Keynote Speaker: CATHERINE STEINER-ADAIR 34 SESSION 8 36 SESSION 9 38 SESSION 10 42 Workshop Presenters’ Biographies 48 EARCOS Practitioner Presenters’ Biographies 56 Delegate List 63 Acknowledgements Front cover photo: Wat Arun Rajwararam or the Temple of Dawn. Photographer: Lucas L. Brasil Website: http://ademirbrasil.com/ THURSDAY | 27 March 2014 - First Day of Conference 07:30 - 16:45 08:00 - 16:30 08:00 - 08:30 08:30 - 09:15 09:15 - 09:45 09:45 - 11:00 11:00 - 11:15 11:15 - 12:30 12:30 - 13:45 13:45 - 15:15 15:15 - 15:30 15:30 - 16:45 19:00 - 21:00 Exhibits Open International School Leadership Program - USF/WSU Welcome Delegates Student Performance: St. Mary’s International School Announcements / Remarks Keynote Speaker: YONG ZHAO Title: Two Education Paradigms: What Defines a World Class Education Sponsored by International Schools Services (ISS) Coffee Break Session 1 Travel Time / Short Coffee Break (Grab Your Snack) Session 2 Lunch Session 3 Travel Time - Short Coffee Break Job A-Like Sessions Welcome Reception Sponsored by TIECARE INTERNATIONAL FRIDAY | 28 March 2014 - Second Day of Conference 07:30 - 17:00 08:00 - 16:30 08:00 - 08:30 08:30 - 09:15 09:15 - 09:45 09:45 - 11:15 11:15 - 11:30 11:30 - 12:30 12:30 - 13:45 13:45 - 15:15 15:15 - 15:45 15:45 - 17:00 Exhibits Open International School Leadership Program - USF/WSU Welcome Delegates Student Performance: International School Bangkok Announcements / Remarks Keynote Speaker: MARK POLANSKY Title: Space, STEM, and the Future Sponsored by TAYLOR’S SCHOOLS Coffee Break Session 4 Travel Time Session 5 Lunch Session 6 Coffee Break Session 7 Conference at a Glance EARCOS Registration Desk Hours Tuesday, March 25  Wednesday, March 26    Thursday, March 27 Friday, March 28 Saturday, March 29 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 SATURDAY | 29 MARCH 2014 - Third Day of Conference 07:30 - 15:00 08:00 - 16:30 08:00 - 08:30 08:30 - 09:15 Exhibits Open International School Leadership Program - USF/WSU Welcome Delegates Student Performance: NIST International School Announcements / Remarks Keynote Speaker: CATHERINE STEINER-ADAIR Title: Lost in Connection: How The Tech Effect Puts MONDAY | MARCH 24, 2014 - P R E C O N F E R E N C E 15:00 Barge Trip / Environmental Studies TUESDAY | MARCH 25, 2014 - P R E C O N F E R E N C E S Barge Trip / Environmental Studies 08:30 - 16:30 AP Calculus A & B (combined) AP Biology International School Leadership Program - USF/WSU Presenters: Roger Rada & Glenys Rada 10:00 - 10:30 Morning Coffee Break 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 14:30 - 15:00 Afternoon Coffee Break WEDNESDAY | MARCH 26, 2014 08:30 - 16:30 PRECONFERENCES International School Leadership Program - USF/WSU 10:00 - 10:30 Morning Coffee Break 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 14:30 - 15:00 Afternoon Coffee Break 13:00 - 19:00 Exhibitors Set-up 17:00 - 18:00 MEETING FOR TEACHER REPRESENTATIVES 18:00 - 18:30 RECEPTION FOR TEACHER REPRESENTATIVES Children’s Development at Risk Sponsored by BUFFALO STATE, The State University of New York 09:15 - 09:45 Coffee Break 09:45 - 11:15 Session 8 11:15 - 11:30 Travel Time 11:30 - 12:45 Session 9 12:45 - 13:30 Heavy Coffee Break 13:30 - 15:00 Session 10 17:45 - 18:45 Cocktail Reception for the Exhibitors 19:00 - 21:00 Closing Reception 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 $1,200 dollars to the LOVE WILDLIFE FOUNDATION, here in Thailand, dedicated in educating the younger generations about the importance of wildlife and their connection to the world we all live in. 04 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2014

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LEADING WHERE IT MATTERS MOST THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FROM USF AND WSU Do you want to transform school culture and make a lasting impact on education in society? Do you wish to participate in a critical thinking, problem-solving approach to leadership in diverse environments? Join a unique two-year program designed specifically for EARCOS members! UNIQUE FEATURES Combines online coursework and on-site classes (held during EARCOS conferences) Program internship prepares participants for a Washington State Principal Certificate that meets certification requirements in many other states Instructors are university faculty and international school leaders Teamwork and collaborative learning APPLY FOR SPRING OR FALL 2014 http://education.wsu.edu/certification/international FOR MORE INFORMATION University of San Francisco Dr. Walter Gmelch whgmelch@usfca.edu www.usfca.edu Washington State University Dr. Forrest W. Parkay fwparkay@wsu.edu www.wsu.edu

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Meeting & Banquet Rooms - Floor Plan SHANGRI-LA WING LEVEL 1 CORUNDUM 3rd Floor KRUNGTHEP WING LEVEL 3 Room 401, 402, and 403 are located at the KRUNGTHEP WING LEVEL 4. Direction: Use the elevator and look for signages. 06 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2014

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PRECONFERENCES MONDAY | March 24, 2014 ROOM 15:00 Lynda Rolph / Kenny Peavy MEET AT Shangri-La Pier Get on Board with Learning Outdoors! A Natural Resource is a Teaching and Learning Resource Learn local ecology and natural history as you float down the Chao Phraya River, which flows through Bangkok, eventually making its way to the Gulf of Thailand. Participants will live aboard the Traidhos Three Generation Barge as they take part in activities that will enhance their knowledge of local flora and fauna and complement their classroom curriculum and lesson plans for all subject areas and all levels.They will also learn techniques for environmental education and education for sustainable development (ESD) while using the AtKisson Compass model for schools. A visit to a local market, getting up close with nature, team building, field research, learning games, and reflection will be incorporated into daily activities and provide participants with a genuine experience of the riverine ecosystem and Thai culture. PRECONFERENCES TUESDAY | March 25, 2014 8:30 - 16:30 Lynda Rolph / Kenny Peavy Outside Get on Board with Learning Outdoors! A Natural Resource is a Teaching and Learning Resource - Learn local ecology and natural history as you float down the Chao Phraya River, which flows through Bangkok, eventually making its way to the Gulf of Thailand. Participants will live aboard the Traidhos Three Generation Barge as they take part in activities that will enhance their knowledge of local flora and fauna and complement their classroom curriculum and lesson plans for all subject areas and all levels.They will also learn techniques for environmental education and education for sustainable development (ESD) while using the AtKisson Compass model for schools. A visit to a local market, getting up close with nature, team building, field research, learning games, and reflection will be incorporated into daily activities and provide participants with a genuine experience of the riverine ecosystem and Thai culture. Ana Mayra Irizarry-Vaughan (College Board) Valley Room II AP Calculus AB and BC (combined) - This two-day AP Calculus AB and BC (combined) workshop is for both new and experienced teachers. The main goal of the workshop is for participants to share their teaching experiences and strategies, discuss and grade samples of the 2013 AP Calculus Exam, share review strategies for the upcoming AP exam, and discuss the most common global student mistakes. Participants will discuss how to establish a successful AP program at their schools, resources available, and pacing for their courses. The workshop will share different problem solving strategies. Bill Kenny (College Board) Valley Room I AP Biology - AP Biology has shifted its emphasis from coverage of content to focus on enduring conceptual understandings and the biological knowledge that supports each one. Workshop participants will be acquainted with this change of focus through an examination of the Revised Curriculum Framework’s organization around four Big Ideas. In addition, the role the seven Science Practices in inquiry-based labs will be investigated. Participants will learn strategies for modifying traditional cookbook style labs into ones that emphasize an inquiry-based approach to scientific investigations. This portion of the workshop will encompass consideration of the cognitive processes that students engage in during various laboratory investigations, and participants will learn to identify the tasks that enable different levels of inquiry. Workshop participants will practice modifying traditional laboratories to make them more inquiry based. Finally, the style, content, and grading of the AP Biology Exam, syllabus development, formative and summative assessments, and moving to a student-centered focus will be addressed. ROGER RADA / GLENYS RADA Chairman’s Room PRECONFERENCES International School Leadership Program University of San Francisco / Washington State University 10:00 - 10:30 12:30 - 13:30 14:30 - 15:00 MORNING COFFEE BREAK LUNCH AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK MEETING ROOM FOYER NEXT 2 CAFE MEETING ROOM FOYER The Science of Learning - Service of Learning 07

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PRECONFERENCES WEDNESDAY | March 26, 2014 ROOM 8:30 - 16:30 Lynda Rolph / Kenny Peavy (CONT.) Outside Get on Board with Learning Outdoors! A Natural Resource is a Teaching and Learning Resource - Learn local ecology and natural history as you float down the Chao Phraya River, which flows through Bangkok, eventually making its way to the Gulf of Thailand. Participants will live aboard the Traidhos Three Generation Barge as they take part in activities that will enhance their knowledge of local flora and fauna and complement their classroom curriculum and lesson plans for all subject areas and all levels.They will also learn techniques for environmental education and education for sustainable development (ESD) while using the AtKisson Compass model for schools. A visit to a local market, getting up close with nature, team building, field research, learning games, and reflection will be incorporated into daily activities and provide participants with a genuine experience of the riverine ecosystem and Thai culture. ROGER RADA / GLENYS RADA Chairman’s Room International School Leadership Program University of San Francisco / Washington State University Ana Mayra Irizarry-Vaughan (College Board) Valley Room II AP Calculus AB and BC (combined) (Cont.)- This two-day AP Calculus AB and BC (combined) workshop is for both new and experienced teachers. The main goal of the workshop is for participants to share their teaching experiences and strategies, discuss and grade samples of the 2013 AP Calculus Exam, share review strategies for the upcoming AP exam, and discuss the most common global student mistakes. Participants will discuss how to establish a successful AP program at their schools, resources available, and pacing for their courses. The workshop will share different problem solving strategies. Bill Kenny (College Board) Valley Room I AP Biology (Cont.)- AP Biology has shifted its emphasis from coverage of content to focus on enduring conceptual understandings and the biological knowledge that supports each one. Workshop participants will be acquainted with this change of focus through an examination of the Revised Curriculum Framework’s organization around four Big Ideas. In addition, the role the seven Science Practices in inquiry-based labs will be investigated. Participants will learn strategies for modifying traditional cookbook style labs into ones that emphasize an inquiry-based approach to scientific investigations. This portion of the workshop will encompass consideration of the cognitive processes that students engage in during various laboratory investigations, and participants will learn to identify the tasks that enable different levels of inquiry. Workshop participants will practice modifying traditional laboratories to make them more inquiry based. Finally, the style, content, and grading of the AP Biology Exam, syllabus development, formative and summative assessments, and moving to a student-centered focus will be addressed. Marilyn George (WASC) CoruNdum Serving as a Visiting Committee Member and Conducting a Self-Study - This session will (1) prepare 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 self-study perspective. Alec Couros Chao Phraya Embracing Connected Learning - This preconference workshop will allow participants to dive in to the concept of connected learning as they explore emerging networked technologies. The workshop will cover personal learning networks/environments, social media in education (e.g., Twitter, blogging, social networks), social curation tools, and other emerging technologies, from both a technical and pedagogical perspective. Mark Johnson / Tony Hurt Malaysia History Day — Empowering Students as Historians - Take part in the History Day workshop to learn concrete ways to infuse the social studies curriculum with the skills central to 21st century education and to empower students as historians, elevating social studies learning to new levels. See www.nhdasia.org and www.nhd.org for more information on the History Day program and ways to provide an authentic audience for your students’ work. Margaret MacLean The Study Creating Effective Teacher Work Groups for Collaborative Work - An introduction to the work of Critical Friends Groups, this preconference will offer teachers and administrators the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for creating and sustaining effective Professional Learning Communities. Each participant will experience the power and potential of a learning community’s support by looking collaboratively at student work and problem solving issues the participants will bring to the session. Diane Sweeney The garden Gallery Student-Centered Instructional Design and Assessment - As teachers, we often feel pressure to cover content with students who are at different levels in their learning. We also struggle to assess where students are in relation to where they need to be. Join us to learn practical techniques for student-centered instructional design and assessment for K-12 classrooms. PRECONFERENCES 08 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2014

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PRECONFERENCES WEDNESDAY | March 26, 2014 ROOM 8:30 - 16:30 COLLEGE ADMISSION COUNSELING FORUM MYANMAR III Curt Nichols / Jemison Foster Shaun McElroy INDONESIA Flourishing in Schools: Utilizing Groundbreaking Research and Tools from Positive Psychology to Improve Student Well-Being There has been a quiet transformation happening in some schools around the world as they focus on the conditions under which students, parents, and faculty flourish. How do we improve student engagement? How can we better address our communities’ well-being? What is positive education and how does it impact student learning? Deep questions, but with some very compelling and surprisingly simple ideas to address them. In this workshop, we will look into the current research from positive psychology and its implications for teachers, counselors, and administrators. The day will have lots of interactive activities and demonstration giving participants tools that they can use in their own communities. Teresa Tung / Robert Steele SINGAPORE Sustainability Compass - This session will provide an introduction to the AtKisson Sustainability Compass, a robust tool that promotes systemic thinking in students. The Compass has been used in classrooms and for service learning from early years to high school students in order to help teachers and students think about the bigger picture and gain a deeper understanding of sustainability, with far more depth than the gloom-and-doom of “humans are destroying the planet.” Teachers will learn how to use the Sustainability Compass, explore case studies of the tool being used in international school classrooms, and consider how they can use it within their own classrooms immediately. 10:00 - 10:30 12:30 - 13:30 14:30 - 15:00 13:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 18:00 18:00 - 18:30 MORNING COFFEE BREAK LUNCH AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK EXHIBITORS SET-UP MEETING FOR TEACHER REPRESENTATIVES RECEPTION FOR TEACHER REPRESENTATIVES MEETING ROOM FOYER ANGELINI & NEXT 2 CAFE MEETING ROOM FOYER PRECONFERENCES BALLROOM III EARCOS Suite 2300 International School Leadership Program Schedules University of San Francisco / Washington State University Presenters: ROGER RADA / GLENYS RADA Day Thursday Friday Saturday Date 27 March 2014 28 March 2014 29 March 2014 Time 8:00-16:30 8:00-16:30 8:00-16:30 Room CHAIRMAN’S ROOM CHAIRMAN’S ROOM CHAIRMAN’S ROOM Counselors Strand Sponsored by The Science of Learning - Service of Learning 09

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First Day of Conference At A Glance 07:30 - 16:45 08:00 - 16:30 08:00 - 08:30 08:30 - 09:15 09:15 - 09:45 09:45 - 11:00 11:00 - 11:15 11:15 - 12:30 12:30 - 13:45 13:45 - 15:15 15:15 - 15:30 15:30 - 16:45 19:00 - 21:00 Exhibits Open International School Leadership Program - USF/WSU Welcome Delegates Student Performance: St. Mary’s International School Announcements / Remarks Keynote Speaker Coffee Break Session 1 Travel Time / Short Coffee Break Session 2 Lunch Session 3 Travel Time Job A-Like Sessions Welcome Reception FIRST DAY OF CONFERENCE HISTORY OF THAILAND The history of Thailand begins with the migration of the Thais into what is now Thailand during the first millennium. Prior to this, bronze and iron age civilizations had existed for several thousand years, plus later Mon, Malay, and Khmer kingdoms. The Thais established their own kingdoms, most prominently a brief flowering at Sukhothai and more lastingly the Ayutthaya kingdom. These kingdoms were under constant threat from Burma and Vietnam, as well as from Thai and Lao rivals. The European colonial powers threatened in the 19th and early 20th centuries, but Thailand survived as the only Southeast Asian state to avoid colonial rule. After the end of the absolute monarchy in 1932, Thailand endured sixty years of almost permanent military rule before the establishment of a democratic system. Source: Wikipedia THAI CUSTOMS One of the most distinctive Thai customs is the wai. Showing greeting, farewell, or acknowledgment, it comes in several forms reflecting the relative status of those involved, but generally it involves a prayer-like gesture with the hands and a bow of the head. Couples and people of opposite sex should not touch each other in public (including holding hands). However, physical demonstrations of affection in public are common between friends of the same sex. Touching someone on the head is considered rude. It is also considered rude to place one’s feet at a level above someone else’s head, especially if that person is of higher social standing. This is because the Thai people consider the foot to be the dirtiest and lowest part of the body, and the head the most respected and highest part of the body. Pointing at or touching something with the feet is also considered rude. When sitting, keep both feet on the ground. It is customary to remove one’s footwear before entering a home or a temple, and not to step on the threshold. When sitting in a temple, one is expected to point one’s feet away from images of the Buddha. Because of their religious discipline,Thai monks are forbidden physical contact with women. Women are therefore expected to make way for passing monks to ensure that accidental contact does not occur. Women making offerings to monks place their donation at the feet of the monk, or on a cloth laid on the ground or a table. Source: Wikipedia NATURE Thailand is a country with abundant natural resources, including a wide variety of flora and fauna, and distinct ecological zones. There are over 100 Thailand national parks, including more than 20 marine parks, and each park features unique attractions, outstanding facilities, and opportunities to see animals in Thailand. Those interested in trekking, mountain biking, photography, birding, camping, scuba diving, or getting up close to exotic animals in Thailand have many options to choose from. A visit to a Thailand beach or one of the many Thailand islands is an opportunity for visitors to relax, experience exotic marine life, or even learn to scuba dive. However, across Thailand, whether at a beach, island, or Thailand National Park visitors will discover unique flora and fauna and distinct ecological zones, from the temperate forests of the northern mountains and the plains of central Thailand to the savannahs of the northeast and the mangrove forests of the southern coasts. Animals in Thailand include not only elephants and monkeys but also bears and whale sharks, the world’s largest fish. 10 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2014

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Conference Opening THURSDAY | 27 MARCH 2014 7:30 - 16:45 EXHIBITS OPEN 8:00 - 16:30 International School Leadership Program Chairman’s Room University of San Francisco / Washington State University 8:00 - 8:30 WELCOME DELEGATES Ballroom Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director Mr. Randy Stenson, Director / Mrs. Rachel Stenson, Accompanist STUDENT PERFORMANCE St. Mary’s Varsity Ensemble, St. Mary’s International School ANNOUNCEMENTS / REMARKS Ross Tague, MS Counselor, International School Bangkok Ballroom Ballroom FIRST DAY OF CONFERENCE Student Speaker: “Love Wildlife speaker” Introduction of Speaker: Laura Light, Director - Educational Staffing , International Schools Services 8:30 - 9:15 Ballroom KEYNOTE SPEAKER: YONG ZHAO Yong Zhao is an internationally known scholar, author, and speaker. His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He has designed schools that cultivate global competence, developed computer games for language learning, and founded research and development institutions to explore innovative education models. He has published over 100 articles and 20 books, including Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization and World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students. He is a recipient of the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association and was named one of the 2012 ten most influential people in educational technology by the Tech & Learn Magazine. He is an elected fellow of the International Academy for Education. He currently serves as the presidential chair and associate dean for global education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he is also Weinman Professor of Technology and professor in the department of educational measurement, policy, and leadership. Keynote Title: Two Education Paradigms: What Defines a World Class Education The world needs creative and entrepreneurial talents who are globally competent to take advantage of the opportunities brought about technology and globalization and tackle the tough challenges facing human beings. But our schools are being pushed to produce homogenous, compliant, and employee-minded test-takers, as a result of the seductive power of the traditional education paradigm. In this presentation, Dr. Yong Zhao challenges the traditional paradigm, debunks the myth of international tests such as PISA and TIMSS, and proposes a new paradigm of education aimed to cultivate diverse, creative, and entrepreneurial talents. KEYNOTE SPEAKER sponsored by International Schools Services 9:15 - 9:45 TEA / COFFEE BREAK Sponsored by George Mason University, FAST TRAIN Programs BALLROOM FOYER The Science of Learning - Service of Learning 11

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SESSION 1 THURSDAY | 27 MARCH 2014 ROOM 9:45 - 11:00 Catherine Steiner-Adair Social Emotional Learning the study Got Grit? The Call to Educate Smart, Savvy, and Socially Intelligent Students in the Digital Age - As education blends and flips, schools are rethinking what are the additional tools our students need to develop the social and emotional intelligence and character traits that we know are highly correlated with academic, career, and social success. How would you would change your school, your curriculum, your methods of assessment, the very experience of being a student in your school, if you placed the social and emotional skills and character traits that we know are highly correlated with psychological well being and career success as a central through line in your mission? This workshop will present one model of K-12 comprehensive SEL integration and examples of how some schools are changing. Harold Asturias Mathematics (elementary) Philippines Mathematically Proficient Students Connect Concepts, Mathematics Practices, and Language (Grades 3-5) - In this session we will engage you in discussions about how working on high cognitive demand tasks helps students make connections between the mathematics content, practices, and language. We will analyze work from students, in which they are wrestling with, making sense of, and using academic language to communicate about important mathematics. Justin Bedard Service Learning Malaysia Making the JUMP! — Revolutionizing Service Learning - This workshop will provide educators with tools and strategies to transform “service learning” programs into powerful educational experiences focused on sustainable development. Using case-studies from the JUMP! Foundation’s work with schools and partners all over the world, this workshop will explore innovative approaches for sustainable development education. It will describe how to authentically connect these experiences with a school’s core curriculum, allowing the powerful learning of serving others to engage with the core education streams back on campus. Educators will leave the workshop with frameworks, tools, and activities they can use to revolutionize their own service learning programs into sustainable development experiences. SESSION 1 Bob Bain Social Studies myanmar i Reading, Writing and Inquiry Practices of Historians: Big, Bigger, and Biggest! (Part I) - Once upon a time, “thinking like a historian” or teaching history’s “habits of mind”” were the gold standards for history education, as reflected in national history standards. However, today history teachers are expected to do more by helping students learn to use the literacy practices of the disciplines. In this workshop, Bob Bain will describe historians’ intellectual practices to articulate a common framework for teaching and learning history, drawing specific examples from history curriculum for big history and world history. Tom Baker Global Issues Valley I Tackling Global Issues: PeaceJam’s “One Billion Acts of Peace” Initiative - This workshop will introduce you to “One Billion Acts of Peace,” an international citizens’ movement led by Nobel Peace Laureates to address the root causes of the ten most pressing issues of our time, and provide a framework to inspire youth and adults to understand and address these global issues. Jack Berckemeyer Middle School The Garden gallery Middle Level Education—Living It, Loving It, and Laughing about It! - Looking to put a spark back into your teaching? Are you curious about what really makes young adolescents tick? Looking for ways to connect with your students? This laugh out loud keynote/session provides ideas and strategies in the areas of connecting with your students, being an adult advocate for kids, and new strategies in the area of classroom management.This keynote/session will leave you laughing and learning about the unique needs of young adolescents. Come discover why teaching middle years students is a true blessing. An absolute fun time for all! David Birchenall Counselors 401 KRUNGTHEP WING LEVEL 4 UCAS from Start to Finish - This presentation offers a complete overview of the application process to UK universities with a specific focus on preparing and supporting students each step of the way. Advice on course selection, personal statements, teacher recommendations, and the role of the counselor is accompanied by suggested time lines and a discussion of the Extra and Clearing process. It is suitable for counselors of all levels of experience. Alec Couros Connected Learning Chao Phraya Essentials of Connected Learning - This workshop will allow participants to explore the concept of connected learning from technical and pedagogical perspective. Popular social networking tools, educational hashtags, social curation tools, and digital publishing options will be discussed. Cathryn Berger Kaye Service Learning CoruNdum The Five Stages of Service Learning - Join an interactive tour of the Five Stages of Service Learning. Along the way, clarify the difference between service learning and community service. Experience the importance of investigation through Personal Inventory. Learn an action research method used by international schools across the globe that leads to purposeful preparation. Distinguish between four kinds of action, and pause for reflection as we demonstrate new understandings. 12 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2014

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SESSION 1 THURSDAY | 27 MARCH 2014 ROOM 9:45 - 11:00 Patricia Kearney Special Education 402 KRUNGTHEP WING LEVEL 4 What Parents Wish You Knew about Their Learning Disabled Child - As a parent/educator of an LD, OCD, AD child, let me share with you my struggles and what can be done to help these students negotiate the classroom, homework, tests, record-keeping, and peers. You have the educational side of this issue; I’d like to explain the emotional/personal side. My son was diagnosed at age 8 and is now in law school with accommodations. Let me help you help others like him to succeed! Ron Lancaster Secondary Mathematics Brunei Enhancing Student Learning in Grades 6-12 Mathematics Using the iPad - We will examine how students can use iPad apps to solve and explain their solutions to mathematical problems, relate to their images, explore mathematical questions about our world based on media items, and create iBooks for chapter reviews and field trips. Participants are encouraged to bring an iPad to this workshop with the following apps installed: Book Creator, Dropbox, Explain Everything; Notability, and Qrafter. Grade levels: 6 - college, general interest, teacher preparation John Loughran General Education Valley II What Expert Teachers Do - Teaching is a complex and sophisticated business that depends on genuine expertise. This session will illustrate how expert teachers ‘frame’ their teaching both theoretically and practically in ways that enhance student learning. It will illustrate the links between teaching activities, teachers’ knowledge, and the value of articulating and displaying that knowledge for others. Margaret MacLean General Education Singapore The Art of Powerful Questions - Questions open the door to dialogue and discovery. They are an invitation to creativity and breakthrough thinking, and they can ignite change. How do we create more powerful questions? In this session we will try a process for producing different types of questions, explore the art of forming powerful questions, refine our questions, and use them to give feedback. Kenny Peavy Environmental Action Next 2 Annex You Are the Change! Motivating Your Students to Use Their Talents, Skills, and Interests to Make a Difference in Their Community. No matter where your talents, skills, or interests lie, you and your students have something to contribute to making a difference in your community. Using GREEN Riders Southeast Asia and Rockin’ 4 the Environment as concrete examples you’ll learn how to plan and implement a successful Action Project to contribute to a cause you feel passionate about. Christa Shaw Counseling 403 KRUNGTHEP WING LEVEL 4 Bilbliotheraphy in Guidance and Counseling - I will provide a rationale for bibliotherapy in the classroom and define how we can promote academic and social/emotional skills. During the workshop I demonstrate specific lessons for school climate, classrooms, small groups, and individual counseling creating a global perspective in how people deal with their problems in cultural ways. Randy Stenson / Rachel Stenson Performance INDONESIA Movement and Music: How the Brain Learns! - Movement and gesture affects tone, color, texture, articulation, dynamics, blend, rhythm, pitch, phrasing, breath-support: essentially all aspects of musical practice and performance. Movement is natural and aids learning, retention, and encourages musical literacy easily blending it into the choral rehearsal. The session will focus on brain research that harnesses movement for efficient rehearsals, enhancing musicianship, assessment, and its powerful effect in creating highly musical and expressive performances. Diane Sweeney General Education Myanmar II & III Using Learning Targets to Design Student-Centered Instruction - While content standards tell us what we need to be teaching, we still need learning targets that are clear, measurable, and student-friendly. This session will focus on: * Setting standards-based goals for student learning; * Creating student-friendly learning targets; * Designing ways for students to self-evaluate their progress towards learning targets. Yong Zhao General Education Ballroom III World Class Education: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students - Dr. Zhao proposes a new paradigm of education. In this presentation Yong Zhao will discuss the triad model of education to prepare global, creative, and entrepreneurial talents that include: personalized curriculum/educational experience, product-oriented learning, and the globe as the campus. Yong Zhao will present specific details of each element. SESSION 1 11:00-11:15 TRAVEL TIME The Science of Learning - Service of Learning 13

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