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Welcome to the 29th KORCOS International Education Conference! Below is your guide for conference day on March 14, 2014. Feel free to browse the schedule below before the conference. Use social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Foursquare) to link up with friends and colleagues so you can coordinate your schedules and maybe even attend presentations together.
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Friday, March 14
 

9:00am

Keynote Session #1
Limited Capacity seats available

She is the founding member of Leadership, Learning and Assessment, LLC.  She is also one of the founding members of the Wisconsin Assessment Consortium and an independent consultant with Pearson’s Assessment Training Institute of Portland, Oregon.  Carol has also served as an Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and a Coordinator for Assessment and has over twenty years experience as a classroom teacher having taught students from kindergarten through graduate school.  As a teacher she facilitated the development and implementation of district-wide elementary world language program. As an administrator, she facilitated the development and implementation of a district-wide K-12 Standards and Assessment program for students.

Carol’s research interests focus on the impact of assessment and instruction on learners and their learning and innovation in leadership, schools and learning. Carol strongly believes in bringing students into the decision making and implementation processes of assessment and instruction. She strives to provide meaningful ways to assist educators in their reflective practice and in the acquisition of tools that will bring insight and joy to them and their students in the educational process.   

Carol’s work centering on assessment, learning, motivation, and leadership takes her across North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.  Dr. Commodore has provided numerous keynote addresses, workshops, and consultations for school districts, schools, and educational and nonprofit organizations.  Carol Commodore has co-authored three books, The Power of SMART Goals Using Goals to Improve Student Learning, Beyond School Improvement: Journey to Innovative Leadership and Assessment Balance and Quality: An Action Guide for School Leaders. 

Presenters

Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
HS Auditorium HS/Admin Building

9:00am

Associate Principal's Job Alike
This session is designed simply as a time for associate principals to get together and share ideas.

Presenters
avatar for Brent Brayko

Brent Brayko

HS Associate Principal, KIS
Looking forward to connecting with everyone again and learning. Hopefully several of you associate principals and other administrators will come to the job-alike to share some of the things you are doing at your schools.


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 524 ES/MS Building

9:00am

Basketball and Volleyball Coaches: Bring Your Favorite Drill
This workshop is geared towards current physical educators, basketball, and volleyball coaches. Coaches and Physical Educators are encouraged to bring their favorite drill for volleyball or basketball to share with the group. Drills will be taught, practiced, and discussed as a group with equal time being given to basketball and volleyball drills.

Presenters
avatar for Andrea Clark

Andrea Clark

MS Athletics Coordinator & MS PE Teacher, Chadwick International School
avatar for Everett Hill

Everett Hill

Health and Physical Education Department Head, Chadwick International School
I am an active member of the physical education department here at Chadwick International. I am an advisor for the Student Council and Grade Level Leader as well. One key piece of wisdom that these leadership positions has re-affirmed is that often, the best wisdom and knowledge is sitting in the room with you. I am always excited to learn from others from their training, life experience, and wisdom.
avatar for Manos Volikakis

Manos Volikakis

Physical Education, chadwick international


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
TIGER GYM 3 FLOOR 6, ES/MS BUILDING

9:00am

Coach in the Corner: A Paradigm for 21st Century Teaching
This workshop is for those who are interested in the move away from teacher-centered instruction but may be concerned about teachers appearing to be too passive. Using ideas originally developed for corporate coaching, counselors and teachers can power-up their role in classrooms without making class teacher-centered. This workshop will help teachers see how they can coach winning teams in their rooms and how counselors can support teachers in giving kids winning attitudes about learning.

Presenters
avatar for Gray Macklin

Gray Macklin

Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 425 ES/MS Building

9:00am

Coding on the iPad!
This presentation on "coding on the iPad" will give you a glimpse into the wonderful world of fun computational thinking, logical problem solving, and the concepts behind the computer programs that fill our world.

This presentation focuses on using iPads for coding on your own or teaching coding to students. Programming can be brought into the K-12 classroom with the use of iPads! Attendees will have a tour of the best apps on coding on the iPad. Tips on how to start a coding club will also be discussed.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own iPads for this presentation.

Presenters
avatar for Rolly Maiquez

Rolly Maiquez

Design & Technology Integrationist, Chadwick International School
Rolly Maiquez is EdTech and Design Integrationist at Chadwick International in Songdo, South Korea. He enjoys working with teachers in incorporating technology use in classroom activities. With EdTech integration being one of his top responsibilities at Chadwick, he continues to research and learn about the best ways of integrating technology tools and innovative teaching methods in the classroom. Rolly also keeps an eye on the growing interest... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room D213 HS/Admin Building

9:00am

Cooperative Learning
This workshop aims to introduce the concept of cooperative learning through modeling based on the Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures. You will receive a notebook of CL structures, step-by-step instructions, as well as, tips and tricks to begin using the structures immediately in the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Kristy Fitzgerald

Kristy Fitzgerald

ES Spanish Teacher, Korea International School
I have been a Spanish teacher for 7 years in both public and international schools. Only recently did I become an elementary Spanish teacher at KIS. Prior to this, I taught Spanish levels 1 and 2 to 9-12th grade students at KIS. I enjoy teaching a new language to my students and watching them become confident in their abilities to communicate. | | My husband, Stacy, is a math teacher at KIS and we are joined by our son Ethan who is a 3rd... Read More →
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Hannah Hopkin

Korea International School
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Wade Hopkin

Biology Teacher, Korea International School
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Margaret Moline

Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 320 ES/MS Building

9:00am

Dance your way into the 21st century!
Through the eyes of the subject of Physical Education, and dance in particular, you will be shown how various technology tools can be used in an educational setting. We will be looking at padlet, QR codes, youtube capture, youtube playlist and google drive. The knowledge gained can be applied into any subject setting and is not restricted to PE only. It is recommended to bring your own iPad with QR code reader (i.e Inigma).

Presenters
avatar for Remke Langendonck

Remke Langendonck

Physical Education Teacher, Dwight School Seoul
Passionate about sports, learning, travelling, kids and education.


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
TIGER GYM 1 FLOOR B3, ES/MS BUILDING

9:00am

Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the Early Childhood Program
Our early learners are best served by a learning environment that is sensitive to individual abilities and developmental levels. One size does not fit all. Developmentally appropriate practice respects the educational journey of each child and provides activities that are differentiated to meet a variety of abilities. The teacher should be aware of each child's "timeline of learning" rather than focusing on the coverage of material as required by a rigid and generic curriculum.

Presenters
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Andy Whitney

Head of School, ECLC International Kindergarten


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 222 ES/MS Building

9:00am

Discover Your True Colors
Do your students not participate in groups effectively? Do you work on a committee that struggles to collaborate? This presentation will give you a better picture why students and adults may face conflicts when working as a team. By the end of this presentation, you will have been introduced to the four group stages, and it is expected that with an increased understanding of your own personality and others, that conflicts will decrease and groups will become more productive.

Presenters
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Lane

Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room B100 HS/Admin Building

9:00am

Effective Rubrics: Why Six Traits Doesn't Do it For Me
This will cover rubric creation and implementation, how rubrics can be incorporated into the writing and curricular process. I will also discuss how to hand back a paper so that students read and understand teacher comments. Attendees are invited to bring their favorite rubric or writing graphic organizer. Breakout sessions will be provided.

Presenters
avatar for Nancy Olson

Nancy Olson

High School English teacher, Busan Foreign School


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room B302 HS/Admin Building

9:00am

Flipping Your Classroom
The flipped classroom inverts traditional teaching methods, delivering instruction online outside of class and moving “homework” into the classroom. In this workshop teachers will learn about the benefits of offering flipped classroom style lessons. Teachers will be introduced to examples and resources for how the flipped classroom model is being applied by teachers around the world. At the end of the session, teachers will be given guidance on how to make their own flipped videos.

Presenters
avatar for Brian Devine

Brian Devine

Language Arts Teacher, Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 720 ES/MS Building

9:00am

Grade Five Job-alike
This will be a place for 5th grade teachers to talk and exchange ideas. Because this is a job alike session, the topics will vary. Questions will be prepared to prompt conversations, and Google Docs available to share and collaborate. The Google Docs may include forms, docs, and spreadsheets, and will allow us to walk away knowing we have resources. Topic ideas include Places to Share and Support and would include Edmodo (I moderate a grade five group on Edmodo), Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and more.

Presenters
avatar for Jeff Underhill

Jeff Underhill

Grade 5 Teacher, Asia Pacific International School
Dreamer, learner, G5 int'l teacher, techlover,  guy, explorer, global thinker.


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 323 ES/MS Building

9:00am

History Day - Empowering Students as Historians
Take part in this National History Day (NHD) 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. This workshop will focus on the use of primary sources and historical research in the development of NHD projects. We'll also examine NHD themes, and review past entries.

Presenters
avatar for Tony Hurt

Tony Hurt

High School Social Studies, Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room D115 HS/Admin Building

9:00am

Improving Workflow and Collaboraiton with Google Drive and Google Scripts
Collaboration: the action of working with someone to produce or create something. What can collaboration look like in elementary classrooms using Google Apps? How can you improve workflow and become more efficient in using Google Apps in your classroom? Sign up for this session and find out how you can use Google Apps to help your students create and produce work collaboratively as well as improve the workflow in your classroom. Learn how to electronically "photocopy" assignments and share them with your students with Google Scripts. NOTE: You will need a MacBook or other laptop to create scripts in Google Apps.

Presenters
avatar for Amalia Kingsbury

Amalia Kingsbury

Educational Technology Specialist, Korea International School
Amalia is presently employed at Korea International School as an Educational Technology Specialist . She is the system admin for PowerSchool and Schoology. Additionally, she is the NWEA MAP coordinator, presents weekly PD sessions in the FishBowl, and integrates technology across PK-12. She is an innovative, experienced educator of educational technology, ESL/BLE methods, and student-centered learning. Check out her educational blog at... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room B301 HS/Admin Building

9:00am

iPads for Admins: Essential Apps and Websites for School Administrators
Everyone knows that an iPad or Tablet can help you be more productive, what we don't always know is how to do that. This presentation will cover a range of topics and how you can use your tablet to increase your school presence.

Presenters
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Technology Coordinator / KIS Jeju, Korea International School - Jeju


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 522 ES/MS Building

9:00am

Kahlo meets Coppola: Art, Activism, & Film Making
Your students may be great artists, but is their message heard? Through the creation of movies based on their work your students can use technology to engage a larger audience and amplify their message. See how an art teacher and a technology coach teamed up to make this happen while teaching students about using their art to promote social action. Learn how to structure the process of extending art with technology.

Presenters
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Sara Arno

Korea International School
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Steve Katz

Tech Czar, Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room D215 HS/Admin Building

9:00am

Learning Support Job-a-like
This job alike session is geared toward teachers who want to share ideas about the challenges of providing learning support in an international setting.

Presenters
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Don Weller

Asia Pacific International School


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room B303 HS/Admin Building

9:00am

Librarians Job-Alike
This is a chance for librarians/media specialists to meet and talk with people who are also librarians/media specialists. The session will be an exchange of ideas, and a follow up to programs and initiatives already implemented (i.e. Morning Calm, Battle of the Books). It will also be an opportunity to share how technology is being used as part of library insrtuction and lessons.

Presenters
avatar for Wendy Wagner

Wendy Wagner

Librarian and Media Specialist, Korea International School-Jeju
Books! I am definitely passionate about books. I also love trying out new recipes. I really don't cook much, but I love to bake.


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 422 ES/MS Building

9:00am

Making 'BIG' Words with Hands-on Spelling
A spelling activity that's fun and "Hands-on" -- literally. Students use letter cards to create and build words. Weekly lessons are fun and interactive for students of all spelling abilities. When making words, students begin with small words and work up to bigger words, then eventually the "Big Word" - the one that uses every letter from the set. Students enjoy trying to figure out the Big Word before getting to the end of the lesson.

Presenters
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Jim Murphy

Yongsan International School of Seoul


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 420 ES/MS Building

9:00am

Managing Asthma
Managing Asthma Triggers: Personal Information for school,What students need to know about Asthma, How to notified to parent and families, IAQ tools for schools,Acting Kit,Opening the Kit etc.

Presenters
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Jae-Eun Lah

School Nurse, Seoul Foreign School


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room D116 HS/Admin Building

9:00am

Notability, DropBox, iPad: Seamlessly Integrated
Participants will learn the process of using Notability and Dropbox to help students reflect on their learning, and how using the tools in an integrated way to collect formative assessments for teachers.

After taking this workshop, participants will be able to:
Link Student Notability creations to Dropbox accounts
; Create systems of organisation to manage content created in Notability.

Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 221 ES/MS Building

9:00am

Spaghetti Sine and Cosine Graph
This session will introduce participants to a classroom activity that connects the unit circle to the sine and cosine graphs. Participants will construct the sine and cosine graph by measuring the horizontal and vertical distance of each angle on the unit circle. When used int the classroom, this exercise helps students connect and better understand the two trigonometric ratios to their graphs.

Presenters
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Nancy S. Cross

Mathematics Teacher, Daegu International School


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room B201 HS/Admin Building

9:00am

Student Digital Learning Portfolio with iBooks Author
iBooks Author is a powerful tool for my students to digitally document their learning process and their creation, whether it would be a video, a song, written work, photos, or even games. In this session, I will be sharing some of my students' iBooks and some basic features of iBooks Author to help you see why it is a powerful tool for student learning and reflection.

Presenters
avatar for Samoa Mithaq

Samoa Mithaq

HS Math, Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room D214 HS/Admin Building

9:00am

The Greenhouse and Beyond, taking PBL to the next level.
This session will highlight how the MS Science Department at KIS has taken the traditional Environmental Science Curriculum and developed a PBL driven by the real world issue of diminishing arable land. Come explore the journey of bringing this greenhouse based hydroponic/aquaponic project to fruition. Walk away with a better understanding of PBL, sustainable agriculture and actually see a simple system being built.

Presenters
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Lloyd Clark

Korea International School
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Jason Martin

Middle School Science, Korea International School
Passionate about empowering kids to make positive change in the world. Tinkerer, Outdoors, Nature lover, Mountain biker, cycling, Sustainability
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Matthew Tyrie

MS Science Educator, Korea International School
An educator for nearly two decades, having worked in 5 countries, I am interested in being connected and leveraging the use of tech to transform learning . As a science teacher, I use inquiry driven cylces to guide the process of learning and the opportunies afforded from good tech integration to infuse, enhance and redesign learning giving a high range of student choice and voice.
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Tara Verenna

Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 621 ES/MS Building

9:00am

Why We Remember Music
What makes a piece of music move you emotionally and spiritually and stick with you for life? What makes a song a sing-along or a toe-tapper? What makes a melody timeless? Come find out how a great piece of music moves you and why it can evoke such vivid, powerful feelings and memories, even years after you first hear it. Designed for non-music teachers, but music teachers are welcome too. This is for inspiration, not hands-on classroom application -- but you'll like it! :-)

Presenters
avatar for Jack Brown

Jack Brown

Choir Director MS/HS, Korea International School
I am passionate about life. Music is a great way to express that passion. My session is designed for ALL teachers, not just music -- in fact, it's specifically directed to non-musicians. I think you will find it enjoyable and maybe even inspiring. :-)


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room C110 HS/Admin Building

10:15am

Keynote Session #2
Limited Capacity seats available

Dr. Carol Commodore will be the Keynote Speaker for the 29th KORCOS International Education Conference. 
She is the founding member of Leadership, Learning and Assessment, LLC.  She is also one of the founding members of the Wisconsin Assessment Consortium and an independent consultant with Pearson’s Assessment Training Institute of Portland, Oregon.  Carol has also served as an Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and a Coordinator for Assessment and has over twenty years experience as a classroom teacher having taught students from kindergarten through graduate school.  As a teacher she facilitated the development and implementation of district-wide elementary world language program. As an administrator, she facilitated the development and implementation of a district-wide K-12 Standards and Assessment program for students.

Carol’s research interests focus on the impact of assessment and instruction on learners and their learning and innovation in leadership, schools and learning. Carol strongly believes in bringing students into the decision making and implementation processes of assessment and instruction. She strives to provide meaningful ways to assist educators in their reflective practice and in the acquisition of tools that will bring insight and joy to them and their students in the educational process.   

Carol’s work centering on assessment, learning, motivation, and leadership takes her across North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.  Dr. Commodore has provided numerous keynote addresses, workshops, and consultations for school districts, schools, and educational and nonprofit organizations.  Carol Commodore has co-authored three books, The Power of SMART Goals Using Goals to Improve Student Learning, Beyond School Improvement: Journey to Innovative Leadership and Assessment Balance and Quality: An Action Guide for School Leaders.

Presenters

Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
HS Auditorium HS/Admin Building

10:15am

'Every Teacher is a Language Teacher'
This workshop is about the fact that all teachers should try to see themselves as language teachers (not just subject teachers). Our students sometimes struggle with the text types they are exposed to in their different subjects, and are expected to learn a large range of academic vocabulary that is subject-specific. In this workshop there will be activities to focus on the types of difficulties students face and how we can help solve them.

Presenters
avatar for Terence Mitchell

Terence Mitchell

Dwight School Seoul
English Language Acquisition, Assessment and IELTS | | http://www.misd.net/bilingual/ell.pdf Making Content Comprehensible | | Google Docs: Every Teacher is a Language Teacher | | https://drive.google.com/a/dwight.or.kr/?tab=mo#folders/0B1-jFQ8F1MN8US1ZNnNoV2pjd2c


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 325 ES/MS Building

10:15am

Advanced Keynote
In this advanced Keynote session you will learn to make your presentation more effective by creating advanced animations using the using magic move, creative transitions, and action tools. Come prepared to learn these tools, which require creativity, patience, and the willingness to learn techniques that will have you spending up to an hour per slide. You must be very comfortable with Keynote or you will be lost in this session. There will be an introduction to the techniques and then an opportunity to explore their uses and build you own slides. Come and get your geek on!

Requirements: Strong Keynote skills, a willingness to put in a lot of time to get the result you want
Recommendation: Bring a presentation you would like to enhance.

Presenters
avatar for Steve Katz

Steve Katz

Tech Czar, Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room D215 HS/Admin Building

10:15am

An Exploration of Gender Issues in P.E classes - What is the ideal model?
This job-a-like is intended to explore the various models Korean international schools are currently using when offering physical education to their students. Specifically, the advantages/disadvantages of segregated vs. mixed gender P.E classes will be discussed. This session will also provide an opportunity to share current research in the field of gender and physical education in the international school context.

Presenters
avatar for Bobby Fagogenis

Bobby Fagogenis

Director of Athletics, Chadwick International
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Manos Volikakis

Physical Education, chadwick international


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room C210 HS/Admin Building

10:15am

AP Calculus AB: Activities and projects
How could AP Calculus AB be a little bit more fun? It has always seemed a rather dry class to me. In this presentation, I will introduce some attempts at bringing variety to the course with activities and projects my students worked on as well as strategies I used to deliver the material and prepare for the exam.

Presenters
avatar for Vivian Robert

Vivian Robert

HS Math teacher, Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 424 ES/MS Building

10:15am

Apple Technology Integration in Lower Elementary
I will share my experiences using MacBook and iPad with lower elementary students. We will look into Essential Agreements for students prior to using a new expensive device and how to balance their time with the use of the technology. I will introduce applications/programs and instructional ideas that have been successful in my classes.

Presenters
avatar for Joy Radnich (Yee Yin Lau)

Joy Radnich (Yee Yin Lau)

Elementary Grade 1 Homeroom, Chadwick International


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 220 ES/MS Building

10:15am

Aspiring Assistant Principals and/or Principals
Do you have a desire to move into an administrative position? Multiple possibilities are out there for teacher leaders to take on leadership roles within their schools and move forward into an administrative position. This workshop will offer strategies and suggestions for teachers to move forward. Topics will include: building a professional portfolio, committee/team possibilities, leadership qualities, and what schools are looking for in aspiring administrators.

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson

Dean of Students, Asia Pacific International School


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room C206 HS/Admin Building

10:15am

Avoiding Headaches & Adding Value: Strategic Student-Led Video Projects
We want our students to find their voice. We know that technology can help them express themselves creatively. Yet, it can cause serious class management and grading challenges. I have guided students as they have created high-quality videos while meeting course objectives & empowering the students. This presentation will help you avoid some potential pitfalls. Yet it will focus on simple tips that make the entire process rewarding and relevant for your students.

Presenters
avatar for Ken Morrison

Ken Morrison

Assistant Professor - Global Communications & Culture Department, Hannam University (Linton Global College)
I love to teach. I love to learn. I love to share. At Linton Global College's Global Communications & Culture department, I spend lots of extra time investing in our students. Together, we use new media tools to design messages that help their ideas and stories spread. | | At KORCOS, I am excited to share how I use video projects in a way that takes the stress out of grading and focuses energy and emotions on helping students create... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room D214 HS/Admin Building

10:15am

Creating a Child Centred Classroom
This workshop will show strategies such as flipping the classroom, allowing students to create essential questions, and socratic seminars to allow the students to take ownership of their learning and therefore having them become independent learners. But first we will discuss ways to create a classroom where the students will buy into them being part of the process and want to be part of the class not just a visitor.

Presenters
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Erin Hogshead

Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room D311 HS/Admin Building

10:15am

Diigo in the Classroom: An Introduction to an Invaluable Online Research Tool
Remember Diigo? The cloud-based bookmarking tool? Well, they've been busy. Diigo is now an invaluable research tool as well. Find out how to take your students to the next level as they collect, store, tag and share information throughout their academic careers. This is an introductory class.

Presenters
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Tim Gardes

Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 620 ES/MS Building

10:15am

Elementary Physical Education Job-Alike
Get together with other Elementary PE teachers and share ideas surrounding warm-ups, sport-specific drills and activities, kid-friendly fitness ideas, swimming and assessment. Please bring your ideas and any useful resources that you've used. Hope to see you there!

Presenters
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Jeff Harrison

Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
TIGER GYM 3 FLOOR 6, ES/MS BUILDING

10:15am

Frequent Flyer Tips for Teachers (Beginner Level)
This non-professional (but highly valuable!) workshop will focus on the frequent flyer who wants to learn the basics of how to collect and spend miles while flying. We will go over the basics of the airline alliances, and will cover strategies for how to set yourself up to maximize your travel awards.

Presenters
avatar for Timothy Henkels

Timothy Henkels

7th Grade SS, MUN, Outdoor Education, Chadwick International School
In 2007 my wife and I moved to Quito, Ecuador, where we taught at an American School and traveled, learned Spanish, learned about life, and climbed tall mountains with good friends. From 2009 to 2011 we lived in Turkey, which is a fabulous country with warm and welcoming people. Istanbul, Kebap's, limestone climbing on the Mediterranean, skiing on the Iranian border, and quick trips all over Europe were our lives there. Our school, Bilkent... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 425 ES/MS Building

10:15am

Full House Digital Art
Participants will learn to create icons and manipulate these into a face card design without getting into Photoshop. We will use the Mac platform and utilize the design tools in Pages and Preview. These simple yet powerful composition tools open multiple possibilities for collaboration and image manipulation. Bring your Mac laptops for optimal hands-on experience.

Presenters
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George Gostovich

Chadwick International
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Gigi Maiquez

Village School Art Teacher, Chadwick International


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room C209 HS/Admin Building

10:15am

Google Sites for You and Your Students
This workshop will show examples of how to use Google sites for class projects, peer feedback, student websites, and class websites. A google site template with instructions and examples will be provided and you will create a website for your classroom. You will work at your own pace and level. The style of this workshop is very learner centered with minimal direct instruction.

Presenters
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Marie Burns

Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 621 ES/MS Building

10:15am

Harnessing the Chaos: Management, Transitions and Teaching through Music
We will be teaching ways to musically manage beginnings, transitions and endings in the elementary classroom at all levels. Focus will be on healthy ways to use music as a tool to engage students in learning outside of the music classroom.
We will address all ages of elementary student in this active session.

Presenters
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Mya Scarlato

Korea International School
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Bonny Wootten

PK-6 Music Teacher, Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room B103 HS/Admin Building

10:15am

Job Alike - School Counselors
This is a networking opportunity for all school counselors in Korea. We will share resources and experience, and discuss about professional development opportunities in Korea and overseas. Moreover, as a Counselor with Korean background, I will briefly talk about historical background of why education is so precious for Koreans. The discussion will lead us to the 2nd International School Counselors Conference in Korea on May, and would like to discuss establishing a networking organization.

Presenters
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Milim Oh

Chadwick International


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room B102 HS/Admin Building

10:15am

Job-A Like Korean - How to open the school events in Korean Department
This is an opportunity for those who teach Korean language from ES to HS. We can come and share ideas or lessons to get together and discuss how to organize, prepare and open the school events as like the speech contest or the writing contest. It is effective at getting students to participate actively and instructive to develop teaching and learning materials.

Presenters
avatar for Emily Eun Joo Kim

Emily Eun Joo Kim

Asia Pacific International School
I am currently teaching Korean language Art and KAL (Korean as an additional language) at APIS since 2007. I taught Korean to secondary students in Korean domestic high school for 5 years. Teaching is calling to me.


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room B302 HS/Admin Building

10:15am

Job-alike HS social studies
I would like to get together and share ideas for technology integration and AP/IB share session.

Presenters
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Mark

Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room B204 HS/Admin Building

10:15am

KORCOS Heads of School Meeting
Annual Korcos Head of School meeting. Heads of School are invited to provide quick update, discuss Korcos initiatives past, present and future, suggest changes going forward.

Presenters
JB

Joe Beeson

Headmaster, Yongsan International School of Seoul


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room B100 HS/Admin Building

10:15am

Mobile Management: Using Mobile Devices Effectively
Starting in 2012, Verizon partnered with ISTE to provide critical training and resources to schools piloting Mobile Learning initiatives. This presentation is the findings and relevant outcomes of how to best use mobile devices in the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Technology Coordinator / KIS Jeju, Korea International School - Jeju


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room B201 HS/Admin Building

10:15am

Nurses Training-Session B
Full day school nurses workshop

Presenters
JL

Jae-Eun Lah

School Nurse, Seoul Foreign School


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room D116 HS/Admin Building

10:15am

Online MAE for Teacher Leaders in International Schools
Learn more about The University of Northern Iowa's Master's program designed specifically for teacher in American International Schools. With a focus on Leadership, this program is completely online and now accepting applications.

Dr. Leigh Martin, co-coordinator of this program, is based out of Korea International School.

Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 321 ES/MS Building

10:15am

Sketchnotes: Innovation on an iPad
Would you like your students to be more active and engaged in your classroom?

Sketchnoting is an innovative yet simple method of doodling that engages the brain's verbal and visual centers.

Learn how basic shapes and letters can show relationships, frameworks, patterns or concepts using free or inexpensive iPad apps.

Power up sketchnoting by integrating it with multimedia apps to transform your students to collaborative contributors who produce personalized documentation of learning.

Presenters
avatar for Robin Montgomery

Robin Montgomery

Technology Integration Specialist, Gyeonggi Suwon International School
Robin  Apple Distinguished Educator. COETAIL 13-14. Tech Coach at 1:1 IB school in Korea. Keep plastic foot & pair of welding goggles in my desk for emergencies.


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room D213 HS/Admin Building

10:15am

Teaching Your Students to Design High Quality Videos
How & why to teach students to make high quality videos to be used as projects and summative assessments in your classroom. You will be lead through some simple tips and techniques on how your students can use "do-it-yourself", minimalistic techniques to make high quality videos. Any student from any subject level, Pre-K through 12th grade, can use modern technology and make excellent videos. You will learn how to guide your students through planning, filming, and editing. You will view examples of student videos. There will also be some sample lesson plans and grading rubrics.

Presenters
avatar for Jefferson Lipsky

Jefferson Lipsky

Social Studies Teacher, Busan Foreign School
I have been teaching secondary social studies courses at Busan Foreign School for the past 4 years. I designed a media course during my first year. The program kept growing and now students are designing school-wide media, including news broadcasts, documentaries, TV commercials, a school newspaper, and so much more. At the 2012 KORCOS Conference I shared pedagogy and curriculum strategies for teaching media classes. I showed potential media... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 522 ES/MS Building

10:15am

The Handless Classroom - Student Engagement Strategies Beyond Kagan
This will be an opportunity to learn and share our own authentic strategies in creating active and engaging classrooms. I will begin by sharing my experience in making my classroom "Handless" (students no longer raise their hands to answer questions) and other methods. Then everyone will have an opportunity to share their own unique approaches in getting students engaged.

Presenters
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Bradley Evans

Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 223 ES/MS Building

10:15am

The Tech Talented Teacher Apple Edition 2.1
Bring your Macbook, iPad, and/or iPhone. Learn more than ten tips, tricks, and software to save an hour a day. Use your Apple devices to run your classrooms more smoothly and easily. For: beginning to intermediate technology savvy teachers. Not for: teachers who use other operating systems or advanced Apple users. Bring all of your Apple device related questions and get them answered.

Presenters
avatar for Paul Kang

Paul Kang

IT Coordinator and Wizard, Seoul International School
I'm passionate about my family, the truth, learning, technology, photography, the internet, anime, video games, and reading.


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 524 ES/MS Building

10:15am

There's an app for that!
The workshop will discuss how to use the Smartphone apps of major international publications to help students prepare for AP Foreign Language exams. The specific application to the exam areas will be detailed - especially reading and listening comprehension. The correlation with the six themes proscribed by the College Board for the exams will included.

Presenters
avatar for Joan King

Joan King

Secondary Spanish teacher, Daegu International School


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room B304 HS/Admin Building

11:30am

Lunch #1
Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
SIS Cafeteria/TIGER GYM 2 HS/Admin Building and Annex Building

11:30am

Adjusting To The New AP History Format
Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, the AP histories will begin a new test-taking format. This workshop will explain the new format and offer classroom strategies to successfully absorb the change.

Presenters
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Charles Hart

Teacher, Korea International School
I am currently a table leader for AP World History but in the past I have also been a reader for U.S. History and European History.


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room B102 HS/Admin Building

11:30am

AP Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics)
This is a job alike session for educators currently teaching the AP Science Courses. We will be sharing our best practices and approach to inquiry labs, strategies to manage the demanding course content, and review preparation for the AP Exams. Come ready to share, learn and collaborate!

Presenters
avatar for Meg

Meg

Secondary Science Teacher, Asia Pacific International School
I am passionate about lighting a spark for students. My hope is to make them more curious about the world around them and more invested in improving that world.
TB

Tyler Beatty

Asia Pacific International School
JY

Janice Young

Asia Pacific International School


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room C206 HS/Admin Building

11:30am

Assessment in Physical Education - a round table discussion
In this workshop we will be looking at assessment in the subject of Physical Education, the Middle Years Program in particular. How are we assessing conceptual learning, how do we assess commitment, cooperation and communication? How do we know if students have understood our units and are meeting the criteria? Do bring your own examples of assessment, preferably on a hard copy and digitally. We will share experiences and learn from each other on how our assessment can be improved.

Presenters
avatar for Remke Langendonck

Remke Langendonck

Physical Education Teacher, Dwight School Seoul
Passionate about sports, learning, travelling, kids and education.


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 524 ES/MS Building

11:30am

Beyond Presentations: Filmmaking and Video Production with iPads
Filmmaking and video in the classroom can transform teaching, learning, and assessment, and most importantly communication. By putting technology in the students hands, students create, collaborate, and share knowledge in ways never before possible. This workshop will help you get basic skills in filmmaking and video production with iPads.You will receive basic instruction on capturing video and still photographs with iPads and using iMovie and YouTube Capture to edit and share your videos.

Presenters
avatar for Amalia Kingsbury

Amalia Kingsbury

Educational Technology Specialist, Korea International School
Amalia is presently employed at Korea International School as an Educational Technology Specialist . She is the system admin for PowerSchool and Schoology. Additionally, she is the NWEA MAP coordinator, presents weekly PD sessions in the FishBowl, and integrates technology across PK-12. She is an innovative, experienced educator of educational technology, ESL/BLE methods, and student-centered learning. Check out her educational blog at... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room B301 HS/Admin Building

11:30am

Big Data for Small Change: Using the ISA
This presentation will summarize how SIS uses the International School Assessment to assist with efforts to differentiate instruction and assessment for students in the middle school.

Presenters
avatar for Gray Macklin

Gray Macklin

Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 721 ES/MS Building

11:30am

Boys as Singers -motivation, voice changes, literature
“What is happening to my voice??? Is it broken???” Myths and facts about the adolescent voice and voice change – male and female.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Axel Theimer

Dr. Axel Theimer

St. John's University
Dr. Axel Theimer, a native of Austria, where he was a member of the Vienna Boys Choir, is now beginning his 45th year on the music faculty at St. John’s University and College of St. Benedict. He received much of his training in Vienna, continued his studies at Saint John’s University and completed graduate degrees at the University of Minnesota  - MFA in Choral Conducting (student of Dr. Thomas Lancaster) and DMA in Vocal... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room C110 HS/Admin Building

11:30am

Classroom Personalities: Leadership through Self Awareness
Classroom teachers and their students come with a wide variety of preconceptions and points of view which have a direct impact on school performance. Through the use of the Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument, participants will gain an insight into their own ways of looking at the world around them, and the implications for their work and lives in and outside of school.

Presenters
avatar for David Maher

David Maher

Upper School Principal, Chadwick International


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room B304 HS/Admin Building

11:30am

Combatting Extreme Cultural Relativism and Ethical Illiteracy in Students
This workshop will focus on pushing back against extreme cultural relativism that students may adopt out of response to "global citizenship" and "international mindedness" educational initiatives. This work has grown out of previous experience teaching Theory of Knowledge, and evaluating TOK presentations and essays, which demonstrated "ethical illiteracy" amongst students.

Presenters
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David Snipes

Chadwick International


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room B204 HS/Admin Building

11:30am

Experiential learning through Adventure Activities in Physical Education
The magic words of team work and communication, we hear them all the time from our students but how can we help them to become better at it? This session will focus on an experiential learning approach to get the maximum out of our adventurous activities unit. We will have a practical session where we will look critically at our role as educators, observation and reflection by students and teacher. Lastly we will focus on developing risk-taking, trust and problem solving skills.

Presenters
avatar for Joost Langendonck

Joost Langendonck

PYP Teacher of Physical Education, Dwight School Seoul
I have been teaching in International Schools for 13 years. Over the years I taught PE from pre-K to grade 12. For the last 8 years I have held Athletic Director, Summer Camp and ECA Coordinator positions. | | I have a special interest in innovation and technology in education and I find it fascinating to see how I can integrate this to enhance teaching and learning. | | Looking forward meeting you | | Joost


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
TIGER GYM 1 FLOOR B3, ES/MS BUILDING

11:30am

Fire Up the Kindle Classroom Library
Teachers teaching in their home-country often curate personal libraries of hundreds of books to share with students. International teachers may be unable to ship many heavy boxes of books as they teach internationally. Using Amazon's Kindle ebook technology, it is possible to build and curate a Kindle Classroom Library. Through buying strategies, such as watching for the Kindle Daily Deal, teachers can quickly have a substantive classroom elibrary of hundreds of books, easily carried around the world. And enhancing the library with more of today's technology, such as Booksource's Classroom Organizer digital library checkout system, as well as Google Sheets, teachers can provide students access to hundreds of quality books regardless of where they are based around the world. We are all teachers of reading. What if every teacher provided a Kindle Classroom Library?

Presenters
avatar for Jeff Underhill

Jeff Underhill

Grade 5 Teacher, Asia Pacific International School
Dreamer, learner, G5 int'l teacher, techlover,  guy, explorer, global thinker.


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 326 ES/MS Building

11:30am

GarageBand on iOS
Garageband on iPad or iPhone is very different than on Macintosh.
Topics: Smart vs. Regular instruments; Arrange Screen; Effects Screen; MIDI and Audio input
Primarily for Music teachers, but is open to anyone.Learn to create your own music background for projects.
It is best to bring your own equipment.

Presenters
avatar for Corey Gilliam

Corey Gilliam

Theatre Operations Manager, Chadwick International
I enjoy the pursuit of quality in live performance, as well as working with the transient and evanescent art forms of lighting and music. I find satisfaction in the production process, shaping the design concept, creating visual and audible moments that further the story. My specialties include things that you can't see and touch: lighting, sound, and music - also defined as things that come with plugs which generally require repair/soldering... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 521 ES/MS Building

11:30am

How to Create a Remarkable Arrival Experience for Incoming Staff
This workshop will cover the basics of creating an amazing experience for incoming staff, and how to keep it lightweight and affordable for the administration. using our knowledge gained over the past 3 years of business, we know that first week is crucial for first impressions, staff retention, and employee satisfaction.

Presenters
avatar for Scot Sustad

Scot Sustad

Founder & Chief Pioneer, The Arrival Store
I'm Scot. I've spent about a third of my life abroad and am always looking for the next adventure. My beautiful wife and I lived and worked in Korea for 2 years where we spent our holidays and weekends traveling throughout Asia. We went everywhere from the Philippines to Tibet, where I was bucked off a yak (literally). Living and working in Korea is an experience I'll never forget, and I'm lucky enough now to return from time to time! I... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room B205 HS/Admin Building

11:30am

IB PYP Korean Curriculum
The Primary Years Program (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB) is a dynamic curricular framework that we use at Chadwick International. In this presentation, you will learn about creating a framework for the Korean national standard blended well with the PYP curriculum. We will share lesson ideas and resources as well as engage in an open forum for your questions. This presentation is open to anyone who teaches Korean or is interested in the PYP Korean curriculum.

Presenters
JA

Jennifer Ahn

Chadwick International


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 220 ES/MS Building

11:30am

iCloud hands-on - working in the cloud with Apple Pages and Keynote
This session will show the capabilities of the new (free!) iCloud services that Apple recently announced. They include Pages (wordprocessing) and Keynote (presentation). The competition is fierce (Google Docs, MS Office 365) and today you can experience how Apple is doing on the collaboration and sharing front. We will be using the Macbook Air. However, iCloud works also on Windows systems (so, bring your PC laptop if you prefer).
(Apple sponsored)

Presenters
avatar for Marcel Ideler

Marcel Ideler

Technology Integration Specialist, Chadwick International School
Marcel is a (Dutch) international school teacher and technology specialist. He has taught K-12 Information Technology at several IB schools, and served as Tech coordinator in many capacities. Right now he is the Integration specialist at Chadwick International (and moves to Mumbai next academic year). He helped schools switching from PC to Mac, and switching to the Google Apps platform. He is a fan of the many tools that Google and Apple offer... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room D214 HS/Admin Building

11:30am

Improving Library Access, Collaboration, and Visibility with LibGuides
Secondary libraries have a duty to provide equal resource access, both physical and virtual, to their patrons. Wikis and blogs provide some access, but neither are ideally suited for libraries. An excellent alternative, LibGuides provides a prime collaborative space and access point for all students and staff in any secondary library. Come find out more about the KIS transition from a library wiki to LibGuides--it just may be the next step for your school.

Presenters
avatar for Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson

Secondary Librarian, Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room B100 HS/Admin Building

11:30am

IPAK: International Principal's Association Korea
Are you an international school principal or assistant principal in South Korea? My session aims to launch the International Principals Association in Korea (IPAK). IPAK is a grassroots association where international school principals and assistant principals can network, plan together and work towards bringing professional development opportunities to Korea.

Presenters
avatar for Craig Williamson

Craig Williamson

MS Principal, Chadwick International
I LOVE KORCOS!!! The opportunity to bring gifted and talented educators together to spark passion and creativity in one another is truly special!


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 425 ES/MS Building

11:30am

KORCOS Schools Celebrating Service Learning and Community Service
Let's get together to celebrate and promote helping others and teaching students the importance of extending a hand. Many schools around the world get involved in various projects to help their community and those in need. What has your school done over the years? Are you looking for new projects? How involved are the students?

Presenters
avatar for Terri Davis

Terri Davis

Teacher/KORCOS Rep, ECLC International Kindergarten


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 320 ES/MS Building

11:30am

Language Learning Support and Total Physical Response Storytelling
Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to teach vocabulary and concepts in your classroom? Total Physical Response + Storytelling might be your answer! TPR + S uses actions and movements to help your students of any age learn and understand concepts and vocabulary. Come and learn how you can use TPR and TPRS in your classroom. Your students will be moving and learning in no time.

Presenters
avatar for Chelsea Gawboy

Chelsea Gawboy

First Grade Teacher, Busan Foreign School


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 322 ES/MS Building

11:30am

Making and Makerspaces!
Whether or not you've heard of Makerspaces or the Maker Movement, this presentation is for you if:
- you'd like to learn about Makerspaces / Maker Culture / Making
- you'd like to start a Makerspace in your school and would like to get some ideas on how to do so

The Makerspace movement is the next wave in classroom integration of "making". Find out what it's about and be part of the making and innovation.

Presenters
avatar for Rolly Maiquez

Rolly Maiquez

Design & Technology Integrationist, Chadwick International School
Rolly Maiquez is EdTech and Design Integrationist at Chadwick International in Songdo, South Korea. He enjoys working with teachers in incorporating technology use in classroom activities. With EdTech integration being one of his top responsibilities at Chadwick, he continues to research and learn about the best ways of integrating technology tools and innovative teaching methods in the classroom. Rolly also keeps an eye on the growing interest... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room D215 HS/Admin Building

11:30am

Making the News with iMovie
Apple iMovie can be an excellent tool for students to spread awareness about global and local issues, as well as show evidence of their learning. In this workshop, teachers will learn to create their own short news videos using basic features like adding photos, music, transitions, maps and text. Teachers will also practice using advanced features from iMovie such as picture-in-picture, cutaway and green screen.

Presenters
avatar for Brian Devine

Brian Devine

Language Arts Teacher, Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 720 ES/MS Building

11:30am

Math Job-Alike--Algebra on the TI-Nspire
Hands on calculating with the TI-Nspire CAS and CX calculators. Topics to be presented: How to create scatterplots with lines of best fit, Solving systems of equations for both linear and quadratic equations, Regression formula solutions, Matrices. Time will be given for experimenting with other features as well. TI-Nspire CAS software for teachers will also be used in the presentation.

Presenters
avatar for Bill Waldron

Bill Waldron

TEAK (Osan American High Schools)


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room C210 HS/Admin Building

11:30am

Maximize technology in your early years classroom
In this workshop, you will learn how to use technology in surprising new ways with your early years students: Discover new age appropriate ways to implement your iPad, Apple TV and smartphone, learn best practices and tools to successfully implement technology in the classroom and use technology to develop meaningful learning engagements to weave it into your everyday curriculum.

Presenters
avatar for Caroline Farrell

Caroline Farrell

Admissions Director, Dwight School Seoul


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 222 ES/MS Building

11:30am

Middle School Science Job Alike
This job-alike will focus on middle school science lab and inquiry activities. Bring a few successful lessons to share and any you want help improving. There will be time to share specific activities, more general methods of instruction, and time to get peer review on any lessons or ideas you are working on. If there is interest among the participants, we can also have a short discussion on NGSS.

Presenters
avatar for Marie Burns

Marie Burns

Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 621 ES/MS Building

11:30am

Nurses Training-Session C
Full day school nurses workshop

Presenters
JL

Jae-Eun Lah

School Nurse, Seoul Foreign School


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room D116 HS/Admin Building

11:30am

OS X Server to Manage iPads
Showcasing how to use OS X Server to manage iPads as well as deploy apps remotely as it is great for small fleets and pilot programs. It provides many benefits over simply syncing iPad carts with iTunes, and is detailed in the presentation.

Presenters
avatar for William Stewart

William Stewart

Foreign Language, LMS Admin, Tech Integration,  Apple Distinguished Educator, St. Paul Preparatory


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room D213 HS/Admin Building

11:30am

Teaching Critical Thinking with the Hour of Code
This session provides an overview of a one-hour introduction to computer programming called the Hour of Code. Programming is an effective tool teachers can use to develop students’ critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills. During the second week of December, K-12 students can participate in the Hour of Code to learn how EASY it is to learn fundamental programming concepts.

Presenters
avatar for David Lee

David Lee

Teacher/EdTech Specialist, Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 523 ES/MS Building

12:45pm

Lunch #2
Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
SIS Cafeteria/TIGER GYM 2 HS/Admin Building and Annex Building

12:45pm

Addressing the Needs of Bullied, Outcast or Loner Students
Research indicates students with social problems are often associated with academic problems, and even suicide or violence. We all must be aware of these vulnerable students’ needs. Social exclusion and bullying are forms of abuse that can cause psychological, physical, and academic problems for children. We play a critical role in helping these youth, and creating a healthy, safe climate in our schools. Positive, resolution focused- approaches, assessment and intervention strategies will be provided.

Presenters
AP

Angelea Panos

University of Utah


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 420 ES/MS Building

12:45pm

AP Economics Job-alike
Roundtable discussion on ideas and best practices for the AP Micro and Macro Economics course.

Presenters
JH

Jonathan Hubbs

Korea International School
todo es mentira en este mundo...


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room B201 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

BYOD vs BYOC: Curriculum in the Digital Age
BYOD or BYOT is one of terms most often seen in digital meetups in the US. This presentation will cover how you can leverage BYOD to become a major influence in how you distribute and manage curriculum.

Presenters
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Technology Coordinator / KIS Jeju, Korea International School - Jeju


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room B100 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Cooking Korean for Foreigners
This workshop will provide an overview of how to get the most out of ingredients available in local markets. the menu will include 2 or 3 soups and 3 side dishes that can lower your grocery bill and reduce your cooking a couple of nights a week.

Presenters
avatar for Gray Macklin

Gray Macklin

Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room B300 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Cooperative Learning for Teaching ESL in the Classroom
This presentation focuses on how to integrate structured group activities into any classroom to benefit all students but especially those students with ESL needs. This presentation is geared towards classroom teacher that may have some students with ESL needs.

Presenters
avatar for Sean Graham

Sean Graham

Canada Maple International School


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room D306 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Creating Music & Quality Podcasts with GarageBand for Student Projects
Learn about the creative possibilities of integrating a music/audio recording technology component to attract a wider body of students and engage them in project-based learning in your subject area. Come play a guitar on your keyboard, record a narration with various microphones, and explore the power of GarageBand as you will be provided with a MacBook to use during this session or you can use the app on your iPhone or iPad.

Presenters
avatar for Mark Heil

Mark Heil

High School Technology, Yongsan International School of Seoul
HS Digital Media Teacher, ADE Mac 1:1 Tech Integrator, Web Designer, Photographer, Coach, & Dad


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room D214 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Engaging cultures - an open forum
As a teacher and coordinator in what is predominantly a culturally Western based system, what can we do integrate and learn from host cultures rather than just implant our own. This is an open forum to share ideas and ways of developing a wrap around approach.

Presenters
NG

Nigel Gardner

IB DP Coordinator / Technology in the curriculum Co, Dwight School Seoul


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room D307 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Flipping the Math Classroom
This workshop will demonstrate how to "flip" the math classroom using easily available (free) tools like Google Sites and Educreations iPad app. In addition to demonstrating how to create lessons we will discuss the philosophy behind the flipped classroom model, best practices, and troubleshooting issues. Resources for flipped classrooms will be provided in the session. The focus is the math classroom but many of the tools and techniques can be used in other subject areas as well.

Presenters
GC

Greg Cross

Mathematics Teacher, Daegu International School


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room B204 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Four popular activities in my Middle/High school Chinese class
Good games and activities can make students more engaged and the teaching more effective. However, most current games are perfect for younger learners but not middle or high school students.
These four class activities/games are selected to explain how they work in my class. They are motivated, matching their psychological characteristic and learning styles, and it is fun definitely.
Teachers who teach basic/novice level of Chinese to MS/HS students are warmly welcome.

Presenters
TZ

Tao Zhang

Korea Kent Foreign School


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room B304 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Frequent Flyer Tips for Teachers (Advanced Level)
This workshop is for those frequent flyers who know the basics of collecting and spending miles, but want tips on how to leverage their credit to collect more points, how to best spend those points, and how to work towards frequent flyer "status" on the airlines.

Presenters
avatar for Timothy Henkels

Timothy Henkels

7th Grade SS, MUN, Outdoor Education, Chadwick International School
In 2007 my wife and I moved to Quito, Ecuador, where we taught at an American School and traveled, learned Spanish, learned about life, and climbed tall mountains with good friends. From 2009 to 2011 we lived in Turkey, which is a fabulous country with warm and welcoming people. Istanbul, Kebap's, limestone climbing on the Mediterranean, skiing on the Iranian border, and quick trips all over Europe were our lives there. Our school, Bilkent... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 425 ES/MS Building

12:45pm

GAFE in Early Years - YES YOU CAN!
Through a personal success story, attendees will be able to apply new knowledge of of Google Apps for Education into preschool classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Janna Gibson

Janna Gibson

Early Years Teacher, Franciscan Foreign Kindergarten
Educational Technology :: Service :: Diversity :: Lifelong Learning


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 223 ES/MS Building

12:45pm

Get the Most Out of Your Mac
Learn more useful features and maximize the potential and power of your Mac! A Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) workshop that walks you through useful Mac features to help you become more efficient. 

Presenters
avatar for Marilou Pagarigan

Marilou Pagarigan

Technology Support Teacher / AP Com Science & MS Coding Teacher, Seoul International School
I am a Technology Support Teacher, AP Computer Science Teacher at Seoul International School. Aside from teaching, I spend my time working with teachers and students to ensure that they get the most out of technology when working on projects, assignments and accomplishing daily tasks. I'm an Apple Certified Support Professional and a Certified Associate in Mac Integration. Learning is a journey I'm still excited to take that I always look... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room B102 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Grade 3 Job alike
A chance for grade 3 teachers to compare curriculum, tools and learning strategies used in their classroom.

Presenters
GD

Garth Douglas

British Columbia Collegiate


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 221 ES/MS Building

12:45pm

Humanities Teacher Toolbox
This session will provide a heap of take-a-way activities for the Humanities classroom. With backgrounds in English and Social and Studies, the contributors to the session have nearly 50 years of combined experience and are happy to share learning activities that have worked for them. Learn it today. Use it tomorrow.

Presenters
avatar for Brenda Brayko

Brenda Brayko

English Teacher, Korea International School
I have been an educator for more than 25 years, primarily teaching high school English. I love bringing variety to my classroom lessons; today's presentation is an effort to share some of those ideas (borrowed and original). Professionally, I have developed expertise in portfolio assessment and turnitin.com, as well. I look forward to meeting you in my session!
avatar for Brent Brayko

Brent Brayko

HS Associate Principal, KIS
Looking forward to connecting with everyone again and learning. Hopefully several of you associate principals and other administrators will come to the job-alike to share some of the things you are doing at your schools.


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room D111 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

IT Staff Mastermind
This session is for IT Directors, Managers, Coordinators, and PowerSchool Administrators. Bring your most difficult problems and we’ll discuss how to solve it together. We’ll discuss what are the best software and practices that we have found thus far. Bring your laptop and an open mind. Let’s build a network to help bounce ideas off of and help one another improve our schools technological infrastructure.

Presenters
avatar for Paul Kang

Paul Kang

IT Coordinator and Wizard, Seoul International School
I'm passionate about my family, the truth, learning, technology, photography, the internet, anime, video games, and reading.


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 521 ES/MS Building

12:45pm

Job-alike - Secondary Visual Arts
Let's discuss teaching and making art. It would be great to just get together and share ideas about tech in the classroom (or not), project ideas and resources. I will create a Facebook group to share ideas beyond KORCOS and in the session.

Presenters
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Sondra Mullenax

Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room C209 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Job-Alike World Languages
Job-Alike World Languages
We would like to get together with the world languages teachers of Asia and talk about our accomplishments, issues that we see, problems we encountered and ask fellow colleagues their opinion. We also would like them to share their accomplishments, issues and problems. If we could find solutions to some or any, or help each other along the way, that would be even ideal.

Presenters
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Miriam Alvarado

Middle School Spanish, Korea International School
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Kim Plamondon

MS/HS French Teacher, Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room B302 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Keynote Breakout Session-Session D
This session will allow participants to have an additional opportunity to interact with Dr. Commodore. Various topics related to her keynotes will be addressed.

Presenters

Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 524 ES/MS Building

12:45pm

Literacy Coaches Job-a-like
This group is for literacy coaches and leaders in buildings. We focus on reading issues to support teachers, students, and schools in the workshop model of instruction. Come to discuss curriculum, staff development, assessment and student support.

Presenters
avatar for Suanne Forrester

Suanne Forrester

Literacy Specialist, Asia Pacific International School
As a coach, I strive to help others become the best teacher they can possibly be. I am passionate about teaching, learning, and collaborating with others.


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 523 ES/MS Building

12:45pm

Moving on Up: The role of the Hagwon on the Korean ladder to success
When international teachers come to teach in Korea, they are often baffled by their students' extensive use of and dependence on hagwons. This workshop session will address this long-standing aspect of Korean culture by providing a historical background as well as the educational, economic and social drivers that keep the hagwon inextricably intertwined in a modern Korean education

Presenters
avatar for Brenda Darling

Brenda Darling

HS Mathematics, Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room C305 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Nurses Training-Session D
Full day school nurses workshop

Presenters
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Jae-Eun Lah

School Nurse, Seoul Foreign School


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room D116 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

REAL TIME DATA IN SCIENCE
REAL TIME DATA IN SCIENCE

Discover ideas on incorporating real time data (including from public databases and student generated) into your Biology, Chemistry, and Physics lessons.  To include activities from various databases, vernier probes, and citizen science. Presented by three teachers from these disciplines.

Presenters
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Ted Brattstrom

Korea International School
In no particular order: Planetary geosciences, impact structures and processes, chemistry, physics, astronomy, meteorites, meteorology (different from meteoritics which I also like), antarctica, penguins, travel, Boreo (Sarawak) insects, World Heritage, Amateur Radio (HL2ZAC / NH6YK)..... and more... stop by, have a chat.
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Jamie Halpin

Physics Teacher, Korea International School
Check out my blog at: http://jamiehalpin.wordpress.com/
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Kimberly Novak

Secondary Science Team, Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room C206 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

The Applet Team & The Gooru Squad: Students Providing Tech Support to Peers and Teachers
This session is an overview on how to implement project-based learning (PBL) through the use of Google Slides. Technology in the classroom has given students the necessary tools to inquire complicated questions and solve rigorous challenges. Google Slides enables student-centered activities that focus on authentic, real-world issues in the form of a driving question.

Presenters
avatar for David Lee

David Lee

Teacher/EdTech Specialist, Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 421 ES/MS Building

12:45pm

Tpack - Technology Integration -> now what about teachers expectations?
You probably have heard about TPACK, one of the technology integration models that tech coaches talk about. But, models are usually a bit vague, and it’s hard to see where you stand as a teacher. This session divides the TPACK model in logical heaps, and shows practical examples of where you can use technology. You will walk away with a better understanding of what is expected from you (when asked to ‘Integrate Technology’)!
(Apple sponsored)

Presenters
avatar for Marcel Ideler

Marcel Ideler

Technology Integration Specialist, Chadwick International School
Marcel is a (Dutch) international school teacher and technology specialist. He has taught K-12 Information Technology at several IB schools, and served as Tech coordinator in many capacities. Right now he is the Integration specialist at Chadwick International (and moves to Mumbai next academic year). He helped schools switching from PC to Mac, and switching to the Google Apps platform. He is a fan of the many tools that Google and Apple offer... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room D215 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Transitioning to a Workshop Model for Reading and Writing
Are you considering a new approach to teaching reading and writing? So were we.
Three teachers from Busan Foreign School attended Columbia University’s Reading and Writing Institute and want to share their experiences transitioning to a workshop model.
This presentation will focus on motivations for adapting this model and strategies used in elementary and middle school classrooms.
Come hear how these methods have increased engagement amongst students with diverse learning needs.

Presenters
avatar for Travis Brennan

Travis Brennan

Busan Foreign School
avatar for Anna Lund

Anna Lund

Teacher, Busan Foreign School
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Lydia Schmidt

2nd Grade Teacher, Busan Foreign School
Originally from Portland, OR, Ms. Schmidt is finishing her third year in Busan, South Korea. An avid reader and writer, Ms. Schmidt has additional passions for Judge Judy, beaches, dancing, beach dance parties, and expanding her unholy collection of nail polish.


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 422 ES/MS Building

12:45pm

Why every school should have a Makerspace/Fablab
The original Maker Faire attracted over 150,000 people this year and has inspired hundreds of Maker Faires like it around the world in what has been dubbed the "Maker Movement". Progressive educators have connected with the like-minded ideals of: creativity, play, hands-on-learning, community, and a DIY attitude championed by the Maker Movement. The presentation will focus on connecting you with the reasons for building one + the nuts & bots of building it.

Presenters
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Gary Donahue

Chadwick International


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room D112 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

21st Century 5 R's (Reading & Writing, Inquiring, Research, Presenting, Feedback)
Everyone has heard of the "3 R's"; reading, writing, and arithmetic. In this presentation you will be introduced to the "21st Century 5 R's". The main objective behind this presentation is for you to learn how to guide your students from reading a book to presenting facts that answer an Essential Question, in an engaging way.

Presenters
avatar for Joseph M. Thompson

Joseph M. Thompson

Grade 5 Teacher/Lead Elementary Teacher, Korea Kent Foreign School
I have been teaching at Korea Kent Foreign School for the past 6 years. The reason I have stayed here for so long is we have so much going on. For the past 2 1/2 years we have been transitioning from a school operating out of textbooks to a school using Essential Questions, Enduring Understandings, and UbD to drive our school forward. During this transition I developed the 21st Century 5R's Presentations. For the past year I have been... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 522 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

@pple Meetup - iOS App Share
The @pple Meetup is a monthly event where educators get together to discuss technology in education. This month's topic is you favorite iOS apps. Come prepared to share and learn. For more information on future @pple Meetups check out the Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/AppleMeetup.

Presenters
avatar for Ken Morrison

Ken Morrison

Assistant Professor - Global Communications & Culture Department, Hannam University (Linton Global College)
I love to teach. I love to learn. I love to share. At Linton Global College's Global Communications & Culture department, I spend lots of extra time investing in our students. Together, we use new media tools to design messages that help their ideas and stories spread. | | At KORCOS, I am excited to share how I use video projects in a way that takes the stress out of grading and focuses energy and emotions on helping students create... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room D215 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

AP United States History Job-alike
Roundtable discussion on teaching ideas in AP United States History. There will be some discussion on the redesign of the AP US History exam for the 2014-2015 school year. The facilitator has experience with the AP exam reading.

Presenters
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Jonathan Hubbs

Korea International School
todo es mentira en este mundo...


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room B201 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

Create Fun, Fast, and Free Formative Assessments with 'Socrative'
Teachers will learn to use Socrative, a free online device-agnostic student response system, to create fun formative assessments such as polls, games, and exit tickets. Teachers will participate in exercises to see Socrative from the student perspective, and then create an exercise to take with them. They will be given tips on reviewing data and streamlining the acitivity-creation process.

Presenters
avatar for Jacob McCullough

Jacob McCullough

Computer/Design Teacher, Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 722 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

Cultural anthropology 101 for migrant school workers
With a brief presentation of the idea of Third Culture Kids and of some models that have been created to compare cultures, Hofstede and others, we’ll think about what it all might mean for our students here in Korea, and for us as teachers and, in some cases, parents. Expect this to be short on conclusive answers and long on activity and discussion.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Milde

Susan Milde

learning support and EAL specialist, Asia Pacific International School
Having lived and worked in many countries, several of them while raising my daughter, I'm interested in how we adapt to and understand each place we live, and how we might promote international-mindedness in our school communities.


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room D115 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

Differentiated Instruction; Beyond Easy, Medium and Hard
Participants will explore choice boards as a method of encouraging multiple levels of differentiation in teaching.

Presenters
avatar for Leigh Martin

Leigh Martin

Korea International School, Professional Development Consultant
Seoul, South Korea


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 621 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

Empowering Students
Learn practical inquiry-based activity ideas that will engage students and put the excitement back in learning.

Presenters
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Paula Scott

Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 220 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

Establishing and Maintaining a Meaningful New Teacher Induction Program
What does your school do to support teachers in their transition to a new school and country? Do teachers feel welcome in their first days at your school? This workshop will focus on establishing and maintaining a New Teacher Induction Program and will highlight the following topics: program goals, collaboration, team-building, workshop session ideas, communication, and support.

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson

Dean of Students, Asia Pacific International School


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room B200 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

Evernote for Schools: more than just portfolios
Evernote is a program used to organize your digital life. In schools, we can use Evernote to organize our institutional mind and promote organization and portfolios for our students. This workshop will outline how to effectively integrate Evernote with your students and faculty to provide a robust learning platform.

Presenters
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Technology Coordinator / KIS Jeju, Korea International School - Jeju


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room C305 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

Flipped Classroom and YOU
What would it take for you to consider a change in your teaching methods to provide your students with a different approach to learning? Several years ago, I felt the need to increase student engagement in my classroom and started implementing the flipped classroom methodology. This session will provide you with some tools to assist you to change your classroom dynamics and enhance your students' learning.

Presenters
avatar for Samoa Mithaq

Samoa Mithaq

HS Math, Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room D213 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

GarageBand on Mac OS
Exploring the GarageBand applicationon Macintosh. Learn how to create music and sound effects for presentations, which can be used royalty free. This will help you to empower students to create their own music, rather than merely copying music from the internet. Arranging, MIDI, Audio and sounde effects editing.

Presenters
avatar for Corey Gilliam

Corey Gilliam

Theatre Operations Manager, Chadwick International
I enjoy the pursuit of quality in live performance, as well as working with the transient and evanescent art forms of lighting and music. I find satisfaction in the production process, shaping the design concept, creating visual and audible moments that further the story. My specialties include things that you can't see and touch: lighting, sound, and music - also defined as things that come with plugs which generally require repair/soldering... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 720 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

Getting In: Leveraging AP in College Admissions
As Korean students continue to apply to leading universities, they seek ways of differentiating themselves from other candidates and preparing for rigorous coursework ahead.  AP Capstone is an innovative multi-modal diploma program built on the foundation of two courses — AP Seminar and AP Research — and is designed to complement and enhance the rigorous in-depth study provided through AP courses.  It cultivates the kinds of independent scholars that admissions officers consider ideal candidates for their universities.

Presenters
avatar for Jaeha Choi

Jaeha Choi

Director, State University of New York, Korea (SUNY Korea)
State University of New York, Korea (SUNY Korea) is the first American university established in Korea and offers the same curriculum and degree as that of SUNY at Stony Brook in the United States. | | I am Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions, and am also acting Director of International Education.
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Clay Hensley

Director, International Strategy and Relationships, The College Board, The College Board
My role at the College Board focuses on supporting the aspirations and goals of international students and educators. I am grateful to be able to interact with international education communities like KORCOS . I travel extensively to assist with the implementation of the Advanced Placement Program (AP), PSAT/NMSQT and SAT globally. I presents frequently on international student mobility and higher ed global engagement issues. I was awarded the... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room B204 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

Google Apps Script - getting started
Google Apps Script can be used to customize and control Google products, and let them interact.
- send automatic e-mails
- mail merge
- manipulate Google Documents/Spreadsheets/Presentations
- create custom menus in Google Documents/Spreadsheets
- manipulate Google Calendar events
- manipulate Google Sites
- manage school Google accounts
- communicate with databases
- create interactive web pages

Presenters
avatar for Paul Sanderson

Paul Sanderson

Seoul Foreign School


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room B301 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

Google Docs and Scripts in the Classroom
Integration of Google Docs and Scripts (Floobaru & Doctopus) into the classroom with daily practice questions, continuous project feedback, and group work will be discussed. Will also cover use of quizzes for spot checks in a flipped math classroom. Used in a middle school Math and Science environment, but can be applied to various disciplines. Please have Chrome installed on your computer before the session.

Presenters
avatar for Maria Lach

Maria Lach

British Columbia Collegiate Canada


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room D306 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

Hands on ideas for the body systems
Need ideas to have students understand how the body systems work? This workshop will focus on the digestive, respiratory, skeletal, muscular and circulatory system. Inflate a sheep lung, observe what's inside a bone, see how muscles and bones work together. Resources will include activities, video links and websites that could increase student understanding of their body.

Presenters
avatar for Cheryl Renwick

Cheryl Renwick

Seoul International School
7th grade Science teacher


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 520 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

iPad(Interaction, Production, Application, Discovery)
This workshop will demonstrate how we have used iPads for teaching and learning. We will explore this idea using an application called Explain Everything. With this very effective application we will demonstrate lessons and activities created by teachers and students. This versatile tool can be used with younger and older students. Please bring your own iPad device for hands-on use.

Presenters
avatar for Carolyn Marks

Carolyn Marks

Technology Support Coordinator, Chadwick International
My experiences at Chadwick International in South Korea began in August 2011. Having the opportunity to work at an international school in a foreign country is a moment that doesn't happen very often for a young professional female from southern New Orleans. I am still very excited and thankful about this unique venture across the ocean. I am a Technology Support Coordinator here at Chadwick International School. While my focus is iPad support at... Read More →
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Lou Reynolds

Chadwick International


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room D111 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

Keynote Breakout Session-Session E
This session will allow participants to have an additional opportunity to interact with Dr. Commodore. Various topics related to her keynotes will be addressed.

Presenters

Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 524 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

Kindergarten Job-Alike
If you are a kindergarten teacher, come ready to collaborate and share ideas with other fellow kinder teachers around the Seoul area. We will have different topics to discuss and will allow time to openly share ideas. Feel free to bring examples of anything you'd like to share. We will also come ready to share what we are doing with our classes. This is a great way to gather resources, ideas, and network with the local kinder teachers of Seoul.

Presenters
avatar for Melody Welton

Melody Welton

British Columbia Collegiate Canada
As a Kindergarten teacher you have the privilege of seeing your students grow exponentially. At the beginning of the school year I always have students look at me wide-eyed and say, "I don't know how to read. I don't know how to write." By the end of the year those same students run up to me, all smiles, showing me their stories and wanting to read me their favorite books. I love teaching Kindergarten, that is what I am passionate about.
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Dyanne Wheat

Yongsan International School of Seoul
Early Childhood Educator


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room C104 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

Learning Stories
Learning stories are one way to document teaching and learning. In this job-alike we’ll explore what learning stories are and how to write them. Bring your own to share!

Presenters
avatar for Ingrid Ideler

Ingrid Ideler

Pre-Kindergarten teacher, Chadwick International
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Linda Kim

Chadwick International


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 223 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

Living and Learning In The Land of the Morning Calm
Koreans form a significant portion of the student body in many international schools. Collectively and individually their academic and social-emotional needs may best be met in some subtly and substantially different ways.

Presenters
avatar for Peter Corcoran

Peter Corcoran

Director of Schools, Seoul International School
Mr. Pete Corcoran is currently the Director of Schools and Seoul International School and prior to that was the school’s high school principal. He comes to SIS after working for 25 years as a teacher and high school administrator in the Canadian school system. Mr. Corcoran is married to Kristy, the Middle School counselor at SIS and together they have two children. Next year Mr. Corcoran will be moving to Qatar where he will assume... Read More →
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Jarret Lambie

Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 425 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

Making Mathematical Thinking Visible Using the iPad
In this workshop, participants will consider why making mathematical thinking visible in the classroom is important. Participants will learn about several iPad applications that will enable students to demonstrate their understanding of mathematics. They will also see examples of student work and have time to practice using the apps.

Presenters
avatar for Tabitha Johnson

Tabitha Johnson

2nd grade teacher, Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 221 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

Middle School Social Studies Job-Alike
I will lead the Middle School Social Studies Job Alike. I would like to focus on strategies for differentiation in the MS social studies classroom and have a chance to share differentiated assessments that we feel have worked well in our respective courses. However, please feel free to come with your own ideas and questions to add to our agenda. Please bring your lesson ideas, rubrics, and assessments and let's see if we can each leave this session with some concrete new ideas to add to our own toolbox.

Presenters
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Lee

Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 521 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

Mindfulness in the Classroom: Help Your Students Manage Stress and Find Peace at School
Our students' lives are filled with many different expectations, obligations, and stimuli. How do we help them manage to find peace and focus in an often overwhelming world? Mindfulness practices can help your students focus and calm down in order to be more productive in your school and personal lives. We will share several techniques to promote healthy minds in your classroom environment.

Presenters
avatar for Benjamin Harnish

Benjamin Harnish

Chadwick International
I have been in Korea for 11 years and have had the pleasure of working at Korea International School and currently Chadwick International in Incheon. | | I have been very concerned about the myriad of stresses that students in Korea are exposed to. With suicide and depression amongst young people being a pervasive and disturbing issue here in Korea, we need to find a way to help students cope with anxiety in an effective way. Mindfulness... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 320 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

Minecraft: The Ultimate Educational Tool?
Minecraft is an educational tool that can be tailored to almost any lesson being taught in the classroom. Combined with the enthusiasm it generates for learning, Minecraft enhances a large range of academic content, and helps students develop their creativity and soft skills. This session will provide you with examples of classrooms who have implemented Minecraft in their lessons and units.

Presenters
avatar for David Lee

David Lee

Teacher/EdTech Specialist, Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 424 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

Nurses Training-Session E
Full day school nurses workshop

Presenters
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Jae-Eun Lah

School Nurse, Seoul Foreign School


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room D116 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

Online Voices and Sense of Community
This paper is a synthetic review of studies on voice quality and sense of community (SOC) in online learning with authentic samples of ISD and online discussions.

Presenters

Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room C210 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

Organizing Your Online Life
Bring a laptop and all the questions you wanted to know about the tools that are available online for you. Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, About.me, Pinterest, and Instagram, Evernote, Flickr, and More. Organize your digital life. The Dos and Don'ts of Social Media. Receive a checklist for all of the stuff you need to get done as a teacher. FOR: teachers who consider themselves beginners with technology. NOT FOR: teachers who are tech savvy.

Presenters
avatar for Paul Kang

Paul Kang

IT Coordinator and Wizard, Seoul International School
I'm passionate about my family, the truth, learning, technology, photography, the internet, anime, video games, and reading.


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room C206 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

Passion Projects: What's Your Passion?
This workshop will discuss how to bring Passion Projects into the classroom. We will look at how to help students of all ages choose their passion, develop a project based on that passion, create a proposal, develop a timeline, and assess their success. We will also examine the benefits of devoting class time to passion projects!

Presenters
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Chris Radnich

5th Grade Teacher, Chadwick International


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 323 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

Problems Solved! Practical ways to teach Creative & Critical thinking skills.
Discover ways to INSPIRE more problem solving, creative, analytical, and critical thought processes in your classes! We all know changing technologies, communities, and workplace environments demand that students learn THINKING SKILLS in addition to content, but in what ways can we FACILITATE the acquisition of these important life lessons? PRACTICAL ideas, cross-curricular examples, & lessons (including fun ones) will be shared! This BALANCE of information can be used by all teachers.

Presenters
avatar for Alysia Lee Asp

Alysia Lee Asp

Art Educator, Shanghai American School, Pudong Campus
I am an art educator teaching in Shanghai after teaching for 18 years in South Korea and the middle Atlantic region of the USA (Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland). I have taught students of all ages in almost any medium you can imagine! I have a bachelor's degrees in art education and psychology from Millersville University and a master's degree in Art Education from Marywood University. I owned and operated my own private art school for... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 422 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

Say what? Teaching world language in elementary
Sharing ideas for teaching second languages to an elementary audience. This includes classroom management, topic/lesson introductions and discussion of language teaching methods.

Presenters
avatar for Kristy Fitzgerald

Kristy Fitzgerald

ES Spanish Teacher, Korea International School
I have been a Spanish teacher for 7 years in both public and international schools. Only recently did I become an elementary Spanish teacher at KIS. Prior to this, I taught Spanish levels 1 and 2 to 9-12th grade students at KIS. I enjoy teaching a new language to my students and watching them become confident in their abilities to communicate. | | My husband, Stacy, is a math teacher at KIS and we are joined by our son Ethan who is a 3rd... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 326 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

Screencasting and Pencasting Basics
Screencasting and pencasting are the darlings of the education world. Flipped classrooms, frontloading, student authentic assessments, all are made possible through these great tools. There are endless apps and online tools to make this possible. But are you confused about how to create screencasts and pencasts? Are you wondering which tool is right for your students? Come to this session to learn about different types of screencast/pencast apps available and which apps might be the best fit for your classroom and students. You will also get hands on practice with screencasting right from your MacBook.

Presenters
avatar for Amalia Kingsbury

Amalia Kingsbury

Educational Technology Specialist, Korea International School
Amalia is presently employed at Korea International School as an Educational Technology Specialist . She is the system admin for PowerSchool and Schoology. Additionally, she is the NWEA MAP coordinator, presents weekly PD sessions in the FishBowl, and integrates technology across PK-12. She is an innovative, experienced educator of educational technology, ESL/BLE methods, and student-centered learning. Check out her educational blog at... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 721 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

Solution Focused Brief Therapy for Administrators and Counselors
This workshop will provide school counselors and administrators a simple yet powerful format to guide students in determining real world solutions to issues they face everyday after one session in your office. Often, only one to two 45 minute sessions are needed. You will walk out the door with initial and subsequent meeting guides for quick implementation. Perfect for any level of experience!

Presenters
avatar for Kirstan Beatty

Kirstan Beatty

School Counselor K-12, Asia Pacific International School


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room B102 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

Suicide Prevention in Korean International Schools
Limited Capacity full

South Korea has the highest suicide rates of any country in the OECD. This statistic should cause educators working within the country to give serious attention to the topic of suicide prevention. This workshop will equip educators to identify and respond to incidents of suicidal ideation among their student populations utilizing research-based skills developed by the QPR Institute. Attendees will receive certification as QPR Gatekeepers upon completion of the session. Space is limited to the first 30 attendees.

Presenters
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Zack Wingate

Yongsan International School of Seoul


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room B100 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

Taboo Korea: Body Image and Bullying
Our mission is to help bring awareness of taboo topics in South Korea. We desire to empower those in positions of influence (teachers, counselors, administrators, pastors, parents, etc.) to be better educated and trained to positively impact the lives of the youth that have been entrusted to them. We believe that this applies to all organizations in Korea that interact with the youth.

Today, we will discuss the issues of body image and bullying. Please visit our website for more information: www.tabookorea.org

Presenters
avatar for Diana Suk and Kristin Winn

Diana Suk and Kristin Winn

Taboo Korea
Did you know Korea is known to be the top leader in the amount of plastic surgery procedures done each year? Did you know many students are bribed with a plastic surgery gift for doing well in school? Do you know what 왕따 means? Did you know many students commit suicide because of bullying that takes place in Korea? | | Taboo Korea was created to help bring awareness of what students go through, provide insight on what students... Read More →
avatar for Mark J. Yu

Mark J. Yu

Kindergarten Teacher, Taboo Korea, Korea International School and Taboo Korea
I am passionate about changing the learning climate in Korea in public and private schools for children. I want to see the teachers and students in Korea be empowered to deal with and work through issues in Korea such as depression, suicide, bullying, body image, and conflict resolution skills through being educated and learning how to use effectively communicate. I want to see a rising generation of successful, creative, strong, and proud... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 321 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

Teaching Art History in an Instagram World
Do your students find art history dry and hard to grasp? Are you looking for a way to jumpstart your Studio Art curriculum? This workshop outlines the study of Art History and contemporary art in the modern art room, by encouraging students to relate to art through the use of hands-on artmaking techniques. Artmaking mediums covered will range from bas-relief sculpture to the nightmares of the Chapman Brothers and Goya.

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Megan Pendleton

Asia Pacific International School


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room C209 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

Team Activities in Foreign Language Class
Are you hoping the students can work collaboratively more often? If yes, come to this workshop and experience 4-5 different activities. You will be grouped into teams of three or four, creating a unique team name, relaying a message/question but being timed, having team contest in writing, highlighting valuable strategies while solving a problem, learning a script together and acting out.

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Rain Zhou-Lunardo

Chinese Teacher, Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room B303 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

TeamESL Flashcard - Android & Apple (by STGedu)
TeamESL Flashcard - Android & Apple (by STGedu)
It is to introduce new type of memory card (flashcard) for Android & Apple.

Create your own flash card by using multiple functions such as uploading image from gallery or taking photo, creating your own category, recording audio and writing a note. Search by word and category after you save.

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Veronica Y Kim

Founder, STGedu
Mobile, Tablet Education module Apps for Android & Apple | | STGedu "Building a solid foundation" | TeamESL (Eddie, Susie, Lee) app series: | | TeamESL Flashcard: | @ Google playstore- | https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flashcard.teamesl&hl=en | .............. | @Apple iTunes store: | https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/teamesl-flash-card/id782357554?mt=8 | ..............


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room B304 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

The Layered Curriculum
The layered curriculum is an approach to teaching where students progress through sequentially more challenging assignments at their own pace. I will share information and experience about the layered curriculum and offer sample layered units. I will have break out groups for participants to brainstorm ideas for a layered unit within their subject areas.

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Maggie Scheier

Busan Foreign School


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room D307 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

Through the Eyes of a Critical Friend
This workshop explores the history and effectiveness of the Critical Friend approach to improving instructional practice. This presentation begins with a look back over the beginnings of this model, and moves on to providing all the information and tools you need to get started today. You will leave well informed and ready to both give and receive the support of a Critical Friend!

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Fran Munro

Dwight School Seoul


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 420 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

Use You Tube to its full potential in your classroom
With 100 hours of content uploaded every minute, You Tube is a fantastic resource. Do not just search for videos, use it to its full potential.
1) How can I find useful and appropriate content?
2) How can I subscribe to a channel and create playlist?
3) How can I share content?
4) How can I create my own content?
5) Privacy issue: how can I create private channel and playlist?

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Fabrice Saenger

Grade 2 PYP Teacher, Dwight School Seoul


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 620 ES/MS Building

2:00pm

Voice Care and Imagery in Vocal Production
Everybody has a voice – we take it for granted and expect it to work at any time. Imagery can help us to understand how the voice actually works and show how we can take care of it.

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Dr. Axel Theimer

St. John's University
Dr. Axel Theimer, a native of Austria, where he was a member of the Vienna Boys Choir, is now beginning his 45th year on the music faculty at St. John’s University and College of St. Benedict. He received much of his training in Vienna, continued his studies at Saint John’s University and completed graduate degrees at the University of Minnesota  - MFA in Choral Conducting (student of Dr. Thomas Lancaster) and DMA in Vocal... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room C110 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

Web 2.0: Creative Websites to Use in Your Classes
I plan to share a host of interactive websites for you to use in your lesson plans. Students (and teachers) can use these websites to make unique creations that enable learning to be memorable and permanent. These websites will assist teachers and students with such things as collaboration, management, mind mapping, photo editing, presentation, research, and search tools.  

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Trevor Cory

MS Social Studies, KIS


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room B302 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

What is 'Coding'? How can I bring coding into my school?
This presentation on "coding" will give you a glimpse into the wonderful world of fun computational thinking, logical problem solving, and the concepts behind the computer programs that fill our world.

Coding can be brought into the K-12 classroom -- with or without the use of computers! Attendees will have a tour of the best resources on coding. Tips on how to start a coding club will also be discussed.

Attendees are encouraged to bring tablets or laptops to this presentation.

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Rolly Maiquez

Design & Technology Integrationist, Chadwick International School
Rolly Maiquez is EdTech and Design Integrationist at Chadwick International in Songdo, South Korea. He enjoys working with teachers in incorporating technology use in classroom activities. With EdTech integration being one of his top responsibilities at Chadwick, he continues to research and learn about the best ways of integrating technology tools and innovative teaching methods in the classroom. Rolly also keeps an eye on the growing interest... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room D214 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

Yearbook and Publication Basics
This workshop is focused on yearbook publication, but the things discussed can be used for other publications. We will discuss building a theme, keep the theme, editorial organization, creating teamwork, and also networking with other publication teachers. There will be a sharing of organizational strategies on how to keep your students on top of the newest strategies and how to great a team.

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Erin Hogshead

Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room D310 HS/Admin Building

2:00pm

You Learned That From a Video?: VodCasts for the classroom
No matter what subject area or age level you teach, VodCasts (Video Podcasts) can be useful in your classroom. Are you introducing new concepts, working through practice problems, helping students learn to read, or teaching them the to serve a volleyball? There's a video technique for that! Come find out how to make VodCasts, how to use them, and how to engage your students at their level!

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Meg

Secondary Science Teacher, Asia Pacific International School
I am passionate about lighting a spark for students. My hope is to make them more curious about the world around them and more invested in improving that world.


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room B101

3:05pm

Grand Prize Raffle!
Announcement of large raffle prizes.  Must be present to win.

Friday March 14, 2014 3:05pm - 3:20pm
HS Auditorium HS/Admin Building