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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

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... Read More →


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

Andy Whitney

Head of School, ECLC International Kindergarten


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 222 ES/MS 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... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Room B301 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

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

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
JH

Jeff Harrison

Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
TIGER GYM 3 FLOOR 6, 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
GG

George Gostovich

art teacher, chadwick international
avatar for Anna Marie Maiquez

Anna Marie Maiquez

Village School Art Teacher, Chadwick International


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

Mya Scarlato

Korea International School
BW

Bonny Wootten

PK-6 Music Teacher, Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room B103 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... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 522 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

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

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

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... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room D215 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

Design Innovation Specialist, Singapore American School
I am currently the elementary Design Innovation Specialist at Singapore American School in Singapore. My responsibility at the school is to facilitate educators in integrating STEM subject areas meaningfully and purposefully into their curriculum to increase learner engagement and... Read More →


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

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

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

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

Design Innovation Specialist, Singapore American School
I am currently the elementary Design Innovation Specialist at Singapore American School in Singapore. My responsibility at the school is to facilitate educators in integrating STEM subject areas meaningfully and purposefully into their curriculum to increase learner engagement and... Read More →


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... 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
avatar for Lydia Schmidt

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

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

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

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

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
LK

Linda Kim

Chadwick International


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 223 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

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

Design Innovation Specialist, Singapore American School
I am currently the elementary Design Innovation Specialist at Singapore American School in Singapore. My responsibility at the school is to facilitate educators in integrating STEM subject areas meaningfully and purposefully into their curriculum to increase learner engagement and... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 424 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... 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... Read More →


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

Presenters
avatar for Veronica Y Kim

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... Read More →


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

Presenters
avatar for Fabrice Saenger

Fabrice Saenger

Grade 2 PYP Teacher, Dwight School Seoul


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

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... 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.

Presenters
avatar for Erin Hogshead

Erin Hogshead

Seoul International School


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