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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

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

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

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

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

Joy Radnich

Elementary Grade 4, Chadwick International


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 220 ES/MS 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
avatar for Erin Hogshead

Erin Hogshead

Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room D311 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

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... Read More →


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

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... Read More →


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

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

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

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
GD

Gary Donahue

Chadwick International


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room D112 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

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

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

VS Technology Integration, Chadwick International
I have been in South Korea for almost seven years now, a long way from home in New Orleans, LA. I am still very excited and thankful about this unique venture across the ocean. I am currently the VS Technology Support Coordinator and Digital Citizenship Lead at Chadwick International... Read More →
LR

Lou Reynolds

Chadwick International


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room D111 HS/Admin 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... Read More →
avatar for Dyanne Wheat

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

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

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

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.

Presenters
MS

Maggie Scheier

Busan Foreign School


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room D307 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