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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

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
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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 →
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Wade Hopkin

Biology Teacher, Korea International School
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Hannah Hopkin

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

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
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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
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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

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

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

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... Read More →
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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

'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

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
avatar for Tim Gardes

Tim Gardes

Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 620 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... Read More →


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

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
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Tyler Beatty

Asia Pacific International School
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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.
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Janice Young

Asia Pacific International School


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

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

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... Read More →


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

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
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Marie Burns

Seoul International School


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

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... Read More →
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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

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

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

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
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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

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

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

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
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room B204 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
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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

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 →
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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

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

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
avatar for Chris Radnich

Chris Radnich

3rd Grade Teacher, Chadwick International School of South Korea


Friday March 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 323 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
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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... 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

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!

Presenters
FM

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?

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

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.  

Presenters
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Trevor Cory

MS Social Studies
Trevor Cory has been an educator for over 12 years and likes to think of himself as an innovator. Through his experience of teaching at all levels, Trevor has aimed to inspire his students to innovate and become leaders in today’s world. He has been the MS Activities Coordinator... Read More →


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.

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

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!

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.


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