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


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

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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


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.

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Andrea Clark

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

Health and Physical Education Department Head, Chadwick International
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. This year, I am excited to have added the Indoor Climbing Wall Supervisor Certification to my resume and provided the... Read More →
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Manos Volikakis

Physical Education, chadwick international

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


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.

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Gray Macklin

Seoul International School

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


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.

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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... Read More →

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


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.

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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

Hannah Hopkin

Korea International School

Margaret Moline

Korea International School

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


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).

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Remke Langendonck

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

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


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.


Andy Whitney

Head of School, ECLC International Kindergarten

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


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.



Korea International School

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


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.

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Nancy Olson

High School English teacher, Busan Foreign School

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


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.

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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


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.

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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


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.

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Tony Hurt

High School Social Studies, Seoul International School

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


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.

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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


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.

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Victor Fitzjarrald

Technology Coordinator / KIS Jeju, Korea International School - Jeju

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


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.


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


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.


Don Weller

Asia Pacific International School

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


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.

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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


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.


Jim Murphy

Yongsan International School of Seoul

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


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.


Jae-Eun Lah

School Nurse, Seoul Foreign School

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


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


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.


Nancy S. Cross

Mathematics Teacher, Daegu International School

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


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.

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Samoa Mithaq

HS Math, Korea International School

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


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.


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 →

Tara Verenna

Korea International School

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


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! :-)

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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