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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
 

11:30am

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

Presenters
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Charles Hart

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


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
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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

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

Presenters
avatar for Remke Langendonck

Remke Langendonck

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


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
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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 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room B301 HS/Admin Building

11:30am

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

Presenters
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Gray Macklin

Seoul International School


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
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Dr. Axel Theimer

St. John's University
Dr. Axel Theimer, a native of Austria, where he was a member of the Vienna Boys Choir, is now beginning his 45th year on the music faculty at St. John’s University and College of St. Benedict. He received much of his training in Vienna, continued his studies at Saint John’s University... Read More →


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
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David Maher

Upper School Principal, Chadwick International


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
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David Snipes

Chadwick International


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
avatar for Joost Langendonck

Joost Langendonck

PYP Teacher of Physical Education, Dwight School Seoul
I have been teaching in International Schools for 13 years. Over the years I taught PE from pre-K to grade 12. For the last 8 years I have held Athletic Director, Summer Camp and ECA Coordinator positions. I have a special interest in innovation and technology in education and... Read More →


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
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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 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 326 ES/MS Building

11:30am

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

Presenters
avatar for Corey Gilliam

Corey Gilliam

Theatre Operations Manager, Chadwick International
I enjoy the pursuit of quality in live performance, as well as working with the transient and evanescent art forms of lighting and music. I find satisfaction in the production process, shaping the design concept, creating visual and audible moments that further the story. My specialties... Read More →


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
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Scot Sustad

Founder & Chief Pioneer, The Arrival Store
I'm Scot. I've spent about a third of my life abroad and am always looking for the next adventure. My beautiful wife and I lived and worked in Korea for 2 years where we spent our holidays and weekends traveling throughout Asia. We went everywhere from the Philippines to Tibet... Read More →


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
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Jennifer Ahn

Chadwick International


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
avatar for Marcel Ideler

Marcel Ideler

Technology Integration Specialist, Chadwick International School
Marcel is a (Dutch) international school teacher and technology specialist. He has taught K-12 Information Technology at several IB schools, and served as Tech coordinator in many capacities. Right now he is the Integration specialist at Chadwick International (and moves to Mumbai... Read More →


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
avatar for Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson

Secondary Librarian, Korea International School


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
avatar for Craig Williamson

Craig Williamson

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


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
avatar for Terri Davis

Terri Davis

Teacher/KORCOS Rep, ECLC International Kindergarten


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
avatar for Chelsea Gawboy

Chelsea Gawboy

First Grade Teacher, Busan Foreign School


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

11:30am

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Rolly Maiquez

Rolly Maiquez

Design & Technology Integrationist, Chadwick International School
Rolly Maiquez is EdTech and Design Integrationist at Chadwick International in Songdo, South Korea. He enjoys working with teachers in incorporating technology use in classroom activities. With EdTech integration being one of his top responsibilities at Chadwick, he continues to research... Read More →


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
avatar for Brian Devine

Brian Devine

Language Arts Teacher, Seoul International School


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
avatar for Bill Waldron

Bill Waldron

KORCOS Representative, TEAK (Osan Middle High School)


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
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Caroline Farrell

Admissions Director, Dwight School Seoul


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
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Marie Burns

Seoul International School


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

11:30am

Nurses Training-Session C
Full day school nurses workshop

Presenters
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Jae-Eun Lah

School Nurse, Seoul Foreign School


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
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William Stewart

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


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

11:30am

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

Presenters
avatar for David Lee

David Lee

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