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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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Session D [clear filter]
Friday, March 14
 

12:45pm

Addressing the Needs of Bullied, Outcast or Loner Students
Research indicates students with social problems are often associated with academic problems, and even suicide or violence. We all must be aware of these vulnerable students’ needs. Social exclusion and bullying are forms of abuse that can cause psychological, physical, and academic problems for children. We play a critical role in helping these youth, and creating a healthy, safe climate in our schools. Positive, resolution focused- approaches, assessment and intervention strategies will be provided.

Presenters
AP

Angelea Panos

University of Utah


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 420 ES/MS Building

12:45pm

AP Economics Job-alike
Roundtable discussion on ideas and best practices for the AP Micro and Macro Economics course.

Presenters
JH

Jonathan Hubbs

Korea International School
todo es mentira en este mundo...


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room B201 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

BYOD vs BYOC: Curriculum in the Digital Age
BYOD or BYOT is one of terms most often seen in digital meetups in the US. This presentation will cover how you can leverage BYOD to become a major influence in how you distribute and manage curriculum.

Presenters
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Technology Coordinator / KIS Jeju, Korea International School - Jeju


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room B100 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Cooking Korean for Foreigners
This workshop will provide an overview of how to get the most out of ingredients available in local markets. the menu will include 2 or 3 soups and 3 side dishes that can lower your grocery bill and reduce your cooking a couple of nights a week.

Presenters
avatar for Gray Macklin

Gray Macklin

Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room B300 HS/Admin 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
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Sean Graham

Canada Maple International School


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room D306 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Creating Music & Quality Podcasts with GarageBand for Student Projects
Learn about the creative possibilities of integrating a music/audio recording technology component to attract a wider body of students and engage them in project-based learning in your subject area. Come play a guitar on your keyboard, record a narration with various microphones, and explore the power of GarageBand as you will be provided with a MacBook to use during this session or you can use the app on your iPhone or iPad.

Presenters
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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

Engaging cultures - an open forum
As a teacher and coordinator in what is predominantly a culturally Western based system, what can we do integrate and learn from host cultures rather than just implant our own. This is an open forum to share ideas and ways of developing a wrap around approach.

Presenters
NG

Nigel Gardner

IB DP Coordinator / Technology in the curriculum Co, Dwight School Seoul


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room D307 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Flipping the Math Classroom
This workshop will demonstrate how to "flip" the math classroom using easily available (free) tools like Google Sites and Educreations iPad app. In addition to demonstrating how to create lessons we will discuss the philosophy behind the flipped classroom model, best practices, and troubleshooting issues. Resources for flipped classrooms will be provided in the session. The focus is the math classroom but many of the tools and techniques can be used in other subject areas as well.

Presenters
GC

Greg Cross

Mathematics Teacher, Daegu International School


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room B204 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Four popular activities in my Middle/High school Chinese class
Good games and activities can make students more engaged and the teaching more effective. However, most current games are perfect for younger learners but not middle or high school students.
These four class activities/games are selected to explain how they work in my class. They are motivated, matching their psychological characteristic and learning styles, and it is fun definitely.
Teachers who teach basic/novice level of Chinese to MS/HS students are warmly welcome.

Presenters
TZ

Tao Zhang

Korea Kent Foreign School


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room B304 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Frequent Flyer Tips for Teachers (Advanced Level)
This workshop is for those frequent flyers who know the basics of collecting and spending miles, but want tips on how to leverage their credit to collect more points, how to best spend those points, and how to work towards frequent flyer "status" on the airlines.

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 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 425 ES/MS Building

12:45pm

GAFE in Early Years - YES YOU CAN!
Through a personal success story, attendees will be able to apply new knowledge of of Google Apps for Education into preschool classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Janna Gibson

Janna Gibson

Early Years Teacher, Franciscan Foreign Kindergarten
Educational Technology :: Service :: Diversity :: Lifelong Learning


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 223 ES/MS Building

12:45pm

Get the Most Out of Your Mac
Learn more useful features and maximize the potential and power of your Mac! A Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) workshop that walks you through useful Mac features to help you become more efficient. 

Presenters
avatar for Marilou Pagarigan

Marilou Pagarigan

Technology Support Teacher / AP Com Science & MS Coding Teacher, Seoul International School
I am a Technology Support Teacher, AP Computer Science Teacher at Seoul International School. Aside from teaching, I spend my time working with teachers and students to ensure that they get the most out of technology when working on projects, assignments and accomplishing daily tasks... Read More →


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room B102 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Grade 3 Job alike
A chance for grade 3 teachers to compare curriculum, tools and learning strategies used in their classroom.

Presenters
GD

Garth Douglas

British Columbia Collegiate


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 221 ES/MS Building

12:45pm

Humanities Teacher Toolbox
This session will provide a heap of take-a-way activities for the Humanities classroom. With backgrounds in English and Social and Studies, the contributors to the session have nearly 50 years of combined experience and are happy to share learning activities that have worked for them. Learn it today. Use it tomorrow.

Presenters
avatar for Brenda Brayko

Brenda Brayko

English Teacher, Korea International School
I have been an educator for more than 25 years, primarily teaching high school English. I love bringing variety to my classroom lessons; today's presentation is an effort to share some of those ideas (borrowed and original). Professionally, I have developed expertise in portfolio... Read More →
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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 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room D111 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

IT Staff Mastermind
This session is for IT Directors, Managers, Coordinators, and PowerSchool Administrators. Bring your most difficult problems and we’ll discuss how to solve it together. We’ll discuss what are the best software and practices that we have found thus far. Bring your laptop and an open mind. Let’s build a network to help bounce ideas off of and help one another improve our schools technological infrastructure.

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 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 521 ES/MS Building

12:45pm

Job-alike - Secondary Visual Arts
Let's discuss teaching and making art. It would be great to just get together and share ideas about tech in the classroom (or not), project ideas and resources. I will create a Facebook group to share ideas beyond KORCOS and in the session.

Presenters
SM

Sondra Mullenax

Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room C209 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Job-Alike World Languages
Job-Alike World Languages
We would like to get together with the world languages teachers of Asia and talk about our accomplishments, issues that we see, problems we encountered and ask fellow colleagues their opinion. We also would like them to share their accomplishments, issues and problems. If we could find solutions to some or any, or help each other along the way, that would be even ideal.

Presenters
avatar for Miriam Alvarado

Miriam Alvarado

Middle School Spanish, Korea International School
avatar for Kim Plamondon

Kim Plamondon

MS/HS French Teacher, Korea International School


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room B302 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Keynote Breakout Session-Session D
This session will allow participants to have an additional opportunity to interact with Dr. Commodore. Various topics related to her keynotes will be addressed.

Presenters

Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 524 ES/MS Building

12:45pm

Literacy Coaches Job-a-like
This group is for literacy coaches and leaders in buildings. We focus on reading issues to support teachers, students, and schools in the workshop model of instruction. Come to discuss curriculum, staff development, assessment and student support.

Presenters
avatar for Suanne Forrester

Suanne Forrester

Literacy Specialist, Asia Pacific International School
As a coach, I strive to help others become the best teacher they can possibly be. I am passionate about teaching, learning, and collaborating with others.


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 523 ES/MS Building

12:45pm

Moving on Up: The role of the Hagwon on the Korean ladder to success
When international teachers come to teach in Korea, they are often baffled by their students' extensive use of and dependence on hagwons. This workshop session will address this long-standing aspect of Korean culture by providing a historical background as well as the educational, economic and social drivers that keep the hagwon inextricably intertwined in a modern Korean education

Presenters
avatar for Brenda Darling

Brenda Darling

HS Mathematics, Seoul International School


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room C305 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Nurses Training-Session D
Full day school nurses workshop

Presenters
JL

Jae-Eun Lah

School Nurse, Seoul Foreign School


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room D116 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
avatar for Ted Brattstrom

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 →
avatar for Jamie Halpin

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

Tpack - Technology Integration - now what about teachers expectations?
You probably have heard about TPACK, one of the technology integration models that tech coaches talk about. But, models are usually a bit vague, and it’s hard to see where you stand as a teacher. This session divides the TPACK model in logical heaps, and shows practical examples of where you can use technology. You will walk away with a better understanding of what is expected from you (when asked to ‘Integrate Technology’)!
(Apple sponsored)

Presenters
avatar for Marcel Ideler

Marcel Ideler

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


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room D215 HS/Admin Building

12:45pm

Transitioning to a Workshop Model for Reading and Writing
Are you considering a new approach to teaching reading and writing? So were we.
Three teachers from Busan Foreign School attended Columbia University’s Reading and Writing Institute and want to share their experiences transitioning to a workshop model.
This presentation will focus on motivations for adapting this model and strategies used in elementary and middle school classrooms.
Come hear how these methods have increased engagement amongst students with diverse learning needs.

Presenters
avatar for Travis Brennan

Travis Brennan

Busan Foreign School
avatar for Anna Lund

Anna Lund

Teacher, Busan Foreign School
avatar for Lydia Schmidt

Lydia Schmidt

2nd Grade Teacher, Busan Foreign School
Originally from Portland, OR, Ms. Schmidt is finishing her third year in Busan, South Korea. An avid reader and writer, Ms. Schmidt has additional passions for Judge Judy, beaches, dancing, beach dance parties, and expanding her unholy collection of nail polish.


Friday March 14, 2014 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Room 422 ES/MS Building

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