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Friday, October 7
 

13:30 +07

20% Time: An Action Research Analysis
Limited Capacity seats available

Throughout the 2015-2016 school year, we conducted action research on the effects of 20% time with 4th grade students. Specifically, we explored the following question: How does self-directed learning affect student attitudes and dispositions?

In this workshop, we'll examine the quantitative and qualitative data that came out of that action research: what went well, what didn't and what changes might be considered moving forward.

We will also strive to share and co-ideate potential models for personalized learning based the outcomes you hope for it to achieve. 

If you cannot make it to the workshop, but would like to learn about the action research data, please check out www.self-directedlearning.com to find out more.


Speakers
avatar for Reid Wilson

Reid Wilson

Y5 Homeroom, NIST International School
Reid Wilson is a Y5 teacher at NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand. He strives to push the boundaries of what elementary students can do and believes that the only thing holding students back are outdated teacher concepts. Four years ago, Reid attended his first Learning... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
C413

13:30 +07

Admin, WTF? (Where's the fun?)
Limited Capacity filling up

"Don't do as I do; do as I say." I used to say this to my students when I goofed up during coaching or even giving a speech in debate and would do the exact same thing that I tell them NOT to do. As coaches we expect our students to run faster, climb higher, keep up stamina far better than we do with the proper techniques; as educators, we do our best to teach our students to not bore the audience, share engagingly, ask the "So What?" in everything that they do. Let's pause and reflect: do we do that as leaders? What do we do with inspired and excited teachers when the come back from empowering conferences with big ideas? What can we do to keep that momentum strong despite the requirements of rigorous curriculum demands by programs that sound super intimidating with myriad acronyms? What are we afraid of? Come explore ways to find a balance between what we know is awesome and what we feel we must do in the current structure of education that places emphasis on the prestige of traditional programs. Let's try to do what makes sense, empowering our teachers to run faster, climb higher and not lose steam… and do it with them.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Cho

Liz Cho

Principal of Teaching and Learning, Korea International School
Educator since 2003, Liz is passionate about empowering teachers and students. She has taken on various leadership roles in education, and she is currently serving as the Principal of Teaching and Learning at Korea International School (KIS), not too far outside of the city limits... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
C404

13:30 +07

Breakout EDU
Limited Capacity seats available

Breakout.edu is an engaging learning game for students, teachers and families.

Do you love escape rooms? Ever dreamt of being stuck in a room and having to use your wits, knowledge and puzzle solving skills to break out? Come and try the educational equivalent, Breakout.edu. A new concept / learning game to get kids thinking, engaged and collaborating. Suitable for any subject and age level. Participants will need to use critical thinking, teamwork and complex problem solving to Breakout.

Breakout is also great for teacher PD sessions

Speakers
avatar for Geoffrey Derry

Geoffrey Derry

Technology Integration Specialist, IGB International School
"Geoff is not a computer geek who teaches, he is a teacher who uses technology.He is a passionate educator who loves disrupting education through the use of Information Technology. Especially when it makes life simpler and improves student learning. People get sick of him asking the... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
C412

13:30 +07

Coding is Scary . . . (But It Doesn’t Have To Be!)
Limited Capacity full

Coding is all the rage these days. Your students love it and you’re supposed to teach it. You have no background in Computer Science. Where do you start? How can you fit it into an already full curriculum? This workshop will introduce some coding basics to help novices get started and share how we (Chinese International School (HK) are currently integrating it throughout our primary school.

Speakers
avatar for Janice Dwyer

Janice Dwyer

Learning Innovation Coach, Chinese International School
Janice enjoys working with all members of her community to use technology authentically. She is passionate about ensuring each student in her school has opportunity to make their learning more visible and to become savvy digital citizens. To do this, she dabbles with code, STEAM... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
C406

13:30 +07

Developing a Great MakerSpace: Choosing the Fast Path!
Limited Capacity filling up

Much that has been written about the advantages of MakerSpaces within schools. Unfortunately, the common advice tends to encourage a path to development that uses phrases like "grassroots movement," "growing over time," and "slow and steady." With Papert's Theory of Constructionism (1980) approaching its 40th anniversary, haven't we (educators, students, and parents) waited long enough? In this workshop, participants will learn the story of how one school went from initial discussion to full implementation of a MakerSpace within 8 months. Participants will learn strategies for: starting discussions, building enthusiasm, developing vision, reaching (enough) consensus, designing a space, equipping a MakerSpace, designing curriculum, and addressing logistical implications.  

Speakers
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Dan Keller

Elementary Principal, Saigon South International School


Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
ES Makerspace

13:30 +07

Digital Portfolios with Seesaw
Limited Capacity filling up

We will be looking at how Seesaw can help teachers and students easily developed and curate digital portfolios. Get ready to create and populate your own digital portfolio while learning how to use Seesaw on the device of your choice!

Speakers
avatar for Edwin Lagos

Edwin Lagos

Digital Literacy Coach, Canadian International School Singapore
Edwin is currently a High School Digital Literacy Coach at the Canadian International School in Singapore. He is a firm believer in the power of helping students choose the right tools create and share anything they are passionate about. He continues to try to push boundaries with... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
C401

13:30 +07

Experiencing the potential of BreakoutEDU
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever been to an escape room? What if we had escape rooms in our class? Come and experience how you can work with others to solve puzzles, learn about different technology tools, virtual reality, and how to gamify learning in your classroom.

****Please download the following apps before attending (recommended but not necessary):

QR Code reader 
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.scan.android.client&hl=en
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/qr-code-reader-and-scanner/id388175979?mt=8

Cardboard
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.samples.apps.cardboarddemo&hl=en
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/google-cardboard/id987962261?mt=8

Powerpoint slides: http://tinyurl.com/breakoutedulearning2
 

Speakers
avatar for Clara Ngo

Clara Ngo

MYP Design Teacher and Ed Tech, International School Ho Chi Minh City
Clara Ngo is currently teaching MYP Design and an EdTech coordinator at the International School of Ho Chi Minh City. She often finds herself occupied trying to figure out new technologies for her classes to be interested in, but more because she has fun with them herself. Her most... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
C319

13:30 +07

From Traditional Research Paper to Documentary Film
Limited Capacity seats available

We live in a world saturated with multi-modal text forms. The recent technological revolutions in video recording, editing, and distribution have signaled the greatest evolution in literacy in 500 years. And yet we are not totally conversant with the media forms of the day. So we must ask ourselves: Are we as literate as the world demands?

In this presentation Literacy Coach Tara Lee Ronzetti and English As an Additional Language Specialist, Jason Stevens will share how one fourth grade transformed the traditional research paper into a multi-sensory and multi-modal presentation: documentary video.
Participants will watch our story from start to finish and have the opportunity to learn from our mistakes. We will share the teaching points that created the core of the unit, the pace, and surprises we ran into along the way. Teachers will practice some of the skills their students will learn in a unit like this.





Speakers
avatar for Tara Ronzetti

Tara Ronzetti

Literacy Coach, Saigon South International School
avatar for Jason Stevens

Jason Stevens

Elementary EAL teacher, Saigon South International School
My name is Jason Stevens, and I am an elementary school EAL teacher at Saigon South International School. This is my fifth year at SSIS. As a member of the SSIS team, I have worked with grades 2 and 4, and I have served as the team leader for two years. Before arriving at SSIS, I... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
C322

13:30 +07

Guided inquiry as a means of exploring with technology
Limited Capacity filling up

Using direct instruction to teach students how to use technology apps and programs is often seen as unavoidable. I wondered if we could change this narrative. Could we create a lesson plan that could be adapted by teachers/instructional coaches for any creation app or program? Could we ensure that it would not be boring or repetitive for students? In this workshop, I’ll share my strategy. Come experience a guided inquiry lesson that you will be able to adapt for your classroom/school.

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Speakers
avatar for Lissa Layman

Lissa Layman

Instructional Coach - Tech Integration, AISQ8
Former Chemist & French teacher. Current Instructional Coach. UKSTL, COETAIL. Passionate about global collaboration & teaching teachers. Always looking for my next learning adventure.


Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
C317

13:30 +07

Information Overload: Using online curation tools to make sense of and leverage the power of your social media network.
Limited Capacity seats available

The abundance of information available through your online PLN can be overwhelming. Curating content allows users to make sense of the links and resources you may come across via your PLN. Researchers studying curation of digital content have noted that being able to make sense of the vast information online for students and adults alike is a new literacy that needs to be taught in schools. Shirky (2010) states, “the job of curation is to synchronize a community so that when they’re all talking about the same thing at the same time, they can have a richer conversation than if everybody reads everything they like in a completely unsynchronized or uncoordinated way.”

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Dungan

Jeff Dungan

Instructional Technology Coach, Shanghai American School
Instructional Technology CoachShanghai American School


Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
MPR

13:30 +07

Interactive Instructional Videos (with Flubaroo & Google forms)
Limited Capacity seats available

Interactive instructional videos allow teachers to “flip” the classroom without burying the student in homework. They also allow for quick informal assessment and feedback. Best of all, it is quick and easy, without the need for technical skills or spending a long time marking papers. Students get quick feedback, and teachers can easily identify students who are struggling, or concepts that need reinforcement.

This will be a hands-on session, so participants should bring a laptop or tablet, a gmail account, and bookmark a short video- either from an online source like YouTube, or bring one of their own making. Teachers will leave the session with an online interactive video relevant to their own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Garbus

Scott Garbus

Secondary School Humanities Coordinator, Australian International School of Saigon
Mr. Garbus is teaching IB Diploma and IGCSE Economics and has recently been appointed as an IB Examiner. He has lived and worked in Asia since August, 2000. Prior to joining the AIS team, he served as Social Studies Department Head and MUN Director at another international school... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
C407

13:30 +07

Macgyver Google Apps and Chrome
Limited Capacity full

Google Apps and Chrome in the classroom can do so much more than just create documents and search for information. Come and learn about add-ons, extensions, and clever uses of Google Apps to "macgyver" Google workflow and make you a power user. For this session you will need a computer with Chrome installed.

Speakers
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 October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
C320

13:30 +07

Making Authentic Global Connections through an Inquiry Lens
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will look at how to start a global connection with your classroom through an inquiry lens. We will examine the pedagogy of making authentic connections between classrooms (and educators) and examine a variety of engagements to enhance learning. We will also be introduced to various technologies that can assist in creating global connections and also strategies to get you started.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Graham

Jason Graham

Digital Literacy Coach, Jakarta Intercultural School
Jason is an educator at Jakarta Intercultural School in Indonesia. He has been an international educator for 17 years and is Lead Facilitator for PYP Online Programmes, as well as an IB workshop leader and developer. Jason has presented at international conferences including EARCOS... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
C321

13:30 +07

Much More Than Class Blog
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you struggle to find time in the school week for regular student blogging or giving your students enough feedback? 
Would you like to know how digital portfolios and blogs can work together seemlessly, or how to provide your class parents with a daily visual update in less than 2 minutes? 
Would you like to know how a class blog can be so much more than just a blog? 

Then come along:) 


Speakers

Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
C318

13:30 +07

Passion Projects 2.0 (Hacking Genius Hour)
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to know how I discovered, fostered but most importantly inspired a group of students to form their own dance crew? What started as a fun project ended up changing 7 students' lives and mine forever. The crazy part is, they still don't know I was involved in it! Let's discuss the importance of establishing Teacher Agency and developing a culture of Risk-Taking at your school.  Come for a share out of this project and together we can dissect and create ways that you yourself can take home ideas that will leave no passion undiscovered. #NoPassionLeftBehind

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Galvez

Carlos Galvez

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Saigon South International School
Carlos began in education back in the late 90's when his mother convinced him to become an English teacher in Guatemala. Since then his career has taken him to Italy and now China as he found a passion for Physical Education later in life. Throughout his career ,he's been able to... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
C402

13:30 +07

Reimagining Storytelling with Collaborative Teams
Limited Capacity seats available

This session highlights how grade level teams at Korea International School use collaborative time to build transdiscliplinary units. We'll start by hearing from administrators and staff why and how this time is important and how collaborative time is structured into the day that is purposeful and productive.

Following this, we'll see how a sixth grade team used meeting time to creative a digital story across multiple disciplines. Entitled: "Myths and Legends", students learned about myths in Social Studies, wrote fictional essays in English, connected their stories to Science concepts, and used digital tools to create multimedia stories complete with sound effects and narration that supports common core standards (CCSS)

If you're interested in creative collaborative projects in teams or departments, or want to "fine tune" work that you currently do in teams, this session is for you. I'll be sharing resources such as rubrics and "how to guides" on Imovie and Google Classroom to manage student work. 

See you there!

Speakers
avatar for Gary Johnston

Gary Johnston

Technology Integrationist
Gary works as a technology integrationist at Korea International School and has taught internationally for 16 years in Thailand, Vietnam and South Korea. He is a frequent presenter in East Asia and has presented at Learning 2.0, 21st Century Learning, Google Apps Events, and the Vietnam... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
C403

13:30 +07

The power of connections to support emergent bilinguals: SPELTAC (Social Platform for English Language Teaching Across the Curriculum)
Limited Capacity seats available

Supporting emergent bilinguals and English language learning is one of the most important constants of our work as international educators. 'We are all language teachers' will sound familiar to many. Yet, how do we sustain and differentiate professional development for English language teaching across the curriculum in international schools? How can we continue the conversation about how to support all learners who are learning on a bilingual continuum? Do traditional 'sit-and-get' models of professional development really serve this part of our work or should this be an ongoing part of educators' learning, one that is constantly explored, revisited and strengthened?

For the 2016/2017 school year the International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP) has opted for an in-house training model that leverages social media and documentation for learning as professional development for language teaching across the curriculum. SPELTAC, Social Platform for English Language Teaching Across the Curriculum, is an innovative model of professional learning that extends cross-curricular English language teaching practices in the context of 21st century learning. This session will explain how SPELTAC has the potential to facilitate collaborative learning, model and enthuse teachers to implement 21st century literacy practices, make visible what is needed in a school, celebrate growth and achievement and create institutional memory.

Speakers
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Marcelle Houterman

EAL teacher, International School of Phnom Penh


Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
C411

13:30 +07

The Why and How of Standards Based Grading (SBG)
Limited Capacity seats available

Suppose a student has earned a 75 in your class. How do you describe that student's progress? What has that student learned in your class? Obviously a student with an 85 has done better than the student with a 75, but what exactly has the 85 student achieved that the other student has not? Is it ten percent more understanding? Two more homework assignments during the quarter? Perhaps most importantly, what can the 75 student do to become an 85 student?

Grades are part of our school culture and likely aren't going anywhere soon. We can work to tweak how we generate and communicate the meaning of those grades in a way that better represents what students have actually learned.  One approach for doing this is called Standards Based Grading, or SBG.

In this one hour workshop, you will learn about SBG and how it can clarify the meaning of grades, as well as how it can be implemented effectively within a traditional reporting system. You will also learn how a SBG mindset encourages productive changes to the process of planning units, activities, and assessments. We will also discuss the ways such a system can be run in the context of various subject areas. 

Speakers
avatar for Evan Weinberg

Evan Weinberg

Mathematics Teacher, Saigon South International School
Evan Weinberg has taught mathematics and science at the high school level for the past fourteen years. He worked at public schools in New York City until the fall of 2010, when he moved with his wife to China to begin his international teaching career. He enjoys working to help students... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
C315

13:30 +07

Think, Reflect, Change, Create
Limited Capacity seats available

How to use De Bono's Six Thinking Hats and Tony Ryan's Thinkers Keys to help students think critically and problem solve effectively. Both tools will be introduced and participants will collaborate, create and share ideas on how these can be used purposefully in the classroom. Participants will be given a range of practical ideas to take away and use in the classroom as both 'one off' fun activities to engage their learners, as well as to build into a range of curriculum experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Rivers

Mary Rivers

Head Of Key Stage 1, Taylor's International School - Puchong
I am originally from New Zealand and have 15 years teaching and leadership experience. In January I moved to Malaysia and am currently Head of Key Stage 1. I'm passionate about Visible Learning (John Hattie), Thinking and Inquiry based teaching as well as ESL. I'm happy to chat with... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
C409

13:30 +07

Using Seesaw to its full potential to motivate and engage students in a 21st century classroom.
Limited Capacity full

Renaissance College in Hong Kong has successfully integrated Seesaw into our 1:1 resourced school environment. This initiative was led by Nathan and James along with their Year 2 team in 2015 and now Seesaw is used college wide up to Year 9, as well as in other ESF schools.

Seesaw is a purpose-built app for the digital recording of learning over time. We are using this app for digital portfolios, video blogging, audio and text reflections, commenting and giving feedback on student learning tasks, and Seesaw powerfully and easily allows students to instantly share their work with their classmates and parents.

You will be shown how we incorporate anchor charts and recognition documents to help students build their commenting, reflecting, writing and speaking skills. We will share which apps we utilize in collaboration with Seesaw and how we use the blogging feature to connect with our classrooms with other classrooms around the world.

Finally, we will also share samples of student work, and how we use Seesaw to show learning growth over time. Our Seesaw journey has been such a positive experience for us teachers, our students, their families and the wider school community and we want to share this with you.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Pither

Nathan Pither

Coordinator - Y4, Renaissance College
Year 4 Team Coordinator at Renaissance College, Hong Kong. I'm a Apple Distinguished Educator, a Google Certified Teacher and a Seesaw Ambassador.


Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
C412

13:30 +07

You Got Game? Exploring Digital Games Based Learning
Limited Capacity full

Digital games often get cast a particular way in the media. As an educator, don’t let this media-led narrative get in the way of a rich opportunity for digital games to support and extend curricular goals. This session will give you what you need to get going with digital games-based learning in your classroom: an understanding of what makes a game a game, ideas for integration such as Guided Gaming sessions, Unit of Inquiry enhancement, and games as simulations, plus many considerations and practical tips from the front lines. Get your game on!

Session resources incuding "43 Games With Potential", Lesson Plans, and presentation link here: http://bit.ly/L2-DGBL 

Speakers
avatar for Matt Ives

Matt Ives

Learning Technology Coach, Suzhou Singapore International School
Matt Ives is an Elementary Learning Technology Coach at Suzhou Singapore International School in China. He's into designing spaces for learning, guitaring loudly, and gaming. #GTASYD13. GTA Mentor in 2014. Studying: MA-ED (Knowledge Networks & Digital Innovation). @hunch_box on T... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 +07
C408