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Character Ed & Counseling [clear filter]
Saturday, November 16
 

9:45am KST

El Patojismo **This session will be in Spanish**

Como educadores y educadoras, mejorar la vida de nuestros estudiantes y cómo se relacionan con el mundo, es una parte esencial de lo que hacemos. Si usted es un maestro o maestra internacional, la vida profesional suele ser estable y su institución generalmente cuenta con recursos suficientes. 
Ser maestro o maestra, no es solo un trabajo para estar dentro de un salón de clases; requiere salir a las calles y “estar” con la gente. Un docente, debe proporcionar información responsable, unificar y motivar a las personas para que sean la mejor versión de si mismas. Creamos espacios para que la gente se sienta parte de algo. Hacer visible lo invisible. Dignificar a las personas, específicamente a la niñez y juventud. Trabajar para reconstruir los tejidos sociales.
Acompáñenme en esta sesión y hablemos de países en desarrollo y como podemos a través de la educación, la comunidad y estrategias de negocios locales, transformar el mundo paso a paso y mejorar las realidades de cientos de niños y niñas, para que ellos contribuyan a sus comunidades.
Trabajemos juntos para acabar con el racismo, desplazamiento e inequidad económica - y cuál es el rol de la educación del estudiante internacional.

Objetivos de la sesión:

Inspirar y motivar
Reflexionar sobre las responsabilidades sociales implicadas en la enseñanza. 
Compartir ideas y experiencias para que los adultos se involucren más en la vida, el desarrollo, la educación y el futuro de sus hijos.
Comprender que la educación es un esfuerzo colectivo, diverso y en constante cambio.

Saturday November 16, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am KST
G300

9:45am KST

Meeting Students Where They Are: Wellness, Relationships, and Recognizing our Sense of Place

This session uses the journey of the Outdoor Education program at Chadwick International as a vehicle for developing a sense of place in South Korea. By recognizing our local context, and through a toolkit of trauma-informed care strategies, educators can build deeper relationships among and between students, teachers, and school leaders. Through this practice, schools can better balance the cultural perspectives of stakeholders, school systems and the South Korean context.

Session Objectives:

1. Recognize South Korea as our local educational context for developing students' sense of place.
2. Offer participants a set of tools to enhance cultural exchanges and relationship building.

Presenters
avatar for Stuart Slay

Stuart Slay

National Safety Manager, (WRMC Steering Committee) Student Conservation Association
avatar for JiHo Lee

JiHo Lee

Leadership / Administration
JiHo is the Outdoor Education Program Development Coordinator at Chadwick International School.


Saturday November 16, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am KST
G307

9:45am KST

Starting a Parenting Skills Program: Easier Than You Think, Smarter Than You Know

One way counselors can advocate for students is to help parents grow in sound parenting skills. This session introduces counselors to the STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) program, an Adlerian-based curriculum for learning parenting skills which, in a nutshell, is based on the belief, you cannot change your child, but you can change your relationship with your child and thus influence positive choices and behavior. Using the STEP textbook for adolescents and teenagers as a reference point, this workshop provides two models of establishing a parenting skills program at your school as well as pointing out some of its benefits, such as creating a common vocabulary for parenting, moving parenting questions away from a college admissions focus, and raising both trust and visibility for your counseling program. Prior knowledge of Adlerian theory (the most research-verified approach to child and adolescent psychology) is not required.

Session Objectives:

Learn the theory and practice of an Adlerian-based parenting skills program.
Learn two possible models for program implementation.

Presenters
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Andy Mennick

High School
Andy Mennick is currently a College Counselor at Korea International School. Prior to coming to KIS, he was the High School Counseling Team Leader at the International School of Beijing, and has been a counselor and teacher at international schools for twenty-seven years. In addition... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am KST
G400

9:45am KST

The Transformational Power of Connection

Do you have challenging behaviors in your classroom? Students who do not have a sense of belonging will create their own, often leading them down a destructive path. Connection, on the other hand, builds a bridge to healing and growth. In our session, you will learn about the power of connection and how it can transform your classroom.

Session Objectives:

Identify and understand how the brain impacts classroom behavior.
Learn different ways to connect with students and build better relationships with them.

Presenters
avatar for Karla Vanessa Cienfuegos

Karla Vanessa Cienfuegos

Elementary
Karla Cienfuegos' purpose is to build a love of learning in her students. She has 15 years experience as an elementary school teacher. Karla believes that building relationships with her students is the most important thing a teacher can do.
avatar for Dong Earn Cha (Danny)

Dong Earn Cha (Danny)

Elementary School Counselor
Danny Cha believes that all children have a voice that manifests in different ways. Building connections and developing a genuine relationship is at the core of communication. Danny is currently serving as the Elementary School Counselor at GSIS and has 4 years of experience serving... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am KST
G407

9:45am KST

Mindful Academics

Mindful Academics introduces participants to the practice of classroom mindfulness which teaches useful and transferable classroom and community techniques to help students reduce school-related stress and anxiety by approaching academics with a calm and open attitude. Participants will personally practice these techniques and learn specific ways to incorporate mindfulness into their own classrooms. Mindful Academics is open to educators of all ages and subjects.

Session Objectives:

Learn more about the the research-supported field of mindfulness classroom practices.
Participate in community-building activities to teach skills and strategies that reduce anxiety and stress not only around academics, but also in other aspects of school and life.
List specific ways to incorporate these techniques into their own classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Rose Tyvand

Rose Tyvand

High School
Rose Tyvand has taught middle and high school science and math in five different countries for nearly 20 years. She is a trained academic mindfulness coach and practices mindfulness with her own students each day at Seoul International School. Dr. Tyvand has presented at CEESA and... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am KST
M306

9:45am KST

Movement and Drama Activities for Collaborative Learning Class

Collaboration is a precursor for inquiry-based, student-driven, transdisciplinary learning. In order to build a collaborative atmosphere children need multiple learning engagements through which they see one another, recognize differences and similarities through multiple media. Kinesthetic group activities are a great tool to bond a class together. Participants will explore; Drama games and activities for building collegiality and Literacy; movement activity for Trust and Caring; Participants will also have a taste of a simple circle dance originated from Korea whose core is for community building.

Session Objectives:

To share some learning engagements that can help build collaborative learning community.

Presenters
avatar for Seura Park

Seura Park

Early Years, Elementary
Chadwick International: Early Years Specialist ( PK-K Music, movement and Drama/ Grade 1-2 Drama)IB Workshop Leader and School Visit Team MemberFormer ESOL teacher15 Years of PYP experience


Saturday November 16, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am KST
MB206

12:15pm KST

Character Strengths in Action

Did you know we all have super powers? Discover your personal character strengths inventory and consider how to apply your top 5 signature strengths. In this session, you will gain an overview of the Values in Action character strengths and the research which supports strengths-based frameworks in education. We will also look at examples of how to integrate this framework in your teaching practice. From literature, to math, to sports, to service - how can we all recognize and grow in our strengths?

Session Objectives:

Inventory your personal character strengths using the Values in Action character framework.
Explore how to integrate character strengths in curricular and co-curricular planning.

Presenters
avatar for Heather Carreiro

Heather Carreiro

Leadership / Administration
Heather strives to build leadership, collaboration skills, and values in students and faculty through authentic experiences. She is pursuing an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she is particularly interested in the application of modern management concepts... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm KST
HB103

12:15pm KST

Agents of Change: Empowering Student Leaders

In this session, participants will learn how to establish, run, and adapt a leadership forum structure which empowers students as young as 10 years old to make positive change. Techniques shared can be used with small groups in a clubs or teams, with students in daily classroom environments, or even with a whole division-wide student council setting. We will discuss the specific needs of working with your unique populations and how to ensure by-in, avoid burnout, and continuously garner positive meaningful outcomes. I have found that the main outcomes from using a leadership forum model while advising the middle school student government for the past three years in Egypt, in my classroom in the past ten years, and while serving on various committees with colleagues, are as follows: (1) more girls are involved since leadership is not a popularity contest, (2) momentum and participation grows, rather than dwindles over time, since real effects are seen, and (3) anyone, anyone, anyone can participate at anytime.

Session Objectives:

Implement easy to use structures and pedagogies that will immediately encourage positive leadership in students and team members.
Examine the special need and unique challenges of leading any team.
Formulate methods to use challenges as an asset toward short and long term goals.

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

Middle School, Seoul Foreign School
As a middle school math and science teacher for over ten years, Ms. Sarah Martin knows the value of humor, patience, and creativity in the classroom. She believes in the importance of finding context for concepts, making connections to each group of students’ interests, and teaching... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm KST
M305

1:45pm KST

El Patojismo **This session will be in English**

As educators, improving the lives of students and how they relate to the world is an essential part of what we do. If you are an international teacher, life is usually stable and your school is well resourced and ready to go.  
If you are from Guatemala with an unstable government, frequent violence and many other hurdles to your success, you might just want to give up what you are doing or not even try.  
Being a teacher is not just a job to be inside a classroom; it requires to go out in the streets and be with the people as well, and it is our mission to provide information, to unify and motivate people to be the best version of themselves. To feel part of something. To make visible, the invisible. To dignify! To meet the fundamental needs of children.
Join in me in this session to talk about developing countries and how through education, the community and local business strategies, we can transform the world step by step, improve the realities of hundreds of children so that they can contribute to their communities. Let’s talk about and work together to stop racism, forced migrations and socioeconomic inequality - and where international students and education fit in.

Session Objectives:

Inspiration and motivation.
Reflection over the social responsibilities implied in teaching.
Share ideas and experiences over the role of adults in children’s lives, development, and future.
Understand that Education is a collective, diverse, and multitasking effort.

Saturday November 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm KST
G300

1:45pm KST

Systems of support without the red tape

International schools are growing more diverse and are recognizing an increased need for a support model that allows them to identify and plan for a wide variety of student learning differences. Korea International School has worked to implement and continuously improve a Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) from preschool to 12th Grade. Attendees will walk away from this session with an understanding of how an MTSS framework can work in an international school setting with specific examples from Korea International School. This session will also allow opportunities for guided discussion with other school leaders and support staff to identify practical ideas that could be applied to their own unique population and programs.

Session Objectives:

Give an example of what a Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework can look like in an international school setting.
Provide practical strategies and resources to help attendees identify the next steps for them to grow their Student Support program.

Presenters
avatar for Scott Trinh

Scott Trinh

School Psychologist
avatar for Helen Lai

Helen Lai

Early Years, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Group bio: This session’s presenters are all members of the Korea International School student support team. Team members have a wide range of professional experience in schools in the US and internationally using an MTSS model. They are: Lucie Cunningham (Student Support Specialist... Read More →
avatar for Nathan Kellar

Nathan Kellar

Middle School, High School
Nathan Kellar has been working in education since 1997. He has specialist qualifications in humanities and special education from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada. He is currently working as a learning support teacher for grade 6 to 12 at Korea International School. Nathan has... Read More →
avatar for Lucie Cunningham

Lucie Cunningham

Elementary
avatar for Chelsea Horsburgh

Chelsea Horsburgh

Middle School, Korea International School
FG

Frances Giron

High School
Group bio: This session’s presenters are all members of the Korea International School student support team. Team members have a wide range of professional experience in schools in the US and internationally using an MTSS model. They are: Lucie Cunningham (Student Support Specialist... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm KST
M403

1:45pm KST

Take a S.E.A.T - Functions of Behavior & Tracking Interventions

This session will introduce educators to the four main categories of behavioral functioning. Participants will gain an understanding of behavior as communication and the appropriate tools to gaining insight into what maintains behaviors and how to consider intervening. Also, participants will learn tips & strategies for tracking behaviors during intervention. Resources that will be provided to participants include: ABC charts, functional behavior assessment tools, and useful websites/webinars.Session Objectives 1. Understanding the functions of behavior 2. Identify systems for tracking behavior interventions

Presenters
avatar for Rachel Arnold

Rachel Arnold

Elementary, Middle School, High School
Rachel Arnold is the Counselor & Learning Support Coordinator at Korea Foreign School. Her educational background is in Special Education (K-12) and Applied Behavior Analysis & Autism. Rachel has had the opportunity to share the principles of Behavior Analysis to improve the way we... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm KST
M408

1:45pm KST

Empowering Students through Agile Learning

Over the last two decades, Agile values and management techniques have spread from software development throughout the business world. What makes Agile effective? And how can we apply these principles in education to promote 21st-century skills? This session will explore a brief history of Agile practices before getting into the down n’ dirty of trying it out in the classroom. While the majority of time will be spent iterating scrum boards for project-based learning, we will also consider how to integrate sprints, squads, and stand-ups to create viable learning rhythms and facilitate classroom flow.

Session Objectives:

Learn about the tenets and history of Agile as it applies to business & education.
Experiment with various scrum board templates to facilitate student autonomy and collaboration skills.

Presenters
avatar for Heather Carreiro

Heather Carreiro

Leadership / Administration
Heather strives to build leadership, collaboration skills, and values in students and faculty through authentic experiences. She is pursuing an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she is particularly interested in the application of modern management concepts... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm KST
HB103