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Saturday, November 16

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.

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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

9:45am KST

Graphic Novel Petting Zoo

Most people think first of Superheroes when they hear the words ""Graphic Novel"" or ""Comic Book."" However, in recent years they have grown beyond the traditional superhero stories while increasing in popularity across ages and genders. Come learn about the history of comic books and graphic novels, including how they were relegated to some extremely silly storylines due to censorship, discuss how graphic novels can be used to support students of all reading levels, and get hands on with some great graphic novels for the classroom.

Session Objectives:

Learn about graphic novels and why they are beneficial as educational tools.
Get hands on with some great graphic novels for education.

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Andrea Boltz

Andrea Boltz has been a librarian within the United States and Internationally for five years. During that time she has put a concerted effort into learning about graphic novels and encouraging students of all reading levels to read them, as well as working with educators at a variety... Read More →

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

12:15pm KST

Breaking down the Walls: Interdisciplinary units between Social Studies and English that Work

This session will give personal experience in creating and implementing two interdisciplinary units that were used in middle school social studies and Language art classes. It will start at the beginning showing the UbD framework, continue through example lesson plans and explain how to make assessments authentic and able to manage.

Session Objectives:

Explore the process of creating standards-based interdisciplinary units between Social Studies and English.
Walk away with units that allow students to pursue their passion for learning and create socially responsible solutions.


John Wellner

Middle School
John Wellner has been teaching for 16 years, with 13 of it being in the Minnesota public school system, the last three at Colegio Roosevelt in Lima, Peru and is now teaching Middle School Social Studies at KIS. He has taught both middle and high school as well as being an adjunct... Read More →

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

12:15pm KST

The AXEXES Paragraph Format: Creating and Supporting Arguments in Writing

In this session, attendants will learn about the AXEXES acronym (argument, example, elaboration, example, elaboration, and so what?) and how to use it to teach and assess writing. Attendees will examine each part of the acronym in order to better understand the expectations and how to use this format, as well as examine and practice-score exemplar and developing mentor texts using the AXEXES rubric in order to give meaningful feedback on writing. Attendees will receive materials such as graphic organizers, worksheets, mentor texts, and rubrics. This paragraph format can be used to analysis or research of any kind and from any content area.

Session Objectives:

Gain an understanding of the AXEXES paragraph format and how to use it to teach and assess writing.

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Meghan Leland

High School
Meghan Leland is a co-teacher at Busan Foreign School, where she has been working for six years. Along with Megan Boyle, she makes up the entire high school English department at BFS. Meghan teaches AP Seminar, AP Research, and Language Arts 11. She has previously taught AP Language... Read More →
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Megan Boyle

High School
Megan Boyle is a co-teacher at Busan Foreign School, where she has been working for three years. Along with Meghan Leland, she makes up the entire high school English department at BFS. Megan teaches ninth-grade Introduction to Literature, tenth-grade American Literature, and AP Literature... Read More →

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

12:15pm KST

Beyond the Reading Assessment

In this session, participants will have an opportunity to delve deeper into what reading assessments tell us about our students. By looking at what our students are doing well and what they are attempting to do, we can identify strategies and skills that will have the largest impact on students as readers. Teachers will use data from reading assessments to create meaningful and attainable goals for students.

Session Objectives:

Analyze student assessments.
Use data to set personalized reading goals.


Susie Scanlan

Elementary, Korea International School
Susie Scanlan is a third grade teacher at Korea International School. This is her ninth year of teaching. She has a certificate in early language and literacy, and has worked as both an instructional coach and reading interventionist. Susie is passionate about helping students set... Read More →

Ana Allen

Ana Allen is the Elementary Associate Principal at Korea International School. As an educator with over 15 years of experience, Ana has had the privilege of looking at education from the lens of a middle school classroom teacher, elementary teacher, and literacy coach. Prior to joining... Read More →

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

1:45pm KST

Supporting English Learners in Literacy Workshop

During this session, we will explore ways to support English language acquisition in a literacy workshop. We will engage in collaborative conversations around how to provide equitable access to literacy content for all levels of English proficiency by using an asset-based approach. The session will focus on adapting literacy mini-lessons as well as provide ideas for independent and small group work time.

Session Objectives:

Explore effective ways to support English Learners during literacy workshop.
Engage in collaborative conversations around supports for English Learners using WIDA’s asset-based approach.

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Molly Wellner

Molly Wellner has been an educator for 15 years in the USA and Peru; and now is currently teaching in South Korea at KIS-Pangyo Campus. She has a Master's degree in English as a Second Language (MAESL) and has used this knowledge and her experiences as a classroom teacher, ESOL teacher... Read More →

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