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Saturday, November 16
 

9:45am KST

Consumer to Prosumer: Improving Digital Citizenship in Upper Elementary Students

Our world is rapidly evolving into a digital age. Get ahead of the curve with your students and help instill digital citizenship characteristics in your learners, try out different interactive activities dealing with digital citizenship content. Using game-based learning, we can turn students from consumers of content into prosumers to become active engagers with content. This session is best participated in with either a tablet of macbook computer in hand.

Session Objectives:

Learn the most up to date research on what Digital Citizenship is, and how to instill it in students.
Try out various Digital Citizenship activities you can use in your classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Brogan Pratt

Brogan Pratt

Elementary
Brogan has been an educator for four years and is presently an Elementary Technology Teacher at Korea International School. Prior to beginning his international career, he taught grade 4/5 for 3 years in Canada and was a fine arts instructor for grades K-12 at a private art school... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am KST
H200

9:45am KST

Lucy Calkins, Common Core, and Mathematics walk into a bar.

It seems like lately Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop are getting all the hype lately, but what about math? In this session, we will demonstrate how conferences can be used in math, just as they are used in literacy. As a broad introductory course, we will focus on developing and/or finding rich mathematical tasks to use in your classroom, and through conferring elicit and push student thinking by using Common Core’s mathematical practices.

Session Objectives:

1. Identify and select rich mathematical tasks that require flexible thinking. 
2. Develop skills for eliciting and pushing students' understanding in math through conferring.

Presenters
avatar for Leann Norton

Leann Norton

Elementary
Born and raised in Seattle, WA, Leann Norton is the proud owner of three raincoats and a degree in psychology from the University of Washington. Following her graduation, Leann quickly returned to school to obtain her teaching certificate and follow her passion. After a decade of... Read More →
avatar for Tomás Wallenberg

Tomás Wallenberg

Elementary
Tomás was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. He has worked in education for 13 years and currently works as a K-12 Instructional Coach at Korea International School. Before teaching internationally, Tomás worked in bilingual schools as a teacher, instructional specialist and... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am KST
M304

9:45am KST

Reality Check: AR/VR Playdate

Don’t know much about Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR)? Then this is the session for you! Come and play as we explore several different applications of AR/VR and discover how easily they can be integrated into your curriculum to promote literacy, empathy, creativity and inquiry. Walk away with a basic tool box so you are ready to implement this into your classroom tomorrow!

Session Objectives:

Explore different platforms of AR/VR for transdisciplinary connections to learning.
Build capacity to easily bring AR/VR into your classroom.
Create authentic opportunities for students to become producers of AR/VR.

Presenters
avatar for MJ Han

MJ Han

Nikki Vreugdenhil is part of the Elementary KoLAB department that guides transdisciplinary integration of science, engineering and design across all grade levels at Korea International School, Pangyo campus.
avatar for Nikki Vreugdenhil

Nikki Vreugdenhil

Early Years, Elementary
Nikki Vreugdenhil is part of the Elementary KoLAB department that guides transdisciplinary integration of science, engineering and design across all grade levels at Korea International School, Pangyo campus.
avatar for Robert Zook

Robert Zook

Elementary, KIS
Robert Zook is part of the Elementary KoLAB department that guides transdisciplinary integration of science, engineering and design across all grade levels at Korea International School, Pangyo campus.
avatar for Jeremy Jacobsen

Jeremy Jacobsen

Elementary
Jeremy Jacobsen is part of the Elementary KoLAB department that guides transdisciplinary integration of science, engineering and design across all grade levels at Korea International School, Pangyo campus.


Saturday November 16, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am KST
E1KoLab

12:15pm KST

The history behind the math that we teach

Addition and subtraction, pictograms and pie charts, exponentials and logarithms... Yes, it’s in the curriculum. But where does it all come from? When were these concepts discovered? What prompted the discoveries? Who are the big names behind it? Come for a refreshing journey through the history and stories of the material our students learn in math classes from K to 12. (Note: Even though I teach HS math, this session has a lot of ES and MS content. It is really meant to be a fun story about math that anybody can enjoy.)

Session Objectives:

Discover the origins and processes that led to the mathematical knowledge that we teach to our kids K-12.
Travel through the history of our world through mathematical milestones.

Presenters
avatar for Vivian Robert

Vivian Robert

High School, Korea International School
Vivian has taught high school math in three countries (Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Korea) and with three systems (Swiss, IB, American). This is his ninth year at KIS. A French native speaker, Vivian had to wait age 33 to learn the English words "protractor", "calculus", and... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm KST
M403

12:15pm KST

Want to be Insta Famous?

Do you want to be famous on Instagram? This session will show you how to increase your following on the social media platform by teaching you how to utilize it's great features and master the algorithm. If you are wanting to be seen by potential subscribers or want to promote a program, business, or brand, this workshop will give you the tools to see a BIG difference in your content and numbers.

Session Objectives:

Learn best practices in promoting yourself or your brand on Instagram.
Learn the social media platform and how to master the algorithm.
Engage audiences through digital content.

Presenters
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Rose Yeo

Rose Yeo is a 5th grade New teacher at Chadwick International. She is passionate about creating digital artwork and she demonstrated her live digital drawings using an iPad pro in KORCOS 2018 (GSIS). Rose enjoys watching Marvel movies, finding good restaurants, spending time with... Read More →
avatar for Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman

Elementary
Michael Coleman is a 5th grade PYP teacher at Chadwick International. Moving to Korea back in 2014 propelled his life to new heights as he discover his passion of film and content making. When Michael is not teaching, he is creating video content for his YouTube channel "MiKole" or... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm KST
M407

12:15pm KST

ClassDojo: Without the "Behavior" Points

While many people associate ClassDojo with behavior management, that does not have to be the case. This free platform offers countless tools, including: student portfolios, a timer, a group maker, a student randomizer, music, parent messaging and so much more. In this session, attendees will get to see the tools in action from the perspective of a student. Then, attendees will have the opportunity to create their own classes while having the opportunity to receive in-person support on the spot to do so.

Session Objectives:

Review the platform's various tools.
Explore how to use the platform for documentation versus a "behavior system."
Get your own class started.

Presenters
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Christine C

Elementary


Saturday November 16, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm KST
M308

12:15pm KST

DemISTEfying the ISTE Standards

Every school has a digital story. Go beyond the tra-digital of using apps, gadgets, digital tools, and design spaces and dive deeply into your practice to transform pedagogical practices in the digital age. Use the ISTE framework to move technology integration from niche innovation to mainstream practice. Explore the ISTE Educator and Student Standards and the adopted ISTE instructional frameworks to learn how to leverage and demystify the ISTE framework. This session supports practitioners in moving instructional technology systems from vision to practice. 
Session Objectives:

Grow your practice as an empowered professional and learning catalyst.
Develop a lens from which to promote reflective practice.
Inform the pathway forward through the intersection of pedagogy, curriculum, and technology.



Presenters
avatar for Jessica Hale

Jessica Hale

Leadership
For more than 17 years, Jessica has worked with International schools across Asia. Jessica’s experience spans from classroom teacher to her current role which includes overseeing whole school innovation and technology implementation. Jessica has conducted research on characteristics... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm KST
M401

12:15pm KST

Modeling with Shell Equations

A "shell equation" is a partially formed mathematical model that is given to students prior to designing an experimental investigation. When a shell equation is carefully crafted by the instructor, it can allow enough freedom for students to make all of their own inquiry choices, but enough implicit constraints that they are led toward a valuable conclusion.
Maxwell began using this lab design method last year and had a lot of success with it in his classes.

Session Objectives: 

1. Gain strategies to balance content acquisition and inquiry practices in student labs.
2. Design a "shell" equation lab to use in one of your classes.

Presenters
avatar for Maxwell Fazio

Maxwell Fazio

AP Physics 1 and 2 Teacher, Korea International School
Maxwell teaches AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 at Korea International School where he has worked for six years. In his spare time, he loves to read, play music, and watch his daughter throw all her food on the floor.


Saturday November 16, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm KST
G308

12:15pm KST

STEM and NGSS standards

Teachers who teach science at the elementary level sometimes struggle on what their main focus during ""science class"" should be. Should we focus on vocabulary? Reading about science ideas? Or doing cool experiments? We will try to answer this question while we look closely at the NGSS standards. teachers who attend this session will focus on the 3rd-5th grade engineering standards for a hands on activity. Lastly, teachers will create a design challenge they can use with their students.

Session Objectives:

Become familiar with the NGSS standards.
Look closely at the NGSS engineering standards for grades 3-5.
Create an engineering design challenge for the grade you teach.

Presenters
avatar for Pedro Toledo

Pedro Toledo

Elementary
Pedro Toledo teaches science and math at Daegu International School. Pedro began his teaching career in Miami, FL. He taught in FL for 18 years before moving to Korea with his family to continue teaching at Daegu International School. Focusing on math and science, Pedro now teaches... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm KST
M303

12:15pm KST

Power tools with Children: How to Safely facilitate students making and designing with tools.

Making and design classes and projects are all the rage these days. Digital fabrication is popular with schools, but physical fabrication is an area where schools can improve, and better serve our students. Sometimes the best way to make something is with tools and our hands. Schools can be resistant to letting students use tools. It's understandable, power tools are expensive and can be scary. But they don't have to be! Power tools and hands on making are an experience that most of our students lack these days. Being able to safely work with and design with tools is a fantastic skill to teach students. Don't be intimidated about using tools. Come explore tools usage, safety and projects in KIS's makerspace and wood shop. Hope you like sawdust!

Session Objectives:

To explore different power tools, and how to use them safely with students
To promote and grow the maker mindset in all classrooms.
Share ideas on student design and making with power tools.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Bycraft

Michael Bycraft

Middle School, High School
Michael Bycraft has been a teacher since 2006. Currently he is the head of the Design and Innovation department at Korea International School. At KIS he has been teaching robotics, design, CAD and makerspace for the last four years. Before KIS he taught AP and IB environmental science... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm KST
M201

1:45pm KST

Inquiring Minds Want To Know! Is there a better way to teach math?

Are you a ""math"" person? Do you get the ""cold sweats"" whenever you are faced with a math problem? Did you avoid math like the plague for most of your life? And now the irony of it all....you have to teach math! Well, fear no more! We're here to help you embrace mathematic instruction through fun, inquiry based activities that your students will use to build a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics! And you get to learn WITH them!

Session Objectives:

To remove math anxiety in elementary teachers.
To model student led inquiry for math instruction.
To demonstrate the connection between the standards progression from grades 3-5.
To promote a Growth Mindset mentality

Presenters
avatar for Michele Lajoie

Michele Lajoie

Elementary, Leadership / Administration, GSIS
Together, my husband is Chris and I have over 30+ years of mathematics instruction in Canada, the UAE and Korea. In our previous and present roles as calculus teacher, engineer, upper elementary teacher, instructional coach and principal, we continue to share our passion for effective... Read More →
avatar for Chris Knapp

Chris Knapp

Elementary, GSIS
Together, my wife Michele and I have over 30+ years of mathematics instruction in Canada, the UAE and Korea. In our previous and present roles as calculus teacher, engineer, upper elementary teacher, instructional coach and principal, we continue to share our passion for effective... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm KST
G303

1:45pm KST

Growing Your School Community: How Keeping a School Garden Can Enhance Your School Curriculum While Encouraging Community

What started off four years ago as a fifth-grade project to build a greenhouse out of almost 1000 recycled water bottles, has developed into a major component of our curriculum and a means for bringing our school community together. In this workshop, participants will gain first-hand knowledge of the steps to take to start a garden in their schools at minimal cost, and how to incorporate it into their site's existing curricular programs. Learn how to utilize the human resources within your building and school community to develop, maintain, and grow your school garden. I will also provide examples of how we branched out from just a garden to also raising sustainable chickens and developing our own nature park.

Session Objectives:

Learn about the benefits of creating and maintaining a garden at your school.
Recognize and identify the resources that may already be at your site and how you can utilize them to enrich your curriculum and school community.

Presenters
avatar for Russel Shaw

Russel Shaw

Early Years, Elementary
Russel Shaw grew up in a small rural town in British Columbia, spending many hours watching and helping his grandparents tend to gardens, cows, and chickens. Even after over 30 years of teaching, and being far away from the farm, Russel still draws on those childhood memories as times... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm KST
M305

1:45pm KST

Math Trails: Real-World Math

This session will be interactive and mainly audience-led. Everyone who attends will have an opportunity to explore math around the school and work with other teachers on creating engaging and challenging math tasks to take back to their schools. Each person will also receive published materials for further learning.

Session Objectives:

1. To build an understanding of how to connect math standards to real-world or school-related issues.

Presenters
avatar for Stephanie Cory

Stephanie Cory

Elementary
Stephanie Cory has been teaching 5th grade at Korea International School for several years. She has a passion for math education and creating a more engaging math curriculum for her students. She enjoys creating opportunities for students to transfer their math skills to new situ... Read More →
avatar for Clayton Boren

Clayton Boren

Elementary, Korea International School
Clayton Boren is in his second year teaching 5th grade at Korea International School. He has a passion for math education and creating a more engaging math curriculum for his students. He enjoys creating opportunities for students to transfer their math skills to new situations.


Saturday November 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm KST
M302

1:45pm KST

Stories, Animations, and Games with Scratch Game Creator

Ever wanted to program, teach programming, or make games, but don’t know how to start? Learn how to use Scratch Game Creator as a tool for connecting students’ core content areas to mathematics and computational thinking skills. Going from basic through advanced block coding skills, we will learn how to make interactive stories, animations, and games, and discover how scratch can be used to display learning in a simple, engaging, and interactive way.

Session Objectives:

Learn how to use Scratch Game Creator.
Collaborate with other teachers to discover cross-curricular connections using Scratch.

Presenters
avatar for Brogan Pratt

Brogan Pratt

Elementary
Brogan has been an educator for four years and is presently an Elementary Technology Teacher at Korea International School. Prior to beginning his international career, he taught grade 4/5 for 3 years in Canada and was a fine arts instructor for grades K-12 at a private art school... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm KST
H200

1:45pm KST

What Are They Thinking?! Using Formative Assessments to Drive Instruction and Improve Student Understanding.

This session is mainly for middle and high school science teachers, however, some of these strategies can be used in elementary levels and all math levels, too. Participants will gain skills on effective formative assessment use, specific formative assessment questions (probes into students’ thinking about content), methods to increase student participation in activities and classroom discussions, and a basic understanding of a guided 5 E model of inquiry-based instruction. This session is grounded in affective inquiry, coupled with hands-on science investigations and engaging formative assessment strategies. Participants engage in all aspects of learning during this session...actually modeling what their students will do when these strategies are implemented in the classroom, the most effective way of insuring new ideas and strategies will be replicated.

Session Objectives:

Get a peak at your students’ thought processes using formative assessment to drive instruction and improve student understanding.
Peek into your students' thought processes using formative assessment to drive instruction and improve student understanding.

Presenters
avatar for John Mizell

John Mizell

High School
John Mizell is an Environmental Science teacher at Korea International School, in Bundang-gu, South Korea. This is his tenth year teaching high school science, and his third year living in Korea. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Central Florida, in Biological Sciences... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm KST
M303