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Saturday, November 16
 

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.

Presenters
avatar for Andrea Boltz

Andrea Boltz

Elementary
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
M406

9:45am KST

How to survive a job fair

Change can be stressful.  Change from one job to the next, even more so, as the job fair process can be a complex and foreign experience for many teachers, especially those who have not attended one before.  This presentation will talk about some of the fairs - and companies sponsoring the fairs - in order to help the teachers understand how they work.  As experienced recruiters and veterans of the international school scene, Jim and Mike will speak to the process of preparing for a fair and how teachers can navigate their way at one wisely.

Session Objectives:

Approach a job fair with confidence.


Presenters
avatar for Jim Gerhard

Jim Gerhard

Leadership / Administration
Jim Gerhard- Jim is the High School principal at Seoul International School and is a veteran overseas educator who has served in six different schools.


Saturday November 16, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am KST
M405

9:45am KST

Korea, the Hermit Kingdom: The legacy of 19th century myth-making and redressing misconceptions of Korean culture

A “Hermit Kingdom” is a term applied to any country which willfully cuts itself off from the rest of the world. William Elliot Griffis, an American Orientalist and author, first coined this term in the late nineteenth century to describe premodern Korea, which then became widely popularized by the English explorer and writer Isabella Bird Bishop. Over the past century the term and its connotations have persisted, and the appellation “Hermit Kingdom” is now applied to North Korea for its extremely limited contact and distrust of the outside world. This address proposes that the depiction of late Chosôn Korea as xenophobic, contemptuously suspicious of foreigners (especially Westerners), and dogmatically conservative is in fact a myth that was created in the late nineteenth century and that has been perpetuated until today. Consequently, and quite unfortunately, this myth has contributed to continued misunderstandings of Korean culture and has affected modern-day foreign relations.

Session Objectives:

To improve our understanding of Korean culture and history, especially for foreigners living in Korea.

Presenters
avatar for Leighanne Yuh

Leighanne Yuh

Professor
Leighanne Yuh is a professor in the Department of Korean History at Korea University (KU). She is also Editor of The International Journal of Korean History published by the Center for Korean Studies at KU. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on the Late Chosôn... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am KST
M302
  Other

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

Make Your Content M.E.A.N. - Meaningful, Engaging, Adaptive, NOW!

Secondary school courses often reward students with the highest marks based almost entirely on their mastery of textbook material. The question is, how many of these students can say that the learning truly transformed them in a meaningful way? Participants in this workshop will engage in a number of activities that can make any course more engaging, more personal, and far more relevant to the lives of students. Examples from the current AP Psychology course will used for demonstration, so be prepared to share! And remember, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Session Objectives:

Reflect on the relevance of course content within the lives of students.
Develop new ideas for creating personally engaging lessons without sacrificing content.

Presenters
avatar for Anthony Loveday

Anthony Loveday

High School, Seoul International School
Hailing from the great state of California and a proud graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Mr. Anthony Loveday has been a secondary school teacher since 2001. He currently serves as the chair of the Social Studies department at Seoul International School and is the... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm KST
M304

1:45pm KST

Power of Korean: Connecting with the Host Country

Learning the language of the host country is huge; it helps us connect with the heart of the people and begin to understand the beauty of its culture. Research shows that language is seen as the "touchstone of integration" and "Learning the host country’s language is argued to help develop a sense of belonging and reconstruct ways of life and identities" (Esser, 2006).

So, come take an hour to pause and learn the basics of Survival Korean 101. We, SAY, are proud to host this workshop at KORCOS as an award-winning company featured on Forbes and Talk to Me in Korean. Started by a KIS alum, we believe languages should not act as barriers but as a way to connect people. With over 30,000 students learning with us worldwide, our mission is to make learning Korean as fun and easy as possible so that you spend more time engaging with your Korean friends and neighbors..

Come see us, have fun, and walk away with a new-found appreciation of your home away from home.

Saturday November 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm KST
G307

1:45pm KST

Why is Hello Kitty’s Head So Big? Intro to Korean Culture & Cultural Sensitivity

This workshop is the product of several years of cultural orientation program for new staff at SIS that grew into a series on cultural sensitivity. Learn about Korean culture that will help you adjust to life here as well as deal with students and parents with strong Korean affiliations. We will go over tips on how to enhance cultural awareness and competence by encouraging positive cross cultural relationships in our community, both with colleagues as well as students. The goal of the session is to leave with a clear definition, philosophy, & techniques for a successful cross cultural communication, to help you make sense of your life if Korea.

Session Objectives:

Learn about things that can make your life in Korea make some sense!
Cultural Sensitivity – walk away with the answer to, "Is there really such a thing as a Cultural Intelligence?"

Presenters
avatar for Hye Yong MIN

Hye Yong MIN

Leadership / Administration, Seoul International School
Hye Yong Min is Translation & Interpretation Specialist at Seoul International School. A Korean American graduate of SIS, Min is exactly the kind of third culture kid you meet in the classroom. While being bi-cultural has not always been fun or easy, the unique experience is now one... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm KST
Mini A & B - Near Cafeteria