Preconferences

Presenters Topic/Title
Jennifer Abrams Communication (Oct. 24)
Harvey Alvy Leadership (Oct. 24)
Marc Frankel Leadership Through Partnership (Oct. 24-25)
Marilyn George Accreditation Training
Tim Gerrish Child Protection (Oct. 24)
Stephen Holmes Marketing (Oct. 24)
Rami Madani Curriculum Leadership (Oct. 23)
Leading Learning (Oct. 24)
Scott McLeod Future-Ready Leadership (Oct. 24)
Mark Milliron Admission Work, Analytics (Oct. 24)
Jesse Roberts Admissions (Oct. 24)
Jennifer Sparrow Curriculum (Oct. 24)
Jeff Utecht Technology (Oct. 24)
Kendall Zoller Communication (Oct. 24)
International School Leadership Program International School Leadership Program - USF/WSU
Pre-conferences - October 23, Tuesday

Curriculum Coordinator’s - Rami Madani
ACS-WASC Pre-conference - Marilyn George

Pre-conferences - October 24, Wednesday

LTP (Leadership Through Partnership) (Wed./Thurs.) - Marc Frankel
For EARCOS Heads and Board Chairs ONLY . Per Team
(Open Only to all Board Chairs/Board Members and Heads of School, especially appropriate when one member is new to the team.)

Business Managers’ Pre-conference
- Gerrick Monroe, CFO/COO, Int'l School Beijing
Title: Innovative Educational Facility Design

ACS-WASC Visiting Committee Chair Training
- Marilyn George

Continued from Wednesday pre-conference -
October 25, Thursday

Leadership through Partnership: Master Class in International School Governance & Job-Alike (Part 2, continued from Wednesday)

Business Managers’ Pre-conference (continued)

Additional Preconference Presenters October 24, 2018


Jennifer Abrams

Biography: Formerly a high school English teacher and a new teacher coach, Jennifer Abrams is currently a communications consultant who works with educators and others on new teacher and employee support, being generationally savvy, effective collaboration skills, and having hard conversations. Jennifer’s publications include Having Hard Conversations, The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicate, Collaborate & Create Community and Hard Conversations Unpacked - the Whos, Whens and What Ifs. Her upcoming book is tentatively titled Swimming in the Deep End: Leadership Skills for Aspiring and Emerging Educational Leaders. Jennifer was named one of the “18 Women All K-12 Educators Should Know,” featured in the blog ‘Finding Common Ground’’ from Education Week, and has also been awarded the International Educational Entrepreneur Award by the International Academy for Educational Entrepreneurs. More about Jennifer’s work can be found at her website, www.jenniferabrams.com

Topic: Communication (Oct. 24)
Title: Swimming in the Deep End: What Does It Take?
Description: No matter where what role we play in a school, we all want to make a difference. However, things move fast in education these days, and often in our communications we are left confused, overwhelmed, and not as successful as we could be. We need to build up a skill set of effective decision making capabilities, ‘resistance management’ communication strategies and for the sake of our health, our ‘stress tolerance.’ This workshop will provide support, a laugh, and some cognitive, social and psychological resources to help you communicate more effectively, confidently and collaboratively, no matter your role.

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Harvey Alvy

Biography: Harvey Alvy served as a school principal at the American International School in Israel, the American Embassy School in New Delhi, and Singapore American School. He was selected as a NAESP National Distinguished Principal for American Overseas Schools, and is a founding member of the Principals’ Training Center for International Schools. In 2004 Harvey received the Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence at Eastern Washington University, where he held the William C. Shreeve Endowed Professorship in Educational Leadership. Harvey’s most recent book is Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance (ASCD, 2017). He has co-authored, with Pam Robbins, Learning From Lincoln, The Principal’s Companion, The New Principal’s Fieldbook, and If I Only Knew; with Dr. Jane Liu, a Mandarin only book The Principal Management Handbook. He conducts presentations on the principalship, educational fads vs. ideas of substance, and Abraham Lincoln's leadership.

Topic: Leadership (Oct. 24)
Title: Fighting for Educational Change: Choosing Initiatives of Substance Over Fads
Description: This preconference workshop by the author of the new book, Fighting for Change in Your School: How to Avoid Fads and Focus on Substance (ASCD, 2017), will help international school leaders address the fads that undermine both innovative and timeless educational practices. This is a high stakes and urgent challenge that affects student achievement, teacher success, leadership effectiveness, curriculum, fiscal and resource accountability, professional development, and the confidence of international parents in their schools. To meet this challenge workshop participants will examine the book's six "Red Flag" strategies to avoid harmful fads that educators confront (e.g., overpromising the effect of a new program); and six "Guidelines" to promote reforms of substance in schools (e.g., promoting both innovative and timeless practices). Interactive workshop activities will provide leaders with practical professional development strategies to take home and share with their school colleagues, to assess educational trends and positively impact student and teacher success.

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Marc Frankel

Biography: Dr. Marc Frankel, Ph. D. is a Senior Consultant and partner in Triangle Associates, an international consultancy specializing in higher, independent and international education. A psychologist by training, Dr. Frankel facilitates governance workshops, leadership development programs, and strategic planning in the United States and around the world, and coaches numerous senior leaders in universities and independent schools. His clients include schools in Europe, Asia and North America, including large and small institutions and Tier 1 universities.

Among his accomplishments are the development of evaluation methodologies for governing boards and senior academic and administrative leaders, co-founding the School Leadership Institute for the National Association of Independent Schools, and authoring or co-authoring numerous articles and white papers on issues in governance and leadership of schools and universities. Dr. Frankel is a member of the governing board at the Wildwood School (Los Angeles), and he lives in St. Louis with his wife, Jacqueline. Their son, Alex, lives and works in Los Angeles.

Dr. Frankel's undergraduate degree is from the University of Utah, and he completed his Masters and Ph.D. at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Frankel has been part of Triangle Associates for over 18 years.

Dr. Frankel can be reached via e-mail at marc@ta-stl.com

Topic: Leadership Through Partnership (Oct. 24-25)
Title: Leadership through Partnership
Description:

The EARCOS ELC in 2018 re-imagines governance programming for heads and school board members by incorporating feedback from our members into a more compressed, timely, and on-target experience. The two-day governance session is called "Leadership through Partnership," because the focus is on building a stronger, more collaborative relationship between boards and heads to take the school forward, even though both parties have distinct and different areas of focus and responsibility. Starting with our signature program for chairs and heads and moving on to a governance master class involving heads and board members together and then board members alone, Leadership through Partnership tackles the big questions and complex issues in governing today's international schools.

Throughout, the focus will be on understanding issues and creating transferable concepts and practices that participants can readily take back to their schools. Guided by expert facilitation, the sessions promise:
- Exploration of the most important concepts in governance;
- Getting the practice of fiduciary accountability and strategic thinking right;
- Matching practice with your type of school constitution;
- Up-to-the-minute guidance on complex challenges; and
- A deeper, better relationship between the board and head of school.

Module 1
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
08:30 - 12:00
Leadership through Partnership:Board Chairs and School Heads at the Summit

For: Board Chairs and Heads of School, especially appropriate when one member is new to the team.

Description: An EARCOS exclusive especially for heads and board chairs, the partnership that is at the core of school leadership and is among the most important relationships in the school. Heads and chairs will learn how to work collaboratively to set the tone and agenda for effective and powerful board performance. Using a "no surprises" framework, we will explore communication styles and preferences, setting an agenda for the board year, handling disagreements and conflict, and supporting each other as the chair manages the board and the head manages the administrative team and school.

Take-aways from attending:
- How to be effective as chair in supporting the head of school;
- How to be an effective as head in supporting the board chair;
- Ways of collaborating to lead the board and administration;
- Understanding each other's communication preferences;
- A framework for handling conflict;
- A model for keeping the relationship on track.

Module 2
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
13:00 - 16:30
Leadership through Partnership: International School Governance Master Class (Part 1, session continues with Part 2 for board members and chairs on Thursday, 10:30 - 16:30)


For: All Board Chairs, Board Members, and Heads of School

Description: A graduate-level course in international school governance using case studies, school examples, and lessons from the field to animate coverage of essential topics that make or break board performance, including:
- Boardsmanship for Heads of School - the fine art if working with your board
- Headsmanship for Board Chairs - the fine art of being the point person for the board's work with the head of school
- Evaluating the Head of School
- Risk Management
- Managing Enrollment and Shifting Demographics
- Inclusion and Learning Support-What boards need to know
- and much more

Note that the Leadership through Partnership Master Class has two parts, with Wednesday afternoon including board members and heads off school in a "deep-dive" into topics they share in common. On Thursday, the Master Class continues for board members only and the topics that uniquely fall under the governance focus. The Thursday session ends with a board member job-alike, a facilitated session where members can propose topics and ask questions of each other.

Take-aways from attending:
- How to be an effective governor regardless of how long you have been on the board (from brand new to very seasoned);
- A proven model for head of school goal-setting and evaluation;
- Models of how different types of boards-parent-elected, hybrid, self-perpetuating, and proprietary-relate to stakeholder groups such as teachers, parents, and alumni;
- Case examples of good practices in host country relations;
- How to stay strategic amid the constant noise from day-to-day life in the school;
- An understanding of how the big questions in international school governance relate to your school; and
- A look ahead to see the future of elementary and secondary education.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
10:00 - 16:30
Leadership through Partnership: Master Class in International School Governance & Job-Alike (Part 2, continued from Wednesday)


For: All Board Chairs and Board Members

Description: Continues the Wednesday Master Class session, optional for school heads, covering the remaining topics and discussions plus:
- A facilitated board member job-alike late in the afternoon where participants can raise issues for discussion and ask questions of their peers.

Take-aways from attending:
- All of the items above from Wednesday, plus understanding how peer schools approach governance challenges that your school faces now, and a curated agenda of EARCOS conference sessions on Friday and Saturday that amplify and augment the Master Class.

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Marilyn George

Biography: Marilyn George has been the vice president of the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), since 1987. In addition to her knowledge of international accreditation and ongoing school improvement her areas of expertise are school curriculum/instruction/assessment and professional development. As the vice president, her responsibilities for the entire ACS WASC region include: working with international, national and state governments, ACS WASC partner associations, school districts and individual schools in developing and refinement of overall policies, understandings, and detailed procedures; creating/ refining accreditation criteria, materials and processes; developing/ conducting/ facilitating training for all visiting committees/school leaders; training of trainers; supervising and organizing visiting committees and improving related office operations; advising and working with educators and professional associations; and assisting

Topic: Accreditation Training
Title: ACS WASC Focus on Learning Accreditation Training
(Tuesday, October 23 - 8:30 a.m. to 16:30)

Description: This one-day interactive ACS WASC session will examine the essentials of the Focus on Learning self-study process and the many ways it can be adapted to a school's situation to ensure a meaningful self-study process. The session will provide an opportunity for EARCOS educators to examine strategies inherent in Focus on Learning that support the school's assessment of student learning in relation to schoolwide learner outcomes and academic standards. During the latter part of the session, there will be a panel of EARCOS educators who will share how they adapted the Focus on Learning process for their respective schools, including integration with strategic planning. This session enables participants to become eligible for serving on ACS WASC visiting committees.

Topic: Committee Chair Training
Title: ACS WASC Visiting Committee Chair Training
(Wednesday, October 24 - 8:30 a.m. to 14:30)

Description:The session will prepare EARCOS educators to chair an ACS WASC visiting committee. The chair roles that will be examined are the following: of "keeper of the school improvement vision"; coach for the school and the visiting committee members, and an organizer of the visit. Through the dialogue and discussion there will be shared insights and advice from fellow EARCOS educators who have already chaired full, mid-cycle, and other special visits.

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Tim Gerrish

Biography: Tim Gerrish OBE, is a highly committed and commended International Child Protection expert with extensive experience in advising on child safeguarding risk management issues. He specialises in advising international school leaders, conducting audits and evaluations as well as developing and delivering top class training on child safeguarding for international schools and high profile organisations. Tim is an accredited consultant to the Council of International Schools (CIS), Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and Federation of British International Schools in SE Asia (FOBISIA).

Topic: Child Protection (Oct. 24)
Title: Considerations for a Child Safeguarding model in your school.
Description: • To equip delegates with information about constructing the key foundations required in managing Policy development. • Child Safeguarding Policy • Staff Code of Conduct • Reporting Guidelines • Discuss what other policies will be required to support the overall model • Discuss a case management system for dealing with reports of concern/abuse • Understand what training modules will be required for staff induction, advanced training, safe recruitment and refresher cycles. • Understand Roles and Responsibilities for implementation, monitoring and evaluation • Explore scenario based examples of issues of concern.

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Stephen Holmes

Biography: Dr Holmes is Founder and Principal of 'The 5Rs Partnership'(www.5rspartnership.com). Stephen lays a robust claim as the most experienced, credentialed school consultant in strategy, marketing, and reputation management. Stephen is the only full-time practising consultant with a PhD in school marketing and reputation. In the late 1990s, Stephen defined the role of strategy and marketing in schools via the 5Rs framework (recruitment, retention, referral, relationships, reputation) in his seminal PhD study. Now based in Asia, Stephen has consulted, researched, published and spoken globally with schools and universities with an unmatched client base, spanning three decades. In 201/17, Dr Holmes has been commissioned for major school projects in Asia, Australia, Africa, Middle East, Europe, US, and New Zealand. Stephen is currently developing an online course for international schools in marketing, strategic planning, and reputation management, in close consultation with Council of International Schools (CIS) to be released in late 2017.

Topic: Marketing (Oct. 24)
Title: Building a World Class Reputation in an International School
Description: International schools are now moving into marketing and external relations in a more professional sense. However, many schools less understand or practice marketing as a part of a definitive and whole of school wide approach to reputation development. All too often we see in international schools that reputation management only comes formally onto the radar when a crisis occurs!

Reputation is an exciting concept for school leaders, boards and senior leaders in schools to now consider as an integrative step toward effective school management. The reputation of an international school constitutes its most valuable asset -nothing is more important than building, managing and evaluating reputation.

At present, it is a missed opportunity for schools to build status, profile and recognition in a planned and measured way. Yet, there is a genuine lack of robust evidence and coordinated responsibility in schools to build, manage and evaluate reputation. Reputation is an "accumulated" asset -hard to build, but easily lost! How many schools have seriously sat down and considered, planned for and evaluated (tracked) the following say over a 10-20 year time horizon to become 'famous' for something through focused attention to:
- A clarity of vision and defined ambition (reputation)
- A professional managerial approach to development/implementation/evaluation of reputation.
- A willingness to invest strategically in those assets that would deliver that reputation (over a long period - say 10-20 years).
- Determination not to embark on anything unless it aligns to building that reputation.
- Narrow/deep in purpose, rather than too wide and all-encompassing that can dilute the focus of reputation development.

A strategic and structured approach to reputation is increasingly relevant to international schools and should now be a formal management and Board function, and shape future strategic priorities. How? Reputation requires a strategic approach that closely aligns what a school says (its promotion/marketing) with what it does (education reality in delivery). Reputation management in schools also requires objectives and measurement techniques to assess progress and impact.

This workshop will allow participants time to deeply consider what reputation they aspire to for their school, steps to get there with a specific reputation school wide framework, and mechanism to monitor and measure reputational progress. The workshop will offer an innovative and unique perspective on how to formally approach reputation in international schools, supported by Dr Holmes from the field on how to do this.

Developing, actioning and measuring robust plans for reputation will increasingly be scrutinised as schools expand their services and seek stronger stakeholder relationships.

Key areas covered for the workshop will include:
- What is reputation and reputation management all about?
What does a 'good' reputation mean for teachers, parents and students?
- The need for reputation management in international schools.
- A robust and thorough self-assessment of your school reputation. Then evidence- based strategies to develop, manage and evaluate reputation in your school.
- A range of internal (staff) and external (parents, students, community) strategies international schools can use to build reputation. Word of mouth referral and the link with reputation- how to nurture and stimulate word of mouth with your school community (BEST marketing there is!)
- Key metrics to measure (monitor) reputation.

This 1-day workshop will offer an innovative perspective on how international schools can understand the discipline of reputation management, develop a dedicated reputation plan, and communicate compelling and cogent marketing messages that build trust and referral.

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Rami Madani

Biography: Rami Madani is the Director of Learning at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Prior to that he worked in international schools in Yemen, Zambia, and India, serving students and faculty at all school levels. He has taught subjects ranging from Mathematics to Music to Theory of Knowledge. He served as a secondary school principal, dean of students, and department head in various international schools. Rami has designed a variety of professional development and training programs for administrators and teachers. In addition, he is an IB Diploma consultant and is passionate about aligning a school's systems with its mission, and ensuring that teaching and learning is the focus of what schools do. Rami presents at conferences and works with schools on areas related to strategic planning, growth & evaluation, curriculum, assessment and instruction. His primary focus is on nurturing minds, empowering educators, refining systems and tools to support student holistic growth.

Topic: Curriculum Leadership (Oct. 23)
Leading Learning (Oct. 24)

Title: International School Curriculum: Creation, Relevance, and Sustainability (Tuesday, October 23)
Description: This session is for educators involved in curriculum leadership, new and experienced. Curriculum leadership is at the heart of learning, yet there is often lack of clarity within a school as to what it entails and who is actually leading it. Do you sometimes wonder how and whether the countless hours spent on curriculum development really improves student learning? Are you baffled by the curriculum process and terminology? How can the curriculum be relevant and sustainable in our international schools? This workshop will address these queries and more, including a focus on responsive, meaningful, and scalable curriculum reviews. If you are an administrator who wishes to deepen your understanding of curriculum leadership, or a curriculum coordinator who is keen to further expand her/his craft, this workshop will provide the tools to launch and sustain curriculum in your school.

Topic: Leading Learning (Oct. 24)
Title: Learning Focused Leadership (Wednesday, October 24)
Description:
This is an advanced pre conference session for educational leaders in schools. Using a reflective method, we will focus on four key components of effective leadership:
1. Observation: Enhancing your ability to observe confidently and give insightful, learning focused feedback.
2. Collaboration: Promoting self-directed, professional collaborations that honor the cyclical, adaptive, and scalable nature of learning.
3. Facilitation: Designing and facilitating learning focussed meetings using processes which can profoundly impact how participants feel about their purpose and work.
4. Curriculum: Leading contemporary curriculum change that prepares students for a future that awaits them, not us.

The workshop will suggest a strategy that promotes self-reflection and help us see how leadership is, at its core, very personal. This session will stretch your knowledge, expand your skills, and invite you to discover aspects of your leadership style that can significantly contribute to your professional growth. Some questions we will explore: Who owns your school's vision of learning?', 'How do you build institutional knowledge and capacity in areas that are at the heart of learning?', 'What are your personal blind-spots that may limit your effectiveness as a leader and how can you benefit from recognizing them?'.

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Scott McLeod

Biography: An Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver, Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is widely recognized as one of the leading experts on P-12 future-ready leadership issues. He is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the only university center in the U.S. dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and is the co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He also is the co-creator of the 4 Shifts Protocol for lesson/unit redesign and the author/editor of 3 books. Dr. McLeod has worked with several hundred schools, districts, universities, and other organizations and has received numerous awards for his technology leadership work, including the 2016 Award for Outstanding Leadership from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Full bio at http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/bio

Topic: Future-Ready Leadership (Oct. 24)
Title: Closing Relevance Gaps and Building Schools of the Future
Description: The schools of the future are being invented today, one building block at a time. Every year we see the following initiatives gain further ground in schools all around the world. School leaders, teachers, parents, and communities should be working together toward greater implementation of these components, both individually and in concert. Join us for an invigorating day of organizational assessment, conversation, brainstorming, and action planning around these essential elements of future-ready schools:
1. Project- and inquiry-based learning environments
2. Authentic, real-world work
3. Competency-based education and standards-based grading
4. 1:1 computing initiatives
5. Flexible scheduling
6. Redesigned learning spaces
7. Online and open access educational resources
8. Online communities of interest
9. Adaptive software and data systems
10. Alternative credentialing mechanisms

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Mark Milliron

Biography: Dr. Mark David Milliron is an award-winning leader, author, speaker, and consultant, who works with universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, foundations, corporations, associations, and government agencies across the country and around the world. He is Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Civitas Learning, a social-purpose corporation committed to using the best of data science and design thinking to help students learn well and finish strong on education pathways. Mark also serves as Executive Director of the Next-Gen Leadership Academy, a program dedicated to grounding rising educational leaders in the issues and innovations of the day, and the leadership skills necessary to help institutions thrive in dynamic times.

In previous roles, Mark served as the Deputy Director for Postsecondary Improvement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; founding Chancellor of WGU Texas; Endowed Fellow and Director of the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development at The University of Texas at Austin; Vice President for Education and Medical Practice with SAS; and President and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College.

He is a member of numerous boards and advisory groups, including the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), the Global Online Academy, and the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), the parent organization of OER Commons. Past board service includes the American Council on Education (ACE), Western Governors University (WGU), and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

In 1999, The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education named Mark a Distinguished Graduate for his service to the education field. In 2007, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) presented him with its prestigious National Leadership Award. In 2013 he was inducted into the United States Distance Learning Association's (USDLA) Hall of Fame. And in 2016 he was chosen by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the "Top Technology Innovators" in higher education. Regardless of all of his activities and accomplishments, he will quickly tell you that the most important job and the greatest blessing in his life is serving as Julia's husband, and as father to Alexandra, Richard, Marcus, and Max.

Topic: Admission Work, Analytics (Oct. 24)
Title: Tomorrow-Ready Education: Preparing Students for the Challenges of Today and the Promise of Tomorrow
Description: The future is coming fast—faster than ever—and the world of education is working hard to keep up. In this presentation, we’ll dive into conversations on five vital focus areas that will help us get ready to help our students get ready for the challenges of today and the promise of tomorrow. We’ll explore (1) building out an integrated infrastructure that brings together the best of on-ground facilities, online and mobile tools, and augmented and virtual reality; (2) optimizing a learning mix that includes more fluid and increasingly digital curricular resources and strategies, including open education, accelerated learning, competency-based education, game-based learning, MOOCs, SMOCs, and more; (3) doubling down on the importance of psycho-social factors, including belongingness, purpose, mindsets, tenacity, grit, and social and emotional learning (SEL); (4) making the most of analytics platforms and apps powered by data science and design thinking to help us and our students learn well and finish strong; and (5) embracing the imperative to champion "tomorrow-ready learning" grounded in rich tradition of the liberal arts, but tuned for the fast-moving dynamics of the road ahead.

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Jesse Roberts

Biography: TBA

Topic: Admissions (Oct. 24)
Title: Enrolling Successful Families and Keeping them at the school
Description: Not every family is a “best fit” for your school, but how do you know this ahead of time and how do you get rockstar families into the school. The first part of the workshop will help you to build profiles of successful or rockstar families, work with predictive analytics and identify those families that are going to become your best word-of-mouth advertisers. In the second part of the workshop, you will develop KPI’s for your office to ensure an experience that will keep these families at the school. Please bring the following data with you to make the most of the pre-conference. 1. Average number of days in the school’s admission cycle (meaning, how long from first inquiry to contract). 2. Number of countries represented at the school. 3. The data system used at the school.

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Jennifer Sparrow

Biography: TBA

Topic: Curriculum (Oct. 24)
Title: Transforming Assessment & Grading Practices to Support 21st Century Learning
Description: Treating students as receptacles of learning is an antiquated approach that results in students who are consumers of content instead of creators, communicators, collaborators, or critical thinkers. To produce students with these 21st Century skills, teachers need to shift from outdated assessment and grading methods that focus on regurgitation of information to methods that require students to demonstrate deep understanding and application of concepts and skills. During this pre-conference, participants will identify antiquated practices that should be cut, examine classical practices that should be kept, and explore contemporary practices that should be created. As a result of this pre-conference, participants will have tools to use in their context to help design and implement assessment and grading practices that will have the desired impact of fostering student learning.

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Jeff Utecht

Biography: Jeff Utecht is an educational technology consultant, educator and author. He holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Technology as well as his administrative certification through Washington State. Jeff began his career in the Elementary Classroom at a public school in Washington State. In 2001, he was the recipient of a Bill and Melinda Gates Grant called the Technology Leadership Program.

Jeff has taught at International Schools in the Middle East and Asia. Moving from a classroom teacher into technology facilitator roles and administrative positions, Jeff began sharing his passion for learning via his blog The Thinking Stick in 2005. In 2007, he was invited to create an innovative conference focusing on learning and technology; the Learning 2.0 Conference was initiated. Jeff authored chapters in numerous books, worked as the educational consultant for a wiki company, and began speaking at schools and educational events around the globe. He has worked with politicians in Washington DC and participated in The Educational Project at the invitation of the Prince of Bahrain. In 2010 Jeff was invited to present at the first TEDx conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

Jeff has started numerous businesses aimed at helping educators teach in a new connected world. Jeff co-founded the Certificate Of Educational Technology and Information Literacy program (coetail.com) in 2010. In 2014, he founded Eduro Learning Inc. (edurolearning.com) a professional development consulting and online course company. Also in 2014, Jeff helped to establish the Learning2 Conference as a Not-For Profit company, bringing this innovative conference to the world.

Topic: Technology (Oct. 24)
Title: How to Engage Your School Community Using Facebook
Description: This session is for administrators and technology leaders to understand the power of Facebook to tell your school's. Facebook is the social media of our parent generation, not student generation. Learn how to post, what to post and when to post to get the most engagement out of your community.

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Kendall Zoller

Biography: Kendall Zoller, EdD in Educational Leadership, is an author, educator, researcher, and international presenter in communicative intelligence, presentation and facilitation skills, leadership and adaptive schools. His He is co-author of Leading Through the Ecotone, a graphic novel on leadership and The Choreography of Presenting: The 7 Essential Abilities of Effective Presenters (Corwin Press, 2010), president of Sierra Training Associates and a graduate faculty member. He has authored over three dozen reviewed book chapters and journal articles on topics of communication, community, and leadership for educators and law enforcement. His work on leadership and presentation skills takes him across the United States, Canada, and into Europe, China, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. His has presented at the campuses of Harvard, UC Berkeley, St. Anselm College, Boston University, University of Chicago, and Loyola University Maryland. Kendall can be reached at kvzollerci@gmail.com

Topic: Communication (Oct. 24)
Title: The Choreography of Presenting - The Whole Book!
Description: At last the opportunity to spend a day with Kendall Zoller and The Choreography of Presenting! This highly interactive session takes participants into the seven essential abilities. Explore credibility, rapport, reading a group, listening, acknowledging, responding and recovery with grace. About two dozen patterns will be introduced for you to practice and apply, including:
- making impact statements,
- proactively addressing resistance,
- responding to resistance in-the-moment
- Reading a group
- Using language to support thinking
- Getting into rapport with one person as well as entire groups

Imagine being able to consistently present with purpose and intention in any setting. These skills can be used in any setting including on one-on-one, committee, and entire staff meetings. You may find applications of these skills in promotional interviews and even your personal relationships. Both The Choreography of Presenting and The Presenter's Atlas will be available for purchase onsite.

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International School Leadership Program - USF/WSU
The International School Leadership Program (ISLP) program is a collaborative effort between the University of San Francisco and Washington State University. It is designed for educators in the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS).

International School Leadership Program Schedules
October 23, Tuesday - 8:00am to 9:00pm
October 24, Wednesday - 9am to 7:00pm
October 25, Thursday - 8:00am to 8:30pm
October 26, Friday - 8:00am to 8:30pm
October 27, Saturday - 8:00am to 8:30pm