Jane AltemenBiography: Jane Altemen teaches science to kids in Grade 6 through 12 and runs science clubs for elementary kids. Over the years she has created 50+ activities that K to 12 teachers use to nurture authentic scientific thinking. The activities work because they are not confounded by subject content; they focus only on scientific thinking. Jane has been a teacher and administrator since 1988 in her native Canada and in the Middle East, Europe, and now South-East Asia. With a first degree in Neuroscience, Jane's teaching practice is dominated by Brain-Based Learning coupled with Visible Thinking Routines and the Understanding by Design paradigm.
Title: How to Invite Students to Inquire Into Science K to 12
Title: How to Explicitly Teach Scientific Thinking K to 12
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Paul AndersenBiography: Paul Andersen is an educational consultant and YouTube creator living in Bozeman, MT. Paul is an experienced educator having taught science in Montana for 20 years. Paul was the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, and was also one of four finalists for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year. In addition to teaching Paul has created hundreds of YouTube science tutorials that have been viewed millions of times by students around the world. In 2012 Paul was selected by YouTube as one of ten YouTube Edu Gurus. Paul has provided training for thousands of students, teachers, administrators, and professors around the world. Paul's specialties include the Next Generation Science Standards, educational technology, the flipped classroom, and effective classroom design. Paul enjoys providing meaningful professional development that can be applied immediately in the classroom.
Title: The Wonder - Unlocking the Power of the NGSS
Title: Science and Engineering Practices
Title: Scientific Inquiry and Engineering Design
Title: Play and Learn
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Jessica Balli and Patrick CallahanBiography: Jessica Balli, a graduate of Jakarta International School, is a mathematics educator with ten years of classroom experience. She has taught in both a small charter setting and a large, comprehensive high school, teaching a wide range of math courses. Jessica has taken on a variety of roles over the past several years as a leader in transitioning to the Common Core at the school, district, and national levels. She has worked on several grants that have allowed her to work closely with teachers and mathematics education experts in order to create meaningful and authentic classroom experiences for students and teachers. Jessica is a reflective educator who enjoys sharing her trials and successes with other teachers. Jessica was raised in Jakarta, Indonesia and incorporates her international experience when helping teachers make their classrooms more inclusive and engaging.
Dr. Patrick Callahan began his career as a mathematics professor at the University of Texas at Austin, while doing research as a topologist. After several years of teaching at the university level, he became involved in education research. During this time, he helped revolutionize the university's secondary teacher preparation program by helping design and implement UTeach, a secondary STEM-focused program that has gained national recognition and replicated across the country. Over the past two decades, Dr. Callahan has held a variety of positions in different areas of mathematics education, including the Executive Director of the University of California Science and Mathematics Initiative, a Senior Research Scientist at WestEd, and the Statewide Co-Director of the California Mathematics Project. As a mathematician who has been deeply involved with improving education for twenty years, Dr. Callahan offers broad experience, multiple perspectives, and relevant, practical content for teachers and administrators.
Title: Tracking/Acceleration in MS Math: Pitfalls and Perils
Title: Making Middle School Mathematics Meaningful
Title: Writing and Mathematics: It Can be Done!
Title: Assessments in Mathematics: What do You REALLY Know About Your Students?
Title: Tracking/Acceleration in MS Math: Pitfalls and Perils (Repeat)
Title: Making Middle School Mathematics Meaningful (Repeat)
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Waka BrownBiography: Waka Brown is the Manager/Instructor for Stanford e-Japan, an online distance-learning course for Japanese high school students about the U.S.-Japan relationship; and a Curriculum Specialist for the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE). In 2004 and 2008, Waka received the Franklin Buchanan Prize, which is awarded annually to honor an outstanding curriculum publication on Asia at any educational level, elementary through university. Waka has presented teacher seminars nationally for the National Council for the Social Studies in Seattle; the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia in both Denver and Los Angeles; the National Council for the Social Studies, Phoenix; Symposium on Asia in the Curriculum, Lexington; Japan Information Center, Embassy of Japan, Washington. D.C., and the Hawaii International Conference on the Humanities. She has also presented teacher seminars internationally for the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools in Tokyo, Japan, and for the European Council of International Schools in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Title: Divided Memories: Comparing History Textbooks
Title: Whisper to a Roar: Case Studies in Building a Democracy
Title: Religions and Philosophies in China: Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism
Title: Chinese Dynasties: Middle School Activities
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Jennifer Chang-WathallBiography: Jennifer Wathall is an independent consultant, author, faculty chair of mathematics at Island School and honorary faculty adviser and part time instructor for the University of Hong Kong. She is a certified trainer in DISCtm behavior assessment, a performance coach and she is a certified independent consultant in "Concept Based Curriculum Design" by Dr H. Lynn Erickson. With over 20 years experience in the education field. She has worked in several international schools including South Island School, Hong Kong and The United Nations International School, New York and Island School, Hong Kong. In the international arena she has presented many workshops and given talks at numerous international conferences about concept-based mathematics, the use of instructional media and how to effectively integrate a 1:1 program into the classroom. Her book titled "Concept-Based Mathematics: Teaching for Deep Understanding in Secondary Schools" is currently in production and due for release in February 2016.
Title: Concept-Based Curriculum in Mathematics and Science
Title: Unit planning for Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction
Title: How to Engage Students Through Instructional Practice
Title: The Use of Technology to Foster Conceptual Understanding
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Dan ChassagneBiography: Dan Chassagne, Middle School science teacher and Department Head at Singapore American School, has been a teacher for over twenty-five years in the US, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Singapore. Dan has taught science from elementary to high school. He currently appears on the Nat. Geo. Channel show "Food Files" as a science consultant. On this show he demonstrates and explains to the audience complex science concepts related to food in an easy to understand way. Dan also does consulting work at other international schools where he shows teachers and students how to make NGSS practical in the classroom. Dan has been passionate about science for his entire life and he loves making it come alive for his students in meaningful and relevant ways.
Title: NGSS -- Making the Practices Practical (developing and using models, and designing solutions)
Title: NGSS -- Making the Practices Practical (engaging in argument from evidence, and planning and carrying out investigations)
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Kim CofinoBiography: Kim Cofino is an experienced, dynamic and innovative educator. Her international teaching has taken her to Germany, Malaysia, Thailand (ISB), Japan, and now back to Bangkok (NIST International School). Her job titles have included: Academic IT Coordinator, Technology Learning Facilitator, 21st Century Literacy Specialist, Technology and Learning Coach, consultant, and most recently she has added, Consultant-in-Residence at NIST International School. Kim is a COETAIL co-founder, a founding partner in Eduro Learning, a member of the Advisory, as well as the Board, for the Learning 2.0 Global Conference, and an Apple Distinguished Educator. She regularly consults with international and public schools around the world and her work has been widely published in educational websites, journals and books. She occasionally blogs at Always Learning and you can find her on Twitter @mscofino.
Title: The Power of Audience
Title: First Steps Towards Transforming Your Classroom
Title: Making Time To Create
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Lynne ColemanBiography: If there is a nobler, more critically important profession than teaching, I have not been able to imagine it. Which is why I've been a teacher for some 40 years. With degrees in English, art, and applied linguistics, I began as a middle school teacher. Later I taught in university, but the enthusiasm and excitement of secondary education brought me back in the mid-1980s when I taught language and literature in DoDDs schools in rural Germany. From there, with my husband, I moved to the John F. Kennedy Schule in Berlin; later we became teachers and administrators in Malaysia, in Beijing and Shanghai in China, and in Accra, Ghana. Two-thirds of my career has been in international schools, in and outside the classroom. I am now a consultant to international and U.S. schools on topics ranging from creating and maintaining professional learning environments to differentiation and interdisciplinary teaching, from pedagogical leadership to strategic planning and accreditation.
Title: Building Service into Formative and Summative Assessments
Title: Formative assessment: Soup or salad
Title: International-mindedness as Foundation for Service
Title: Assessment: Putting learning into action that is useful
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Kate Dore and Kate LaneBiography: Compass Education is a nonprofit organization comprised of sustainability experts, teachers and administrators guided by the AtKisson group. The tools, methods and strategies used by Compass Education were developed by Alan AtKisson and first introduced to the education sector in 2009. Compass Education is a leading actor in the global movement to TRANSFORM learning, thinking and action by youth, educators, school leaders, and educational institutions, in order to contribute to building a flourishing and sustainable future for all. Compass Education empowers and connects learning communities to educate an act for a sustainable future.
Kate and Kath are members of the Compass Education team in Singapore. Kath teaches Primary school, and has a background in Sustainable Education. Kate teaches Science, and has a background in Neuropsychology and Educating for Scientific Literacy. They are excited to connect with other educators who are passionate about thinking, learning, and acting for a sustainable world.
Title: Leading Change: Diffusing Innovation for a Flourishing and Sustainable World
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Henry EvansBiography: Henry Evans is a 26 year old British scientist, explorer & educator who has extensive experience in the communication of science and exploration to students of all ages at schools across the world. After skiing to the South Pole in Antarctica, he set up his own education business called Magnificent Ocean, which over the past 3 years has visited over 250 international schools across 5 different continents. Henry is currently studying a Masters degree in Climate Change Science at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and is researching climate literacy worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.magoce.com
Title: From University To The South Pole And Beyond
Title: Climate Change Science & Climate Literacy
Title: Marine Biology & Rainforests
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Craig GablerBiography: Dr. Craig T. Gabler is a Science/STEM education consultant, calling the Puget Sound region of Washington State home. Craig has a background in secondary science education and extensive experience in many levels of the education system in the US. He has worked as a classroom teacher, regional science coordinator, consultant, science director for a large school district, program supervisor at the state office of education and as science consultant for American curriculum schools in the Middle East/North Africa region. Outside of his work in districts, Dr. Gabler has been active in science education leadership. He served as a writer for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), was President of the National Science Education Leadership Association, served a two-year term as president of the Washington Science Teachers Association and as the National Science Teachers Association's District XVII Director. Along with passionately supporting the implementation of the NGSS, leadership and leadership development are areas of focus for Dr. Gabler.
Title: Understanding the 3 Dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards
Title: Understanding the 3 Dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards (Repeat)
Title: Powerful Formative Assessment in Science
Title: What is Engineering Design & How do I teach it?
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Christophe GalfardBiography: Christophe Galfard has studied Advanced Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University, England, where he did his Ph.D. on Black holes and the Origin of our Universe under the supervision of renowned Professor Stephen Hawking. Praised for his ability to explain difficult ideas with simple words, Christophe devotes has been, for the past few years, devoting his time to spreading scientific knowledge to the general public. He has given public talks in front of more than 200,000 people, children and adults alike, throughout the world. He is a regular guest on TV and radio shows in France, where he is one of the most acclaimed popular science writer and speaker. Christophe has written many award-winning popular science books for children about the Solar System and our Earth's Climate before writing The Universe in Your Hand, his first book for adults, now an international best-seller translated into 16 languages.
Title: Understanding Nature
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Tim Gerrish OBEBiography: Profile: Tim is a highly committed and commended International Child Protection expert with extensive experience in advising on risk management issues and investigations. He specialises in conducting child protection audits as well as developing and delivering top class training on child safeguarding for international schools and high profile organisations. Investiture June 2013: Awarded an OBE by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to International Child Protection. Background: Tim's background is in law enforcement with 30years experience as a detective with Scotland Yard in London. He was also head of the UK National Criminal Intelligence Service Serious Sex Offender unit before working with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP). At CEOP his role was Head of International Partnerships, working with international schools, foreign governments, law enforcement agencies and child protection practitioners overseas. He has extensive experience of working within Southern and South East Asia as well as Europe, Africa and many other countries around the world.
Title: Child Safeguarding - What you need to know.
Title: Child Safeguarding - What you need to know. (Repeat of # 1)
Title: Disclosure from Children - Managing the Moment
Title: Disclosure from Children - Managing the Moment (Repeat of 3)
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Joseph GreenawaltBiography: For three years, Joe Greenawalt was a pilot teacher for the College Board helping develop the new Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles (CSP) course. Joe helps lead a project named CS Matters of Maryland developing and testing curriculum for the course. In that role, he also leads professional learning for teachers. As a College Board consultant, he helps teachers prepare for the new Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles course. As a teacher in Charles County Public Schools, Joe pioneered the AP CSP and Computer Science A courses. He has been an AP Computer Science A Exam Reader for several years. He has had other professional titles including technology coordinator, network administrator and school principal. He has a Master of Science in Computer Science and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Cyber Security. He is married, the father of two and has two grandchildren.
Title: Computer Science Principles - the Internet and Impact
Title: Impact of Computing
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Julie Harris-SternBiography: Julie Stern is the co-founder of Education to Save the World, an innovative organization that provides tools and training to schools all over the world to help transform teaching and learning to meet the demands of the 21st Century. She is the author of the book Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding by Corwin Press. She is a certified trainer on Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction by Dr. Lynn Erickson and is a James Madison Constitutional Scholar. She is a Verified Master Trainer and has Coaching and Change Management Certificates. Her depth and breath of knowledge combined with her vision and contagious energy make her an in-demand workshop facilitator, instructional coach, author and advisor in many areas including concept-based curriculum, differentiated classrooms and formative assessments.
Title: Tools for teaching conceptual understanding in the secondary classroom
Title: Designing units that explore global issues for the elementary classroom
Title: Inquiry-based humanities lesson demonstration for high school
Title: Designing units and lessons for real-world transfer of learning in middle school
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Sue HarveyBiography: Sue Harvey has taught AP Calculus and other mathematics courses for 23 years at Hong Kong International School. In addition to facilitating workshops in mathematics teaching and learning that enrich the curriculum, she has served as an AP Reader, and participated in a number of selective programs (NEWMAST, NEH, PCMI, Fulbright). After earning her B.A. and M.A. at the University of Colorado, she began her teaching adventures that have taken her from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota to Iceland, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and finally to Hong Kong International School, where she serves as a teaching administrator. Sue continues to stay connected to students and their development of mathematical thinking through the teaching of AP Calculus BC.
Title: Rich Projects: Exploiting a Problem for Increasing Levels of Mathematical Sophistication
Title: Mathematical Thinking: Delving Deeply in Order to Go Beyond
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Stefanie LambBiography: Stefanie Lamb is a Curriculum Consultant for the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) at Stanford University. Prior to joining SPICE in 2000, she taught Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies in Oregon and Hong Kong, China. Stefanie's academic interests lie in curriculum design and instruction. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Western Oregon University and her Master's Degree in Curriculum and Teacher Education from Stanford University. Ms. Lamb has authored or co-authored the following curricula for SPICE: An Introduction to Diasporas in the United States; Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania; China's Cultural Revolution; Crowding the Rim; Examining Human Rights in a Global Context; Geography and the Human Experience; Islamic Civilization and the Arts, The Road to Beijing, The Road to Tokyo, and Traditional and Contemporary Korean Culture.
Title: Teaching about China's Cultural Revolution
Title: Japanese Arts of the Edo Period
Title: Teaching about the Silk Road
Title: Learning about Korea through the Arts
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Ron LancasterBiography: Ron is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream at the University of Toronto where he teaches mathematics methods courses for future middle and high school teachers. He has over 20 years of experience teaching grades 7-12 mathematics. Ron's professional activities include consultations and conference presentations in North America, Asia, England, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Qatar and Africa. Ron is an author for the NCTM (The Mathematical Lens) and member of the Advisory Board for the Museum of Mathematics in New York City. He is the recipient of the 2015 Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award Recognizing Innovation and Excellence in Mathematics Education awarded by the Fields Institute. https://www.fields.utoronto.ca/press/14-15/SinclairAward2015.html
Title: Posing Powerful Questions by Exploring World Flags
Title: Rich, mathematical tasks with multiple solutions.
Title: Introducing your students to Micah Lexier, an artist who uses mathematics and measurement to visualize information and data
Title: Mathematical Modeling in Abu Dhabi: Architecture, design and mathematics
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Zander LyversBiography: Zander is a Middle School Humanities teacher from the American International School in Hong Kong. He is passionate about project-based learning and student engagement. When he began teaching in New York City, Zander participated in an asynchronous learning pilot for iZone, an office within the NYC Department of Education that fosters innovation in schools. As a recipient of the EARCOS Action Research Grant, he conducted his research on the effects of asynchronous learning on student literacy. He created a thematic unit that compared the Crusades with the current global War on Terrorism. The first half of the unit was taught in a more traditional, synchronous fashion, in which all students learned at the same pace. The remainder of the unit allowed students to work at their own pace while receiving feedback from the instructor and their peers.
Title: Strengthening Literacy and Content Knowledge through Asynchronous Learning
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Dan MagieBiography: Dan is currently the Vice Principal at KIS International School, in Bangkok Thailand. He holds a valid teaching license in both Kansas (USA) and Thailand. He has a bachelor's of science degree in K-9 Education with additional endorsements in Language Arts and Health. He also has a master's of science degree in K-12 Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Curriculum Leadership. In May of 2013, he graduated with honors with his second master's of science degree in K-12 Educational Administration. All three of his university degrees have been studied at Emporia State University Teachers College, in Emporia, Kansas, USA. Dan feels fortunate that through his 20 years of experience in education he has worked with a large age range and has had a chance to teach many disciplines. He has taught Pre-K, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, and Grade 10 aged students (and coached all the way up to Grade 12). In his teaching experiences, he has taught Mathematics, Science, Health, PE, Drama, Technology, Humanities, and Language A English. His career in education started in Emporia Middle School (Emporia, Kansas), then Ruamrudee International School (Bangkok, Thailand), followed by Anglo-Singapore International School (Bangkok, Thailand), KIS International School (Bangkok, Thailand), and Phuket International Academy, now UWCT (Phuket, Thailand) before returning to KIS International School for a second tour. At those schools he has facilitated learning with adults through roles such as School Team Member for school accreditation, Technical Support Teacher, Middle School Coordinator, MYP Coordinator, K-12 Professional Development Coordinator, Director of Studies, Secondary School Principal and as a Workshop Leader for the IB. As the MYP reviewed the programme in 2011, Dan was one of six educators from around the world that was part of the committee tasked with setting the vision for "MYP: The Next Chapter", which took full effect in all MYP schools worldwide in 2014. Dan feels passionate about "taking action" with regards to skills and knowledge acquired through learning. Prompting meaningful service initiatives from the curriculum is one way to take action. To help model this type of behavior, Dan and three educators undertook a 10 Day service trip called "Green Paddlers", which focused on advocacy, direct action, and research with regards to coastal erosion, turtles, and sharks in the Andaman Sea region of Phuket.
Title: Building a Service Learning Culture: a forum for idea exchange
Title: International Minfullness..."Self-Awareness as a first step, exploring the mindfulness of IM and GC
Title: Talking with and about students
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Karim Medico LetwinskyBiography: Dr. Karim Medico Letwinsky is the Department Chairperson and an Assistant Professor in the Doctoral Department of Educational Leadership at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. She also serves as the Director of international graduate education programs. At Wilkes, she teaches master and doctoral level courses in Effective Instruction, Curriculum, Assessment, and Quantitative Research/Statistics. Karim also is a certified elementary and secondary math teacher and principal, with over 20 years as a classroom teacher at all levels. Her ongoing research is focused on the professional development of K-12 mathematics teachers and international school leadership. Most importantly, Karim prides herself in being both a practitioner and researcher with a contagious passion for the effective teaching and learning of mathematics. As an international mathematics and leadership consultant, Karim provides targeted professional development workshops to K-12 classroom teachers and leaders world wide.
Title: Beyond the Numbers: Understanding what else influences students' mathematics learning
Title: Differentiation in Mathematics Class: Increasing the Success of ALL Students
Title: Hands on Learning and Developing Conceptual Understandings in Mathematics
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Kenny PeavyBiography: My passion is getting people outdoors and immersing them in Nature so that they learn to love and respect the planet we all share. For the past 20 years I've worked as a classroom science teacher and Naturalist in the United States, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. I've ridden a bamboo bike across South East Asia to raise awareness for sustainability in the region and I often Rock for the Environment with music, arts and cultural shows to raise funds for conservation. In April 2014, I circumnavigated Phuket, Thailand in a kayak with the GREEN Paddlers to spotlight marine issues and conservation in the region. Most recently, I initiated the Buy A Book, Support a Village program using my books and publications to raise funds to empower women in Southeast Asia, promote literacy and support conservation projects in the region. As a result of my and dedication to the environment, education and conservation I've been awarded Volunteer of the Year by both the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream Organization and the Malaysian Nature Society. I currently lead Education Outside The Classroom expeditions to inspire students and teachers to make a deep connection with Nature and take action for a sustainable future! For more information please see my website: http://theearthmatters.asia/
Title: Adventure Learning: Basics of Program Design
Title: Adventure Learning: Basics of Risk, Safety & Standard Operating Procedures
Title: Making Service Learning Happen- A practical approach
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Kim Phuc Phan ThiBiography: Known as the "napalm girl," or simply as "the girl in the picture", PHAN THI KIM PHUC is the 9-year-old Vietnamese girl depicted in photographer Nick Ut's iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning photo, shot after a U.S. led napalm bombing of Kim's village during the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972. Severely burned by the napalm, Phuc's agony so moved Ut that he took her to the nearest hospital. She was not expected to survive but she eventually recovered over 14 months and with 17 surgeries. Kim is married to Bui Huy Toan, and they have two sons, Thomas and Stephen. They sought political asylum in Canada and are now Canadian citizens. In 1997, Kim set up The Kim Foundation International to help child victims of war. She is a lifetime UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Culture of Peace and travels the world sharing her inspiring message of love and forgiveness.
Title: Behind The Kim Foundation International Image
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Tina QuickBiography: Tina Quick, author of "The Global Nomad' Guide to University Transition," is a well-seasoned traveler and mother of three, young adult daughters. She is an adult Third Culture Kid (ATCK) who, having made 29 moves (15 of them by age 13) understands well the cycle of loss and grief involved in a cross-cultural lifestyle. Tina has raised her own TCKs across four cultures on the continents of Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Tina is a cross-cultural trainer, writer and international speaker. She has served on the Board of Directors of Families in Global Transition (FIGT) and the advisory committee of TCKid, a non-profit virtual community whose mission is to help TCKs find a place of belonging. She is a member of the International Association of College Admissions Counseling and National Association of Foreign Student Advisors. Tina works closely with colleges and universities, domestic and international schools.
Title: Third Culture Kids: Supporting Students in Transition
Title: International Parenting: How Global Mobility Affects Children
Title: Culture and Communication
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Martin RobinsonBiography: Martin Robinson is currently in his 13th year teaching music at the Taipei American School in Taiwan. He is a professional drummer and drum circle facilitator with a passion for bringing people of all ages and abilities together through interactive rhythm activities. Martin has presented workshops at EARCOS, NESA, and SEATCO Teachers' Conferences, the Taiwan Orff Association, the Taipei Teachers of English, and the Asian Rhythm Facilitators' Conference. He is certified by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and is a graduate of the renowned Village Music Circles Hawaii Drum Circle Facilitators Mentor Training course. Martin has led drum circles with the Taipei American School PTA, teachers, students, and many other groups. He is a past recipient of the TAS Joanna Nichols Award for Excellence in Teaching and Professional Development and has previously taught in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District in Southern California and at international schools in Pakistan, Indonesia, Japan, and India.
Title: Rhythmication: Drumming Activities as Metaphors in Math and Science
Title: Connecting Global Minds through Drumming
Title: Connecting Global Minds through Drumming (Repeat of #2)
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Mary Ellen RyanBiography: A former elementary educator from Nova Scotia, Canada, Mary Ellen is currently the Enrichment Specialist at Hong Kong International School. She provides professional development for teachers and works with high ability/gifted students in grades 3-5. She has a master's degree in Gifted Education from the University of Connecticut and 25 years of experience as an educator in grades K-5. Mary Ellen also works as an Educational Consultant in Asia. She has delivered workshops on topics such as parenting gifted children, differentiated instruction, math differentiation and enrichment, and the Schoolwide Enrichment Model for both parents and educators in Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
Title: Developing Mathematical Proficiencies through Problem Solving
Title: Tools and Strategies for Differentiating Mathematics Instruction
Title: Math Games: The Fun Way to Learn Skills and Concepts in Math
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Logan SmalleyBiography: Logan Smalley is the founding director of TED's youth and education initiative, TED-Ed;an award-winning website, content format and program offering that serves millions of teachers and students every day. Prior to working for TED, Logan was selected as a TED Fellow for his roles as director, editor and composer of the nonprofit, feature-length film, Darius Goes West (28 film festival awards, 2007). Logan is also the founder of CallMeIshmael.com; a creative, participatory literary initiative that was an honoree for the National Book Foundation's Innovations In Reading Prize in 2015. Logan began his career as a high school special education teacher in his hometown of Athens, GA, and he currently lives and works in New York City. He holds a B.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Georgia, and an Ed.M. in Technology Innovation and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Title: How to Use TED-Ed In Your Classroom and School
Title: How to Use TED-Ed In Your Classroom and School (Repeat)
Title: Deep Dive: TED-Ed Clubs & TED-Ed Innovative Educators Programs
Title: Deep Dive: TED-Ed Clubs & TED-Ed Innovative Educators Programs (Repeat)
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Steve Sostak and Aaron MonizBiography: Steve Sostak is a Middle School Futures Academy humanities teacher at the International School of Beijing, where he has been the MS Global Issues Network (GIN) mentor for the past two years. While in Malaysia and Peru, he facilitated local MS GIN conferences and service projects, collaborating and crafting ways to bridge ideas on global citizenship strands with classroom curriculum, housing these ideas and resource banks on the growing Occupy Middle School site. Recently, Steve trained with Compass Education and began Makers community woodworking and Futures Public Radio programs at ISB. Along with the global-minded and dedicated Aaron Moniz and a team of teachers, he hopes to better embed citizenship, sustainability, and community components into everyday student inquiry, learning, and project-based experiences.
Aaron Moniz is the Futures Academy Learning Support and EAL teacher at the International School of Beijing. As a learning support teacher, he strives to reach all learners and push them towards achieving their independent potentials, whether a diagnosed learning challenge or an identified need for enrichment and extension. Himself a Third Culture Kid and global citizen, Aaron embraces the essential goal in educating globally minded middle school students, a crucial age in developing identity, habits, and experiencing positive impacts on society. His belief that education needs to be pungent, authentic, and engaging has resulted in guiding students to discover their innate potential to manipulate the world impactful and compassionate ways. As an Occupy MS and Futures Academy colleague, he is excited to share the initial steps in this journey with co-facilitator Steve Sostak.
Title: Occupy Middle School: Embedding Global Citizenship
Title: Occupy Middle School: Global Wealth Dynamic Workshop
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LeAnn StanhopeBiography: LeAnn is a High School English teacher from the American International School in Hong Kong. I am passionate about empowering students to think deeply, to form opinions, to have the courage to voice them and explore ways to communicate those ideas to the world responsibly, ethically and powerfully.
Title: An Action Research project on the effect of Agile Furniture on student engagement.
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Aaron Tait and Kaitlin TaitBiography: Aaron is the co-founder and Director of Innovation of Education Changemakers, and brings the radical thinking element to EC that helps us to stand out from other players in the global professional learning landscape. His ability to draw upon out of the box ideas and challenge education audiences to trial new concepts is globally recognised and is well illustrated in EC's recently published book 'Edupreneur: Unleashing teacher led innovation in schools' of which Aaron was the lead author. Aaron draws upon lessons from a diverse career that has seen him serve for seven years as a decorated Australian military officer, run a secondary school for street-children in a Tanzanian slum, run an orphanage in Kenya, and graduate from three Masters degrees in strategy, international relations and development, with the third, from Cambridge University. Aaron is the co-founder and former CEO of Spark* International, and now the CIO of YGAP, an organisation that has accelerated hundreds of high impact entrepreneurs across six countries who have dramatically changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people living in poverty in Africa and the Asia Pacific. Aaron has spoken with audiences including TED, Do Lectures, AITSL, Microsoft, ACEL, HSBC, AFL PWC and Sankalp.
Kaitlin brings a powerful combination of education and entrepreneurship experience to the EC facilitation team. The holder of a masters degree of international education, she has taught in schools across England, Australia and East Africa in both high and low SES contexts. As the co-founder of Spark* International, and the global General Manager of Impact for YGAP she has accelerated hundreds of impact entrepreneurs across Africa, Asia and Australia and overseen programmes that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people living in poverty. Additionally, as the founder of SHE Africa and the One Roof Plus Accelerator (exclusively for female entrepreneurs) she brings a particular strength to the EC team around female leadership. Kaitlin was named as the 2014 Australian social entrepreneur of the year by the Foundation for Young Australians.
Title: Solving the problems that matter most.
Title: Ideas that change the world.
Title: Schools that change the world.
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James TantonBiography: James Tanton (PhD, Princeton 1994, mathematics) is an education consultant and an ambassador for the Mathematical Association of America in Washington D.C., currently serving as their Mathematician-at-Large. He has taught mathematics both at university and high-school institutions. James is absolutely committed to sharing joyful and beautiful mathematical thinking and doing with all. He writes books and articles, he advises on curriculum, he consults with teachers and gives demonstration classes across the globe, he designs and teaches graduate education courses, he gives public outreach lectures, and he works with students of all ages and backgrounds to experience the wonder of mathematics. James is founder of The Global Math Project: www.theglobalmathproject.org.
Title: How to Think Brilliantly and Creatively in Mathematics
Title: The Power of the Area Model
Title: The Power of Visualization in Mathematics
Title: Exploding Dots: K-12 math united in one astounding fell swoop!
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