Current & Upcoming Events

New webinars are added regularly!

 

 

 

 

 

This page lists a selected number of professional development free for EARCOS members and provides access to recent virtual events.

 



Feb 24

Navigating the Complex Roles of Governance: Honoring Channels and Boundaries

Presented by: John Littleford
Saturday, February 24, 2024
9:00 - 10:30 AM HKT

Cars today are often equipped with alerts that indicate when drivers veer out of their lanes. What might lane assist look like when it comes to the roles of international school board members and heads? Mr. Littleford will discuss both best practices and cautionary tales to help board members and heads identify, articulate, and communicate their complementary roles in strategic and operational matters. We will also have a specific focus on constituent/board/head communication protocols , ie the good, the bad and the downright dangerous.

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Mar 2

How to Intentionally Integrate Students' Languages in Any Class

Presented by: Tan Huynh
Saturday, March 2, 2024
9:00 - 10:30 AM HKT

Students' heritage languages are one of the most valuable assets that enhance learning, especially for multilingual learners (MLs). Fortunately, this does not mean teachers have to know students' languages for intentional integration. Teachers who are monolingual can also create authentic opportunities for students to tap into their heritage languages while learning. After participating in this session, teachers from K-12 will leave with a practical, easy-to-implement framework to make every learning experience a multilingual one.

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Mar 16

It's college results season! Counseling your spring semester seniors (and their families)

Presented by: Dr. Grace Cheng Dodge
Saturday, March 16, 2024
9:00 - 10:30 AM HKT

American college results will be flowing in at this time of year. This webinar will provide school counselors and college counselors practical and timely knowledge of how to advise students on finalizing the college admissions process and tidying up all responsibilities from the student's side.

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Apr 13

Identity Centered Learning

Presented by: Daniel Wickner
Saturday, April 13, 2024
9:00 - 10:30 AM HKT

In this workshop, participants will explore the international school and its systems through an Identity Lens– an approach associated with Identity-Centered Learning (identitycentered.com). What systems exist within international school classrooms, staff rooms, boardrooms, communities, and networks– and how do these systems empower (or disempower) certain identities in overt/covert ways? How can we recognize, unearth, analyze, and transform hidden systems within these micro/macro ecosystems that prevent them from becoming more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just? This workshop will challenge educators to move beyond the common scope of identity work (personal and interpersonal) to a broader systemic outlook– with the goal of sparking systemic evolution in our schools.'

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Apr 20

Late spring college counseling: For seniors whose processes will continue through the summer and for juniors who want to get an early start

Presented by: Dr. Grace Cheng Dodge
Saturday, April 20, 2024
9:00 - 10:30 AM HKT

What happens when a student's college process to US colleges is not yet done by May 1? This webinar will explore case studies of late spring situations that will require a counselor's expertise to help ensure the student is a good fit with a college/university.

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May 25

Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Learning

Presented by: Joel Llaban
Saturday, May 25, 2024
9:00 - 10:30 AM HKT

In this session, we will explore dispositions, mindsets, and frameworks to support us in courageously leading anti-racist, anti-bias change at schools, particularly in our learning cultures and ecosystems. In congruence with our belief that our action on DEIJ is a personal as much as political act, this workshop will hopefully enable us to understand that "education is a practice of freedom".

We will develop our understanding by engaging with some of the provocations from the research, brilliance and wisdom of bell hooks, Christopher Emdin, Lorena Escotto German, Zaretta Hammond, Dr. Bettina Love, Dr. Danau Tanu, Daniel Wickner, Dr. Jamila Dugan, Shane Safir, Django Paris and Samy Alim.

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FINISHED WEBINARS

 



Feb 17

Women in Leadership

Presented by: Nitasha Crishna
Saturday, February 17, 2024
9:00 - 10:30 AM HKT

This session will offer participants an opportunity to dig into the identity, beliefs and values of women leaders and women of colour while examining the skills and competencies women in leadership require to stand strong and true to who they are. The session will be structured so that participants have multiple opportunities to connect with each other and process the material. They will engage with the literature to deepen their thinking and the session will end with some time to create an action plan going forward.

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Jan 17

Training for School Child Protection Team Members: Level I (Synchronous)

Presented by: Debbie Downes
January 17, 24, & 31, 2024
18:00-20:00 HKT

This training is recommended for all Child Protection (CP) team members. CP teams are comprised of child protection designates and deputies, senior leaders and designated board members, counselors, HR professionals, athletic and activity directors, nurse/medical staff, and staff with special child protection responsibilities including IT, social emotional learning (SEL), trips/service learning, and curriculum areas of vulnerability including early years, special needs/SEN, athletics, music, and performing arts.

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Jan 20

Reading and Evaluating Asian American Youth Literature (postponed until further notice)

Presented by: Sarah Park Dahlen
Saturday - January 20, 2024
9:00 - 10:30 AM HKT

Participants will learn about the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) Rubric to Evaluate Asian American and Pacific Islander American Youth Literature (https://www.apalaweb.org/talkstorytogether/resources/). We will discuss the rubric in the context of current and historical representation of AAPI individuals and communities in various media. Participants will learn how to 1) evaluate individual books containing Asian and Asian American content and 2) conduct classroom library audits, with attention paid to how these books fit into larger classroom and library collections.

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Dec 2

Decolonization 101: How to Decolonize Your Classroom and Curriculum

Presented by: Dr. Soojin Pate
Saturday, December 2, 2023
9:00 - 10:30 AM HKT

This workshop provides you with the framework and tools to decenter whiteness and characteristics of white supremacy and, instead, center the experiences and epistemologies of historically marginalized peoples (specifically, Indigenous people and communities of color) in order to transform our classrooms into sites of liberation. By engaging in the theories and principles of Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed (Paulo Freire and Augusto Boal) and other decolonizing methodologies, you will be able to jumpstart and/or deepen your ability to decolonize your curriculum, lesson plans, and classroom.

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Dec 9

Strategic Planning: Necessary, often Exciting and sometimes Risky

Presented by: John Littleford
Saturday, December 9, 2023
9:00 - 10:30 AM HKT

Schools undertake strategic planning for many reasons: the requirements of accreditation; to look over the horizon at next generation learning; preparing for capital campaigns and a more secure financial future; ensuring schools can compete for teachers in an increasingly challenging environment; managing enrollment in ways that meet the mission and guarantees full enrollment; and providing for risk assessment, diversity/equity/inclusion and belonging.

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Nov 4

Why and When Do Independent School Boards Become Dysfunctional

Presented by: John Littleford
Saturday, November 4, 2023
9:00 - 10:30 AM HKT

Boards of independent schools can begin to function poorly very quickly if any of these scenarios (among others) occur and are not addressed: Improper cultivating, vetting, onboarding, and training of new board members and failure to retrain returning and even experienced board members: The result may be that one or more turns “rogue” and does not play by the rules of good governance. Even one board member out of 20 can do damage.

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Nov 7

Empowering Core Instruction in Mathematics: Integrating Generative AI and UDL Principles in Lesson Planning

Presented by: Erma Anderson
Tuesday, November 7,14, & 21 2023
6:00 PM HKT

Join us for an exploratory, engaging, and interactive three-session workshop focused on empowering core instruction in mathematics through the integration of Generative AI and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles in lesson planning.

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Nov 11

Exploring the Cycle of Socialization

Presented by: Margaret Park
Saturday, November 11, 2023
9:00-10:30 AM HKT

In this session, we will explore the cycle of socialization and the influence it has on individuals and societies. Through thoughtful analysis, we will think about how we learn and internalize social norms, values, beliefs, and behaviors within their cultural and social contexts. We will foster self-awareness, exploring our own socialization experiences and the profound impact they have had on our perspectives, biases, behaviors, and overall outlook on life. By gaining a comprehensive understanding of the cycle of socialization, we can empower ourselves to actively participate in the transformative process of social change.

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Nov 25

Measuring the Experience of Families in Your School

Presented by: David Willows & Suzette Parlevliet
Saturday, November 25, 2023
9:00 - 10:30 AM HKT

Most schools survey their parents from time to time to check on how things are going. Sadly, though, this feedback will often sit in unread reports and never lead to positive change and growth. In this webinar, David Willows and Suzette Parlevliet will help us to reflect on the journey that families are making through our school, offering some key insights into how to measure the felt experience of families at each stage of this journey in simple, coherent, and transformative ways.

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