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EARCOS 2011 Presenter

The 2011 EARCOS Teacher Conference will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia from March 24 and 26, 2011. If anyone is interested in presenting a workshop (around 1 hour) at this year’s conference, please fill out the presenter proposal form and return the completed information to the Learning Coordinator’s Office by Friday, October 22, 2010.

On Monday, November 8 between 3-5PM, each applicant will be invited to give a 10 minute presentation to the Professional Learning Committee. Using the teacher workshop evaluation criteria, the committee will select which presentations to recommend to EARCOS. The final selections are then made by EARCOS.

For more details about the conference, kindly click on this link:

Please refer to these documents:

Guidelines for EARCOS Teacher Workshop 2010-11

ETC Presenter Proposal Form_2010-11

Appendix 7.15 ETC Workshop Evaluation Criteria_2010-11

Certification programs

To know more about certification programs, kindly click on these links:

The Principals’ Training Center

The Teacher Training Center

Counselor Training Center

University of Sunderland

The College of New Jersey


September, 2012

Dear Colleagues,

In an ongoing effort to implement the EARCOS Strategic Plan, specifically Strategy E, to Conduct, communicate, and archive relevant data and research to identify and enhance exceptional educational practices, grants will be made available to encourage our teachers, administrators, and professional staff to conduct action research to improve educational practices for the purpose of enhancing student learning.

 Action research is a reflective process, conducted in the school setting, to solve a real problem, or to improve and enhance the instructional process.  This research may be undertaken by an individual, or by several people collaboratively.

 It is our belief that the results of such research will impact not only the researchers’  practices but also those of others with whom they share their findings.   To that end, grantees will be expected to publish their findings, which will be made available to all EARCOS members on the website.  Some researchers may elect to present their work at a subsequent ETC, ELC, or publish it in the ET Journal.

At least five grants, in the amount of  $1000 each will be awarded to researchers who plan to conduct action research during the 2013-2014 school year.  Those interested in pursuing this opportunity are asked to review the EARCOS Action Research Grant Guidelines posted on the website and to complete the EARCOS Action Research Grant  Application also found on the EARCOS website at RESEARCH, and submit to the EARCOS office by February 1, 2013.   The Application requires the signature of the head of school, deputy head, or curriculum coordinator indicating their approval to be considered.

Grant proposals will be reviewed by the EARCOS office and awardees will be notified of acceptance by April 1, 2013.   Grants will be made upon receipt of research results.


Dr. Richard Krajczar

Executive Director


Professional Learning Guidelines

What is professional learning?

For educators, professional learning is continuous and deliberate growth in the knowledge, skills and understandings, and dispositions; all of which are strongly correlated with improving learning in children and adolescents.

International School Manila believes that each of our faculty is an integral member of our learning community, and all faculty members should be encouraged to access professional learning. In order to ensure that faculty can gain access to funding, the following guidelines for teachers have been developed.

For more details on funding guidelines, please click on this link: Professional Learning Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Funding Awards

Could I use my funding for credit registration?

No. The school does not cover expenses for transcript requests, credit registration or the non-refundable deposit for the Master’s registration for SUNY.

Could I apply for more than one funding per year?

Yes. Individuals may apply for more than one funding allocation per year with the support of their principal; however, due to budgetary constraints, the PL Committee may assign a lower priority for available funds to these applications.


How do I make pre-payments?

In order for payments to occur in advance, a Request for Payment Form must be completed. All invoices, supporting documentation, and description of activities or services must also be included.


Do I get per diems for school-funded professional learning travel?

Unless otherwise specified, teachers will not receive per diems for external professional learning. Per diems can be granted under special circumstances as determined by the Principal or Learning Coordinator.

Could I reimburse my meal expenses?

No. The school does not cover expenses for meals, transcript requests, credit registration or the non-refundable deposit for the Master’s registration for SUNY.

How long does it take to get my reimbursement?

Reimbursements will be processed upon submission of the Reimbursement form together with the original receipts to the Learning Coordinator’s Office. Deadline for submission of the reimbursement forms is before the end of each month in order to include it in your following payroll. Otherwise, it will be reflected in your succeeding payroll. Reimbursement can be deposited based on the currency used, either dollars or pesos.

If I got a cash advance what should I do when I return?

For cash advances, a Liquidation Form together with the official receipts must be submitted to the Learning Coordinator when you return.


What is the purpose of the Travel Allowance Pre-Approval Form?

The school travel agent submits the Travel Allowance Pre-Approval Form to the Learning Coordinator. It contains quotes from three different airlines. Upon approval, booking can be made.

What is the purpose of the Accommodation Pre-Approval Form?

An Accommodation Pre-approval Form must be submitted to the Learning Coordinator’s Office before accommodations can be booked, and whenever possible should include three quotations for accommodation in the vicinity of the learning activity. It is assumed that traveling faculty will do everything possible to ensure reasonable rates for their accommodation that includes breakfast.

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