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Why Tech for Modern Language Classes?

Why Tech for Modern Language Classes?
with Oanh Vovan

This workshop is designed to explore different tech tools to reach the four strands in Modern Language classes and to integrate technology in our daily instruction. The presenter will focus on the opportunities and challenges faced in trying to find resources. We will look at practical suggestions on how teachers of any language can use what exists online to enhance current practice. Concrete examples of strategies that can be implemented in the classroom and students works will be shared. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops.

October 17-18, 2009
International School Beijing
10 An Hua Street Shunyi District Beijing 101318, China

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Brief Counseling: Methods for Changing Quickly

Brief Counseling: Methods for Changing Quickly
with Dr. John Littrell

What is Brief Counseling? Brief Counseling has nine defining characteristics. These are not mutually exlusive from characteristics of other counseling approaches, but taken together they give bried counseling its uniqueness. The nine characteristics are: 1. relationship-based 2. humor-eliciting 3. time-limited 4. solution-focused 5. action-based 6. socially interactive 7. detail-oriented 8. developmentally attentive, and 9. culturally responsive.

This is a practical, hands-on brief counseling workshop for school counselors. There will be mini-lectures, DVDs. life demonstrations, and practice will keep participants wide awake and learning. Participants will take home new ideas and practical skills.

October 24-25, 2009
International School of Beijing
10 An Hua Street Shunyi District Beijing 101318 China

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The Road to Teaching for Understanding: One School’s Journey

The Road to Teaching for Understanding: One School’s Journey with Patty Butz and Angela Wooles

At the American School in Japan, a multi-year focus on quality curriculum mapping using a backward design model is driving a cultural shift to teaching for understanding. Travel the road of ASIJ’s professional learning journey. Experience practical simulations and protocols that build unit design literacy, focusing on the key elements of Essential Questions and Enduring Understandings. Apply tools and processes, engaging in capacity building strategies and practices. Come way with an action plan for your school, division or teaching team.

October 24-25, 2009
St. Mary’s International School
6-19 Seta 1 Chome, Setagaya-ku
Tokyo 158-8668, Japan

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Create a “Live” Math Classroom, grades K-8 and Build algebraic and relationship thinking skills for all, grades K-8

Create a “Live” Math Classroom, grades K-8 and Build algebraic and relationship thinking skills for all, grades K-8 with Marcy Cook.

Create a “Live” Math Classroom, grades K-8
Involve all students in meaningful math. Create a menu for the math period where starters, mental math, challenge problems and independent task time keep all engaged in higher level mathematics as well as the basic skills. Participate with materials that ensure problem solving, communication, and reasoning are constants (not variables). Be sure that “Mathematics Spoken Here” is a class motto. Participants will utilize a variety of simple materials (charts, tiles, dice, cards, pattern blocks) and will see ways to make the learning of mathematics a pleasurable experience.

Build algebraic and relationship thinking skills for all, grades K-8
Engage students in activities dealing with algebraic thought processing. Experience symbol substitution, finding X, unknowns/variables, and the equation as a balance. Focus on functions and relationships with a variety of tasks. Help students gain confidence as they make connections between arithmetical and algebraic thinking.

November 21-22, 2009
Nishimachi International School

2-14-7 Moto Azabu, Minato-ku
Tokyo, Japan 106-0044

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Program Timeline

November 2008/January 2009

February/March/April 2009

March 2009

EXE 500 Individuals with Special Needs EDC 601 Instructional Technologies EARCOS ( or equivalent PTC, TTC…)

June 2009

Ongoing 2008-2010

September/October 2009

EDC 670 Principles of Curriculum Design Participants may also gain credits for EDU 594 and EDU 596 through the ESL in the Mainstream courses run by qualified ISM teachers, UbD 101 online and other external workshops and presentations EDF 689 (Online)Methods and Techniques of Educational Research EDU 690Masters Project

November or December 2009

January 2010

March 2010

EDL 560Foundations of Creative Learning and Thinking EDF 611 Evaluation in Education   EARCOS(or equivalent PTC, TTC…) EDC 601 Instructional Technologies (Tentative)

 

June 2010

 

 

EDU 604Instructional Strategies for More Effective Teaching

 

 

 

 Note: Participants may also gain credits for EDU 594 and EDU 596 through the ESL in the Mainstream courses run by qualified ISM teachers, UbD 101 online, EARCOS, PTC, TTC or the equivalent.

 

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