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2019 JUST LEARNING CONFERENCE
         STUDENT WELLBEING

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Saturday, February 16
 

1:30pm

Arrival and Registration
Registration will take place in the PAC foyer where refreshments will be available.  

Saturday February 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
PAC

2:00pm

Key Note Speaker - Importance of Student Wellbeing
Frances moved to Jeju from Singapore where she had been based for seven years as Head of Service Learning, Positive Education and previously a Head of Grade. Before Singapore she worked in Hong Kong and the UK in the Education sector. Originally hailing from England, she received First Class Honours in English at the University of Leicester and went on to complete her PGCE and MEd (Camtab) at the University of Cambridge. A true believer in life-long learning she recently completed a diploma in Psychology focusing on the well-being of students in a high-achieving academic context. A keen sportsperson, Frances is a badminton coach, a gym enthusiast and enjoys competitive sport of any kind.



Saturday February 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:15pm
PAC

2:20pm

CHINESE: The 6th International School Chinese Language Education Conference and Workshops sharing - unlimited attendance
This is a sharing of the 6th International School Chinese Language Education Conference and Workshops. The event was hosted at Canadian International School (CIS) in Singapore which provides one of the most mature K-12 Mandarin program in Asia.

This session is run by Jade Chen from NLCS Jeju and Ricki Liang from SJA, including sharing and reflections on class observation at CIS, Chinese teaching skills and language teaching Apps.

Presentation slides can be accessed via the following link:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1cadzV_4PWkZT-pPnJVTKmeChkKNGN67rxVSUnlzuLCg/edit?usp=sharing

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
avatar for Jade Chen

Jade Chen

Head of Junior School Mandarin, NLCS
Head of Junior School Mandarin, Google Certified Trainer, Apple Teacher, Seesaw Ambassador, Book Creator Ambassador and more. See you at TechMeet!


Saturday February 16, 2019 2:20pm - 2:35pm
S116

2:20pm

HARNESSING HIGH POTENTIAL: BE AWARE, LEARN TO CARE, DARE TO SHARE (Unlimited attendance)
Are you frustrated by your students' untapped potential? Are you curious as to why some students demonstrate great promise but don't always deliver? The social and emotional needs of high potential learners may manifest as underperformance, fear of failure, perfectionism, emotional intensity, anxiety, and more. In our context here in the GEC, this is augmented by social and cultural factors. This workshop draws on research into gifted and talented education while imparting practical strategies, exploring mindsets and mindfulness, and promoting discussion around the needs of our students. Sometimes described as gifted or talented, "High potential learners are not perfect and don't exist so that we can focus on the 'less able' or 'lower ability' groups. High potential students need guidance and support, too." "We don't expect Olympic athletes to "get there" on their own. Let's not expect our Olympic learners to "get there" on their own, either." This workshop is for any educator who wants to be more aware of these issues, learn to care for students' social and emotional needs, and dares to share their ideas and experiences in harnessing the high potential of our students.

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
avatar for Justin Hockey

Justin Hockey

Head of Junior School Music, NLCS Jeju


Saturday February 16, 2019 2:20pm - 3:00pm
S119

2:20pm

THINK BREAK (10 - 30 PAX)
Think Break is a workshop based upon the concepts of active learning.  We will offer some quick, activity based games to both boost adrenalin (proven to help memory retention) and enhance engagement. You will not only be involved in the games yourselves, but be provided some suggestions on how these games might be used to also deliver some classroom instruction and to help retention of student memory. 

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
avatar for Jean Matheson

Jean Matheson

English/G.12 GLC, BHA
Jean Matheson is currently in her 4th year at Branksome Hall Asia and has taught both MYP and DP English, Language and Literature and English B. She is currently the Grade Level Coordinator of Grade 12 and one of the administration team for this year's Just Learning conference... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Stellwagen

Leslie Stellwagen

Drama/CAS Co-ordinator, BHA
Leslie Stellwagen is a Drama teacher and CASE Coordinator at Branksome Hall Asia. She has taught in Australia, Hong Kong, and throughout the United States. She has a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre from Arizona State University. 


Saturday February 16, 2019 2:20pm - 3:00pm
PAC
  • middle/seniormiddle/senior early childhood and elementary

2:20pm

INCORPORATING DRAMA EDUCATION (10 - 30 PAX)
This is about how to use drama education to increase students' verbal competency and confidence and to develop their adventurous nature when facing unknown tasks.
Aimed at Early childhood and Elementary

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

Saturday February 16, 2019 2:20pm - 3:00pm
S123
  • middle/senior early childhood and elementary

2:20pm

PERSONAL AND SOCIAL LEARNING IN THE JUNIOR SCHOOL - GRADES 2 - 5 - AT BHA (30 PAX MAX)
Virginia Sutton and I will be presenting on personal social learning, it's importance, and how it is focused on in the JS. What does it feel like? Look like in a JS setting?

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
avatar for Meghan Hyatt

Meghan Hyatt

Teacher, BHA
Meghan has been a Special Education teacher for the last 8 years and has been the Learning Support Specialist at Branksome Hall Asia since 2017. She holds a Master's of Education in Special Education and an endorsement in Severe Disabilities from Virginia Commonwealth University... Read More →
VS

Virginia Sutton

Deputy Head of JS, BHA


Saturday February 16, 2019 2:20pm - 3:00pm
S106

2:20pm

BUILDING POSITIVE STUDENT TEACHER RELATIONSHIPS (20 - 30 PAX)
Banking on Students/ Deposits and Withdrawals: Does it make CENTS?
From beginning to end, this workshop will model various methods to engage the most disinterested students. This will be an interactive session.  This is especially beneficial to those who have difficulty engaging boys, making those deep connections with students while being culturally competent, and who may need a refresher on building positive relationships.  I spent 7 years in Abu Dhabi in a school district with very high turnover and management issues, yet maintained success.  Prior to that, I was given the opportunity to create a mentoring class for those disinterested students in my school in America.  These tools helped me to maintain good relationships with the students, parents, and leaders. "

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
KM

Katrina M Daniels-Samasa

EAL/English Literature Teacher, NLCS
My experience in education spans three countries (US, UAE, and SK). As a master teacher, I have had various leadership roles; however, my passion is understanding various teaching and learning theories and whether they are applicable across diverse settings.


Saturday February 16, 2019 2:20pm - 3:00pm
S114

3:05pm

CHARACTER COUNTS (Up to 30 PAX)
This workshop is a hands-on series of demonstration lessons designed to immerse children in dialogue about the following character traits: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Teachers will be shown how to use manipulatives and interactive scenarios to symbolize the effects of choices we make every day. Teachers will leave with a handout of activities they can use immediately. While this workshop is geared toward elementary students, it would be useful for all ages. Join us for learning and laughs!

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
EC

Elston Craver

Teacher, SJA
LE

Lizz Eckenrode

Teacher, SJA
avatar for Christine Koenig

Christine Koenig

Teacher, SJA


Saturday February 16, 2019 3:05pm - 3:45pm
S111

3:05pm

MINDFULNESS FOR CHILDREN (20 PAX)
How to incorporate simple mindful meditation practices into your classroom to develop awareness, concentration, stress management and a calm environment.

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
D

Dominique

Teacher, NLCS
MS

Marie Saer

Teacher, BHA



Saturday February 16, 2019 3:05pm - 3:45pm
S110

3:05pm

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS USING RESTORATIVE PRACTICE (Up to 50 PAX)
Building relationships with your students through affective questions and Restorative Practice methods. The focus is on making a shifting from punitive to restorative through a process that focuses on reflection and de-escalation, rather than reactive punishment. This session will also look at how these techniques can be used daily when building relationships with your parent and faculty community.

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
avatar for Mindi Dryer

Mindi Dryer

Head of Residence, BHA
Mindi Dryer has been an international educator for the past 12 years, while working in Beijing, Guangzhou, Seoul & Jeju. She is currently employed at Branksome Hall Asia, and serves as the Head of Residence for the all-girls secondary boarding school. Her previous positions include... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 3:05pm - 3:45pm
S113

3:05pm

INQUIRY BASED CROSS CURRICULAR LEARNING (20 - 30 PAX)
In order to further encourage interdisciplinary language use and learning, the workshop seeks to provide a tangible and easily adapted activity "shell" for instructors to utilize as part of any unit/course. The inquiry process-based activity is designed to incorporate student research/planning, analysis, production, and revision/reflection, and can be adapted to fit curriculum and timing needs.

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
avatar for Sam Strozzo

Sam Strozzo

Teacher, BHA
Mr. S teachers drama, English, and TOK at Branksome Hall Asia. He believes that the best way to grow as a student (in English or otherwise) is to develop confidence, and loves to use speaking, acting, and drama to have some fun!



Saturday February 16, 2019 3:05pm - 3:45pm
S105

3:05pm

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH CLASSROOM CHECK-IN'S AND GAMES (20 PAX)
I have found a few simple classroom check-ins and games to be powerful tools in building relationships in my classroom. In this session I will model some of the check-in strategies I use and we will play some games. Teachers will leave with a couple more tools in their toolbox to help build relationships in their classrooms. Any of these strategies also fit well in an advisory setting.

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
GL

Gina Lappe

Teacher, SJA


Saturday February 16, 2019 3:05pm - 3:45pm
S109

3:05pm

POSITIVE COMMUNICATION (Up to 30 PAX)
How to develop positive communication with others using a conceptual approach. This session is relevant to your own conversations with students, student's conversations with each other and even your conversations with friends! An active session involving hands-on-activities as well as theoretical background to support the methods given.

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
avatar for Frances Powell

Frances Powell

Teacher, NLCS Jeju
I am passionate about well-being and positive education. Having researched and worked in this sphere for numerous years I have seen how a focus on these aspects can dramatically change relationships, self-belief, communication and even lives.


Saturday February 16, 2019 3:05pm - 3:45pm
S121

3:45pm

BREAK
Refreshments will be available outside the Sixth Form classrooms by the round table. 

Saturday February 16, 2019 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Sixth Form Building First Floor (Round Table)

4:00pm

ARTS JOB ALIKE
Dear facilitator,
Thank you for offering to lead a job-alike discussion in your subject area. Please find below an outline of your role. Lead a discussion using the following questions about your subject area:
  1. What works well for you in this subject?
  2. What are some of the challenges you face in this subject?
  3. What are some strategies/resources/tools you use to help support your teaching and student learning in this subject?



WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

Saturday February 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
S122

4:00pm

COUNSELLORS JOB ALIKE
Dear facilitator,
Thank you for offering to lead a job-alike discussion in your subject area. Please find below an outline of your role. Lead a discussion using the following questions about your subject area:
  1. What works well for you in this subject?
  2. What are some of the challenges you face in this subject?
  3. What are some strategies/resources/tools you use to help support your teaching and student learning in this subject?

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
avatar for Yoona Kim

Yoona Kim

Social and Guidance Counselor, Branksome Hall Asia
As a founding member of BHA, YooNa is MS SS social counselor.  Her passion for integrating holistic well-being and Creativity stems from her own life’s journey and continues to be an ever-evolving area of personal growth. Understanding and acknowledging the interconnectedness of... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
S123

4:00pm

DESIGN, MAKER SPACES, DESIGN THINKING
Design, Maker spaces, Design thinking


Dear facilitator,
Thank you for offering to lead a job-alike discussion in your subject area. Please find below an outline of your role. Lead a discussion using the following questions about your subject area:
  1. What works well for you in this subject?
  2. What are some of the challenges you face in this subject?
  3. What are some strategies/resources/tools you use to help support your teaching and student learning in this subject?


WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
avatar for Aidan Hammond

Aidan Hammond

Head of Design Technology, Branksome Hall Asia
Aidan Hammond is Head of Design Technology at Branksome Hall Asia. He leads a large MYP and DP design program which incorporates design thinking and inquiry through the use of technology. His interests are in design curriculum planning, supporting EAL learners, spatial visualization... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
S111

4:00pm

EAL
Dear facilitator,
Thank you for offering to lead a job-alike discussion in your subject area. Please find below an outline of your role. Lead a discussion using the following questions about your subject area:
  1. What works well for you in this subject?
  2. What are some of the challenges you face in this subject?
  3. What are some strategies/resources/tools you use to help support your teaching and student learning in this subject?

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
avatar for Diana Holmes

Diana Holmes

EAL/Literacy Coach, BHA
This is my first year at BHA, where I teach MYP English Language Acquisition and Language and Literature. I am also one of the EAL/Literacy coaches, offering professional development, support, and resources to teachers.


Saturday February 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
S109

4:00pm

EARLY CHILDHOOD (PK3/PK4/Kindergarten) OR (JK/SK/Kinder)
Dear facilitator,
Thank you for offering to lead a job-alike discussion in your subject area. Please find below an outline of your role. Lead a discussion using the following questions about your subject area:
  1. What works well for you in this subject?
  2. What are some of the challenges you face in this subject?
  3. What are some strategies/resources/tools you use to help support your teaching and student learning in this subject?

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

Saturday February 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
S114

4:00pm

ENGLISH AND ENGLISH B
Dear facilitator,
Thank you for offering to lead a job-alike discussion in your subject area. Please find below an outline of your role. Lead a discussion using the following questions about your subject area:
  1. What works well for you in this subject?
  2. What are some of the challenges you face in this subject?
  3. What are some strategies/resources/tools you use to help support your teaching and student learning in this subject?

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
avatar for Jean Matheson

Jean Matheson

English/G.12 GLC, BHA
Jean Matheson is currently in her 4th year at Branksome Hall Asia and has taught both MYP and DP English, Language and Literature and English B. She is currently the Grade Level Coordinator of Grade 12 and one of the administration team for this year's Just Learning conference... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
S119

4:00pm

JUNIOR SCHOOL
Teaching in Jeju is a very unique experience with many rewards and challenges. 

In this session, particpants will discuss their experiences in key stages/ year groups/ subject specialisms. 

Some starter points:
1. What are some of the challenges you face teaching English in a Korean context?
2. What strategies have you developed to overcome these challenges?
3. What learning principles/learning habits do you use to help the children become well rounded/lifelong learners?
4. How are these 'learning principles/learning habits' implemented by teachers?




WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
D

Dominique

Teacher, NLCS
avatar for Jade Chen

Jade Chen

Head of Junior School Mandarin, NLCS
Head of Junior School Mandarin, Google Certified Trainer, Apple Teacher, Seesaw Ambassador, Book Creator Ambassador and more. See you at TechMeet!


Saturday February 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
S116

4:00pm

LEADERSHIP
Dear facilitator,
Thank you for offering to lead a job-alike discussion in your subject area. Please find below an outline of your role. Lead a discussion using the following questions about your subject area:
  1. What works well for you in this subject?
  2. What are some of the challenges you face in this subject?
  3. What are some strategies/resources/tools you use to help support your teaching and student learning in this subject?

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

Saturday February 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
S110

4:00pm

LEARNING SUPPORT
Dear facilitator,
Thank you for offering to lead a job-alike discussion in your subject area. Please find below an outline of your role. Lead a discussion using the following questions about your subject area:
  1. What works well for you in this subject?
  2. What are some of the challenges you face in this subject?
  3. What are some strategies/resources/tools you use to help support your teaching and student learning in this subject?

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
avatar for Meghan Hyatt

Meghan Hyatt

Teacher, BHA
Meghan has been a Special Education teacher for the last 8 years and has been the Learning Support Specialist at Branksome Hall Asia since 2017. She holds a Master's of Education in Special Education and an endorsement in Severe Disabilities from Virginia Commonwealth University... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
S106

4:00pm

LIBRARIAN
Let's Chat about Collaboration within schools and within our GEC community, Programming Ideas and Challenges of Jeju

Dear facilitator,
Thank you for offering to lead a job-alike discussion in your subject area. Please find below an outline of your role. Lead a discussion using the following questions about your subject area:
  1. What works well for you in this subject?
  2. What are some of the challenges you face in this subject?
  3. What are some strategies/resources/tools you use to help support your teaching and student learning in this subject?


WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
avatar for Kendra Perkins

Kendra Perkins

Head MS/HS Librarian, SJA
Kendra Perkins is currently Founding Head MS/HS Librarian at an American school in South Korea. She was the Ambassador of China for the International Librarians Network. She was the Head Librarian & Extended Essay Co-Coordinator at a school library in China. She was elected to be... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
S107

4:00pm

MATH
Dear facilitator,
Thank you for offering to lead a job-alike discussion in your subject area. Please find below an outline of your role. Lead a discussion using the following questions about your subject area:
  1. What works well for you in this subject?
  2. What are some of the challenges you face in this subject?
  3. What are some strategies/resources/tools you use to help support your teaching and student learning in this subject?

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
ES

Eric Schoonard

Teacher, SJA


Saturday February 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
S105

4:00pm

RESIDENCE
Dear facilitator,
Thank you for offering to lead a job-alike discussion in your subject area. Please find below an outline of your role. Lead a discussion using the following questions about your subject area:
  1. What works well for you in this subject?
  2. What are some of the challenges you face in this subject?
  3. What are some strategies/resources/tools you use to help support your teaching and student learning in this subject?

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
avatar for Mindi Dryer

Mindi Dryer

Head of Residence, BHA
Mindi Dryer has been an international educator for the past 12 years, while working in Beijing, Guangzhou, Seoul & Jeju. She is currently employed at Branksome Hall Asia, and serves as the Head of Residence for the all-girls secondary boarding school. Her previous positions include... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
S113

4:00pm

SCIENCE

Hello all!

Really looking forward to this Saturday afternoon. Not only to meet you but to link up, talk and share the best practices which work for your students and for you!

So as to get us thinking and prepared before the session, please bring to the discussion session some examples of your best practice in the form of plans, resources, student work and other items which:

  • Check for understanding often and in a variety of ways,
  • Share models or criteria with students of the product/outcome/skill you want them to create/achieve/practice,
  • You used in the early years of your teaching and still use today.
These resources could be electronic. Which is even better as we will be putting together a Google folder which we can then share and access once back in the classroom.

Also be prepared to explore the above areas as a group. It would be really interesting to explore how these areas relate to the curriculum that you deliver in your GEC school.

And, so by looking at these areas we will be looking into:
  1. What works well for you in this subject?
  2. What are some of the challenges you face in this subject?
  3. What are some strategies/resources/tools you use to help support your teaching and student learning in this subject?
We will be keeping a record of our discussions through this discussion template. And, there will be the opportunity for us to reflect on the conference and indeed this session. 

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
KP

Kym Prichard

Head of Biology, NLCS
Having taught in the Middle east, UK and Australia over the past 16 years, I must say that living and working in Jeju has brought an unanticipated twist to my life outside of the classroom: I am thoroughly enjoying the space Jeju provides across the countryside, the seaside and the... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
S118

4:55pm

FINAL REFLECTIONS/CLOSING
Saturday February 16, 2019 4:55pm - 5:10pm
PAC

5:25pm

SOCIAL EVENT AT BOSCO'S - SIGN UP (Bus departing from outside NLCS reception at 5.25pm and leaving Bosco's at 8.30pm).
Please fill out the following FORM to register your interest in attending the social function and taking the courtesy bus from NLCS at 5.25 from outside reception.

Saturday February 16, 2019 5:25pm - 8:30pm
Bosco's