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General Info poster about this year's Teachers' Conference in KK, Malaysia

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What does it mean to be a Teacher Presenter?

The strength of the EARCOS Teachers' Conference lies in teacher presenters who share from their classroom expertise. If you work in one of the conference strands, please think of what you might share with other teachers in a 1 hour presentation or by facilitating a Job-A-Like. As ASIJ is a large school, we are encouraged to send up to three teacher presenters. Those who are accepted as presenters and Job-A-Like facilitators are also offered full funding (registration, flight, hotel).


Mon. October 17: Presenter Proposal Form due
(Please make a copy & share me, email or print). Feel free to list me as your presenter aide, and please also send a head/shoulders photo of yourself.

October 24-28: ASIJ Practice Presentations
(this doesn't have to be a polished, complete version; it may be abridged or the highlights of what you intend to present.)

Feedback and application will be sent to EARCOS by Nov. 7, and you'll hear back about your acceptance by Dec. 5.

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Conference Key Dates

Pre-conferences March 28 - 29, (please note, many pre-conferences are only March 29). 8:30 - 4:30

Thursday, March 30
8am Welcome and Keynote, Kim Phuc Phan Thi
3:30 - 4:45 Job-A-Likes, final session of the day
6:30 - 8:30pm Welcome Reception and Cultural Night

Friday, March 31
8am Welcome and Keynote, Christophe Galfard
9:45 - 5 Sessions

Saturday, April 1
8am Welcome and Keynotes, Aaron Tait & David Faulkner
9:45 - 3:15 Sessions
6:30 - 8:30 Closing Reception by the pool

Click the link below for more details on keynote speakers!

Applying for the Conference

Conference registration is not yet open. I'll keep in touch with ASIJ teachers and counselors who have expressed interest, and when Professional Development funding is approved, I will register all teachers online before Jan. 20, 2017. This way, teachers don't have to pay out of pocket for registration fees. (Conference fee $290 USD before Jan. 20, Pre-conference fee for Cofino, Letwinsky, Quick or Gordon $75)

However, hotel fees and airfare will be paid by teachers and reimbursed after the conference (based on % of funding approved by ASIJ PD decision).

If you're confident you'd like to attend the conference, and your teaching area matches one of the strands, I'd encourage you to look into flights now!

Basic Info:
A direct flight with Malaysian (certain days), or many one-stop options via Hong Kong, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. Cost $500 - $700 USD return per person.

Registration $290 USD+ optional preconferences (fees vary)

Hotel approx. $125 USD per night x 4 nights = $500 USD
Food: Breakfast and lunch buffet included at conference hotels; reception evenings provided Thurs. & Sat. at resort.

In past years, those approved for ASIJ Professional Learning funding either received 100% funding or a large percentage of costs. Funding for this year will depend on the number of applicants.

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EARCOS has arranged discounted hotel rates at both hotels at the Magellan and Pacific hotels at the Sutera Harbour Resort in Kota Kinabalu where the conference will be held. More details available when registration opens.
Sutera Harbour Resort
Sutera Harbour Resort

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March 29, 2016
Kim Cofino - Student Learning Through Social Media
Karim Medico Letwinsky - Creating an Inquiry Learning Environment in the Math Classroom
Tina Quick - Third Culture Kids and Cross Culture Kids: Successful Transitions
Wendy Gordon - ETC Google Virtual Reality

You may register for these pre-conferences directly when you apply for the conference with EARCOS. Other pre-conferences are...

March 28 -April 1 (Tuesday to Saturday)
USF/WSU — International School Leadership Program
Contact: Krenny Hammer <>
Attendees must register both to USF/WSU and to EARCOS Teachers' Conference

March 28 - 29 (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Two-day Advanced Placement (AP) pre-conference workshops in both Calulus AB/BC (combined) and Computer Science Principles.
Contact: Annie Choi <>
For more information and the registration materials, please visit
You must register directly with The College Board for the AP workshops.

March 29 (Wednesday)
ACS WASC Preconference - Serving as a Visiting Committee Member and Conducting a Self-Study
Contact: Marilyn George <>
You must register directly with WASC.

There will also be a science integration pre-conference trip March 26 - 28 led by Kenny Peavy. Borneo Adventures! Everyone Needs to Get Outside to Learn and Play. He will also lead a post-conference trip called "The Best of Borneo" on April 2 - 4. More details available soon.

Click on the link below to read detailed descriptions of each pre-conference!
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