EARCOS Teacher Advisory Committee

(Front L-R) Brian Smith(HKIS), Eileen Rueth(I.S. Beijing), Joni Kerr(ISKL), Lori Richardson Garcia(TAS), Natalie Beals(SSIS), Caroline Ellis(SAS), Deborah Chu(SFS), and Kathy Beahn(ISY)

(Back L-R) Chris Smith(SAS), Stan Covington(I.S. Bangkok), Colin Aitken(I.S. Manila), Keith Allerton(JIS), Dr. Edward Greene(EARCOS Exec. Dir.), Chris Bell(ASIJ), and Bill Oldread(EARCOS Asst. Director)

Current ETC Advisory Committee

Marsha Hillman, International School Manila
Keith Allerton, Jakarta Intercultural School
Natalie Beals, Saigon South International School
Eric Brown, International School Yangon
Linda Eide, International School Bangkok
Daniel Inns, Shanghai American School
Evelyn Chen, Taipei American School
Joseph Hill, The American School in Japan
Matt Johnson, Seoul Foreign School
Joni Kerr, International School of Kuala Lumpur
Eileen Rueth, International School of Beijing
Brian Smith, Hong Kong International School
Chris Smith, Singapore American School

For more information about the Teachers' Conference please email Giselle Sison, EARCOS ETC Program Coordinator at gsison@earcos.org

Report

ETC Advisory Committee Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand

Published in The ET Journal Fall Issue 2019

On August 30-31, the EARCOS Advisory Committee met in Bangkok,Thailand to solidify planning for this year’s Teachers’ Conference, themed ‘A Clear Vision for the Future’ and to begin planning for ETC 2021. It was an amazing group of thoughtful and creative people from all over Asia. The advisory committee consists of EARCOS staff and school representatives from China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, and Vietnam. While it began with a remembrance of the great leadership that Dr. Dick Krajczar had provided in the past, we welcomed the new leadership of Dr. Ed Greene (Executive Director), Bill Oldread (Assistant Director), and Ms. Giselle Sison (Program Coordinator).

This year the ETC will return to Bangkok, Thailand, and the lovely Shangri-La Hotel. It promises to be an amazing event with keynote speakers Candida Snow speaking about Global Competence, and Rick Wormeli speaking about the importance of working with students in the middle grades. Lastly, Linda Elkins-Tanton will be sharing information about her current project working with NASA that integrates science, math, and technology. Additional bonuses this year are the Pre-Conference offerings of Advanced Placement training in Biology, Calculus AB & BC, Computer Science, and World History.

The strands for this year’s conference will be Science, Math, Social Studies/Humanities, Global Issues/Citizenship, Middle School, Service Learning, STEM, and General Education Topics. We already have a tremendous lineup of speakers from all areas. Every year we also look to incorporate presentations for teachers and educators in the field. If you are interested in presenting, speak with your local EARCOS rep to learn more since the deadline for submission is November.

This year’s conference promises to be yet another fantastic EARCOS event. If you are looking for amazing PD and the opportunity to network in a beautiful location, mark your calendars for March 26-28, 2020 for the EARCOS Teachers’ Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.