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Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration (until March 1, 2013)

Delegates:
NESA Regular Member: $625
NESA Associate Member: $730
Non-member: $845
Codelegate : $210

Adaptive Schools (full)/ Critical Friends (5days)**:
Regular member: $825
Associate member: $950

Exhibitors:
Exhibitor Member+1 table:$1,050*
Exhibitor Non-Member+1 table: $1,890
Additional Exhibitor: $315

Late Registration

Delegates:
NESA Regular Member: $675
NESA Associate Member: $780
Non-member: $895
Codelegate: $210

Adaptive Schools / Critical Friends (5days):
Regular member: $875
Associate member: $1,000

Exhibitors:
Exhibitor Member+1 table:$1,100*
Exhibitor Non-Member+1 table: $1,940
Additional Exhibitor: $315

Extra Exhibit Tables:
$315/table
*one additional table is free for members

Room Rates

Royal Orchid Sheraton

All rates are in Baht, inclusive of service and taxes and buffet breakfast.

Deluxe River View Room
  • Single: Baht 6,500
  • Double: Baht 7,000
Extra bed: Baht 1,500 (Double/Twin)

-Maximum Room Occupancy: 3 adults OR 2 adults and 2 children under 12yrs
-For additional persons in a room when the extra bed is not requested, the charge for breakfast is as follows:
Children 0-5: Complimentary
Children 6-12: Baht 450*
Children 13 and above & adults: Baht 900

Speakers

Two-day Preconference (April 3-4):
  • New AERO English Language Arts Framework: Common Core Plus — Cindy Cummings & Katrina Thielmann
Special Strands:

“Critical Friends” Training Institute (5-days: April 4-8) — Michele Mattoon & Kevin Horton

“Adaptive Schools”: Certificate Course (5-days: April 4-8) Robert Garmston & Carolyn McKanders

The Writing Project: Foundation Course in Writing (4 days) — Lucy Calkins, Ali Marron (gr 3-5) & Amanda Hartman (gr K-2)

Specialist Speakers & Topics:
  • Literacy Instruction and the Common Core — Lucy Calkins [keynoter]
  • Teaching Creativity: Yes, It Can Be Done — Kyung-hee Kim [keynoter]
  • Best Friends, Worst Enemies — Michael Thompson [keynoter]
  • What's Coming In Technology: Powerful Technologies, Powerful Educators — Scott McLeod [keynoter]
  • SPECIAL OFFERING: "Mindful Mentors" -- Advanced Training in “Habits of Mind” (2 days)— Graham Watts
  • Technology and the Classroom Teacher — Doug Johnson
  • Integrating Social Studies and English Language Arts in the K-5 Classroom — Judy Wooster
  • Understanding Developmental and Behavioral Variations — Roby Marcou, MD
  • Neurolinguistics for the Classroom Teacher — Susan Grant
  • Inquiry in the Mathematics Classroom (K-8) — Megan Holmstrom
  • Trouble in Paradise: Counseling Vulnerable Adolescents — David Gleason
  • Global Issues & Service Learning — Mike Johnston
  • Assessment & World Languages (K-12) — Christine Brown
  • Writing: Middle School & High School — Ellen Greenblatt
  • iPads in the Classroom — Dana Specker Watts

Certificates of Participation

There are just two steps to finding yours and printing it:

  1. Open the List of attendees and find what page number your name is on. List in Excel - List in PDF
  2. Open this Certificates file (it may take a few moments to load). To print, select only the page number with your name from the print options. If you have any difficulties with printing, please contact your school's Technical staff for support.

Certificates of Presentation (Teacher Presenter Workshops) are available here:

  1. Open the List of attendees and find what page number your name is on. List in Excel - List in PDF
  2. Open this Certificates file. To print, select only the page number with your name from the print options. If you have any difficulties with printing, please contact your school's Technical staff for support.

Certificates of Participation (Adaptive Schools) are available here:

  1. Open the List of attendees and find what page number your name is on. List in Excel - List in PDF
  2. Open this Certificates file. To print, select only the page number with your name from the print options. If you have any difficulties with printing, please contact your school's Technical staff for support.

All certificates are created using the names given during the online registration process. If there is a misspelling in your certificate, please contact Maria Boutzarelou.

Graduate Credit

Educators attending the Spring Educators Conference have the opportunity to obtain one, two or three sememster graduate credits from Buffalo State, State University of New York (SUNY):

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Conference report

April 5-8, 2013 — Royal Orchid Sheraton, Bangkok, Thailand

A record-breaking 700+ educators from schools throughout the NESA region (and beyond!) gathered April 5-8 in the “Land of Smiles” — Bangkok, Thailand. They attended four keynotes, three half-day specialist sessions, and four teacher-produced workshops (from a choice of 45!).

The four keynotes included the following distinguished speakers: Lucy Calkins (sponsored by International Schools Services) of Columbia University’s Teachers College Reading and Writing Project talked about how the Common Core State Standards represent “new horizons” all NESA schools can walk towards, in “Walking Courageously Forward in Today’s Common Core World: Literacy Instruction, School Reform and Visions of Tomorrow”; child/family psychologist and author Michael Thompson (sponsored by Buffalo State-SUNY) explained how to deal with the dynamics of childhood social relationships, including bullying, in “Best Friends/Worst Enemies”; Scott McLeod of the University of Kentucky described how children and adolescents are using technology to make positive changes in their communities in “Powerful Technologies/Powerful Students”; and Kyung-hee Kim of The College of William and Mary spoke on how to foster creativity in “Gardening the Creative CAT: Creative Climate, Creative Attitude and Creating Thinking”.

Cindy Cummings and Katrina Theilmann offered a two-day preconference on the “New AERO English Language Arts Framework: Common Core Plus”; Bob Garmston and Carolyn McKanders led a “Five-Day Adaptive Schools Certificate Program”; Michele Mattoon and Kevin Horton facilitated a “Five-Day Critical Friends Training Institute”; Lucy Calkins, Amanda Hartman (grades K-2) and Alexandra Marron (grades 3-5) led a four-day “The Writing Project: Foundation Course in Writing”; and Graham Watts offered a two-day institute on “Mindful Mentors: Advanced Training in Habits of Mind”.

Delegates chose from a wide range of four-hour "specialist” workshops on topics ranging from iPads in the Classroom, the emotional lives of boys, neurolinguistics for teachers, and es/ms mathematics, to assessment and world languages, writing in the MS and HS, counseling vulnerable adolescents and technology for educators.

Several awards were announced: Sahithi Vuppula from the American International School-Kuwait, won the Stanley Haas/Luke Hansen Student Award, sponsored by GBG/TieCare International. Sahithi was NESA's guest in Bangkok and addressed a plenary session of delegates (read her speech). Additionally, Samvitha Ram from the American International School-Chennai, India, was announced as the winner of one of four $4,000 Margaret Sanders Foundation International Schools Scholarships.

NESA Teacher Representatives sold raffle tickets for the annual Community Service Raffle, which benefits community service projects in NESA schools. Over $4,000 was raised!

NESA conferences are a balance between the professional and the personal. Friday evening delegates socialized at the Welcome Reception – sponsored by The College Board - on the Sheraton’s Sambal Terrace overlooking the Chao Praya River; and at the Gala Dinner Sunday evening – sponsored by TieCare International – where they enjoyed a fabulous buffet and a traditional Thai music, dance and puppet performance.

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