SEC2014 - Archive

Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration (until March 1, 2014)

Delegates:
NESA 'Member' School: $645
NESA 'Affiliate' School/Organization: $750
Non-member: $865
Codelegate : $250

Adaptive Schools (5days)**:
NESA 'Member' school: $860
NESA 'Affiliate' school: $1000

Exhibitors:

'Affiliate' Exhibitor+1 table:$1,070*
'Non Affiliate Exhibitor+1 table: $1,910
Additional Exhibitor: $245

Late Registration

Delegates:
NESA 'Member' School: $695
NESA 'Affiliate' School/Organization: $800
Non-member: $915
Codelegate: $250

Adaptive Schools (5days)**:
NESA 'Member' school: $910
NESA 'Affiliate' school: $1050

Exhibitors:

'Affiliate' Exhibitor+1 table:$1,120*
'Non Affiliate Exhibitor+1 table: $1,960
Additional Exhibitor: $245

Extra Exhibit Tables:
$245/table
*one additional table is free for members

Hotel Rates

Royal Orchid Sheraton Room Rates

Deluxe River View Room
Single: Baht 6,500
Double: Baht 7,000
Extra bed: Baht 1,500

Speakers

Special Offerings:
  • Rick Detwiler: Two-Day Administrative Assistants Strand (April 4 and April 6)
  • Three-Day Literacy Workshops: Focus on Reading (April 4-6) - Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
  • Erma Anderson & Alan Phan: Three-day AERO/Common Core Plus Workshop - Strategies for Strengthening Formative and Summative Assessment of Mathematics Learning (April 4-6)
  • Robert Garmston & Carolyn McKanders: Five-Day "Adaptive Schools" Certificate Program (April 3-7)
Specialist Speakers (keynotes & 4-hour workshops):
Keynoters:
  • Heidi Hayes Jacobs: Leading the New Literacies: Digital, Media, Global
  • Alec Couros: Personal Learning Networks & Connected Learning / Digital Citizenship
  • Karen Boyes: Developing Independent, Self-Directed Thinkers / Habits of Mind / How the Brain Learns
  • Kathy Collins: In Search of Significance In Times When Everything is High Priority
Other Specialist Speakers:
  • Tom Baker: Service-Learning in the 21st Century Led by Nobel Peace Laureates
  • Carol Carter: Coaching Students on Risk & Reward / Creativity, Innovation & Risk
  • Mark Church: Making Thinking Visible
  • John Coy: Seeing Ourselves as Writers / Informational Texts: New & Improved Nonfiction
  • Tom Daccord: Teaching English & Social Studies with Technology / Nurturing Creativity in the iPad Classroom
  • Kristina Doubet: Differentiation in Middle & High School
  • Jim Knight: Instructional Coaching
  • Nancy Love: Making Sense Out of Data
  • Dana Watts: iPad Integration in the Elementary School, and in Middle & High School

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 presenters 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.

Conference Report

April 4-7, 2014 - Royal Orchid Sheraton - Bangkok, Thailand

More than 650 educators from schools in the NESA region (and beyond!) gathered April 4-7 at one of NESA’s favorite venues: The Royal Orchid Sheraton in Bangkok, Thailand. Delegates attended four keynotes, three half-day specialist sessions, and four teacher-produced workshops (from a choice of 45!), plus a session of General Interest Workshops presented by NESA members and affiliates.

The four cutting-edge keynoters spoke about timely issues: Heidi Hayes Jacobs (sponsored by International Schools Services) author of the series,Contemporary Perspectives on the New Literacies: Digital-Media-Global, shared her new model on how to “reboot traditional print literacy” in “Leading the New Literacies: Digital-Media-Global”; Kathy Collins, author of Reading for Real: Teach Children to Read With Power, Intention, and Joy in K-3 Classrooms,discussed “enduring truths” educators can hold onto in the face of constant change, in “In Search of Significance In Times When Everything is High Priority”; Karen Boyes, an Affiliate Director of the International Institute for the Habits of Mind, spoke on “Developing Independent, Self-Directed Thinkers” via five important ‘keys for teaching’; and Alec Couros (sponsored by Buffalo State-SUNY), from the University of Regina, Canada, closed the conference with “Identity, Networks, and Connected Learning”, outlining our new technological reality where learning can take place anywhere, anytime, and with anyone.

Bob Garmston and Carolyn McKanders led their famous and sold-out “Five-Day Adaptive Schools Certificate Program”, plus several three-day mini-institutes took place: Erma Anderson and Alan Phan with “AERO/Common Core Plus” (Mathematics); and Kathy Collins (Grades K-2), Emily DeLiddo (Grades 3-5) and Carla Espana (Grades 6-8) with “The Literacy Project: Foundation Course in Reading”. Additionally, Rick Detwiler facilitated a two-day strand for Administrative Assistants.

Delegates chose from a wide range of four-hour "specialist” workshops on topics ranging from iPads in the Classroom, service learning, how the brain learns, making sense of data, teaching writing, creativity and technology, project-based learning, instructional coaching, digital citizenship, the Habits of Mind, and ‘flipped’ professional development. Additionally, NESA members and affiliates presented six General Interest Workshops, and NESA educators led 45 workshops for their peers.

Several awards were given at Sunday’s plenary: Karen Grace Hassanieh of the American International School of Riyadh, the winner of the Stanley Haas/Luke Hansen Student Award (sponsored by TieCare International), addressed delegates, and Meghna Sarah Thomas from the Walworth Barbour American International School in Tel Aviv, 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 $2,700 was raised!

To complement the outstanding professional learning opportunities, SEC also offered events for personal renewal and re-connection. Friday evening’s Welcome Reception took place on the Sheraton’s Sambal Terrace with a view of the Chao Praya River. Saturday’s Gala – sponsored by TieCare International – was a first for NESA, with a 1960s theme, optional 60s attire, and great live music by “Beatles. Bangkok”. It was a party to remember!

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