SEC2016 - Archive

Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration (until March 1, 2016)

Delegates:
NESA 'Member' School: $725
NESA 'Affiliate' School/Organization: $830
Non-member: $925
Codelegate : $295

Adaptive Schools (5days):
NESA 'Member' school: $970
NESA 'Affiliate' school: $1,100
Non member: $1,250

Exhibitors:

'Affiliate' Exhibitor+1 table:$1,150*
'Non Affiliate Exhibitor+1 table: $1,980
Additional Exhibitor: $290

Late Registration

Delegates:
NESA 'Member' School: $775
NESA 'Affiliate' School/Organization: $880
Non-member: $975
Codelegate: $295

Adaptive Schools (5days):
NESA 'Member' school: $1,020
NESA 'Affiliate' school: $1,150
Non member: $1,300

Exhibitors:

'Affiliate' Exhibitor+1 table:$1,200*
'Non Affiliate Exhibitor+1 table: $2,030
Additional Exhibitor: $290

Extra Exhibit Tables:
$290/table
*one additional table is free for members

Room Rates

Royal Orchid Sheraton

Deluxe River View Room:
Single: Baht 6,700
Double: Baht 7,200

Junior Suite:
Single: Baht 8,200
Double: Baht 8,700

Executive Suite:
Single: Baht 9,200
Double: Baht 9,700

Club Executive Room:
Single: Baht 9,200
Double: Baht 9,700

All rates are in Baht, inclusive of service and taxes, buffet breakfast and high speed internet in guest room.

Speakers

Preconference Workshop
  • Google for Education Certification Bootcamp: Facilitated by EdTechTeam
AERO Preconferences, March 30-31 (2 days):
  • Cindy Cummings & Katrina Theilmann: AERO Common Core Plus Workshop on English/Language Arts(Practical Strategies for Authentic Assessment for English/Language Arts)
  • Erma Anderson: AERO Common Core Plus Workshop on High School Mathematics
  • Carey Johnson & Chris Charnitski: AERO Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Specialist Speakers:
  • Ryan Grady & Megan Holmstrom: Best Practices in K­12 Mathematics - Instructional Cycles, Assessment for Learning, & Growth Mindset for Teaching and Learning
  • Paul Andersen: Unpacking NGSS
  • Warren Apel: Programmable Robots / Social Entrepreneurship
  • Steve Barkley [keynoter]: Creating a Culture of Coaching
  • Katherine Bomer [keynoter]: Harnessing the Common Core - Higher Standards of Reading & Writing (Teaching Essays that Students Want to Write)
  • Susan Brookhart: Designing Rubrics
  • Rick Detwiler: Administrative Assistants Institute (2 days)
  • Amy McConnell Franklin: The Interconnectedness of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Mindfulness
  • Elizabeth Imende-Cooney: Making Students Visible / If School is Preparation for Life...
  • Kerry O'Grady: The Power of Language / Creating a Positive and Inclusive Climate for Learning
  • Tom Schimmer: Accurate and Effective Formative Assessment / Blurring the Lines Between Assessment and Feedback
  • Rick Wormeli [keynoter]: What We Could Do If We Were Brave Together / Differentiated Instruction / Educating Young Adolescents
Extended (Multi-Day) Workshop Speakers:
  • Mark Church: Visible Thinking (3 days: April 1-3)
  • Christy Curran: Literacy Workshop - Foundation Course in Reading, Grades K-2 (3 days: April 1-3)
  • Emily DeLiddo: Literacy Workshop - Foundation Course in Reading, Grades 3-5 (3 days: April 1-3)
  • Vicki Vinton: Literacy Workshop - Foundation Course in Reading, Grades 6-8 (3 days: April 1-3)
  • Bob Garmston and Carolyn McKanders: Adaptive Schools 5-Day Certificate Course (March 31-April 4)

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 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 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):

For any questions please contact Catherine Molenda at molendca@buffalostate.edu

Conference Report

April 1-4, 2016 - Royal Orchid Sheraton, Bangkok, Thailand

NESA educators returned to exotic and bustling Bangkok at our favorite Royal Orchid Sheraton on the banks of the Chao Praya River for four days of outstanding professional learning. NESA’s Spring Educators Conference, April 1-4 offered three keynotes, three half-day specialist sessions, four teacher workshop sessions (from a choice of 43!) and several General Interest Workshops given by NESA affiliates. Almost half the delegates attended extended workshops in Adaptive Schools (5-days), Literacy: Reading Focus (3-days), Visible Thinking (3-days), and an Administrative Assistants Strand (2-days). Additionally, two-day AERO preconferences in English/Language Arts, HS Math and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were offered prior to the SEC.

Keynote speakers perfectly balanced inspiration with ‘nuts & bolts’: Rick Wormeli (sponsored by International Schools Services) got everyone up and energized with his finale linking “Do-Re-Mi” from The Sound of Music to education in “What We Can Do If We Are Brave Together”; Katherine Bomer laid out a new vision of essays as “explorations that develop and communicate complex, engaging content inside organic, logical structures” in her talk “The Journey is Everything: Teaching Essays that Students Want to Write for People Who Want to Read Them”; and Monday morning’s speaker, Steve Barkley, in “Creating a School Culture of Coaching”, described how educators must collaborate to improve teaching and learning, and how a coaching culture among educators models practices we want students to adopt.

Extended (multi-day) workshops were a major feature of the program: the legengary Bob Garmston and Carolyn McKanders again led their popular “Five-Day Adaptive Schools Certificate Program”, with three-day institutes in “Literacy-Reading Focus” presented by Christy Curran (K-2), Emily DeLiddo (3-5), and Vicki Vinton (6-8); and in “Making Thinking Visible”, by Mark Church.

The four-hour "specialist” workshops hit all of the professional learning areas laid out by NESA’s Professional Development Advisory Committee (PDAC) from differentiated instruction, programmable robots, coaching, emotional intelligence, student writing and inclusion, to rubrics, NGSS, assessment and feedback, the power of teacher language and educating adolescents. NESA affiliates also presented General Interest Workshops, and NESA educators led 43 workshops for their peers. The NESA "Twitter-sphere" was also very active throughout -- check out #nesasec!

NESA means a balance of professional and personal development, so delegates got a chance to connect at Friday's Welcome Reception on the Sheraton’s Riverside Terrace and at Sunday evening’s Gala, with an amazing buffet and a traditional Thai dance and puppet performance followed by great dance music! Marcus Hallberg, Luke Hansen’s best friend and now a teacher at International Schools Group-Dhahran, movingly spoke about Luke and presented the Stanley Haas/Luke Hansen Student Award (sponsored by GBG/TieCare) to Olivia Efird from AIS-Riyadh, who addressed Gala delegates. Both Marcus and Olivia are remarkable young people who inspire and exemplify the spirit of the award. (See NESA awards)

Mark your calendars for next year’s SEC: March 31-April 3, 2017, back at the Royal Orchid Sheraton in Bangkok!

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