Adventures in International Schools

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My keynote for the Global Ed Conference 2013.

For the last 14 years I've been living and teaching in international schools around the world. From Munich, Germany to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Bangkok, Thailand, and now Yokohama, Japan, teaching internationally has been an amazing and fantastic adventure. Every country, school and community has taught me something new, and every day I am envious of my students who have grown up in this ever-changing environment. During this presentation, I'll share some of the key highlights (for me) of teaching in international schools. I hope this will encourage you to start your own adventure in a new country too!

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  • Adventures in International Schools

    1. 1. Adventures in International Education presented by: Kim Cofino
    2. 2. Kim Cofino http://kimcofino.com/blog @mscofino 14 years teaching internationally Germany, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan 9 years IB, 5 years “American” curriculum
    3. 3. my experience highlights getting started
    4. 4. part 1 my experience http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/10486433775/in/photostream/
    5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/johninmahwah/3573392875/
    6. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tearsandrain/563992667/
    7. 7. http://www.jcbpowersystems.com/images/ContactUs/Locator/locationMarker.png http://mm04.nasaimages.org/MediaManager/srvr?mediafile=/Size4/NSVS-3-NA/4652/east-4096.jpg
    8. 8. http://www.jcbpowersystems.com/images/ContactUs/Locator/locationMarker.png http://mm04.nasaimages.org/MediaManager/srvr?mediafile=/Size4/NSVS-3-NA/4652/east-4096.jpg
    9. 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/guinsoo/3371913442 /
    10. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/agustinrafaelreyes/4509755714/
    11. 11. part 2 highlights http://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_holt/5711984230/in/photostream/
    12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/boardingschool/3268631397/in/set-72157613594208570
    13. 13. community driven http://www.flickr.com/photos/lanuiop/4420606662/in/photostream/
    14. 14. curriculum models http://www.flickr.com/photos/80497449@N04/10012162166
    15. 15. TCK’s http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/8543483951
    16. 16. global http://www.flickr.com/photos/kainkalju/5873974669/in/photostream/
    17. 17. lifestyle http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/5250815159 learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/6165542101 teaching http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/7319583308/ challenges http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/7313409460
    18. 18. lifestyle teaching learning challenges
    19. 19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/london/2442332988/in/photostream/
    20. 20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dharmasphere/92497037/ immersion
    21. 21. immersion http://www.flickr.com/photos/retinafunk/436496485/
    22. 22. at home between worlds http://flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/100050220/
    23. 23. culture http://www.flickr.com/photos/bit-ramone/4476587461/in/photostream/
    24. 24. adventure http://www.flickr.com/photos/jahdakinebrah/739387809/in/photostream/
    25. 25. community http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/8212566279/in/photostream/
    26. 26. fun http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/5168043902/in/photostream/
    27. 27. discovery http://www.flickr.com/photos/13010608@N02/2440964623/
    28. 28. new eyes http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericmay/4817484054/in/photostream/
    29. 29. lifestyle teaching learning challenges
    30. 30. fabulous kids http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/10079272113/in/photostream/
    31. 31. http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/6304991192/in/photostream/ involved & supportive parents
    32. 32. wellresourced http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/10685571634/in/photostream/
    33. 33. service learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricephotos/3486141688/
    34. 34. flexible http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwardmusiak/4913603100/in/photostream/
    35. 35. http://www.flickr.com/photos/oimax/3742973674/in/photostream/ change
    36. 36. lifestyle teaching learning challenges
    37. 37. anything is possible http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisschoenbohm/5104367911/in/photostream/
    38. 38. http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/6955516222 extensive pd
    39. 39. always learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/n0wak/5518072566/in/photostream/
    40. 40. international network http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/10223878406
    41. 41. weekend workshops http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/10877961756
    42. 42. http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/9848369744 coetail
    43. 43. http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/6955515362 student involvement
    44. 44. perspective http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrickdown/93222146/in/photostream/
    45. 45. lifestyle teaching learning challenges
    46. 46. risk http://www.flickr.com/photos/thriol/221785705/in/photostream/
    47. 47. third culture kids
    48. 48. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jayneandd/4952333393/in/photostream/ language
    49. 49. http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/7313409460 international?
    50. 50. part 3 get started http://www.flickr.com/photos/vinothchandar/6805855849/in/photostream/
    51. 51. recruitment fairs http://www.flickr.com/photos/jobmeeting/10558342454/
    52. 52. build your network http://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-engineering/visualizingfriendships/469716398919
    53. 53. keep up your certification! http://www.flickr.com/photos/denniswong/2406135310
    54. 54. http://www.flickr.com/photos/devoinregress/3505849421
    55. 55. https://www.ibo.org/communications/brand/downloads/files/jpg/world_school/TriWorldSchool2Colourlarge.jpg consider curriculum
    56. 56. accredited http://www.flickr.com/photos/tasteful_tn/204886611/in/photostream/
    57. 57. http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/591393177/in/photostream/
    58. 58. where will you go? http://www.flickr.com/photos/trekkingrinjani/4930552641/in/photostream/
    59. 59. presented by: Kim Cofino http://www.flickr.com/photos/superkimbo/5492781647/in/photostream/ Adventures in International Education

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