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12 13 metacognition flyer

  1. 1. 388-14 Bokjeong-dong, Seongnamsi, Gyeonggido, Korea . SEOUL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL EARCOS WEEKEND WORKSHOP March 2-3, 2013 Seoul International School Seoul, Korea Learning to Learn: How Teachers Can Facilitate Student MetacognitionWith Ochan and Bill PowellWorkshop Description:Many schools claim to teach students to learn how to learn. In our experience, only afew do so deliberately and explicitly. This is despite the fact that recent researchpoints to the development of student metacognition as perhaps the most powerfulinfluence on student achievement and lifelong learning.In this highly interactive workshop, participants will come to understand whatmetacognition means in a classroom setting (not the same as teaching study skills).Participants will analyze their assumptions about student learning, explore various Tel:(031) 750-1314models of metacognition and become more reflective about their own thinking andlearning. Our experience has shown that teachers who are metacognitive andreflective are more likely to develop these habits of mind in their students. Embeddedwithin the workshop will be numerous research-based strategies that promotestructured reflection and metacognition.Workshop Essential Questions: purcellh@siskorea.org1. What is metacognition?2. What does a teacher need to do?3. What does structured reflection look like?4. What does recent research say about its importance?5. What are some specific meta-cognitive strategies?Participants in this workshop will: 1. Explore recent research on meta-cognition. 2. Understand that meta-cognition is the disposition of intellectual character, not simply the acquisition of study skills; that the purpose of metacognition is to support self-directedness in students. 3. Experience structured reflection on their own learning. 4. Learn about routines and strategies that support student reflection. 5. Examine questioning techniques that facilitate learning how to learn. This workshop is appropriate for teachers, principals, and curriculum coordinators, PreK-12.
  2. 2. EARCOS WEEKEND WORKSHOPAbout the Presenters: William (Bill) Powellhas served as an international school educator for the past 30 years in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Indonesia, and Malaysia. From 1991 to 1999, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the International School of Tanganyika in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and from 2000 – 2006 as Headmaster of the International School of Kuala Lumpur. He is the co-author, with his wife Ochan, of Count Me In! Developing Inclusive International Schools (2000) and co-author of a book on school boardgovernance training (2001). Bill and Ochan also co-authored the books Making the Difference:Differentiation in International Schools (2007) and Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Teacher (Corwin2010)They are currently working on a project that focuses on personalizing learning and have a bookentitled The Way to Teach Now: Five Keys to Personalized learning in the Global Classroom in 2011(ASCD). When Bill is not writing, he is presenting workshops on curriculum development, differentiation,school leadership and governance training. He serves as a consultant for Education Across Frontiers Sdn.Bhd. (Bpowell@eduxfrontiers.org). Ochan Kusuma-Powellis co-founder and director of Education Across Frontiers, an organization that promotes teacher education towards the development of professional learning communities. A graduate of Columbia University with a doctorate in international education development, she has more than 25 years experience in international education and has been actively involved in teacher training for developing inclusive international schools. Ochan has developed and implemented inclusive special education programs inthe United States, Indonesia, Malaysia and Tanzania. Together with her husband, Bill, she co-authoredan OSAC publication entitled Count Me In! Developing Inclusive International Schools and, morerecently, Making the Difference: Differentiation in International Schools (2007). Ochan’s current interestis the application of brain research to classroom instruction. She is adjunct faculty at Lehigh University,Buffalo State and a trainer for the Teacher Training Center. (Okpowell@eduxfrontiers.org"Okpowell@eduxfrontiers.org).REGISTRATION PROCEDURES:We will begin accepting registrations on August 1, 2012.1. Email your completed registration to Heather Purcell (purcellh@siskorea.org). You will receive confirmation ASAP, and travel information will be sent out closer to the workshop.2. No registrations will be accepted after December 7, 2012.3. Per EARCOS guidelines, applicants from non-member schools are only eligible to attend if there is space one week before the workshop. Email Heather Purcell to ask to be put on the waiting list BEFORE December 7, and you will be contacted if there is room.4. REGISTRATION FEE: Bring $50 USD in cash to the workshop. An additional fee of $100 will be required for non-member schools. The workshop is limited to a maximum of 45 participants.WORKSHOP TIMES:March 2 (8:30-4:30) AND March 3 (8:30-3:30). You are encouraged to make flightarrangements accordingly.CREDIT: College credits will be arranged through SUNY. Information will be sent to participants closer tothe time of the workshop. Any questions, please contact Heather Purcell (purcellh@siskorea.org). 2

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