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With over 550 participants from 36 countries, the 21st Century Learning Conference is the event of choice for those who want to come together to learn, share and discuss current & emerging topics in education. With a strong focus on the impact of technology on learning and teaching, the event blends together inspirational keynotes, practitioner led workshop sessions, plus fun professional sharing and networking opportunities.


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Friday, March 10 • 15:20 - 16:20
Admin, WTF? (Where's the Fun?)
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"Don't do as I do; do as I say." I used to say this to my students when I goofed up during coaching or even giving a speech in debate and would do the exact same thing that I tell them NOT to do.  As coaches we expect our students to run faster, climb higher, keep up stamina far better than we do with the proper techniques; as educators, we do our best to teach our students to not bore the audience, share engagingly, ask the "So What?" in everything that they do.  

Let's pause and reflect: do we do that as leaders? What do we do with inspired and excited teachers when the come back from empowering conferences with big ideas? How and what can we gather as "data" to keep that positive momentum strong?

Come explore ways to find a balance between what we know is awesome and what we feel we must do in the current structure of education that places emphasis on the prestige of traditional programs.  Let's try to do what makes sense, empowering our teachers to run faster, climb higher and not lose steam… and do it with them.

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Liz Cho

Director of Curriculum, Gyeonggi Suwon International School (GSIS)
Liz Cho has been an educator since 2003, taking on various leadership roles especially in the recent 7 years. She is currently the Director of Curriculum at Gyeonggi Suwon International School (GSIS) in Korea, not too far outside the city limits of Seoul. She is passionate about empowering teachers to see themselves as leaders, and she is an avid believer in the power of servant leadership. Don't worry, this doesn't mean she is servile - she's... Read More →
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Mark McElroy

Director of Learning Innovation, Shekou International School

Friday March 10, 2017 15:20 - 16:20
N207 (Steelcase Interactive Classroom)

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