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Alliance for International Education – World Conference, 26th-28th February 2016, Bangkok

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On January 26-28, NIST will host Alliance for International Education World Conference, with the theme of ‘Engaging with Difference’. AIE is an organization promoting intercultural understanding and collaboration and is connected to Bath University through the Board Members of Jeff Thompson and Mary Hayden, who have done a lot of research and published leading books in the field. AIE is hoping to generate a lot of interest in the local practitioners in the field of international education. It would be great to have your staff present some case studies, or lesson plans how they have ‘engaged with difference’ in their schools. The presentations are only about 20 minutes so this is a great way to get your work recognized!

We are also setting up a Local Committee, that will be involved in organizing the Conference. Most of the logistical work will be done by NIST, but we would like to welcome all your expertise in publicizing the event, and encouraging student involvement, e.g. in the form of IT help, presenting some projects etc. This will not take up a lot of extra time, but will ensure that you get to attend a fantastic Conference with lots of new learning and research! If you, or anyone in your staff, are interested in acting in the Local Committee, please advice them to contact me at mruokanen@nist.ac.th. Learn more about the Conference on AIE website.

AIE World Conference pdf

DEEP Learning Innovative Teaching & Learning Conference, 21st-22nd March 2015, Bangkok

DEEP Learning Innovative Teaching & Learning Conference
21st-22nd March 2015
NIST, Bangkok

DEEP Learning conferences offer an innovative teaching & learning experience. We pride ourselves on bringing the best of many worlds together. We are confident you have never attended a professional development event where such emphasis has been placed on giving you the ability to craft your own personal experience. We make it our business to ensure the greatest possible value through differentiation for each participant.

Travel your own differentiated path and learn how to leverage devices at your school while improving learning with innovative pedagogy.

It is shaping up to be an exciting event with presenters flying in from Malaysia and Singapore on top of our incredible pool of local talent.

Come and join in this amazing opportunity to improve your practice, network with colleagues from the region, and enjoy the delicious food, drinks, and atmosphere.

We can’t wait to see you there!

More details in the attached pdf and at www.deeplearners.com/bkk2015

Update DEEP Learning Bangkok Conference March 21st-22nd


24th January 2015,
NIST, Bangkok

Google Summit

We invite you to join us for the first annual EdTechTeam Thailand Summit featuring Google for Education, to be held at NIST International School in Bangkok on 24 & 25 January 2015. This high intensity, two-day event focuses on deploying, integrating and using Google Apps for Education and other Google Tools to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education. The programme features Google-certified teachers, Google Apps for Education certified trainers, practicing administrators, solution providers, Google engineers and representatives from the Google education teams.

Each session will have multiple breakout workshops to choose from, ranging from “Getting Started” to “Getting Geeky”. Sessions include two keynote presentations, a demo slam competition, and a closing capstone session – plus two full days of informative breakouts, cutting-edge demonstrations, and hands-on workshops led by experienced and knowledgeable professional developers.

Deployment & Management of Google Apps
Google Apps Scripts
Google Apps for Education Certification
Chromebooks in Education
YouTube for Schools
Google Docs, Google Sites, Google Calendar, Gmail power tips, and… even more!
All presenters are Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, Google Employees, or teachers with local success stories!


LINK for further info

Cognitive Coaching: Foundation Course, 15th January 2015 (Part 1), April 25th 2015 (Part 2), NIST, Bangkok

Cognitive Coaching:
Foundation Course,
15th January 2015 (Part 1),
April 25th 2015 (Part 2),
NIST, Bangkok


Cognitive Coaching provides a foundation for the communication skills needed by teacher leaders and those occupying positions of educational leadership. This four-day course presents an approach to professional relationships that focuses on supporting the thinking of colleagues in the areas of planning and reflecting. The specific skills and strategies included in this course lend themselves to developing a school culture of collaboration and a professional learning community.

Cognitive Coaching is an approach to adult interaction that capitalizes upon and enhances cognitive processes. It is based on the following four major propositions:

Thought and perception produce all behavior.
Teaching is constant decision making.
To learn something new requires engagement and alteration in thought.
Humans continue to grow cognitively.

The course provides training in the skill sets that will enable each participant to act as a coach to mediate the thinking of others. Participants will learn how to support colleagues in developing new ways of thinking even when stuck in a specific mindset. To that end, individuals will learn how filters of perceptions frame thinking, develop greater sophistication in paraphrasing and questioning so as to provide opportunities for cognitive shift, and how to frame effective goal statements to support flexibility of thought in problem resolution.

The course is highly interactive and will include:

Modeling and role play
Small group activities
Learning partners
Readings from text and course guide

This Cognitive CoachingSM course is offered through the Center for Cognitive Coaching, a part of the Thinking Collaborative.
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IAAAC Conference, October 17th 2014, NIST, Bangkok

IAAAC Conference,
October 17th 2014,
NIST, Bangkok

The International Association of Athletic Administrators & Coaches (IAAAC) was created to provide international athletic directors, coaches and teachers with a forum to communicate and network. The IAAAC is not-for-profit and aims to improve professional development opportunities to promote and improve best practices in physical education. It also serves as a resource, providing its members with resources related to sports and athletics in international education. Visit the official website at http://www.i3ac.com for additional information.

Keynote Speakers

Lynn Kachmarik

Ike Nwanko

Register online here:

Info Link

Innovative Global Conference, November 1st- 2nd 2014, NIST, Bangkok

Innovative Global Conference
November 1st- 2nd 2014,
NIST, Bangkok


Think – Activate – Engage. Innovative Global Education is excited to announce a new conference with set of workshop offerings at NIST International School, in Bangkok, Thailand, on the 1st to 2nd of November. Each workshop will take place over a day and half and you register for one workshop for the two days. Each workshop is facilitated by an expert in that field.

All participants will receive a certificate of participation for the workshop.

Registration fee after 15 September: USD $310

Cancellation Policy
Please note that each workshop will proceed based on participant registration. Innovative Global Education will inform you by 1 October 2014 if the workshop is to be cancelled. If the workshop is cancelled, your full payment will be reimbursed.

Workshop Participation
If Innovative Global Education is informed by 1 October 2014 that a participant is unable to attend the workshop, a full refund will be given. If notification of not being able to participate is after 1 October 2014, IGE will be unable to refund the registration fee. If, for any reason, a school needs to either transfer a registered participant to another workshop from the workshop registered or change the name of the participant attending a workshop, Innovative Global Education can make these changes on request from the school or participant.

Alternative Payment Methods
If you are unable to pay for this event using a credit card please contact info@innovativeglobaled.org to arrange possible alternative payment methods. Where requested, an invoice can be sent to school and/or individual that will include bank details for an electronic transfer.

Activate, Collaborate and Facilitate: Finding Pathways for Inquiry in Secondary Schools
Facilitator: Julian Edwards, Bangkok, Thailand

NEW: This is the first time this workshop has been facilitated at an IGE conference.

Activities that Develop Scientific Thinking in Elementary & Middle School Students
Facilitator: Jane Altemen, Bangkok, Thailand

Previous Feedback: “Jane provided a workshop where we were involved in investigating scientific principles. Through the investigation we were able to see the process involved and actively participate.”

“Jane was amazing, she made me realize science is all about thinking, she used provoking strategies and experiments to engage us that I can use back in my school.”

Mathematics and Inquiry in the Elementary School: Where Do I Start?
Facilitator: Mignon Weckert, Singapore

Previous Feedback: “I feel inspired to go back to school and go through the inquiry journey together.”

“I really liked that we had time to plan together to process our learning.”

Teaching for Conceptual Understanding
Facilitator: Andrea Muller, Auckland, New Zealand
Facilitator: Tania Lattanzio, Singapore

NEW: This will be the first time this workshop has been facilitated at an IGE conference.

Inquiry-Centered Leadership
Facilitator: Richard Owens, Singapore

Previous Feedback: “I found the workshop highly thought provoking.”

“I learnt new aspects of leadership and new methods in problem solving.”

Traces of Learning: Documenting Young Children’s Learning
Facilitator: Fiona Zinn, Tasmania, Australia

Previous Feedback: “This workshop really transformed my concept of documentation.”

“I have brought back ideas not only to better my documentation but also for my classroom practices.”

Working with English as an Additional Language (EAL) Learners: Practical Classroom Application and Strategies
Facilitator: Beth Queeny- Dressler, Bangkok, Thailand

Previous Feedback: “It was a wonderful workshop and the leader Beth was amazing. She was energetic, informative and used a lot of resources such as wikispaces and google docs that allows us to continue sharing ideas and communicating with each other after the workshop.”

“Lots of useful strategies & time for discussion.”

Inquiry in the Thai Additional Language Classroom
Facilitator: Isariyabhorn Uwanno (On-Ann), Bangkok, Thailand

Facilitator: Lilian Wong, Hong Kong

NEW: This will be the first time this workshop has been facilitated at an IGE conference.

To register visit the Innovative Global Education website.



Apple Distinguished Educators TeachMeet – DEEP Learning – Going 1:1, Saturday 17th May 2014, NIST

Apple Distinguished Educators TeachMeet – DEEP Learning – Going 1:1

The Bangkok group of Apple Distinguished Educators are organising a TeachMeet on Saturday 17th May at NIST:

“Going 1:1”, hosted by NIST, is a one-day professional development conference that will focus on providing tools and resources for teachers in 1:1 classrooms, or schools thinking about adopting a 1:1 program.

The symposium will center on the application of iPads, MacBooks, and Google Apps for use in any classroom. Teachers will discover practical ideas for maximizing the efficiency of technology in their lessons.

The goal of the conference is to create a sustainable community network of passionate, technology-focused educators.

There will be 20 minutes presentations by a variety of speakers, including Tom Foster, on the use of technology in the classroom.

This is a link to the website which will give you more details and there is also a link to sign up if you want to come.

This is a great opportunity to see some technology in action and also to build some links between like minded schools and individuals.

If you have any questions please let me know. Finally, if you would be interested in presenting about your use of iPads, Google Drive or other technology please let Tom Foster know and he will put you in contact with the event organisers.

Here is a brief summary of some of the presentations on offer:

Get Going with Google – simple introduction into Google Drive use in the classroom
iWorks Vs Google Drive – what to use when
Blogging with iPads and Google
SAMR model and classroom transformation
Digital Literacy and Citizenship
Differentiating via an Online course
Data logging and Vernier science probes
Backchanneling in Classroom Discussions – Using Todays Meet with students
For the Thai Department: ประภัสสร เกตุจันทร์ (Kru Koong)
– ประภัสสร เกตุจันทร์ (กุ้ง)- โรงเรียนนานาชาติไทย-จีน- สอนระดับชั้นมัธยมต้น Middle School – ปริญญาโทการสอนภาษาไทยในฐานะภาษาต่างแชประเทศ มศว.ประสานมิตร
Learning through Tinkering – powerful tools that engage students deeply in learning

There are some excellent things happening with technology in many of the International Schools in Bangkok. This day will be an opportunity to build relationships, find out about how technology is used in some inspirational classrooms ad also to try some things out. The day is only 1000 baht to cover food costs with the opportunity to hear up to 6 different speakers. It would be great to se many of you there.