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Curriculum Summit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2017

Join curriculum leaders and teacher leaders, alongside Rubicon consultants, as we come together to innovate curriculum practices!  Conversations will be centered on the unique needs of international schools, and will focus on how we can push the boundaries of curriculum work to leverage our global community of educators to meet the needs of our learners.

17 February 2017 – 18 February 2017

The International School of Kuala Lumpur
PT3350 Jalan Melawati 3, Taman Melawati, 53100

Announcing Sessions & Presenters

Leading the Process

Curriculum Inquiry through Design Thinking
facilitated by Christie Powell & Karrie Dietz from Stamford American International School
At Stamford we are focusing on transforming strategic goals into meaningful actions and opportunities for professional learning and collaboration. Beginning with smaller structures and moving into school-wide interdisciplinary development work, we will share our journey and involve participants in exploring the research and design thinking tools that support our work.

Bridges to Bridges
facilitated by Linda Anderson from Hong Kong International School
Come hear our learning journey for adopting a new math program for R2-G5. We will share our process, the tools we created, and our recommendations for a successful adoption. From beginning to end, discover what went well, and what we would do differently next time.

Curriculum-Data-Leadership – It’s all about facilitating the conversation
facilitated by Rebecca Maxwell from Chor Hang Educational Research Institute: Yew ChungEducation Foundation
As leaders and educators we are often in situations where decisions are driven by hard data as opposed to being informed by data from varied relevant sources. Look at it differently and use facilitated discussions where teachers and leaders engage with data and as a result create opportunities.

Shifting “Ya-buts to And-ors and What-ifs” Coaching Flexible Thinking and Planning
facilitated by Jolene Lockwood from Korea International School, Jeju
Participants will actively engage in a shared learning experience focused on the ways we can expand teacher capacity to plan flexibly with student learning in mind. We will consider ways we are able develop collective flexibility in group planning conversations, and participants will develop their personal “Flexibility Toolkit” for use in future group facilitations. Through this workshop we will empower each other to shift our focus from planning for teaching to planning for learning with students in mind.

Instructional Practices

Elevating Inquiry through “Workshop”
facilitated by Liz Gale from Shanghai Community International School
This session will explore the strong connection between philosophies and practices of the Primary Years Programme and the inquiry-based framework of the “workshop approach” for reading, writing and mathematics at the Elementary Level. This session is for Elementary Teachers, Teacher Leaders and Administrators who are interested in enhancing literacy and mathematics instructional practices at their school through the implementation of a student-centered, differentiated “workshop approach” for teaching literacy and mathematics.

“I Can!” – Making Standards Accessible for All Learners
facilitated by Evelyn Lichtenauer & Ann-Marie Torres from Independent School Riau
“I can” statements are a tool for ensuring student engagement and learning in our classrooms. We will spend an hour working with math and language arts teachers to develop simple, student-friendly rubrics using Common Core State Standards. Teachers will leave with their own rubrics and ideas for cross-curricular projects.

Low Prep – High Impact Strategies for Increasing Engagement and Checking for Understanding
facilitated by Adrienne Maybank from American Creativity School Kuwait
This session will focus on high-tech and low-tech strategies that allow teachers to increase student engagement while checking for understanding throughout a lesson. It will be an interactive, hands-on session that demonstrates how to positively impact achievement even when resources are limited.

Curriculum Development

Managing Curriculum Review and Renewal
facilitated by Rami Madani from The International School of Kuala Lumpur
The session will focus on sharing ISKL model of reviewing its curriculum. If you are an administrator who wishes to deepen your understanding of curriculum, or are new to a curriculum position in your school, this workshop will provide the tools to launch and sustain curriculum in your school.

Melawati’s Math Journey: From Adoption to Customization
facilitated by Azra Pathan and Paige Emerich from The International School of Kuala Lumpur
This session will focus on Math curriculum development at the ES division of ISKL. It is designed for curriculum leaders, instructional coaches and administrators who are interested in developing a unique program whilst being standards driven and learning focused. Unit and assessment development, documentation, and implementation process will be shared.

Other sessions will be focused on key themes to support curriculum leaders as well as teacher leaders. Additional topics might include:

  • Curriculum Development: Curriculum Writing – From Inspiration to Design
  • Informed Curriculum Practices: Structure Teaching and Learning Discussions to Support Ongoing Refinement
  • Informed Curriculum Practices: Review Curriculum in line with Assessment Data to Facilitate Learning
  • Leading the Process: Develop a Professional Development Plan for the Academic Year
  • Leading the Process: Create a Process for School Level Curriculum
Teachers Working

Have a topic to share?  Fill out our proposal form and if chosen you will receive free entrance to the Summit.

General Schedule

Summit participants will have the chance to forge their own professional development path during the summit, creating a personalized learning experience geared towards developing the tools and resources to support their curricular objectives.  In addition, those who join us will have the opportunity to take advantage of work time built into their Summit schedule to allow for processing and opportunities to apply concepts learned.

Professional Development Credit

For those attending we will be offering Professional Development/Continuing Ed credit from Northwest Nazarene University. Credit costs $60 for 1 Credit Hour.

You can register or get more information here: http://pdlearn.nnu.edu/modules/shop/index.html?action=section&OfferingID=498553&SectionID=498559


You must register for credit by February 19, 2017.

Event Location and Hotel Information

Here are a few options close to the school:

Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang
Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Malaysia
Mention ISKL to get a discounted rate

Ambassador Row
1, Jalan Ampang Hilir
55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Fraser Residence

The International School of Kuala Lumpur
PT3350 Jalan Melawati 3, Taman Melawati, 53100

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Register for the Event


Registration is open till February 15, 2017 or until filled as there is limited capacity.

Purchase three registrations and fourth is free!!  
Email us when registering 4 or more people or with any questions: pd@rubicon.com

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be received in writing by email (pd@rubicon.com), or fax (503-224-7474) no less than 21 days prior to the event for a full refund or credit minus a $25.00 processing fee.  No refunds will be given after that date.

Attendee substitutions can take place up to 48 hours prior to the event without penalty when it is an exact workshop substitution.


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