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  • Wellbeing and Digital Habits - Beth Kerr

    Beth Kerr is a consultant and coach focused on wellbeing and digital education. She was previously the Group Director of Wellbeing at Cognita Schools and continues to serve as a School Inspector. Beth is empowering people to have agency over their wellbeing and digital habits. Links from the discussion: Interested in appear on Education Talks or would like to recommend someone else? Contact: Please subscribe to EdEvents on YouTube.

  • SEL and Mindfulness Group

    The Social Emotional Learning & Mindfulness group is available in the EdEvent Groups Directory for educators exploring mindfulness and social-emotional learning - for themselves, their classrooms, and schools as a whole. Whether you have a regular practice or are brand new, the group will co-create a community space to help grow sustainable and systemic wellbeing practices in our international schools. With thanks to Kailyn Fullerton for facilitating this valuable space. You can join this community group here:

  • New Group: Counselors Corner

    Counselors Corner is a new community group on EdEvents for international school counsellors to support one another through connection and collaboration. Open to all counsellors worldwide, supported by Korean International School Counselors Association (KISCA) Committee. By joining you will also be part of the greater EdEvents Community, accessing the events, solutions, jobs directories. Stay in the know, keep connected. Join Counselors Corner here 👇

  • Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness, Kailyn Fullerton

    In this episode of Education Talks, Kailyn Fullerton joins the program to discuss social-emotional learning and mindfulness, through her role as an educational consultant and professional development facilitator. After working in several international schools, Kailyn became the founder of Upstream Collaborative - with a focus on social-emotional learning and mindfulness in international schools, advancing research into practice. Links from the discussion: Please subscribe to EdEvents on YouTube.

  • From Bias to Awareness with AI

    How to introduce foul mouthed, drug peddling, racist AI into your classroom... today. There has been lots of interesting discussion around AI guardrails, ethical concerns, output, etc. The truth is that the majority of platforms aren't implementing stringent moderation oversight into their tools, and even if they were, automated oversight is fallible. Even if you check every input and output to the AI systems, you won't catch them all. But this post isn't about organizational steps. It's about how you position AI. This isn't a guide for implementation its a provocation for thought. 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐭: Bias and racism exist in the world, in language and in AI systems 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐭: Commercial AI systems are intentionally align to broadly acceptable social and political norms 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐭: The most ubiquitous AI systems are often the least transparent, and are controlled by a very small group of people Note, this does refer to AI and not just Gen AI. So how does this discussion come into the classroom? In my English classes, we always spent a lot of time looking at media from different angles (audience, intent, bias, subversion, etc), by positioning AI as a media, students can reveal latent prejudice in systems used by millions. Working with schools and classes, as well as my own meanderings and confusions on LinkedIn, our findings have mirrored breaking news and research coming out of prestigious journals. AI allows us to bring the following provocations into classrooms: ► Given a name or ethnicity, what kind of criminal profile do different AI systems write? What does this same about its categorization and racial profilings? How might this affect user experiences? 𝘓𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘦𝘥𝘐𝘯 𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘵: 𝘛𝘳𝘺 𝘪𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧: ► Given the same essay and rubric but a different name (yes I know, don't submit PII, the idea is non-consequential data and its influences). There are ways to mitigate this, but maybe not eliminate it. 𝘓𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘦𝘥𝘐𝘯 𝘗𝘰𝘴𝘵: 𝘛𝘳𝘺 𝘪𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧: ► The Ultimatum Game - giving two users different personalities, what assumptions do AI systems make about their actions? What kind of narrative does it right? 𝘛𝘳𝘺 𝘪𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧: By positioning AI to be challenged, we can critically evaluate its responses as a media type. As AI grows more prevalent and pervasive, developing critical understandings of this new and highly influential media is essential. Ryan Tannenbaum is the owner of For.Education

  • How to Be You In A World Where You Can Be Anything, Ryan Fahey

    The series return of Education Talks sees Ryan Fahey, lead programs and resources at Physical and Health Education Canada, discuss his journey into education and wellness. He shares his experience with chronic migraines and how it led him to pursue a career in well-being. Ryan also talks about the challenges in the education system and the impact of remote work on the education and wellness sectors. Additionally, he discusses his upcoming projects and initiatives in wellness education and personal growth. Links from the discussion: Ryan's Book, "Listen: How To Be You In A World Where You Can Be Anything" - EdEvents solutions profile - Upcoming conference - Please subscribe to EdEvents on YouTube.

  • A Guide to Online Job Alikes for Educators

    What Are Job Alikes? Job Alikes create opportunities for educators in similar roles across various schools to come together. These events are dedicated to exchanging insights, addressing common challenges, and discovering strategies relevant to their work. The goal is to foster an environment of peer learning, networking, and professional advancement. How to Organise Online Job Alikes The approach to organising an online Job Alike varies with the group's size and the inclusion of a keynote speaker. Below are streamlined strategies for different scenarios... For Small Groups: Format: Promote a single session with open dialogue. Agenda: Welcome and Introductions: 10 minutes Discussion/Activity: 40 minutes on a specific topic Networking: 10 minutes For Large Groups: Format: Implement a structured setup with breakout rooms. Agenda: Welcome: 5 minutes Keynote or provocation discussion: 20 minutes Breakout Sessions: 30 minutes, by interest, by specific role if relevant Group Sharing: 15 minutes Networking: 10 minutes With a Keynote: A keynote adds value by providing insights and sparking discussions. Agenda is similar to large groups, with a focus on the keynote presentation. Without a Keynote: Start with a discussion to engage participants immediately. Agenda can be adjusted for group size, focusing on initial sharing and discussions. What's a Provocation Discussion? An example of a provocation discussion for educators might challenge them with a bold statement like, "Traditional classrooms are obsolete in the digital learning age," to stimulate debate and reflection on the impact of technology in education. This approach encourages sharing diverse viewpoints and experiences, deepening understanding among participants. Key Recommendations: Engagement: Use interactive tools like polls and whiteboards. Flexibility: Adapt the agenda based on feedback. Follow-Up: Summarise the session, share resources, and encourage networking. EdEvents Groups can make use of the online group features for continued discussion and sharing of resources after the meeting. This can also encourage new group members to take part in future meet ups, as they immediately see the community collaboration. Several of the community groups in the EdEvents Groups directory are planning to host online Job Alikes. Online Job Alikes are an effective way to enhance professional development. By selecting the appropriate format, you can create a meaningful experience for educators, encouraging growth and community building.

  • Seeking Presenters for D24 Conference on Education Innovation

    Seoul, South Korea - This September, EdEvents in partnership with Dwight Seoul, invites educators, industry professionals, and interested community members to contribute as presenters at the D24 Conference and Expo. Scheduled for September 28, 2024, in Seoul, the conference will explore the theme of "Innovation in Education," focusing on the future of learning in international schools. Event Highlights Date: September 28, 2024 Venue: Dwight Seoul, Seoul, South Korea Theme: Innovation in Education Call for Presenters D24 is seeking presentations and workshops that inspire, challenge, and offer fresh insights into educational practices, technology, and methodologies. This is an excellent opportunity for professionals to share their expertise, network with peers, and engage with an audience eager for innovative ideas in education. Who Can Apply? Whether you're an experienced educator, a passionate member of the education community, or someone with valuable insights into educational innovation, we welcome your proposal. The conference is an ideal platform to reach educators, parents, and education enthusiasts from across Asia. Why Participate? Presenting at D24 offers you a chance to: Showcase your work to a targeted audience. Expand your professional network in the Asia education community. Contribute to the global conversation on educational innovation. How to Apply For submission guidelines and more information on how to become a presenter, please use this form. We invite you to share your innovative ideas and join us in shaping the future of education at the D24 Conference and Expo. For updates, subscribe to our newsletter, become a site member and follow us on LinkedIn. Join us in Seoul to make a significant impact on international education. Submit your proposal today! Watch D22 live stream (online conference held during restrictions)

  • Welcome MINDKORCS to the groups directory

    A new community group MINDKORCS (Mindful Korean Schools), led by members of Korea Council of Overseas Schools (KORCOS), is about to launch on EdEvents! Organised and run by international educators in South Korea, the group's vision is to establish and maintain a strong, collaborative community of members committed to: promoting the knowledge and practice of mindfulness in school communities; creating a community of practice to support educators in their personal development of mindfulness skills and; producing a wide range of mindfulness teaching resources that educators can draw on. Whilst the focus of the group is initially on supporting those in Korea, all EdEvents members interested in creating mindful school communities are welcome to join and participate in the regular meetings. Join the group and activate the group notifications to keep in touch with this developing community. Hosting the online group on EdEvents will provide ongoing exposure within the wider international education community, with users of the platform making use of the various directories and over time discovering groups of interest such as MINDKORCS. The group will also be advertising their events and meetups on the main EdEvents directory.

  • Community Groups aim to strengthen connections

    The roll out of the Groups directory on the EdEvents Community aims to provide greater connection and opportunities for educators working across international schools, becoming a network that educators can benefit from in a professionally targeted platform. Each group will have a focus area, such as the recently launched Leadership Group, that will include an online discussion space, shared resources and regular online meetings. This will enable those working in the topic area within schools to have a space to connect with others, share ideas, highlight opportunities and generally have a professional learning network they can stay connected with regardless of moving schools. The most valuable aspect of these community groups is that they will bring together educators into the EdEvents Community for a wide range of topic areas, and thus maximise awareness of other community groups they may also like to participate in - and after joining EdEvents they can utilise the events, solutions, jobs and schools directories on the platform. "EdEvents aims to be the media space, the central hub, of the international education community. People may choose to visit the site for one of many reasons, and in doing so discover something else of value," said the founder and Managing Director of EdEvents, David Burke. "The key to the community groups coming on the platform is maximising the discovering of the different networking groups to connect with, rather than various communities existing separately in different platforms." "The collective value for educators increases as the community grows. So we're looking to really create maximum awareness of professional opportunities by bringing more and more people together. Basically, keep everyone in the loop," Burke said. The Leadership Group is holding the first live meeting this Thursday (Feb 15) targeting Middle Leaders, which will follow a Job-Alike format. The session will be facilitated by Jolene Lockwood and will provide those attending with the opportunity to connect live, discuss provocations, learn more about EdEvents and determine the direction of future sessions. To join the the Middle Leaders Job Alike, see the event listing. More community groups will be launched in the coming weeks.

  • Presenter opportunity in South Korea, September 2024

    Looking for an opportunity to speak or present in 2024? This is an early call for presenters for the D24 Conference and Expo to be held at Dwight Seoul on 28 September. Seoul is sensational in September, so if you're interested in presenting opportunities this could be a really nice chance to enjoy beautiful South Korea in autumn and grow your professional network. For those in Korea, this is certainly a great chance to connect with local international school colleagues. There will be more details on this event coming soon but please reach out if you're interested -

  • Education Talks returning soon

    The Education Talks interview series, a platform for sharing insights from various professionals in the education sector, is set to return for its third season in 2024. Since its inception in late 2022, the series has featured 28 guests from diverse backgrounds within the education industry, offering a range of perspectives and experiences. The upcoming season will kick off with an interview with Ryan Fahey, a well-known consultant, educator, speaker, and bestselling author. Fahey's recent book, "Listen: How To Be You In A World Where You Can Be Anything," explores the themes of wellness and the impact of remote work on education, making his upcoming interview a potentially valuable resource for those interested in these topics. The series has been recognized for providing a platform for meaningful dialogue and reflection on various aspects of education and its evolving landscape. The inclusion of voices like Fahey's continues this tradition, offering insights into current trends and challenges in the field. Education Talks also encourages audience participation in shaping the series. Viewers interested in recommending future guests for the series can do so by contacting the organizers at The Education Talks series is expected to provide an informative and diverse range of interviews in its third season, contributing to the broader discourse on education. For updates and more information on the series, interested individuals are encouraged to follow the series through its official channels. Don't miss an episode, subscribe to the EdEvents Community YouTube channel or the Eduation Talks audio podcast on your preferred podcast app.

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