Presenters


This EARCOS weekend workshop will be hosted at Yokohama International School in Japan and will be led by Kim Cofino, MYP Technology Coach and Julie Lindsay, E-Learning Coordinator at Beijing (BISS) International School.

Julie Lindsay, Beijing, China

Julie_Lindsay_pic_headshot.jpgJulie Lindsay, MA Music (La Trobe University in Melbourne), MA Educational Technology Leadership (George Washington University in Washington, DC), ADE (Apple Distinguished Educator), Member of Horizon Report Board of Advisors 2008-2010, ISTE Ambassador, co-founder of Flat Classroom Projects, Conference and Events. Currently E-Learning Coordinator at Beijing (BISS) International School, China, Julie is an enthusiastic, global-minded education leader and innovator. Originally from Melbourne, Australia over the past 13 years she has been teaching and leading the use of technology in schools in Zambia, Kuwait, Bangladesh, Qatar and now China.

Julie is recognized worldwide for her innovative programs using a wide array of Web 2.0 tools to transform learning for the emerging digital, "world-is-flat" educational landscape. From ubiquitous mobile technology programs to the Flat Classroom Project Julie brings front line experiences to share with teachers, school leaders and policy makers alike. She is also co-winner with Vicki Davis of ISTE's SIGTEL's Online Learning Award 2007 and Taking IT Global Best Online Learning Project 2007 for the Flat Classroom Project. Julie is a frequent presenter on the world stage, she is a tireless volunteer leader for professional associations (including being a member of ISTE's International Committee and Membership Committee), and she is an inspiration to colleagues and collaborators demonstrating just how different world-class education will be in this 21st Century. Julie blogs at E-Learning Journey's (http://123elearning.blogspot.com). More information can be found on Julie's digital portfolio. (http://julielindsay.wikispaces.com)


external image 3193671704_483ff79360_m.jpgKim Cofino, Yokohama, Japan

Originally from the US, Kim is an enthusiastic and innovative globally-minded educator. Kim has been teaching internationally for over 10 years, first in Munich, Germany, then in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, then at International School Bangkok in Thailand, and currently at Yokohama International School in Japan.

An Apple Distinguished Educator, her work focuses on helping core subject teachers authentically embed current and emerging technologies in the classroom to create a global and collaborative learning environment. Her inquiry-based, constructivist approach to teaching utilizes project-based learning experiences developed using the Understanding by Design process combined with the MYP Technology Design Cycle.

Kim regularly consults with other international schools interested in implementing 21st century learning, has been profiled on a number of educational websites and journals, is a member of the K12 Horizon Report Advisory Board 2008 - 2010, and is a regular presenter and keynote speaker at conferences and professional development sessions throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. Her professional blog, Always Learning, is an invaluable resource for teachers seeking examples of authentic student engagement.