A-1 • How to Initiate a Global Curriculum in a... Monday, 10:30 - 11:30 AM Room: Marina I

A-1 • How to Initiate a Global Curriculum in a Non-Global Community
Monday, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Room: Marina I
Academics
From grass roots interest to full implementation, we have changed from a traditional girls’ school in a
provincial community to one whose mission, values, and vision challenge us to be active citizens in an
ever-changing world. The obstacles we faced as a school were dramatic: We needed to educate faculty,
parents, and even our Board of Trustees, getting them to partner with us in this exciting venture. We
are eager to share with you a “Bottom Up” story that has worked for us.
Jessica Good, Assistant Head/Upper School Principal, Girls' Preparatory School, TN; Linda Moss Mines,
Head of History Department, Girls' Preparatory School, TN
A-2 • Leveling Up a Global Studies Program Through Gamification
Monday, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Room: Marina II
Academics
In this presentation, the attendees will learn how Sewickley Academy transformed its Global Studies
program by introducing game-based elements into the heart of the program.In order to earn a
graduation certificate in Global Studies, students need to make thoughtful choices in four realms of
Global learning. Like many sandbox-style video games, the way a student goes through Global Studies
is informed by their own desires.
Jon Cassie, Head of Senior School, Sewickley Academy, PA; Ken Goleski, Dean, Sewickley Academy, PA
A-3 • Small Residential Experience: In-between Dorm and Host Family
Monday, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Room: Presidio I
Student and Residential Life
While boarding schools have a built-in model and infrastructure; day schools have often utilized host
families in local areas. Another option is for a school to create a Small Residential Experience. This
presentation is an overview of what it takes to “start up” a program like this. We will cover everything
from advice for your town zoning to remodeling suggestions. How should meals be handled? What
happens during school breaks? What kind of vehicle should the school purchase? How do you diversify
your international population?
Diana Gleeson, Head of Upper School, Allendale Columbia School, NY
A-4 • Do We Want to Admit International Students and Why?
Monday, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Room: Lombard
Admission
During this presentation we will explore the many reasons why an institution might want to expand and
begin recruiting international students. We will look at how to identify the regions of the world to
recruit, the reasons to ID the regions of the world where one recruits from and the direct correlation to
the institution and its vision and mission. We will explore the world of opportunity that the institution
might offer to students and what the students will bring to the institution to enhance the culture.
Laura Desai, Director of Global Studies and International Student Services, The Pennington School, NJ
A-5 • Fundraising with International Families – Lessons Learned
Monday, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Room : Presidio III
Advancement & Marketing
Within a generation, international boarders in independent schools have increased from a few to almost
30%. TABS teamed with Marts & Lundy to conduct an in-depth study of the effect of the changing
population on advancement practices and outcomes. Analysis gained from a survey of 28 boarding
schools combined with in-depth interviews will be the fodder for conversation on this important topic.
Kathleen Hansen, Senior Consultant & Principal, Leader of Schools Practice Group, Marts & Lundy, NJ;
Karen Callahan, Senior Consultant & Principal, Marts & Lundy, NJ; Catherine McGrath, Senior
Consultant & Principal, Senior Analyst, Marts & Lundy, NJ
A-6 • A Global View of Global Citizenship Re-evaluating Our Assumptions
Monday, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Room : Presidio II
Exchange / Travel Programs
Much of the scholarship on global citizenship focuses a small segment of the world: schoolchildren born
and raised in the United States. However, our schools (and our lives) impact a broader population, and
our conversation as educators must reflect this reality.
This seminar addresses assumptions
surrounding international students, multilingualism, and foreign travel, delving into the meaning of
global citizenship for different regions and socioeconomic groups. We conclude by discussing ways to
embed travel experiences into school curriculum as a more thoughtful avenue towards global
citizenship.
Seth Leighton, Executive Director, Envoys, MA; Marina Lee, CDO, Envoys, MA; Luis Enrique Garcia,
Board Member, Gimnasio La Montana, Colombia
A-7 • Why International Students are Not Getting into the Colleges We Think They Should
Monday, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Room: North Beach
College Counseling
The landscape of college admissions has changed tremendously in the last 10 years, even in the last 3
years! When college decisions are rendered, it often leaves school communities asking the question:
‘Why didn’t this top student get into these schools’? How have the demographics shifted to effect the
college admission process? What are the nuances of how these students are advised in our schools and
reviewed by college admissions professionals? How does financial aid factor into the admissions process
for international students?
Nancy Icenhower, Director of College Counseling, The Hun School of Princeton, NJ; Beth Ann Burkmar,
Associate Director of College Counseling, The Hun School of Princeton, NJ; David Tobias, Director of
Freshman Admission, University of San Francisco, CA
B-1 • A Collaborative Approach to Supporting International Students: From Inquiry through
Graduation
Monday, 1:15 - 2:15 PM
Room: Marina I
Academics
In schools, we aren’t simply working with applicants, students or residents – we are developing whole
people. Our international students face a unique set of challenges that can be overwhelming if we don’t
implement a holistic approach to supporting them. Do you know what your Admission Office promises?
Is your school sensitive to the academic needs of international students? Does your residential life
office understand students in the broader context of their experience? Learn how three departments at
one school collaborate to ensure international student success.
Stephanie Morin, Director of Enrollment and Marketing, Fryeburg Academy, ME; Tracy Weitz, Director,
Center for International Students, Fryeburg Academy, ME; Emily Strahler, Director of Residential Life,
Fryeburg Academy, ME
B-2 • Developing Global Leaders: An Action-oriented Diploma Program
Monday, 1:15 - 2:15 PM
Room: Marina II
Academics
Appleby College has developed a rich experiential program which cultivates global leaders. Through
combining local and international service learning, intercultural immersion, global connections within
the academic curriculum and a culminating global action plan, students graduate with distinction in
global leadership. Global action planning ensures that the valuable lessons students have learned and
skills they have developed through their experiences are being applied in their plans beyond
graduation. Graduates have mapped out a plan for their own future as global citizens and community
leaders.
Rob McGuiness, Assistant Head of School, Global Education, Appleby College, ON; Dr. Jennifer Hurley,
Faculty, Social Science, Appleby College, ON; Sarah Kehoe, Faculty, Guidance, Appleby College, ON
B-3 • Orientation for Non-Native English Speaking International Students
Monday, 1:15 - 2:15 PM
Room: Presidio I
Student and Residential Life
Non-native English speaking international students can feel socially isolated and academically besieged.
To address these risks, four years ago Lawrenceville implemented an early orientation pilot program
whose primary goals are for these students to meet adult and peer leaders; to understand our
community’s academic expectations and residential culture; to explore surrounding areas; to become
acquainted and develop a sense of group. With such preparation, students more quickly develop the
skills necessary to navigate our residential academic community. The presentation will outline essential
structures and best practices.
Helena Cunningham, French Instructor & Language Department Chair, The Lawrenceville School, NJ;
Yangyang Daniell, Chinese Instructor & International Student Director, The Lawrenceville School, NJ
B-4 • Assessing Today’s Candidates as Tomorrow’s Global Workforce
Monday, 1:15 - 2:15 PM
Room: Lombard
Admission
Today’s global workforce demands more than just strong academic skills. Corporations are moving
towards non-cognitive assessment in interview and recruitment, identifying what is necessary to
succeed in the global business environment How do today’s admission professionals find the right
candidates to help build this future workforce? SSATB’s Think Tank on the Future of Assessment will
summarize the latest research and data in non-cognitive assessment, and provide an overview of noncognitive assessment tools/methods currently being used by independent schools.
Jonathan Martin, Principal, JonathanEMartin Educational Services, AZ; Heather Hoerle, Executive
Director, SSATB, NJ; Ray Diffley, Director of Admission, Choate Rosemary Hall, CT
B-5 • One School, Two Campuses: Building Your Brand Overseas
Monday, 1:15 - 2:15 PM
Room: Presidio III
Advancement & Marketing
What does it look like when a North American independent school and an international school fuse in an
attempt to create a new model of education? How does an American Independent School education
translate in an international market? In 2010, Chadwick School in California opened a new campus in
Songdo, South Korea, attempting to replicate the success of a leading and established California day
school in a brand new “city of the future” over 7000 miles away. In 2012, The Barstow School of
Kansas City opened their own school in Huizhou, China bringing 129 years of Western Education to a
city of 4 million in China. This presentation will focus on the journey of two schools in building the
case for and commitment to an international campus.
Siri Fiske, Director of Cross- Campus Collaboration, Chadwick School, CA; David Maher, Upper School
Head, Chadwick International, Incheon, Korea; Kellye Crockett, Director of Admission and Marketing,
The Barstow School, MO; Shane Foster, Head of School, The Barstow School, MO
B-6 • Standards for International and Cultural Exchange Programs
Monday, 1:15 - 2:15 PM
Room: Room: Presidio III
Exchange / Travel Programs
A panel of advocates, policy makers, and practitioners will discuss a variety of standards, practices and
developing trends regarding the recruitment, selection and care of international students in an
independent school environment. Topics will include: student visa trends (2007-2013), international
student athletic eligibility, and SEVIS requirements. Attendees will have a chance to pose questions to
the panel in advance and during the session.
Panelists: Chris Page, Executive Director, CSIET
Marty Milne, Vice President, ASSIST International Student Coordinators (TBA)
Christopher Page, Executive Director, CSIET, VA; Martin Milne, Vice President, ASSIST, Inc., CT
B-7 • 10 Key Terms for the 21st Century: Lessons Learned in Independent School Global
Programming
Monday, 1:15 - 2:15 PM
Room: North Beach
Exchange / Travel Programs
St. George's School Global Programs have expanded considerably since being formally established ten
years ago. The school's increased engagement with partner institutions, third party providers, and
faculty innovators is a reflection of strategic planning in action. Along the way, lessons have been
learned regarding program sustainability, budgets, faculty collaboration, and a collection of other
components. This presentation takes a look at 10 key terms in Global education and how they apply to
the future of independent school Global Programs.
Jeremy Goldstein, Director of Global Programs, St. George's School, RI
C-1 • Global in Every classroom: train to sustain
Monday, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Room: Marina I
Academics
In this session we will explore professional development and training strategies for schools seeking to
move its global education program to the next level. We will explore frameworks for Global Education
published by Asia Society, Buck Institute for Education, and Columbia University, among others. We will
also explore outcome and evaluation models to ensure your teacher training program has the greatest
impact. Participants will learn the strategies and practical steps and benefits of a full-scale global
education program in varieties of schools.
Matt Nink, Executive Director, Global Youth Leadership Institute, WI; Eve Juarez, Computer Science
Teacher, Ursuline Academy Dallas, TX
C-2 • Boundaries Guidelines For Global Educational Settings
Monday, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Room: Presidio I
Student and Residential Life
Crucial issues of appropriate and safe behavior between adults and students become even more
complex when dealing with global education. It is impossible to create policies or rules to cover all of
the various interactions that may occur with foreign students attending schools in the United States or
with American students studying or traveling abroad. This workshop will offer behavioral guidelines
utilizing a nationally recognized risk management approach applicable to any educational environment,
at home or abroad, regardless of cultural differences
David Wolowitz, Attorney, McLane Law Firm, MA; Melissa Mischke, Dean of Students, Phillips Exeter
Academy, NH
C-3 • Supporting and Communicating with Chinese Students and Parents
Monday, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Room: Room: Presidio III
Student and Residential Life
As a boarding school in China, our Student Life Curriculum focuses on the unique needs and
expectations of our Chinese students and parents. We will share how we created systems of
mentoring, leadership and community living to foster adolescent development for our students who
have come from an academic rich environment, but are in need of greater social opportunities. We will
also share how to communicate effectively with the Chinese parents about the adolescent development
of their child while still honoring Chinese traditions.
Joe Elias, Director of Student Life, The YK Pao School, Shanghai
C-4 • Meet your Mission: Start an International Student Program Tomorrow
Monday, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Room: Lombard
Admission
How can an international student program lead your day school toward attaining its mission? Learn
how during the past two years, St. Paul’s School for Girls and St. Paul’s School built a mission-driven
program from the ground up that serves our school communities and integrates our students from
China. Explore what we have learned about recruitment, student support, and host family
management. Work in groups to share your ideas on how to develop a mission-driven international
student program for your day school.
Adrianne Cusick, International Student Coordinator, St. Paul's School for Girls, MD; Janet Wolfe,
Associate Head for Academics, St. Paul's School for Girls, MD; Susan Kearney, Head of Institutional
Initiatives, St. Paul’s School, MD
C-5 • Lead, Don’t Follow: Tools to Be the Best in Class
Monday, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Room: Marina II
Advancement & Marketing
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and it’s no secret that independent schools look to their peers
for inspiration and tips on current trends. Past NAIS president Pat Bassett and Finalsite CEO Jon Moser
will show you how to be the leader rather than the follower in the global independent school
marketplace with an in-depth look at “sticky” messages that engage, and how to use the latest in
educational technology to connect your constituents on campus and around the world.
Pat Bassett, Senior Consultant, Heads Up Educational Consulting, GA; Jon Moser, President and CEO,
Finalsite, CT
C-6 • From the Ground Up: Inspiring Youth Advocacy Through Service
Monday, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Room: Presidio II
Exchange / Travel Programs
School Service Learning programs offer a unique opportunity for students to build cultural bridges
through collaboration with local organizations on sustainable development projects. By partnering with
NGOs, like the Peace Corps, we can design a long-term development model that addresses specific
community needs and allows for our partners to pool resources and tackle together some of the world’s
most pressing development issues. These innovative programs allow for mindful reflection and inspire
youth to advocate for change in their own communities.
George Stewart, Director of Curriculum and New Program Development, EF, MA; Jeremy Goldstein, Dir
Global Studies, St. George's School, RI
C-7 • Working with Pacific Rim International Parents
Monday, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Room: North Beach
College Counseling
While the "Tiger Mom" imagery garners the national headlines, college counselors in independent
schools can struggle to counsel our Asian students and families effectively, both international students
from Asia and domestic Asian-Americans, given the wide diversity in Asian communities, the constantly
shifting standards and policies in college admissions regarding ethnic/cultural backgrounds, and the
normal complexities in counseling relationships that occur within during any student's college search.
This program will discuss the larger implications of admission and higher education practice with regard
to both international and domestic Asian students as well as provide practical strategies for working
with students from diverse backgrounds in today's admission climate.
Jeffrey Durso-Finley, Director of College Counseling, Lawrenceville School, NJ; Holly Burks Becker,
Director of College Counseling, Lawrenceville School, NJ
D-1 • Does Your School Need an ESL Program?
Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Room: Presidio II
Academics
An experienced boarding school ESL teacher talks about when and why schools should consider adding
an English as a Second Language (ESL) program and what considerations need to be made when doing
so. Included in the discussion will be: the kinds of ESL programs that can be offered, when and why (or
why not) to modify graduation requirements, how to look for and hire an ESL teacher, and why the
Admissions office needs to be a part of the conversation as well. Bring questions and concerns for
discussion!
Allison Rainville, ESL Teacher, Fay School, MA
D-2 • A Strategic Vision for a Chinese Presence within a School
Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Room: Marina II
Academics
The session will show how a school can advance global learning with a multifaceted strategic vision for
a Chinese presence within a school. The presentation will explain Culver’s comprehensive approach to
teaching students from China, improving the teaching of ESOL, teaching Chinese in a Confucius
Classroom, sustaining exchanges, supporting international service learning, and integrating
international advancement in China. The session will explain how a school can build integrated
partnerships between departments within a school and external partnerships with students, families,
schools, and international organizations.
John Buggeln, Director, The Global Studies Institute, Culver Academies, IN; Catherine Tulungen,
International Student Coordinator and Deparment Chair, Culver Academies, IN; Tony Giraldi, Director of
International Advancement, Culver Academies, IN
D-3 • Pieces of The Global Puzzle
Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Room: Presidio I
Student and Residential Life
As the world gets smaller and the growing number of countries represented within our boarding
schools, the need for intercultural competence is more apparent than ever. Providing opportunities to
learn beyond simple exposure to other cultures, but rather respect and understanding, is a focus within
aspects of academic, residential and extra-curricular programs. We intentionally create opportunities
for our students to practice thinking outside of one’s self. You will leave with solid examples of how to
implement this 21st century skill within programming.
Todd Eckenfelder, Assistant Head of School, Wasatch Academy, UT; Ty Kennedy, Dean of
Students/Dean of Residential Life, Wasatch Academy, UT; Amie Mondragon, Assistant Dean of
Residential Life/Dorm Parent, Wasatch Academy, UT
D-4 • Coordinating a Proactive, Culturally Sensitive Mental Health Care Program
Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Room: Presidio III
Student and Residential Life
International students arrive on our campuses with a variety a life experiences and emotional needs.
Evaluating a student's psychological wellness in a safe, non-threatening environment early in the first
semester can prepare your team for needed care and emergencies later in the school year. Providing
this service in a culturally sensitive setting can allow students to stay at your school even in tough
times and will serve the needs of your greater international family.
Brenda Vishanoff, Director of International Students, Wheaton Academy, IL
D-5 • China by the Numbers
Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Room: Lombard
Admission
When an applicant says, “I’m from the #1 school in China” what does it really mean? In this session,
we’ll explore the Chinese K12 ranking system then compare Chinese rankings with spoken English
ability and SSAT performance.
We’ll then examine prevalence/influence of test prep in China, and
other issues admission professionals and school leaders should be aware of when evaluating Chinese
applicants. Attendees can expect to gain a better context for evaluating Chinese applicants and
insights on where to focus limited recruitment resources.
Chris Boehner, Executive Director, Vericant, Beijing; Aimee Gruber, Senior Director of Outreach,
SSATB, NJ
D-6 • Kimonos and Silk Robes: A Cultural Conversation About Raising Funds in Asia
Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Room: North Beach
Advancement & Marketing
Developing solid relationships and raising funds can seem overwhelming as schools navigate through
new cultures, customs and philanthropic principles. This interactive session will provide ideas and
inspiration to help improve your school's international fundraising efforts in synergy with admission and
alumni relation practices. Presenters will share actionable information including Asian trends, tactics
and logistics learned through trial and error. Plan to leave this session with a concrete action plan to
organize successful global relations and fundraising within your institution.
Pamela Lefferts, Director of Global Alumni Relations, Worcester Academy, MA; Margaret Bradley,
Assistant Headmaster for External Affairs, Cate School, CA
D-7 • Cultivating Global Partnerships and Exchange Programs
Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Room: Marina I
Exchange / Travel Programs
Building a good partnership and/or exchange programs can enrich all students, schools and
communities as the program develops. But how do you get started? How do you develop the right
partners? Can you afford it? How can you improve upon an existing program? Join us for this
comprehensive discussion session and hear from a panel of experts who will walk you through the
process of establishing successful programs, while discussing the benefits, rewards and challenges.
Lucy Shih, Director, Haiyi Immigration & Education Group, China; Cecilia Nipp, Director of Global
Relationships and Cultural Exchange, Ursuline Academy of Dallas, TX; Dion Crushshon, Director of
International Programs, The Blake School, MN; Leigh Perkins, Faculty Member, Brooks School, MA; John
McLoughlin, Exchange Coordinator, Brooks School, MA
E-1 • Intercultural Competence: Strategies for Teachers & Students
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:15 AM
Room: Marina I
Academics
As international student populations increase, a myriad of cultural issues are faced by students and
faculty. Challenges range from language and cultural miscues to difficulties integrating socially and
adjusting to the US educational system. In this fun and interactive session, we explore how cultural
values and perspectives vary around the world, and we equip teachers with some ready-to-use
strategies to raise intercultural awareness in their classrooms. Participants take away concepts and
techniques to increase their own and their students’ intercultural competence.
Patricia Szasz, Assistant Dean for Language & Professional Programs, Monterey Institute of
International Studies, CA; Alisyn Henneck, Enrollment Marketing Manager, Monterey Institute of
International Studies, CA
E-2 • Two weeks Abroad is Good, But Two Months is Better!
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:15 AM
Room: Marina II
Academics
After transitioning from a spring break “travel and culture” model to a full-scale academic trimester
abroad, Vermont Academy has successfully navigated the growth of its global model for education.
With programs in Spain and Belize, and planned expansion into Chile and China, Vermont Academy’s
program is unique in that students are able to maintain their core academic schedule while studying
abroad. The Vermont Academy team will explain the history and development of their successful plan to
open satellite campuses abroad while maintaining an integrated curriculum.
Fanning Hearon, Assistant Head of School/Academic Dean, Vermont Academy, VT; Sean Brennan, Head
of School, Vermont Academy, VT
E-3 • Home Grown: How Day Schools Can Successfully Manage Their Own Homestay
Programs
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:15 AM
Room: Presidio I
Student and Residential Life
More and more day schools are welcoming international students to their campuses. As a result,
quality homestay programs are in high demand. Learn how one school created and now manages their
homestay program. From processing visas to educating the homestay families, see how Barstow has
retained 90% of homestay families in the program.
Kellye Crockett, Director of Admssion and Marketing, The Barstow School, MO; Shane Foster, Head of
School, The Barstow School, MO
E-4 • Advisers: Keys to Encouraging International Leadership at Your School
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:15 AM
Room: Presidio III
Student and Residential Life
Is your school fully benefiting from the global viewpoint that international students bring by helping
them to realize their potential as leaders on your campus? Advisers are in the perfect position to help
teach students how to enter into leadership roles by giving them the confidence to lead and by teaching
the basics of positive group dynamics. This session is your chance to practice some of those adviser
activities that will bring your school’s international students into leadership positions. This is a
participation based session!
Dan Morrissey, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Western Reserve Academy, OH
E-5 • Best Practices Working with International Consultant/Agents
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:15 AM
Room: Lombard
Admission
Recruiting international students from diverse corners of the world is now an everyday challenge for
boarding school representatives in the field. International families seek out local educational
consultants/agents to help them in their boarding school search; building relationships of trust between
boarding schools and such agents is key. This presentation identifies best practices for schools working
with international agents in order to optimize returns on investment when deploying this marketing
strategy.
Mary Danby, Director, North American Boarding Schools Workshop, Retford, Notts, UK; Izabella
Lauterpakht, , SYSTEM-3 Education, Russia
E-6 • Marketing on the Global Stage
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:15 AM
Room: North Beach
Advancement & Marketing
How do I reach out to the international community? What aspects of my school do I promote? Whom do
I trust in recruiting students? Marketing and recruiting on the international level can be daunting and
overwhelming. In this presentation, we will look at different ways to connect with the international
market, with attention paid to working with agents. We will also look at different methods of marketing
such as fairs, social networking, and summer programs.
Dmitry Sherbakov, Director of Global Marketing & Programs, The Northwest School, WA; Van Nguyen,
Summer Camp Director, The Northwest School, WA
E-7 • Global Leadership: Developing Values-based Agents of Change
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:15 AM
Room: Presidio II
Academics
In an ambiguous world of continuous change, independent schools must assume the responsibility to
develop a values-based approach to learning that prepares students to understand and act on their
responsibility as agents of change at the local, national and global levels. Powerful tools and models
created by two schools demonstrate different approaches to preparing students to become valuesbased agents of change. Pickering College through the intentional and systematic integration of global
leadership true to Quaker values in all aspects of school programming, and Havergal College through an
Institute acting as a quasi-independent catalyst for change in school programming focused on building
self-efficacy and global capability. Two different approaches with the same end result: preparing
students to rise to the challenges of the 21st Century and make a difference in the world. Participants
will walk away with practical tools, ideas and strategies to implement a powerful values-based model to
develop global leadership capacity in your own school.
Ann Peel, Director, Institute at Havergal, ON; Chantal Gionet, Vice-Principal, Pickering College, ON; Kim
Bartlett, Curriculum Coordinator K-12, Pickering College, ON
F-1 • The World Hunger Game, Engaging in a Global System
Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Room: Marina I
Academics
The Student Global Leadership Institute brings together international youth leaders who understand
and are engaged in shared global challenges to create positive social change. In 2013, the Hunger
Game was created to create an engaging and dynamic experience that demonstrates the complexity of
global diplomacy and systems of personal survival, group relationships, and collaboration. Though the
game topic used is food, any resource can be substituted to challenge students. The creators will share
their insight and how the game played a role for the program.
Wendi Kamiya, Chief Information Officer, Punahou School, HI; Chai Reddy, Associate Director Wo
International Center, Punahou School, HI
F-2 • Kiva U: Connecting to the World Through Microlending
Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Room: Marina II
Academics
Kiva, the first international online micro-finance lending platform connecting people around the world to
alleviate poverty, recently launched a new initiative for educators and students: Kiva U. Kiva U
provides real-world connections across diverse subject areas while providing students opportunities to
impact lives in a meaningful way around the world. It connects students to global issues and
understanding poverty through project-based service learning curriculum and student resources help
them develop core global competencies, as well as life skills and financial literacy.
Jessica Hansen, Education Development Manager, Kiva, CA; Kristen Goggin, Math Teacher, Town
School for Boys, CA
F-3 • Are We Failing International Students If They Don't Integrate?
Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Room: Presidio I
Student and Residential Life
Explore the social, emotional and academic trajectory of international students superimposed with
normal adolescent development to help answer the question “Are we failing international students if
they don’t integrate?” While still aiming for the best possible cross cultural experience for all students,
what is reasonable to expect and how do we maximize the opportunities. After 25 years of a
continuously evolving model the international boarding program at The Northwest School has some
thoughts to share.
Amy Berner-Hays, Dean of Residential Life, The Northwest School, WA
F-4 • Student Handbooks Go Global: Polices for the International Student Body
Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Room: Presidio III
Student and Residential Life
As an increasing number of international students enroll in independent schools, it is important that the
Student Handbook meets their needs. With international diversity comes a variety of cultural
differences and varied expectations concerning acceptable campus behavior, and the Student Handbook
is the place to establish the level playing field. From managing different traditions around alcohol
consumption, to expectations of personal freedom, to visa requirements, this interactive presentation
will highlight Student Handbook policies particularly applicable to the global student and family.
Susan Schorr, Attorney, Schwartz Hannum PC, MA
F-5 • Effectively Recruiting in New International Territories
Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Room: Lombard
Admission
International travel can be quite daunting. Admission counselors have more expectations placed on
them about diversifying their international communities while working with smaller travel budgets. This
sessions look at how schools can effectively recruit in new international territories. How do you
determine what territories are viable? Most importantly, how do you create an admissions plan to
support your travel to new countries? Join us as we discuss how schools have increased student
diversification by utilizing fairs, small group travel, and individual receptions and visits. A nuts and
bolts session about planning, implementing, and following up with families/agents/alumni will be
covered. We will also be discussing the importance of partnering with the school community to provide
support for the international students and how this affects future admissions. The workshop will be an
interactive session that will apply to schools of all sizes and budgets. Schools should be prepared to be
involved with sharing best practices and support for each other.
Metta Dael, Director of International Admissions, Northfield Mount Hermon, MA; Naomi Levine, Director
of Admissions, Northfield Mount Hermon, MA
F-6 • The Cultural "Ask"; Maximizing Your International Giving
Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Room: North Beach
Advancement & Marketing
We will provide a review of current philanthropy trends, cultural considerations for international
cultivation/stewardship and successful strategies to open the door to international giving. The
Andrews Osborne Academy is a private, co-educational day and boarding school located on a beautiful
300 acre campus in Willoughby, Ohio. With a rich history of international students, the student body
currently represents twenty countries. Our presentation will review key advancement and admissions
strategies to enhance the annual giving of your international families. Our Head of School, Senior
Director of Advancement and Associate Director of Advancement will present this valuable content.
Dawn Gubanc-Anderson, Senior Director Institutional Advancement, Andrews Osborne Academy, OH;
Scott McNevan, Associate Director, Office of Institutional Advancement, Andrews Osborne Academy, OH
F-7 • Making Global Education Your Own
Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Room: Presidio II
Exchange / Travel Programs
Participants will learn how to build a school-wide global education program that goes beyond the
traditional service-learning and international exchanges offered by many schools in the U.S. Through
long-standing partnerships with local and global organizations, Holton-Arms School has designed,
implemented, and executed transformative global learning experiences in China, Costa Rica, India,
Rwanda, and Senegal that connect our mission and curriculum to pressing global issues. In addition,
our collaboration between schools and local and global organizations has yielded an integrated,
comprehensive and student centered approach to Global Education that can serve as a model for
others. This session will explore how independent schools can shape their programs to respond to the
unique global challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, forge local and global partnerships,
create pre- and post-travel curricula, and integrate these experiences into school culture and the
academic program. The second half of the presentation will feature a Q/A session with Holton’s Head of
School, the Director of Global Education, and Holton faculty leaders.
Melissa Brown, Director of Global Education, Holton-Arms School, MD; Susanna Jones, Head of School,
Holton-Arms School, MD
G-1 • Peer Mentors and English Learners
Tuesday, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Room: Marina I
Academics
The Army and Navy Academy is a college preparatory boarding school. The military academy is
respected as among the top military boarding schools in the United States and the academy attracts
domestic students across the country and international students. To address needs of our English
Learners, we have implemented a successful peer-mentoring program. The top domestic students in
our Leadership Educational Training course are peer mentors to our English Learners. They help each
student academically and socially with their daily lessons and with social issues on campus. It is a
successful program where both students are learning from one another. The EL learners are gaining
confidence with their English Language skills and with life on campus and the Peer Mentors are
becoming more confident leaders to their international partners.
Maya Ramirez Drake, Director of International Student Services, Army and Navy Academy, CA
G-2 • The Evolution of a Global Program at a "Western" Boarding School
Tuesday, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Room: Marina II
Academics
Four years into the Global Scholar Diploma at FVS, this session explores the successes and failures of
an interdisciplinary, curricular and co-curricular program. Topics will include Round Square
membership, Challenge 20/20, Capstone projects, travel programs, residential life, global service
learning, and admissions marketing. Assessments from faculty, alumni, administrators, and students
currently in the program provides an opportunity to learn about the evolution and strategic impact of
one school's model for global education.
Susan Carrese, Director of Global Education, Fountain Valley School of Colorado, CO
G-3 • Fostering Global Citizens: A Case Study of a New Global Citizens Program
Tuesday, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Room: Presidio I
Student and Residential Life
New Global Citizens and San Francisco Day School have worked together to create a Global Citizenship
program at SFDS to serve middle school students. In this presentation we will highlight how to create a
global studies program integrated with existing academic and service learning curriculum focused on
real-world problem solving. Topics range from choosing global partners, creating student action
committees, and effectively involving family and community stakeholders. Suggestions and models will
be shared with other independent schools for developing student Global I.Q.
Lisa Glenn, Director of Programs, New Global Citizens, AZ; Michael Mancini, Head of Upper School, San
Francisco Day School, CA
G-4 • Finding the Unusual Stories: Peppering Your International Community with Diversity
Tuesday, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Room: Lombard
Admission
Many of our international programs consist of students predominantly from a handful of affluent
countries. While we are thankful for the strong enrollment from these popular countries, we also
struggle with diversity within our programs. Come be challenged to find unique students from a broad
variety of countries who will change the culture of your international program and create a more global
experience on your campus. Operational implications and strategies will also be discussed.
Brenda Vishanoff, Director of International Students, Wheaton Academy, IL
G-5 • The Power of Collaboration
Tuesday, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Room: Presidio II
Exchange / Travel Programs
The mission of the Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG), formed in 2008, is to identify best
practices in global education by collecting, analyzing, and sharing data from GEBG members.
Individually as member schools and together as a group, we promote the development of global
citizens by benchmarking global curriculum, experiences, and institutional support. Although we do all
of that, we have discovered that the true work of this group is in the collaboration we model and
promote. Board members share resources, experiences, and work to identify best practices through a
List-serve, a wiki page, phone calls, and by running collaborative travel programs. We organize an
annual Global Educators' conference to learn from each other and collaborate as we promote global
education. Come learn from two of the GEBG board members about our joint projects and how you can
get involved.
Saya McKenna, Director of Global Citizenship, Head Royce School, CA; Vicki Weeks, Global Educational
Consultant, Global Weeks, WA
G-6 • Challenges of the College Admission Process for International Students
Tuesday, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Room: North Beach
College Counseling
Our session will focus on the challenges facing international families in the college admission process,
from assessing and valuing unfamiliar colleges/universities to the role of agents, to building a strong
application.
How do rankings continue to affect the college lists of international students? How will
NACAC decision permitting the use of commissioned agents in the recruitment of students outside the
United States affect the process for international students studying here? What does a strong
international applicant look like? Test scores, strength of schedule, full pay?
Tony Lambert, Director of College Counseling, The Perkiomen School, PA; Angel Perez, Vice President
and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Pitzer College, CA; David McCauley, College Counselor,
Beijing No. 4 High School, Beijing
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