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Kevin Simpson

Global Education Collaborator, KDSL - Know.Do.Serve.Learn
Mr. Kevin Simpson

Programme:
Educators' Conference
Area of Specialty:School Improvement

Biography

Kevin Simpson has 13 years in education with K-16 roles ranging from teacher, specialist, lead teacher, mentor, coordinator, adjunct professor, and consultant. He has taught a range of grade levels and content areas. In 2007 he started KDSL or Know.Do.Serve.Learn to partner with education organizations worldwide with a focus on global learning, global innovation, and global collaboration. Simpson has experience with the International Baccalaureate Programmes (Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme). He has also worked in Laos, Thailand, Lebanon, Qatar, Egypt, and Dubai with international schools, professional development providers, Ministries of Education, and accreditation organizations.

 
 
Full Day Institute
Title School Improvement: Reflect, Plan, Do
Programme Educators' Conference
Days Offered Monday October 22, 2012 (10:00-17:00) and repeated Tuesday October 23, 2012 (10:00-17:00)
Description

This workshop is designed to engage schools and leadership teams in conversations and tasks focused on developing a deeper, clearer vision of how to improve student achievement. Topics may include:

  • Best practices in school improvement
  • Needs assessment
  • Collaborative planning
  • Focused implementation
  • Progress monitoring
Objective
  • Increase their knowledge of leadership and school improvement.
  • Analyze their?School Improvement (Continuous Improvement) Plans.
  • Reflect upon and refine improvement plans.
Target Audience Administrators and Educators
Conference Material None.
 
3-Hour Workshop
Title Make It Rich
Programme Educators' Conference
Days Offered Wednesday October 24, 2012 (10:00-13:00)
Description

How do you engage all learners in math? One way is by providing rich tasks. At times we look at student work once a task has been completed. How often do we look at how we select student tasks and the protocol we use? In this session participants will investigate, share, reflect, and analyze rich math tasks. Folks are asked to bring a sample task they use with students to share with colleagues.

Objective
  • Define, explore and engage in rich math tasks.
  • Analyze and reflect on the process used to select math task.
  • Examine student math task for level of richness.
Target Audience Administrators and Educators
Conference Material None.
 

 

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