Teacher Led-Workshops

While students are working in their Global Village Groups, break-out sessions will be led by teachers (advisors and interested delegates) who have experience with service learning in schools. The best PD is when we learn from each other to plan design, lead and implement programs in our own schools.


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 Service Learning 101

Friday 11th March, 3:45-4:45 @Bali Island School 11

LeeAnne Lavender is a high school English teacher at Concordia International School in Shanghai, China. She has previously taught at the International School of Kenya, Taejon Christian International School in South Korea and high schools in Canada. While working in Nairobi, LeeAnne served for 2 years as the Service Learning Co-ordinator for the Association of International Schools in Africa and she is passionate about service learning. With her husband, Brian, LeeAnne runs a small non-profit organization called Freedom Through Learning which focuses on delivering educational resources to partner schools in Kenya. LeeAnne has participated in the Global Issues Network since 2007, advising student groups, attending conferences, and organizing a conference at ISK in 2013. She is now a GIN advisor at Concordia.



jane-ellemThe Power of the #-Creating a Movement

Friday 11th March, 3:45-4:45 @Bali Island School, room 5

Jane Ellem. Self confessed edtech GEEK of epic proportions!  An innovative teacher with experience in both primary and middle years schooling. My areas of expertise are edutech, leadership, coaching and providing professional learning for teachers.  Believer in all things around digital pedagogy, differentiated, engaging learning environments. Google Trainer, Google Educator + Apple Distinguished Educator.  Love sharing, inspiring and being inspired! I am  currently the Technology Integration Coach and MYP Design teacher at Bali International School.


20160107_074458Implementing a Service Learning Inquiry Unit

Friday 11th March, 4:50-5:50 @Bali Island School, room 11

If service learning is important, how might its importance be reflected in our curriculum? As educators, we are not only in the business of transforming lives, but we are in the business of equipping our students to make a difference in their world now. Keeping this in mind, how might we implement service learning into our curriculum in such a way that respects the needs, interests and pace of students, in addition to meet the requirements of the school curriculum or standards?

This workshop seeks to use an inquiry approach to grapple with implementing a service learning inquiry unit as well as walk participants through my journey of implementing a service learning health inquiry unit.  Expect to see student products to inspire you, as well as an inquiry model, templates, resources, and ideas that you can transfer into your context.


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Involving Students in Environmental Activism

Friday 11th March, 4:50-5:50 @Bali Island School, room 5

Martha teaches high school molecular biology, AP Environmental Science and AP Capstone – Research.  She is in her 19th year teaching at Singapore American School and 30th consecutive year as an international school teacher, having previously taught IBHL Biology at International School Bangkok (Thailand) and American Embassy School (India).  Martha advises the Executive Service Council and Global Issues Network student-led organizations at SAS.  She collaborated with educators and students from SAS and UWCSEA East to host the 2012 EARCOS GINSING Conference, “Time to Act, Time to Change.”  Martha received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the College of Natural Resources in University of California, Berkeley and Master of Arts Degree in Education from Stanford University. Martha was born and raised in California, lived in Denmark as an exchange student, owns a home in Oregon and enjoys being a global nomad



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Connecting Creativity to Service. How the Arts Can Catalyze Communities for Change.

Saturday  12th March, 2:10- 2:55pm @Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel, Kintamani Room, 2nd floor

It is undeniable that the arts are a powerful tool for connecting head to heart. When devising service learning projects Sheilah Grace has found that incorporating the arts into service gets students and other community partners enthusiastically engaged creating exciting and creative results. What can this look like? Who can be a potential partner? What are the pitfalls and how to avoid them when working with professionals who are not educators but want to share their expertise?

Sheilah Grace has collaborated with theater practitioners, choreographers, visual artists and musicians but her favorite collaborative partners have been young people. From life as an independent artist to working with Chicago non-profit Street Level Youth Media to her work in international schools she will share curricular ideas and strategies around project based learning with a focus on enlivening service learning. Please come dressed in attire you can comfortably move around in for this will be more than just a power point presentation.




Service Learning in Your Own Backyard

Saturday  12th March, 2:10-2:55 @Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel, Legian Room, 2nd floor

Julie Moreno. International Schools have many great opportunities for service learning connections in our own local communities but we also have many unique considerations such as language and cultural barriers as well as safety issues for our students. How can we find that balance between making a difference and providing our students with meaningful experiences yet remaining sensitive to local wisdom and culture? At AIS Jakarta we have established several projects in partnership with local community organizations and would like to share the process of how we developed these.

After gaining a degree in Environmental Studies a long time ago, Julie worked as a wildlife officer and ecotour guide for several years in the rainforests and coral reefs of Australia.   Upon qualifying as a high school Biology and Geography teacher, she left for London and has since taught in Mexico, Vietnam, Queensland, Yogyakarta and Jakarta.  Julie recently completed her Master of Environment in Education for Sustainability and specialised in developing whole school Global Citizenship programs and using Service Learning as a pedagogy to promote sustainable practices and improve educational outcomes.  She is currently Head of Science and Global Citizenship coordinator at the Australian Independent School in Jakarta



Saturday  12th March, 3:00-3:45 @Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel, Denpasar Room, 3rd floor

All teachers are invited to see how leadership can support relevant teaching methodologies. The participants can expect to observe, learn and practice current trends in teaching methodologies as presented by educational leaders focusing on five core competencies all students need to thrive: World view, Emotional intelligence, Academics in balance, Creativity and Technology (WE ACT).

Dr Jorge Nelson