40th Annual Educators' Conference

Annual Tri-Educators' Conference

Thank you to all of you who were able to join us during our recent Tri-Association Educators’ conference in Panama City. From my perspective and based on what I observed and heard, the overall conference was a huge success. I hope you enjoyed your time in the sessions, connecting with friends, and enjoying Panama City. 

As mentioned during the Friday opening ceremony, we have now posted many of the presentations or summaries of the presentations on this conference website below. Please feel free to use these presentations/summaries with your colleagues and friends as a way to relive part of the conference at your very own schools.

Thank you again for your commitment, dedication and participation. It was wonderful to be back together in a face to face learning environment! We hope to see you all next year in Bogota for the 41st Annual Educators' conference that will be held at Colegio Nueva Granada from Oct. 10th to the 14th, 2023. 

In learning, 
Michael W. Adams, Ed.D.
Executive Director

40th Annual Educators' Conference Video & Photos

TITLE OF PRESENTATION PRESENTER
A Nudge in the Right Direction: Practices of Self Care & Resilience for Leaders Ronald Lalonde | American School of Tampico | Tampico, Mexico
A Struggling Reader’s Journey & Accommodations to Support Classroom Learning Carrie Hultgreen | San Roberto International School | Monterrey, Mexico
A Student-led Learning Journey: A case of hope and inspiration in a high school classroom Nicole Jorge | The Community for Learning | Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic
Aprendizaje Servicio: Ciudadanos sensibles valientes y proactivos
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Jessica Gómez | Colegio Bolivar | Cali, Colombia
Assessment for Learning with SBG 2.0 Lucas Reid | GI School | Armenia, Colombia
CC : A new SEL program that inspires school communities Alexandra Brizuela and Ani Kardonski | American School of El Salvador | San Salvador, El Salvador
Celebrate: Inspiring a Positive Classroom Culture Through Diverse Representation Danae Voss | San Roberto International School | Monterrey, MX
Child Protection Practices and the Role of a Compliance Officer Shruti Tekwani | International School of Curacao | Curacao
Coenseñanza para apoyar el aprendizaje diferenciado
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Carmen Moncada & Maria Alejandra Lourido | Colegio Bolivar | Cali, Colombia
Creating a more inclusive PE experience in Middle and High School by developing and assessing lifelong learning skills through physical activities Nancy Pierre & Priscilla Pinheiro | International School of Panama | Panama, Panama
Creating Joy in the 2022 Classroom Blaire Dawkins | The Columbus School | Medellín, Colombia
Cultivating Entrepreneurial Youth Leaders: Lincoln School Case Study Beth Goldstein & Sara Estrada Bernal | Babson College/Lincoln School | USA/San Jose, Costa Rica
Defining Our Why: Linking Practice and Purpose Laura Davis | John F Kennedy, The American School of Querétaro | Querétaro, México
Development of an Effective STEM Learning Environment John Baskett & Bill Hatcher | Colegio Maya & International School of Panama | Guatemala City, Guatemala
Differentiated Instruction: Inspiring Success for Every Student Alejandra Galindo de MyC & David Brown | John F Kennedy, The American School of Querétaro | Querétaro, México
Diversidad Sexual en Latinoamerica Gloria Jimenez and Paty Marti | The American School Foundation of Guadalajara | Guadalajara, Mexico
Empower Students by Integrating Choice in Your Daily Routine
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Anna-Blair Hunt & Sara Susanna | International School of Curacao | Willemstad, Curacao
Entre la Provocación y la Relación. Reflexiones para inspirar transformaciones en espacios escolares. Paula Agudelo & Ivonn Lloreda | Colegio Bolívar | Cali, Colombia
Escritura autobiográfica en 1°: conexiones emocionales y consolidación del proceso Nancy Catalina Vásquez Zapata | The Columbus School | Medellín, Colombia
Esperanza e Inspiración nuestros motores educativos Gina Zohn Muldoon | American School Foundation of Guadalajara | Guadalajara, Mexico
Everyone can learn math! Persist, Take Risks and Communicate Purposefully
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Brittany Leknes and Tim Kokotovich | International School of Panama | Panama, Panama
For the love of teaching... the love of learning Zaira Castañeda | Puebla American School Foundation | Puebla, Mexico
Gratitud y Esperanza: Camino Indispensable para ser Feliz Norma Puente Brosig | San Roberto International School | Monterrey, Mexico
Happy Teachers, Happy Learners Katelyn McDonald | Lincoln School | San Jose, Costa Rica

Hope and inspiration in post pandemic times through feedforward and recognition to promote social-emotional well-being.
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Elvia Enrich and Stephanie Bowles | Puebla American School Foundation | Puebla, México
Hoping for More Information about Kids' Math Skills? Number Sense Interviews Can Help! Katie Neal | Colegio Bolivar | Cali, Colombia
How to Create and Inspire Quality Independent Writing in Young Learners Amy Garren & Elizabeth Thomas | Lincoln School | San Jose, Costa Rica
Importancia de la Escritura Manual en una Era Digital Zumaykira de Villanueva and Ayra Lim Yueng | The Metropolitan School of Panama | Panama, Panama
Inclusion in the classroom and The Inclusion Classroom Victoria Diez and Christine Lamastus | International School of Panama | Panama, Panama
Inquiry-Driven Instruction in the Science Classroom; and much more Paul Anderson | Boezeman Science | Bozeman, USA
Inspirando a formar lectores y escritores para la vida Myrna García y Cristina Lozano | San Roberto International School | Monterrey, México
Inspirando a toda la comunidad a través de un gran proyecto Lorena González, Odile Grullón y Pia Rey | The Community for Learning | Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep.
Inspiration in Language Learning
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Maria Esther Mercado Soler | Puebla American School Foundation | Puebla, Mexico

INSPIRE your students with effective feedback

Grek Smith | Colegio Nueva Granada | Bogotá, Colombia
Inspire, Share and Innovate through technology
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Bárbara Ramírez | Puebla American School Foundation | Puebla, Mexico
Inspiring High Achieving Students through Challenge Lotti Andersson & John Rennie | Puebla American School Foundation | Puebla, México
Inspiring the Schools of the Future Jessica Schultz | San Roberto International School | Monterrey, México
Inspiring a Love of Learning Olivia McKevett, Shoonit Khoshen, Shelley Feliú-Love | The Metropolitan School of Panama | Panama, Panama
Intercultural Competency: Reframing Diversity to Drive Inclusion and Belonging
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Derrick Gay | Derrick Gay, LLC | Derrick Gay, USA
Metaphorical Thinking at the service of Socio-emotional Learning
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Eleonora Amaya Enciso | Colegio Nueva Granada | Bogotá, Colombia
Moving Heaven and Earth for our readers Vivian Caldera | American Nicaraguan School | Managua, Nicaragua
Never a Better Time to Be an Educator Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa | Harvard University/Conexiones: Las Ciencias del Aprendizaje | New Yor/Quito
No hay Razón sin Emoción
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Manuela López Arias | Asociación Colegio Granadino | Manizales, Colombia
Nunca un major momento para ser educador(a) Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa | Harvard University/Conexiones: Las Ciencias del Aprendizaje | New Yor/Quito
Otros miradas de aprendizaje significativo Luz Miryan Arango y Nasli Vargas | The Columbus School | Medellín
Our Stories Inspire Us Kathy Patton | International School of Panama | Panama City, Panama
PD That Gives Us Hope Camille Casses | JFK The American School of Queretaro | Queretaro, Mexico
Playing for change: Designing Learning Experiences that Generate Hope and Harness Opportunity Kimberley McFarland & Carlos Reyes | Puebla American School Foundation | Puebla, Mexico
Previewing for Positive Change Sarah Kinney | The Columbus School | Medellin
Purposeful Inquiry in Music and the Arts Brandon Miller | American School Foundation of Monterrey | Monterrey, México
Recuperando el asombro en tiempos de crisis Johana Restrepo | The Columbus School | Medellín, Colombia
Reimagining School: Embracing the Pandemic as Inspiration for Change. Carla Meyrink, Ylonka Rodriguez and Shiselle Lopez | The Community for Learning | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Representation in Literature: Diversifying your Classroom Libraries
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Jade Mason | JFK The American School of Queretaro | Queretaro, Mexico
Revolutionizing Math Practices- Breaking the Stigma Maria Julian & Pamela Garza | American School Foundation of Monterrey | Monterrey, México
Roadmap to Schoolwide Technology Integration and Innovation Initiatives Ericka Artiga & Odette Pretty | Colegio Interamericano | Guatemala, Guatemala
Service Learning: Promising Pathway to Empowering Effective Changemakers, Servant Leaders, and Collaborative Innovators Russell Krummell & Allison Wagner | Colegio Nueva Granada | Bogotá, Colombia
Teaching Early Childhood in a Post-Pandemic World Leza Luna Warkentin, Karen Virta, and Tiffani Kalchevski | American School of Puerto Vallarta | Puerto Vallarta
The Coffee and the Bees: How to build community, break down barriers, encourage vocational learning and inspire students to develop their own projects.
Lessons learnt from building a school garden
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Wojciech Simon Waliszewski | Colegio Bolivar | Cali
The Importance of Teacher Language Barbara Brunell & Katya Rivero | American School Foundation of Monterrey | Monterrey, Mexico
The Instructional Leadership Cycle: A School Leader's Guide to Instructional Transformation Daniel Allen | Lincoln School | San Jose, Costa Rica
Transformative Pathways to Mathematical Thinking Beatriz Gomez and Katheryn Meyer | American Nicaraguan School | Managua, Nicaragua
Using Inquiry to Inspire Learning in the Science Classroom Aubry Burr & Mindy Coon | Colegio Maya International American School of Guatemala | Guatemala City, Guatemala
Using Student Work to Inspire Responsive Instruction Lisa Emanuel | American School Foundation of Monterrey | Monterrey, Mexico
Using Systems Thinking with Young Learners Karen Virta & Maritza Cruz | American School of Puerto Vallarta | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
We adopted NGSS, now what? Emily Nicholson and Juanjo Moreno | American School Foundation of Monterrey | Monterrey, México

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Catlin Tucker
Dr. Katie Novak
Dr. Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa

CONSULTANTS

Alysa Perreras
Astrid Amador
Ben Shiffrin
Britta McCarthy
Charlie Kuhn
Colleen Santoni
Cynthia Borja Avilés
Darnell Fine
Dr. Derrick Gay
Dr. Dominique Smith
Dr. Emily Meadows
Dr. Jeff Keller
Dr. Jordan Greenbaum
Dr. Sean Truman
Dr. Susan Grant
Dr. Sylvia Linan-Thompson
Eduardo Juárez
Erma Anderson
Heather Rich
Jennifer D. Klein
Jessica Werner
Lee Ann Jung
Leticia Perez
Lisa Hekel
Luke James
Michael Johnson
Paul Andersen
Rick Detwiler
Tim Carr
Todd Shy

 

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