IICS-Logo-2014Host: Istanbul International Community School
Marmara Campus
Karaagac Mahallesi, G 72 Sokak No:1/1, Buyukcekmece
Istanbul 34866 Turkey
Telephone: +90 212 857 8264
Fax: +90 212 857 8270
Date: Friday, May 2, 2013
Time: 8:30 – 2:50pm
Theme: “3D – Devices, Design Thinking, and Discussion”

Bus Pickup at 7:20:

Kabastas Findikli AK Sigorta – goo.gl/qX5jXZ

Hotel Cumbali – goo.gl/rOKt1C

Maps of School
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Map of School – Entrance Floor
Map of School – 1st Floor

Hotel Recommendations: Hotel Cumbali www.cumbali.com
Special Rate – $100.00USD per night
35 square meter suite
Includes VAT and breakfast
A bus pick-up to the LTEN event will be provided
Check-in can be as early as: 05/01/2014
Check-out can be as late as: 05/04/2014
Contact: ahmet@cumbali.com to reserve rooms before March 15, 2014.

Busses will also be provided from Taksim Square. A form gathering LTEN participant needs will be sent out closer to the event date.

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GPS Coordinates: 41.116268,28.580068
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The seventh LTEN meeting will be hosted one day only at the Istanbul International Community School free for participants.  The day will follow a similar schedule to other LTEN meetings with a tour of the school, internationally led conversations, and excellent professional development.  At the time of writing, we have four people who will hopefully be joining us from Japan, Thailand, Bulgaria, and the USA.

Google Hangouts and Discussion Leaders:

KimKim Cofino is an Apple Distinguished Educator who works as Technology and Learning Coach at Yokohama International School in Japan.  She started and continues as a leader in the Coetail program with Jeff Utecht.  Kim has worked internationally in Thailand, Kuala Lumpur, and Germany since 2000.  She is an enthusiastic, passionate teacher, who truly loves working with children.  Find out more at http://kimcofino.com.


ChrisChris Smith also known as Shamblesguru is a digital nomad evangelist, TEDx speaker, author, consultant, living in Thailand has been working mainly with schools in S.E. Asia for more than 25 years.  Previously the ICT Advisor for the English School Foundation (ESF) in Hong Kong , Head of their teacher Professional Development Centre and ICT guru.  In 2002 he established a consultancy “The Education Project Asia”. He’s well known by many teachers worldwide for the “Shambles” website,http://shambles.net, which he founded in 2002 and manages. In 2007 he established International Schools Island in Second Life (3D online virtual world).  Find more bio info here: http://www.shambles.net/shamblesguruBio


AlanAlan Preis is the Director of Technology and 21st Century Learning at Atlanta International School in Atlanta, Georgia.  His school participated in the MYP Design curriculum pilot last year.  He has been involved in teaching MYP Design (formerly MYP Technology) and is also leading his school through a strategic initiative to apply Design Thinking throughout the school, both in instruction and school operations. Alan has also worked as an instructional technology coordinator and IT director.  Currently, Alan serves on the ECIS ICT subject committee.


Linda Linda Dimitrov is an Ed Tech believer, learner, and educator at the Anglo-American School of Sofia.  While she has been the director of technology in the past, she is following her passion as a grade 6 math and science teacher in Bulgaria.  She strives to weave in 21st century skills wherever they are meaningful.  Linda’s blog can be found at http://lcdimitrov.edublogs.org/.

 Agenda:

8:30 Registration – Coffee – Snack
9:00 Welcome & Introductions
9:10 Tour of School – with Student Leaders
9:45 Debate | Discussion 1 – Tom Johnson & Brycen Davis: Employing backchannels and what the “ideal” classroom design should involve – Demonstration of Google Groups to continue this conversation and to develop into a core tool for LTEN
10:15 Video
• Details about Istanbul International Community School
11:00 Debate | Discussion 2 –Kim Cofino hosted by Linda Dimitrov: A 2:1 journey (Teachers and students using iPads and Macbooks).  What about the 3:1 and 4:1 journeys (Teachers and students using iPhones and Google Glass)? Claire Wachowiak
With Google Docs, it’s easy to create digital student portfolios that demonstrate learning journeys and showcase finished projects. This session will explore this path and will incorporate insights into the new add-ons!
Apple APD – Elif Öztürk
Creative Classrooms with iPads – Elif has been awarded the “Outstanding Teacher / Distinguished Teacher Award” and has taught at different levels of K12. Now in a private school for high school IB courses, Elif serves as an expert in educational technology. Learning management systems, educational technology hardware and software, iPads and web 2.0 tools will be used in the course which provides guidance to teachers in training.
11:30 Coffee Break – Video
11:50 Talk 3 – Selçuk Can Güven We will examine basic brain anatomy and physiology related to foreign language learning. We will connect this to the efficacy of the modern methods such as differentiated instruction and flipped classroom. How these methods work particulary well with the digital natives of 21st century?
Discussion points:

  • Limbic System and Fight/Flight/Freeze Responses: Fighting or freezing in the classroom in terms of comprehension.
  • Emotional Operator: Amygdala – How is the new information processed and categorized in the brain?
  • Brain Functions under Stress and How to Overcome: Flipped Classroom Model and Differentiated Instruction.
Ben Hill An anecdotal report of the ongoing digitalization of a traditionally pen and paper-based environment. We will examine digital teaching options, such as flipped classroom or blended learning, and what publishers can offer to English Language Preparatory Programs.   This session presents challenges or conceptual barriers encountered from the first preparatory program in Turkey to design a digital learning system.
12:30 Lunch
1:15 Speaker | Debate | Discussion 4 – Chris Smith hosted by John D’Arcy: Advice to offer to a newly qualified (and experienced) teacher about ‘Learning and technology from within your own Global perspectives’.
Double Breakout Session
Amanda Bond and Caroline Lewicky
Digital storytelling is a short form of media production that allows for simple storytelling using technology. This is a hands on session during which you will make a digital story using a format set in the context of the IICS New Literacies curriculum. All resources and tools will be freely shared with participants. Numbers are limited to 8 people.
Apple APD and Apple Teacher
Transforming the book – Fatih is one of the first Apple Professional Development Trainers. He works in the Mathematics department and as an International Baccalaureate Program (IB) Coordinator. Currently he serves as Director of Education. In 2010, Fatih completed the Orava Teachers Academy Foundation’s “Trainer of Trainers” program. He has written a book, named “Will You Be My Math Wizard?” for 2nd and 3rd grade students in order to develop analytical thinking skills.
1:50 Speaker | Discussion 5 –Alan Preis hosted by Claire Wachowiak: Applying Design Thinking to develop and implement creative solutions throughout the school, both in school operations and instruction.
2:30 Coffee Break – Video
2:50 What’s Next? – Post Meeting Survey Brycen Davis
3:10 Teacher Buses leaving
6:30 Dinner at Caglar Nevizade Restaurant

Sign up for the event has closed – We hope to see you there or at the following LTEN events!