Course 3 Begins!

What a fantastic weekend! A huge thank you to Andrew Churches for a thought-provoking and engaging weekend of learning here at YIS. Please visit the Authentic Assessment and Digital Media in the Classroom wiki to see all of the fabulous projects our participants created, and to take advantage of the wealth of resources Andrew shared.

This course is intended get us thinking about visual and media literacy, as well as design and creativity, so we have an amazing new co-facilitator, Frank Curkovic (MS/HS Art Teacher here at YIS), joining us.

Since we started off super busy with a weekend workshop and our first Tuesday meeting in the same week (yikes!), we now have a nice long stretch of time to explore, experiment and reflection (and blog!) until our next meeting on March 6th – in the Canteen.

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About Kim Cofino

Originally from the US, Kim is an enthusiastic and innovative globally-minded educator. Kim has been teaching internationally since 2000, first in Munich, Germany, then in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, next at the International School Bangkok in Thailand, and currently at Yokohama International School in Japan. As an Apple Distinguished Educator, her work focuses on helping core subject teachers authentically embed current and emerging technologies in the classroom to create a global and collaborative learning environment. Her inquiry-based, constructivist approach to teaching utilizes project-based learning experiences developed using the Understanding by Design process combined with the MYP Technology Design Cycle. Kim regularly consults with other international schools interested in implementing 21st century learning, has been profiled on a number of educational websites and journals, is a member of the K12 Horizon Report Advisory Board 2008 - 2010, and is a regular presenter and keynote speaker at conferences and professional development sessions throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. Her professional blog, Always Learning (, is an invaluable resource for teachers seeking examples of authentic student engagement.
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One Response to Course 3 Begins!

  1. Its always a pleasure working with your Kim and it was great fun
    many many thanks


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