Kim Cofino

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An Apple Distinguished Educator, Kim is an enthusiastic and innovative globally-minded educator. Originally from the US, Kim has been teaching internationally for over 10 years, first in Munich, Germany, then in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and currently at the International School Bangkok in Thailand. 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, 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.

Chrissy Hellyer

chrissyh.jpgChrissy is currently teaching 5th Grade at ISB Bangkok in the Elementary School. She has been using a variety of web2.0 tools in the classroom with students for over six years now and firmly believes that authentic use of technology in the classroom is vital for today's learners.

Now in her 14th year of classroom teaching, this is her second year at ISB Bangkok. Previously she taught Year 2/3 & Year 7 in Napier, New Zealand. She has presented several workshops, working with teachers interesting in learning how to successfully embed technology into daily classroom practice without it becoming the "dreaded added extra". Find out what's happening inside the classroom with Room 231's Class Blog .

Chrissy reflects on her own personal learning journey and classroom practice, sharing tools, tips and tricks along the way, on her professional blog, TeachingSagittarian