love to learn

at the opera gallery on artwalk 2013

Yearly post ETC addition to programs available:

University of Colorado Denver (mostly onsite)


University of Oregon (online)

  • Global Educational Leadership


University of San Francisco

  • Online Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with a Concentration in Digital Media and Learning


And here’s last year’s, most of which are still in effect.

more school you say?

Dali, André Monet

Definitely what Dali has on his mind. This mixed media piece I saw on the Hong Kong Artwalk seemed fitting for this post.

So I think I stopped by all the higher ed tables that were at the EARCOS conference and there are quite a few learning opportunities available. If you’re an international educator (some programs geared more towards those living in Asia) looking for master’s/doctorate programs, below are some options.  Happy learning.

University of San Francisco
& Washington State University 

  • International School Leadership Program (w/ option for a master’s degree from USF)
  • contact: Krenny Hammer  khammer(at)wsu(dot)edu
  • program questions:
    • Dr. Forrest Parkay  fwparkay(at)wsu(dot)edu
    • Dr. Chris Thomas  cnthomas(at)usfca(dot)edu

Lehigh University

  • Educational Leadership, M.Ed
  • Globalization and Educational Change, M.Ed
  • International Counseling, M.Ed
  • Educational Leadership, Ed.D
  • contact: Dr. Daphne P.Hobson  intlcoe(at)lehigh(dot)edu

Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd)

  • International Executive Master of Arts (IEMA) in Educational Leadership and Change
  • contact: Barbara Song  iema(at)ied(dot)edu(dot)hk

George Mason University 

  • Elementary Education Licensure and M.Ed
  • English as a Second Language Education and M.Ed
  • Learning Support Graduate Certifcate Program
  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced IB Studies ADIB (w/ option for a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction)
  • contact:  fastrain(at)gmu(dot)edu

Buffalo State, State University of New York (SUNY) 

  • Certificate in Educational Leadership (w/ option for a master’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies)
  • Certificate in Educational Technologies (w/ option for a master’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies)
  • contact:  intlearning(at)buffalostate(dot)edu

the language of learning

was the theme at this year’s EARCOS Teachers’ Conference.  It was encouraging to hear the arts in the dialogue of so much that is going on in education. I appreciated the time to connect, network and learn together with other educators in the Asia region. There are so many amazing things going on in the schools in this region and still so much more that we can all do.

Some thoughts collected from the keynoters last week:

Cathy Davidson

One learns better with dialogue.
Our learning system is very RIGID.
We are at the moment where we can change schools and education.

Steven Layne

We are here to offer hope of a better future.
Who are your balcony people?

  • contributed to your life and altered the direction of your life
  • helped you become who you are
  • encouraged and cheered you on

Sometimes it is the faith of others that is the game changer in our lives.

Jason Ohler

Committed Sardines:

Be a door OPENER! (for your students/others) Facilitating/encouraging these opportunities requires a special kind of listening.

There should be a merging of the digital life and non-digital life.

Literacy encompasse the digital, art, oral, written; and enables stories–highly efficient information containers to be shared.


Character education for digital kids is necessary and we should be starting this now.



Best giveaways at the conference this year…

  • Perma-Bound‘s author & illustrator calendar-my kids will be ecstatic over all the info and artwork inside
  • USF’s green Sharpie highlighter-ever so handy and who doesn’t love Sharpie?