Education & Professional Development


Making Thinking Visible, Harvard University, 2012

Based on research at Harvard’s Project Zero, this course focuses on strategies and practices for deepening teaching for understanding through use of the Visible Thinking framework and application of Thinking Routines across disciplines.

MS in Education: Integrating Technology in the Classroom (K-12) Walden University, 2011

Focus on leveraging technology to help students become proficient consumers and producers of knowledge; creating learner-centered classrooms using digital technologies; supporting information literacy and online inquiry; integrating technology across content areas; engaging all learners with technology.

100-hour TEFL & Young Learners Certification, BridgeTEFL, 2008

Accredited by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

Focus on running a learner-centered class through: experiential (multiple intelligence-based) learning activities; language awareness; planning lessons; using audio/visual aids; activities, games, software and internet support; assessing english learners; and understanding culture in the ESL/EFL classroom.

20-hour Teaching English to Young Learners, British Council, 2007

The UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and education.

Focus on how children learn, teaching and learning styles, using storytelling, as well as songs, play and drama in a young learners classroom.

BA Graphic Design, Bilkent University, Turkey, 1997

Design principles and media productions, from black and white photography to interactive digital media development. English language instruction.


Google Certified Educator, Zurich, Switzerland 2015

Google European Summit, Zurich, Switzerland 2015

Makerfaire Berlin, Berlin, Germany 2015

MakerKids Summer Camp, Toronto, Canada 2015

ECIS Tech Conference, Munich, Germany 2015

PYP Workshop Leader Training, Istanbul, Turkey 2014

Learning 2.014 Africa Conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2014

ISTE Conference, Atlanta, United States 2014

Google East Africa Summit, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2014

Building Bridges Conference, Arusha, Tanzania 2013

CIS Accreditation Training, YIS, April 13, 2013.

FLATClassroom Conference 2013, 8 -10 March 2013, YIS, Yokohama, Japan

Google Apps Summit, ASIJ, Tokyo, February 9-10, 2013.

Bridging the Gap – Live in the Moment! YIS Annual Education Conference, November 23-24, 2012

Inquiry approaches to teaching and learning Kath Murdoch, YIS, November 21, 2012.

Differentiation, Bill and Ochan Powell, YIS, February 18-22, 2013

Learning 2.102, Western Academy Beijing, October, 2012

Making Thinking Visible, Project Zero, Harvard University, Sept-Dec 2012

The Role of ICT in the PYP, Bangkok, Thailand 2012

Teaching and Learning in the PYP, Suwon, Korea 2012

Making the PYP Happen, Online 2011

Bridging the Gap 2011, with John Joseph

EARCOS The Networked Educator, Kim Cofino & Chris Betcher 16-17 Sept 2010, YIS, Japan

Learning 2.011 Conference, 8-10 Sept 2011, Shanghai, China

MS. Ed. Integrating Technology in the Classroom 2009-2011, Walden University

FLATClassroom Conference 2011, 24 -27 Feb 2011, BIIS, Beijing, China

Create the Future: Think, Learn, Create!, Julie Lindsay & Kim Cofino, YIS, 2010

Join the iPad Revolution, Innovative Learning in the Classroom, Camillo Gagliolo, ISTE, 2010

What Teachers of English Learners Should Know & Do, Virginia Rojas, TIS, 2009

Bridging the Gap 2009, with Chris Toy and Kim Cofino, YIS, 2009

The School as a Place of Research: Children and Teachers co-constructing meaning and understanding, Jan Millikan, YIS, 2009

Teaching and Learning About Mathematics, Karen Crowley, TIS, 2009

Learning Beyond Boundaries: Ed. for the 21st Century, Kim Cofino, TIS, 2009

A 21st Century Challenge: Developing responsible, ethical & resilient ‘Digizens’, Robyn Treyvaud, JASCD Spring Conference 2009

R.A.D. Brain Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning, Dr. Judy Willis, JASCD Spring Conference 2009

Education 2.0: Learning by Collaboration, JASCD Workshop, 2009

Playing your way to success in schoolPamela C. Phelps, 2008

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