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KORCOS 2018 Thank you

Thank you!!

We are grateful for a successful KORCOS International Educators’ Conference (#KORCOSIEC18) hosted beautifully by one of our full member schools, Gyeonggi Suwon International School (GSIS). We thank them for the idea to compile videos from each of our member schools. A big thanks to the schools that contributed! Take a look at we we are made of: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXfTRRTgYQg

 

If you missed our conference, please feel free to watch our Keynote speakers from the morning.

 

 

 

 Here is also a snapshot of the conference day compiled by the team at GSIS that was shared at the Closing Ceremony.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdG5eViLC9I

 

 

Thank you again for coming together in the spirit of collaboration and believing in the power of Compassion, Creativity and the possibilities for Change.
 
We look forward to yet another successful conference to be hosted on Nov. 16, 2019 at Korea International School (KIS). Save the date!!

School Representatives

Welcome to the KORCOS General Board

Thank you for your voluntary commitment to support KORCOS, a collaborative and interconnected professional development (PD) council composed of professional institutions and organizations sharing the same vision. As a representative, you are the main conduit between KORCOS and your institution. You represent your institution or organization while in KORCOS board meetings and when presenting information about KORCOS to your institution or organization. You are an ambassador of KORCOS, a global council of international schools with memberships representing more than 50 nationalities wherever you travel, locally or globally. Your continued voluntary service as KORCOS Board Representative is most welcome. Every five years of uninterrupted service earns a KORCOS service pin and a certificate of meritorious recognition. Once again, thank you for commitment and welcome to the team.


Rules and Regulations for KORCOS Member Representatives

The role of a KORCOS school representative is a critical one that involves proper and clear communication between member institutions or organization and KORCOS. As such, many of the roles and duties of a representative concern communication between their respective member institute or organization, the KORCOS executive board, and/or other member institutions.

Each KORCOS-member organization or institution is entitled to two representatives to the KORCOS Board, in the recommended following distribution:

  • One (1) from the administration
  • One (1) from the general body

Any representative from the general body of a member organization or institution may be authorized by the same entity to represent its administration.

The duties of a registered KORCOS representative are as follows:

01 The KORCOS member institution or member organization representative should attend board meetings regularly as scheduled by the KORCOS Board. A KORCOS board representative needs to attend at least four (4) meetings, either in person or online through a Google Hangout©, during the academic year from August to June of the following calendar year.

02 The KORCOS Board representative is the main communication conduit between KORCOS and the member institution or organization and as such, must work to encourage and facilitate communications between KORCOS and all member institutions or organizations.

03 Any official communication sent to the KORCOS representative should be disseminated to the organization or institution represented, at the soonest possible time. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Information pertaining to the annual KORCOS conference
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Competitions
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Available grants
  • Job-Alike Meetings
  • Leadership institute activities

04Communication to KORCOS from the organization or institution represented should be coursed through the representative in a timely manner, and shared with the KORCOS board the soonest possible.

05Serve as contact representative for KORCOS to availability of venues, rooms, furniture, appliances and such other applications that may be borrowed or used by KORCOS for conferences, Job-Alike Meetings (JAMs), Youth Leadership Institute events (YLI), and other professional development activities

06As a KORCOS board representative you have the authority and responsibility to represent your member institution at any KORCOS related event.

07As a KORCOS board representative, you must act for the mutual benefit and interest of KORCOS and ones member institution.

08During annual pre-conference preparations, in order to ensure the success of the conference, the KORCOS representative is responsible for fulfilling the following duties for their respective institution:

  • Receive official KORCOS conference information from organizers and immediately share it with the member institution or member organization; to provide necessary feedback at the soonest possible time
  • Identify conference assets in one’s organization or institution: technology adept faculty/staff, subject area experts, curriculum designers, and such other related fields of expertises
  • Encourage respective institute or organization members to present at the conference
  • Contribute ideas at board meetings or through email that will assist in making the conference a success for all those involved
  • Collect names and email addresses of all attendees from the KORCOS member institution or organization represented, and promptly share the data with KORCOS communications and conference organizers
  • Receive official KORCOS conference I.D. tag template from organizers and immediately share with the member institution or member-organization represented for name tag production, and distribution
  • Receive official KORCOS conference certificate of attendance template from organizers and immediately share with the member institution or member-organization represented for certificate production and distribution to faculty/staff with confirmed attendance
  • Encourage respective institute or organization conference attendees to complete conference feedback forms in a timely manner

09At the annual KORCOS conference, Job Alike meeting (JAMs), or any other KORCOS sponsored professional development event, the KORCOS representative is responsible for the fulfillment of the following duties:

  • Wear an ID tag that identifies oneself as KORCOS Board Representative
  • Assist conference/PD participants directly with any problems at hand
  • Facilitate the communication of needs expressed by conference/PD participants to the appropriate conference committee, to the Conference Coordinator, the JAM Coordinator, or directly to a KORCOS Executive Board officer depending on the nature of the issue’s urgency.

10Suggest such other functions as may be fitting to one’s post as KORCOS Board Representative directly to the KORCOS Board during its meetings, or by email to the Communications Coordinator or directly to the President.

11The representative must inform the KORCOS board, via the Vice President of Membership, of turnover or continuance of duties as a KORCOS representative prior to the start of the academic year in August.

12If the representative is unable or unwilling to complete any of the duties associated with the position during the course of the academic year, said position is forfeit, and a new representative must be appointed within 30 days. 


If you would like to renew your membership, become a new member, or have any questions concerning the roles and responsibilities of being a KORCOS representative, please contact the vice president of KORCOS in charge of membership at Membership@KORCOS.net.

Past Member Institutions

Past Members

KORCOS would like to recognize and celebrate the hard work and dedication of past members in making KORCOS the organization it is today.

[icon name=”icon-leaf” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Asia Pacific International School

[icon name=”icon-leaf” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] BC Collegiate Canada

[icon name=”icon-leaf” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Busan International Foreign School

[icon name=”icon-leaf” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Chung-Ang University

[icon name=”icon-leaf” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] International School Of Koje

[icon name=”icon-leaf” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] George Mason University

[icon name=”icon-leaf” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] ECLC Ghent University

[icon name=”icon-leaf” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Korea International School

[icon name=”icon-leaf” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] North London Collegiate School Jeju

[icon name=”icon-leaf” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Rainbow International School

[icon name=”icon-leaf” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Seoul Christian School

[icon name=”icon-leaf” size=”” color=”” class=”” /]SUNY Korea

[icon name=”icon-leaf” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Seoul International School

[icon name=”icon-leaf” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] SIS Canada

[icon name=”icon-leaf” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] University of Utah

[icon name=”icon-leaf” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Westminster Canadian Academy

[icon name=”icon-leaf” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] BIK Hannam

 

List of Current Member Institutions

KORCOS Members:
Academic Year 2017-2018

Below you will find a list of full and associate KORCOS members for the 2018 – 19 academic school year. If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit the membership page to learn more.


Full Members

[icon name=”icon-star” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Busan Foreign School
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[icon name=”icon-star” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Chadwick International
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 [icon name=”icon-star” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Cheongna Dalton School
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 [icon name=”icon-star” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] CMIS Canada
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[icon name=”icon-star” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] ECLC International Kindergarten – Seoul
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[icon name=”icon-star” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Gyeonggi Suwon International School
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[icon name=”icon-star” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Gyeongnam International Foreign School
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[icon name=”icon-star” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Korea International School, Pangyo Campus
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[icon name=”icon-star” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Korea International School, Jeju Campus
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[icon name=”icon-star” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Korea Kent Foreign School
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[icon name=”icon-star” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Korea Foreign School
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[icon name=”icon-star” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Kwangju Foreign School
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[icon name=”icon-star” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Seoul Academy
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[icon name=”icon-star” size=”” color=”” class=”” /]  Seoul Central International
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[icon name=”icon-star” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Seoul Foreign School
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[icon name=”icon-star” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Seoul International School
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Associate Members

[icon name=”icon-star-empty” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Daegu International School
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[icon name=”icon-star-empty” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Dulwich College Seoul
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[icon name=”icon-star-empty” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Global Prodigy Academy
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[icon name=”icon-star-empty” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Hyundai Foreign School Ulsan
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[icon name=”icon-star-empty” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] International School of Busan
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[icon name=”icon-star-empty” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Taejon Christian International School
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[icon name=”icon-star-empty” size=”” color=”” class=”” /] Yongsan International School of Seoul
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Payment Information

MEMBERSHIP DUES INFORMATION FOR SCHOOLS RENEWING MEMBERSHIP AND SCHOOLS APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP

Membership renewal and registration window is between

August 1 to September 30 of each school year. 

 

In order to renew membership, please fill out this registration form online.  Once received, payment request will be sent to you.  If you have any questions, please contact membership@korcos.net.

Special notice:

As KORCOS IEC18 held at GSIS will accept attendees on a first-come, first served basis, the educators of full-member institutions can only sign up for free once the school membership dues have been paid.  If they sign up beforehand, they will have to pay the nonrefundable fee for the conference of $100USD.  Even if full-member schools are entitled to all of their educators to attend for free, each teacher must register him or herself and commit to attendance.  The school rep may not sign up on another educator’s behalf.  If there are any questions about the conference, please contact communications@korcos.net.  

 

Membership Information

Welcome To KORCOS

Your institution is invited to join the Korea Council of Overseas Schools (KORCOS). KORCOS, created in 1973 with only two member schools, has become the largest organization for international educators in South Korea with more than 30 member schools and educational institutions. Total registered professionals from all those institutions are now more than 1,600 members. As the oldest professional association of international educators in the country, KORCOS hopes to grow by watching the constant changes on the environment, technology, and educational programs in the country.

As a member of KORCOS, your institution will enjoy the benefits of current professional development offerings that are relevant to the needs of today’s world. For 30 years, KORCOS has hosted an annual International Education Conference, convening all professionals from international schools, educational foundations, and universities. As a member of KORCOS, your institution will enjoy the benefits of professional development offerings that are most current and relevant to the needs of today’s world. Besides the annual International Education Conference, KORCOS also holds Job-Alike workshops throughout the year with participation by international educators from around the country.

Membership Options:

KORCOS offers 4 membership options for institutions, businesses, and individuals:

Offered to educational institutions. It entitles a school to send all of its staff members to the KORCOS Conference at no additional cost and to participate in KORCOS sponsored Job A-Likes. Learn more…

Offered to educational institutions. It entitles a school to send up to five [5] staff members to the KORCOS Annual International Educators’ conference and participate in KORCOS sponsored Job A-Likes. Learn more

Offered to businesses. It entitles a business to set up a booth at the KORCOS Conference at no additional cost; Can send 1 representative to the KORCOS Conference at no additional cost. Learn more…

Offered to individual teacher. It entitles an individual to attend the KORCOS Annual International Educators’ conference and to participate in KORCOS sponsored Job A-Likes. Learn more…


Full Membership

Open to all educational institutions located in Korea approved by the Korea Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. Full members must pay a membership fee, and representatives are expected to attend regular board meetings, on the basis of geographic location. All faculty and staff are eligible to attend the annual conference at no additional costs. Member schools may select in the beginning of the school year one faculty member and one administrator to represent them on the KORCOS Board.

Fee: 250,000 Korean Won flat fee plus 2,000 Korean won per student annually.

 

Associate Membership

Open to schools or individuals interested in supporting the objectives and purposes of KORCOS. Associate members must pay membership fees, and representatives are allowed to attend regular board meetings, but they will have no voting privileges. Only 5 faculty and staff representatives are eligible to attend the conference at no additional costs.

Fee: 250,000 Korean Won annually

 

Affiliate Membership

Open to businesses interested in supporting the objectives and purpose of KORCOS. Affiliate members must pay membership fees, but representatives are allowed to attend regular board meetings only when invited, and they will have no voting privileges. Affiliate members will be permitted to set a booth and send one representative to the annual conference at no additional costs.

Fee: 400,000 Korean Won annually

 

Individual Membership

Open to educators interested in supporting the objectives and purposes of KORCOS. Individual members must pay membership fees and are allowed to attend regular board meetings, but they will have no voting privileges. They are able to attend the annual conference at no additional costs.

Fees: 65,000 Korean Won annually

 

Become A Member

If interested in becoming a member for the current academic year or have any questions regarding becoming a KORCOS member, please contact membership@korcos.net.

Constitution

 

The KORCOS KORCOS Constitution was formulated in 1989.  It underwent its first restudy from April 12, 1997 to September 9, 2006 and was adopted by the organization at its last date of restudy.  The KORCOS Board started a second restudy of the KORCOS Constitution on the 3rd of November 2012 and amended through February 2014.

The constitution was revised and reviewed by the Executive and General Board of 2017-18 School Year in April 2018.  

The current KORCOS Constitution was passed as of April 29, 2018 through two-thirds quorum of full membership schools, both in count by number of schools and in count by number of all eligible voters.

 
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In The News

 

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Korean Herald

Monday, 1 February 2016 18:16  Written by Yoon Min-sik

A Korean Herald news article promoting the upcoming 2016 KORCOS conference at Chadwick International in Songdo on 11 March 2016.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

The Korean Times

 

The Korea Times

Tuesday, 3 February 2016 18:54  Written by Chung Hyun-chae

A lengthy Korean Times news article promoting the upcoming 2016 KORCOS conference at Chadwick International in Songdo on 11 March 2016.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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ELLSA January Newsletter

January 2016  

The upcoming  2016 International KORCOS conference at Chadwick International in Songdo on 11 March 2016 is mentioned in the ELLSA monthly newsletter.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Executive Board

KORCOS EXECUTIVE BOARD JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Executive Board Members are voted from full-member schools and serve a yearly term, beginning Aug. 1 to July 31.

TITLE

JOB DESCRIPTION

President Emeritus

 

 

  1. Serves as ongoing Honorary President.
  2. Stays committed to the vision, mission and goals of KORCOS.
  3. Serves as a consultant to all functions of officers and to KORCOS as a whole.
  4. Attends meetings through personal attendance or via technology aid whenever possible.
  5. May be called on by the current President, or by any of the Executive Officers in the absence of the President and Vice-President, to preside over a General and/or Executive KORCOS Board meeting.
  6. Participates in the generation of ideas, plans, strategies, and implementation decisions for the benefit of KORCOS.
  7. May attend and speak as may be appropriate, at any KORCOS professional development activity.
  8. Continues to hold voting privileges and participation in all KORCOS Board decision-making processes and procedures whenever in attendance.
  9. May be requested to vote to break an even Board decision during voting.
  10. Continues to receive and to respond, as may be appropriate, to all KORCOS communications.
   

President

 

 

  1. Presides over KORCOS Board meetings.
  2. Serves as active consultant to all functions of officers and KORCOS as a whole.
  3. Serves as ex-officio in all KORCOS Committees.
  4. Generates ideas, concepts, strategies, and implementation decisions for the benefit of KORCOS.
  5. Creates meeting agendas items, with input from the Executive Board.
  6. Oversees the overall vision, mission, goals, functions and actions of KORCOS.
  7. Practises voting privileges according to the KORCOS Constitution.
  8. Responds to all KORCOS and KORCOS related communications within the provisions of the KORCOS Constitution.
  9. Oversees the Environment branch of KORCOS.
  10. Has voting rights.
   

Vice President

 

  1. May be called on by the current President, or by any of the Executive Officers in the absence of the President, to preside over a General and/or Executive KORCOS Board meeting
  2. Maintains up-to-date membership contact information.
  3. Serves as contact person for all membership inquiries and responsibilities.
  4. Helps arranging the venue for general and executive board meetings.
  5. Commits to and supports the mission and vision of KORCOS.
  6. Oversees the International Education branch of KORCOS.
  7. Has voting rights.
   

Director of Communications

 

  1. Creates and maintains accurate records of board meetings.
  2. Communicates with all representatives to keep them up-to-date.
  3. Manages social media accounts for KORCOS and collaborates accordingly on web materials with Director of Information Technology.
  4. Works in collaboration to disseminate information to the board (all member schools)
  5. Coordinates/designs media materials.
  6. Commits to and supports the mission and vision of KORCOS.
  7. Has voting rights.
   

Director of Information Technology

 

  1. Manages domain names, websites.
  2. Functions as KORCOS account Google Administrator.
  3. Ensures all texts on website are accurate and coordinates design of media materials in collaboration with Director of Communications.
  4. Support events that need technology to run.
  5. Committed to and supports the mission and vision of KORCOS.
  6. Manages KORCOS design, style guides, and uses of:
    1. official KORCOS certificates;
    2. official KORCOS logos;
    3. official KORCOS letterheads;
    4. other official KORCOS printed, web-based, and other informational materials.
  7. Has voting rights.
   

 

Treasurer

  1. Regularly updates financial records with proper receipts and documentation.
  2. Carries petty cash for KORCOS-related expenses, when needed.
  3. Manages finances for annual conference.
  4. Maintains website domain fees.
  5. Aids the president and vice president/conference coordinator in setting the budget.
  6. Commits to and supports the mission and vision of KORCOS.
  7. Has voting rights.

 

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