Job-Alike Meetings

KORCOS JOB-ALIKE Meeting (JAMS) CRITERIA        (Updated November 2020)


PURPOSE:

As a professional learning tool, Meet-Ups and Job-Alikes provide an opportunity for professionals in similar positions to share their experiences and perspectives on issues and best-practices. If you’ would like to host a job-alike please fill out this form

COMMUNICATION:
Would-be Job-Alike Facilitators – Please email the KORCOS Communications Director (communications@korcos.net) and copy David Coleman at colemand@siskorea.org with the following information so it can be distributed to all member schools in a timely fashion.  NOTE – Notice of All Job-Alikes should be distributed at least 30 days before the actual event:

  1. name and email of organizer/facilitator;
  2. host school;
  3. location, date, time, and duration of the event;
  4. topic/subject (e.g. AP Chemistry, ES Math, Early Childhood, Nurses, etc.); and
  5. link to registration/sign-up form

HELPFUL TIPS:

Consider the following in organizing/hosting your session/event:

  1. Be prepared to raise thought-provoking questions to encourage and enliven discussion.
  2. Have a focus for what you wish for your meeting to accomplish.
  3. Contact registered attendees at least seven days in advance to develop an agenda that reflects their interests and needs.
  4. Consider discussion protocols to help all voices be heard.
  5. Share suggestions from participants on their needs for future meetings, conferences and/or possible presenters, internal or external. 

KORCOS SUBSIDY:

After a successful event, submit receipts for reimbursement from KORCOS.

Reimbursable expenses for lunch, and snacks include 15,000 KRW/per person, up to a maximum of 375,000 KRW (or 25 KORCOS member-school participants).  Additional funding for supplies, incidentals, and/or additional participants may be available on an as needed basis, and at the discretion of the KORCOS Executive Board.

Please submit all expense-related requests and information, including receipts, via email to the KORCOS Finance Director, at finance@korcos.net

OTHER INFORMATION:

If a non-KORCOS member school participant would like to attend any job-alike event (or other such meeting), the hosting school should use its discretion for any fees deemed appropriate; this decision is independent of KORCOS.

The following is a non-exhaustive, sample list of potential Meet-Up/Job-Alike groupings:

  • Leadership
    • Head of School
    • Principal
    • Assistant- /Vice-Principal
    • Curriculum/PD Directors and Coordinators
    • Athletic Directors
    • IB Coordinators
    • WASC/Accreditation Coordinators
    • Admissions
    • Teacher Leadership
    • Alumni
    • Community Relations
  • Elementary School
    • IB-PYP
    • Early Childhood
    • Montessori, Waldorf, and/or Reggio Emilia
  • Middle School
    • IB-MYP
    • Content Area- /Curriculum-Specific
      • English, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Language, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Special Ed./Learning Support, EAL, School Counseling
    • Social and Emotional Learning
    • Project-based Learning
    • Interdisciplinary Learning
  • High School
    • IB-DP
    • Content Area- /Curriculum-Specific
      • English, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Language, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Special Ed./Learning Support, EAL, School Counseling
    • Advanced Placement
  • Schoolwide
    • Standards-based practices
    • Differentiation
    • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment