Yangon International School

EARCOS Weekend Workshop

Data Driven Personalized Learning

with Annie Keep-Barnes

November 10 & 11, 2018

Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hosted by Yangon International School

Yangon, Myanmar

Cost $100 for EARCOS Members (payment in cash at arrival)

About the Workshop


Every child that walks through our classroom door brings the sum of all life experiences with him or her: language, family dynamics, culture, aptitude…So how do we teach each child, not only our guaranteed standards, but what each individual needs to be a better member of our increasingly complex world? A good place to start is to personalize parts of instruction for our students so that we can address their disparate needs while still teaching the critical core standards.

Target Audience: K-8 Teachers


This workshop, broken into four distinct sections for study, will be a balance of theory and practice. The presentation is interactive and will include much opportunity for teachers to engage, reflect and plan. Teachers will leave the workshop with a plan for

  • Using data to inform instruction
  • Focus on targeted instruction
  • Examine fluid and flexible use of tools
  • Student reflection, metacognition, and choice

About the Presenter Annie Keep-Barnes

Annie Keep-Barnes has been a teacher, school leader and education nerd since 1981. She loves the field of education and is devoted to children and the teachers who serve them. She has taught almost every grade, from third through college, and has been both a primary and secondary principal. She has led and participated in the creation of two charter schools in Alaska, both of which are still thriving. She holds a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Lewis and Clark University in Portland, Oregon and another Master’s Degree in Education Leadership from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Her goal in spending time among teachers is to construct strong foundations for learning, share the wisdom of practice and enjoy the time spent together.

Registration includes lunch and two coffee breaks per day.

Visitor Information


You can secure a tourist visa on the official Myanmar e-visa website or you can obtain your tourist visa in advance via a travel/tour operator or through your local Myanmar embassy. We recommend applying for your visa at least 30 days in advance.


Taxis are readily available at the airport and throughout Yangon. Below is the IBIS Hotel Address. It should cost around 8,000 Kyat (around $7.80) to take a taxi from the airport to your hotel.

Workshop Venue - Yangon International School

Yangon International School

No. 117 Thumingalar Housing

Thingangyun Township

Yangon, Myanmar


ATMs and money exchange counters are available at the airport and at the shopping malls. Bring crisp new USD 100 dollar bills to exchange at the large hotels or money exchange counters. Most hotels will accept USD.


The temperature in November in Yangon ranges from 72 degrees Fahrenheit to 89 degrees Fahrenheit with humidity about 75%. The monsoons rains should have stopped in October, so you should not experience much, if any, rain.


Accommodation at the conference hotel IBIS Yangon is available for a very reasonable rate. Transportation will be provided by YIS for participants staying at the IBIS Hotel. IBIS Hotel Website

If you choose to stay at an alternate hotel (there are many options) Please remember that traffic in the morning and late afternoon can be taxing in Yangon and a normal 20 minute trip can take well over an hour. Please consider distance from the venue when booking your hotel. Please book your hotel as soon as you receive registration confirmation, as hotels fill quickly during this high tourist season.

369 Laydaunkan Road

Thingangyun Township, 11071

Yangon, Myanmar

Tel: (+95)1578101, Fax: (+95)18560909

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