Facilitator: Ochan Kusuma-Powell
Ochan Kusuma-Powell is co-founder and director of Education Across Frontiers, an organization that promotes teacher education towards the development of professional learning communities. A graduate of Columbia University with a doctorate in international education development, she has more than 25 years experience in international education and is actively involved in supporting international schools to become more inclusive of students with special needs. Together with her husband Bill, she has co-authored several OSAC publications including Count me in!: Developing inclusive international schools; Making the difference: Differentiation in international schools; and Parent advocacy in international schools. Recent books include Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Teacher (Corwin Press, 2010); How to Teach Now: 5 Keys to Personalized Learning (ASCD, 2011) and The OIQ Factor: Raising Your School’s Organizational Intelligence (John Catt, 2013). Ochan has worked as a consultant to international schools in the areas of differentiated instruction, developing teacher emotional intelligence, collaboration and coaching. She is an Associate Trainer for Thinking Collaborative, for both Cognitive Coaching as well as Adaptive Schools.