Kim Cofino

external image 3193671704_483ff79360_m.jpgAn Apple Distinguished Educator, Kim is an enthusiastic and innovative globally-minded educator. Originally from the US, Kim has been teaching internationally for over 10 years, first in Munich, Germany, then Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, then at the International School Bangkok in Thailand, and currently she is the Technology and Learning Coach at Yokohama International School in Japan. Her work focuses on helping core subject teachers authentically embed current and emerging technologies in the classroom to create a global and collaborative learning environment. Her inquiry-based, constructivist approach to teaching utilizes project-based learning experiences developed using the Understanding by Design process combined with the MYP Technology Design Cycle.

Kim regularly consults with other international schools interested in implementing 21st century learning, has been profiled on a number of educational websites and journals, and is a regular presenter and keynote speaker at conferences and professional development sessions throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. Her professional blog, Always Learning, is an invaluable resource for teachers seeking examples of authentic student engagement.