Pana Malila Asavavatana

Teaching Experience

Taipei American School (Taipei, Taiwan)

KA-2 Technology and Design Coach: August 2014-Present

  • Meet with each class from KA (PreK) to grade 2 once every 10-day cycle to integrate technology into the curriculum
  • Work with teachers and specialists to use iPads and other forms of technology in their respective classrooms
  • Develop and implement Coding and Robotics curriculum (PreK -2)
  • Collaborate on school-wide (PreK-12) STEAM curriculum development
  • Run Parent workshops and Faculty meetings on various topics around technology use, integration, and STEAM
  • Plan and organize annual Lower School family weekend STEAM event (Extreme STEAM)

Class Teacher-Kindergarten: August 2013-July 2014

  • Collaborated with five other Kindergarten teachers on the development of units in Reading and Writing (Teachers College Reading and Writing Project), Math, Social Studies and Science
  • Presented workshops for teachers within the school on iPad integration into the classroom and curriculum as well as Augmented Reality using Aurasma


ISS International School (Singapore, Singapore)     July 2011-May 2013

Class Teacher-K1; Math Committee; I.T. Committee; Program of Inquiry Review Committee       

  • Collaborated with the Early Years team on Literacy Curriculum, Math Curriculum and Program of Inquiry
  • Plotted K1 curriculum onto a yearly overview, 6 week unit overview and daily planner
  • Met with committees to review Math, I.T. and Program of Inquiry curricula and benchmarks for vertical alignment
  • Ran a Dance and Movement ECA for Early Years


Victoria Schools

Victoria Shanghai Academy (Hong Kong, China)     August 2009-July 2011

English Class Teacher-Year 1; Year 1 Math Coordinator

  • Planned and taught English reading, writing and spelling
  • Collaborated with a Chinese teaching partner  to plan and implement a Mathematics curriculum and Program of Inquiry
  • Worked with grade level teachers to plan and develop English Curriculum, Math Curriculum and Program of Inquiry
  • Mapped Math curriculum into Units of Inquiry and the Year 1 overview
  • Met with Primary Math coordinators to develop consistency in curriculum implementation and assessment

Victoria (Ho Man Tin) International Nursery and Kindergarten (Hong Kong, China)                       August 2007-July 2009

English Class Teacher-Pre-nursery and K2    

  • Planned and taught in two half-day bilingual classes
  • Collaborated with two different Chinese teaching partners to plan and execute a Program of Inquiry
  • Participated in year group meetings to develop and edit the units of inquiry
  • Aided in running a Jolly Phonics workshop for parents


Bangkok Patana School (Bangkok, Thailand)

ESL Instructor-K2     August 2004-July 2005

  • Developed and implement ESL curriculum based on individual student needs and the British National Curriculum.
  • Collaborated and plan with class teachers and specialists.
  • Provided support for ESL learners during regular class lessons.
  • Created language assessments to look at overall English language development and write term reports.

Teaching Assistant-Year 1     August 2003-July 2004

  • Implemented lessons in small groups for literacy, numeracy, science, social studies and art for two first grade general education classrooms.
  • Collaborated with two class teachers for lesson planning and classroom management.

Additional Experience

Dance Center (Bangkok, Thailand)     October 2004-June 2005

Jazz Dance Instructor                   

  • Created and taught exercises and routines for beginner adult and children jazz dance classes.

 Yoel Residence (Bangkok, Thailand) April 2001-May 2001

Home Therapist         

  • Implemented home activities assigned from therapists and psychologist for 3 year-old son diagnosed with developmental speech delay and semi-autism.
  • Designed activities focusing on speech development and fine motor skills.


Apple Distinguished Educator      August 2015

Apple Distinguished Educator Program

Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy (COETAIL)      May 2015

Through Buffalo State, SUNY

Early Childhood Education (Birth-2)      September 2012

New York State Department of Education

Students with Disabilities (Birth-2)     September 2012

New York State Department of Education

Registered Teacher and Childcare Worker (Hong Kong)     January 2008

Hong Kong Educational Bureau

Diploma in Professional Studies in Education (International Schools)     June 2005

Oxford Brookes University

Certificate in English Langauge Teaching to Adults (CELTA)     August 2004

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations ‘Pass A’

Conference Presentations

Keynote Speaker at The iPad Conference (Singapore)       November 2016

L2 Leader at Learning 2.016 (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)       October 2016

Building Learning Communities (Boston, MA, USA)       July 2016

Learning 2.015 (Manila, Philippines)       October 2015

EARCOS Teacher’s Conference (Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia)      March 2015

The iPad Summit (New Delhi, India)     November 2013 & 2014

Learning 2.014 Asia (Bangkok, Thailand)      October 2014

Building Learning Communities (Boston, MA, USA)     July 2014


Workshops and Training

Brain Frames with Bonnie Singer    January 2017

2-Day Workshop hosted by Taipei American School

Using Inclusive Technologies with Greg O’Connor      November 2015

EARCOS 3-Day Workshop hosted by Taipei American School

The Reading and Writing Project (Reading Institute and Writing Institute)     June-July 2012

Teachers College, Columbia University 

MLATS (Mental Computation, Sorting & Classifying, Place Value, Games and Times Tables)     October 2010

MLATS (Mathematics Learning & Teaching for Success)  

Project Zero Classroom     July 2010

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Fun Friends: Resilience Building Program, Prevention of Anxiety and Depression     May 2010

Pathways Health and Research Center

Assessment in the PYP     November 2009

International Baccalaureate Organisation

Assessment in the Early Years     November 2008

International Baccalaureate Organisation

Making the PYP Happen     March 2008

International Baccalaureate Organisation

Inquiry in the Early Years     October 2007

International Baccalaureate Organisation

Jolly Phonics     September 2007

Jolly Learning

ESL in the Mainstream for the Early Learner (Teacher Development Course)     June 2005

Department of Education and Children’s Services (Government of South Australia)



Teachers College, Columbia University (New York, USA)      Expected May 2018

Master of Arts, Computing in Education


Teachers College, Columbia University (New York, USA)      May 2007

Master of Arts, Dual Certification in Early Childhood General Education and Special Education

Minority Scholarship

Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society of Education (inducted March 2006)


Ateneo de Manila University (Manila, Philippines)     March 2003

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology

Honorable Mention Award

Dean’s List

Top Three Most Outstanding International Students in the Philippines     December 2002