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Curriculum Review FOBISIA JAWS, 15th – 16th May 2015, KL, Malaysia

Curriculum Review FOBISIA JAWS
Date: Friday 15th and Saturday 16th May 2015.
Venue: The Alice Smith School
Costs: RM 250 (includes refreshment and lunch)
Dateline: Monday 4th May 2015
Contact Details: Edward Pearce (

The Alice Smith School is hosting a Curriculum Review JAWS on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th May 2015.

The JAWS is targeted at Senior and Middle Leaders for both Primary and Secondary.

Suggested topics include:
Real cross-curricular teaching
Applying the best of the EYFS pedagogy throughout primary
Building and embedding a skills based curriculum
New A Levels
Integrated curriculum models at KS 2 and KS 3
How does your curriculum cater for you more able?
Acceleration v enrichment; finding the balance
please see flyer for more suggested topics

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DEEP Learning: Future Ready Learning Conference Malaysia, May 9th – 10th 2015

Deep Learning

Future Ready Learning Conference
Malaysia, May 9th – 10th 2015
Google Pre- Conference – May 8th 2015

DEEP Learning’s Global Teaching and Learning conferences offer a unique format that allows participants to easily differentiate their learning and develop take-aways that can be brought back to the classroom.

Over 20 presenters from across Asia including topics such as:

Building community through creative social media
Inspiring Students Through Dynamic Communication
Video Creation for Higher Learning
Creating Your Teacher’s Desk Cloud
The Google Effect
The Paperless Classroom
Websites to Create Fun Learning Environments
Building Creative Confidence In an Innovative World
The AppleTV and Your Classroom
Copyright, Creative Commons and Citation: What you need to know
And many more ….



Child Accelerated Trauma Treatment Course, 26th – 29th May 2015, KL, Malaysia

Child Accelerated Trauma Treatment Course,
26th – 29th May 2015
GIS, KL, Malaysia

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I am pleased to announce that Carly Raby who is the pioneer of Child Accelerated Trauma Treatment, will be coming to GIS to provide training from26th-29th of May at Garden International School. Please look at the attached flyer for more detailed information if you are interested.

The level 1 course explores the effects of trauma (1 day) and level 2 teaches the CATT method itself (3 days). Please take a good look at the flyer to see which level would suit you most and whether or not you would need to complete level 1 in order to then take level 2.

This is the first CATT training course in South East Asia. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. If you have any questions regarding booking details, accommodation or travel please contact:

Sharon Mahasen at

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EAL FOBISIA JAWs, Friday 8th – Saturday 9th May 2015, KL, Malaysia

Date: Friday 8th – Saturday 9th May 2015
Venue: Alice Smith School, KL, Malaysia
Cost: 180RM
Registration Deadline: Tuesday 31st March 2015


Registration can be done online via Google Docs


Economics and Accounting FOBISIA JAWS, 24th-25th April 2015, KL, Malaysia

Economics and Accounting JAWS
Date: Friday 24th April and Saturday 25th April 2015
Venue: Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar,
Cost: RM150 (including transport to and from hotel, meals and resources)
Contact Details: Mohana Tazan (
Registration Dateline: Sunday 1st March 2015

The JAWS will cover
Economics and Accounting outside the classroom and making the most of excursions
Technology in teaching Economics and Accounting
Effective use of internet resources
Changes to IGCSE, AS and A2 exam syllabuses
AFL in Accounting and Economic
Building critical thinking, interpretation and analytical skills
Differentiation for students with concern
For more details, please see attached flyer.

Economics and Accounting JAWS at KTJ 2015

Edexcel GCSE training: Design Technology related subjects : RM and Graphics, 14th – 15th January 2015, KL

Edexcel GCSE training on Design Technology related subjects: RM and Graphics.

Mark Clapham will be leading this training on the 14th and 15th January 2015.

If this is of interest please send Sudha Nair an email (, noting the number of delegates, as soon as possible.

FOBISIA: SECONDARY ENGLISH JAWS, 16th – 17th January 2015, KL

Dates: 16th and 17th January 2015
Venue: Garden International School
Cost: RM 1 ​5​ 0.00 ​ (JAWS fee)​ and RM 80.00 (optional dinner) payable in cash on Friday 16th January 2015
Registration Dateline: Friday 21st November 2014
Contact Details: Andrew McConchie ( OR Sudha Nair (

Registration for the Secondary English JAWS is fast approaching and there are already a good number of signups. More participants are welcome and Andrew is really looking forward to some fantastic collaboration and sharing of resources, pedagogical approaches and ideas across KS3-5 English. The workshop is relevant to all Secondary English language and literature teachers.

The workshop will cover several topics, including:
Empowering students through Assessment in English (AFL)
Leveraging technology for learning in English
Innovation in design and implementation of Schemes of Learning for English
Personalising Learning in English (differentiation strategies)
Lesson/Resource ideas for functional English skills
Innovative and Interactive English Learning Environments
Learner Skills, Enquiry and the Big Picture of English Lessons
Strategies for teaching Poetry, Prose and Drama
Books: Encouraging wider reading and looking at curriculum text choices
Metacognition and teaching English
Strategies for teaching Literature to senior (KS5/16+) students

Additional topics can be added. Please see the attached flyer for further details.


FOBISIA Primary Mathematics JAW, 21st-22nd November 2014, Penang, Malaysia

FOBISIA Primary Mathematics JAW,
Date: Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd November 2014
Venue: St. Christopher’s International Primary school, Penang, Malaysia.
Cost: RM200 (lunch, evening meal, refreshments, resources and hotel transfers)
Deadline: Monday 27th October
Contact Details: Sue Houghton


The JAWS is aimed at enhancing skills and learning as well as sharing good practice, and would be suitable for both classroom practitioners and middle managers / subject leaders.

Possible areas for discussion /workshops
•Creative maths
•Maths Assessment in Key Stage 1 & 2
•Investigating and applying maths
•Problem solving
•Real-life maths
•Linking maths with other curriculum areas
•Questioning to develop mathematical thinking skills
•Cross circular links with ICT
•Working with parents

We would like to invite you to share your experiences in these or other related areas and further your own understanding , learning and knowledge in a variety of areas of Maths.

Day 1 will offer the opportunity to see Maths in action and take part in reflective workshops.
Day 2 will include a variety of workshops facilitated and led by delegates and St. Christopher’s staff,
offering opportunities for extended discussion and networking.

Please be aware that there is an expectation for all delegates to be involved in the presentation of a workshop at some point over the two days of the JAWs.

arrive – free evening
 Pick-up from hotel @ 8.15am (shuttle to school)
 Welcome from Mr. Towse (Principal)
 Morning Sessions – including visit to classrooms and tour of school
 Shuttle return to hotel
 Lunch
 Afternoon session – Feedback and sharing of goodpractice
 Finish @ 4pm
 Evening meal
 Pick-up from hotel @ 8.45am (shuttle to school)
 Morning session – led by delegates
 Lunch at St. Christopher’s
 Afternoon session – led by delegates
 Plenary
 Finish @ 3pm

Cost: RM200
Registration deadline: Monday 27th October

To register, please follow the link below.

For additional JAWS information email Sue Houghton –

•Payment covers the cost of all itinerary activities including meals & transport between the Evergreen Hotel & SCIPS
•Delegates must pay for their own flights, airport transfers & hotel accommodation
•Taxis transfers to the hotel from the airport will be approx. Rm50 per journey.

Evergreen Laurel Hotel, Gurney Drive, Penang
All 367 guestrooms and suites in the Evergreen Laurel Hotel in Penang, Malaysia are tastefully furnished and well equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, television, telephone, minibar, safe deposit box, hair dryer, and coffee and tea making facilities.
Facilities at the Evergreen Laurel Hotel in Penang, Malaysia include four restaurants, a swimming pool, state-of-the-art gymnasium, a spa, tennis courts and a banquet hall. The hotel also provides a business centre for their business travellers.
The conference rate of RM 281.40 (single) RM304.60 (twin) nett per room, per night
(Deluxe Sea-view) includes the following:
•Daily Buffet breakfast
•Daily local Newspaper
•Daily replenishment of drinking/mineral water in room
•Complimentary Wireless connection in rooms as well as in the Lobby area, the Coffee house, the Lobby lounge & by the Poolside
•Complementary use of Health Club with Hot & Cold Jacuzzi, Dry & Steam Sauna, Indoor & Outdoor Gym, Kids Club & Swimming Pool

To make a booking, please email or fax the hotel directly, using the booking form below.


Primary Mathematics JAWS Flyer

FOBISIA MFL Secondary JAWS, 5th-6th December, KL


Date: Friday 5th – Saturday 6th December 2014
Venue: The Alice Smith School, Secondary Campus
Cost: RM200 (incl. refreshment and lunch, transport from Boulevard hotel and return and on Saturday, transport from Boulevard Hotel to the airport)
Deadline: Wednesday 19th November 2014
Contact Person: Anna Hewes (

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Who should attend:
Secondary MFL teachers from the FOBISIA region
Appropriate use of learning technologies for contemporary classrooms
Partner Schools have already agreed to run sessions on evaluating the effective use of ICT in the contemporary MFL classroom, sharing good classroom practice and teaching strategies, the use of iPads to enhance learning and vocabulary building with Memrise and KS5 activities. When completing the registration form, please let us know the name and content of the session which you are going to lead.

This is a professional event.
Registered participants are required to contribute to the agenda and to contribute to the presentations. Thank you.

Registration deadline
Wednesday, 19th November

Registration fee:
RM 200 per delegate which includes:
– Refreshments and lunch on both days
– Friday: Transport from the Boulevard Hotel and return
– Saturday: Transport from the Boulevard Hotel to the airport. Kindly provide flight times in advance

Social evening to Jalan Alor on Friday night. Cost not included in registration fee. Transport is complimentary from the Boulevard Hotel.

Contact Person
If you would like more info or to book places, please contact Anna Hewes

Other information
Delegates will have to arrange their own accommodation, if needed.
Our recommendation is the Boulevard Hotel, Mid Valley which is about 10 mins from the school campus. Click here for more information on the Boulevard Hotel, location and room rates.
Limited places available. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Click here for the booking form

Evidence-Based Planning to Improve English Learners’ Language Proficiency and Academic Achievement, November 13th-14th 2014, Chiang Mai

Evidence-Based Planning to Improve English Learners’
Language Proficiency and Academic Achievement
By Dr. Virginia Rojas

Target Audience
Teachers with English Language Learners in their class

Nov 13 – 14, 2014
8.30 – 15.30
Location: Chiangmai, Thailand
(Exact venue: to be confirmed)

Traditional ESL programs grew from a deficit model where English learners were perceived as ‘problems’ needing to be fixed by specialists in order to function in mainstream classrooms.

Rethinking and redefining this orientation is leading schools to figure out ways to design high-challenge, high support learning environments in which English learners gain a sense of their own competence through academic literacy and achievement.

Workshop Aim
In the course of this workshop participants will interactively answer these questions:
• What are best practices for simultaneously increasing the English language proficiency and academic achievement of English learners?
• How can ESL and mainstream teachers work together to make this happen?
• How can grade-level academic standards (expectations) be used to get this work done?

Workshop Objectives
Specific workshop outcomes include:
• The development of a professional knowledge base on linguistic and cultural issues related to teaching English learners in K-12 settings.
• An understanding of programs options and curricula models.
• How to use specific instructional strategies to build background knowledge, scaffold meaning, extend language development, and affirm cultural identity as suggested by IBO for ELL in international schools.
• How to use literacy strategies (i.e. vocabulary, reading and writing) to increase academic language literacy skills in all curricula subjects.
• How to use instructional frameworks (i.e. assessment, differentiation, cooperative learning and co-teaching) to provide access to grade-level content to ELL in all subject areas.
• Using standards-based and assessment-driven instruction to support English Learners to CAN DO what teachers want them to know and do.
• An understanding of how classroom and ESL specialists can seamlessly work together to differentiate instruction and assessment equitably

Workshop Facilitator

Virginia Rojas, Ed.D. conducts professional training on effective programs and strategies forEnglish learners from pre-school through grade 12 for ESL and classroom teachers alike. As an ASCD faculty member, Dr. Rojas uses the backwards design curriculum model to work help teachers design high-challenge, high-support learning experiences forstrengthening English learners’ second language proficiency and academic achievement.

She provides professional development trainings, job-embedded coaching and demonstration lessons, and conducts linguistic audits of EAL (English as an Additional Language) program. She has worked in over 200 international schools throughout the world as well as with school districts in the US and Canada.

Dr. Rojas is the author of Strategies for Success with English Language Learners: An Action Toolkit for Classroom and ESL Teachers published by ASCD (2007) and of Educating English Language Learners: Connecting Language, Literacy, and Culture (2010), ASCD DVD Series.

Implementable Skills
This workshop was held in Bangkok , Thailand in January 2014. The response of the participants to the question:
“What are the theory/skills acquired from this workshop that you can use immediately?” (Look online for the link)

Course Fee
Regular (Register by September 26, 2014)
Course fee: USD 690 per participant
Reduced Fee: USD 620 for 2 or more participants registering together

Early Bird (Register by August 25, 2014)
Course fee: USD 650 per participant
Reduced Fee: USD 580 for 2 or more participants registering together

Contact Information
Workshop Coordinator: Mr. Navin Pawa
Phone (Thailand): 081 701 6843; 081 846 5770
(replace ‘0’ with ’66’ for international calls)

This course is also due to be held :
Nov 18 – 19, 2014
8.30 – 15.30
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(Exact venue: to be confirmed)

Evidence – V Rojas

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