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New Curriculum Course, Dragonfly UK, May – July 2015

Dragonfly UK Courses – Summer 2015 UK

How to Achieve Outstanding Results in the Linear Exam Structure
BENEFITTING FROM THE DEATH OF MODULAR EXAMSUPDATED
SUMMER TERM:London East 10 June | London West 7 July
COURSE TRAINER: MARK SALTER

Preparing to Thrive under the New GCSE English Curriculum
ADAPTING TO THRIVE UNDER THE DEMANDS OF THE 2015 CURRICULUM
SUMMER TERM:London West 18 June | London East 9 July
COURSE TRAINER: PAMELA JOHN

Becoming an Outstanding Teacher Under the New Science Curriculum
WORKING SCIENTIFICALLY TO EMBED MATHS AND EXTENDED WRITING INTO SCIENCE
SUMMER TERM:London West 1 July
COURSE TRAINER: ALESSIO BERNARDELLI

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IPads, ICT and IWB Courses, Dragonfly UK, May – July 2015

Dragonfly UK Courses – Summer 2015 UK

ALLPython for Beginners – GCSE & iGCSE
PROMOTING COMPUTATIONAL AND ALGORITHMIC THINKING
SUMMER TERM:London West 19 May / Manchester 2 July / London West 9 July / Birmingham 13 July
COURSE TRAINER: SARAH SHAKIBI

iPad Beginners: Introducing iPads into your Classroom
NOT JUST HOW, BUT WHY TO USE IPADS IN LESSONS AS A BEGINNER
SUMMER TERM:London West 2 June | Cardiff 18 June | Birmingham 30 June
COURSE TRAINER: PETER DAWES

The iPad in the MFL Classroom
UPDATE YOUR TOOLKIT OF MFL TEACHING TECHNIQUES BY USING THE IPAD
SUMMER TERM:London West 3 June / Birmingham 8 June / Cardiff 16 June / London East 25 June
COURSE TRAINER: PETER DAWES

ICT for the 21st Century Teacher
TOOLS AND IDEAS FOR BOOSTING CONFIDENCE TO POSITIVELY EMBED TECHNOLOGY IN ANY CLASSROOM
SUMMER TERM:Cardiff 3 June | London West 29 June | Birmingham 6 July
COURSE TRAINER: MARK ANDERSON

The iPad in the English Classroom
SUCCESSFULLY INTEGRATE THE IPAD INTO YOUR ENGLISH LESSONS
SUMMER TERM:London West 4 June / Birmingham 9 June / Cardiff 17 June / London East 24 June
COURSE TRAINER: PETER DAWES

Assessment for Learning using Technology
MAKING TECHNOLOGY COUNT WITH DIGITAL ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING
SUMMER TERM:Cardiff 4 June | London West 30 June | Birmingham 7 July
COURSE TRAINER: MARK ANDERSON

The iPad in the History Classroom
MAXIMISE THE POTENTIAL OF THE IPAD IN YOUR HISTORY LESSONS
SUMMER TERM:London West 12 June | Cardiff 15 June
COURSE TRAINER: STEVE GARNETT

Using iPads to Improve Literacy & Numeracy (LNF)
LITERACY AND NUMERACY STRATEGIES APPROVED FOR FSM AND NON-FSM PUPILS
SUMMER TERM:Cardiff 15 June
COURSE TRAINER: NEIL ATKIN

Getting the Most out of your iPads and IWBs in the Classroom
IMPROVING TEACHING THROUGH THE INTEGRATION OF IPADS AND IWBS
SUMMER TERM:Cardiff 15 June | London East 23 June | Birmingham 29 June
COURSE TRAINER: PETER DAWES

Practical Strategies for using iPads with SEN Pupils
MOTIVATE, INSPIRE AND IMPROVE SEN LEARNING WITH AMAZING TEACHING TOOLS
SUMMER TERM:Birmingham 18 June / Cardiff 22 June / Manchester 3 July / London West 14 July
COURSE TRAINER: NINA JACKSON

The iPad in the Science Classroom
MAXIMISE THE POTENTIAL OF THE IPAD IN YOUR SCIENCE LESSONS
SUMMER TERM:Cardiff 18 June | London West 23 June | Manchester 13 July
COURSE TRAINER: NEIL ATKIN

The iPad in the Maths Classroom
TRANSFORM UNDERSTANDING, MOTIVATION AND CONFIDENCE WITH THE IPAD
SUMMER TERM:Cardiff 19 June | London West 24 June | Manchester 15 July
COURSE TRAINER: NEIL ATKIN

The iPad in the Geography Classroom
USING THE IPAD IN GEOGRAPHY TO MAXIMUM EFFECT
SUMMER TERM:Manchester 26 June | London West 6 July
COURSE TRAINER: STEVE GARNETT

The Ultimate iPad Learning Day 2015 – #ULTiPad
COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION AND CREATIVITY IN TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH THE IPAD
SUMMER TERM:London West 15 July

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

SECONDARY ENGLISH JAWS
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 (mconchie.a@gardenschool.edu.my) OR Sudha Nair (sudha.k@gardenschool.edu.my)

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.

FLIER:
FOBISIASecondaryEnglishJAWS-letter

FOBISIA JAWS: Extended Essay and EPQ February 14, 2014

Extended Essay and EPQ JAWS 2014
at Jerudong International School, Brunei
Friday 14th and Saturday 15th February 2014

This Job Alike Workshop is an opportunity for you to share good practice and co-construct new knowledge on the IB Extended Essay or Extended Project Qualification for A level students with other FOBISIA teachers across the region. All participants will be actively involved in the planning of the agenda and will be provided with opportunities to contribute. All sessions will be led or facilitated by the participants.

Please let me know what topics you would like to be added to those suggested below in the Survey Monkey form, linked below. Is anyone able to facilitate any of these sessions? There will be opportunities to share ‘challenges’ you may be experiencing in your own schools. Some of the sessions will be specific to each course whilst other sessions will cover the skills needed for both courses.

Proposed session ideas include:
Extended Essay:-
• Standardization material, moderation/examiner’s reports and exemplars (from IB) of precisely what makes an excellent extended essay in each of the group areas. i.e. material for science, languages, art, English, literature, maths, humanities, etc.
• Alternative time frames -contrasting between those that deal with it in a discrete block of time, and those that run it over an extended period.
• How to share practice and foster a community of EE?
• The nature of “Holistic Judgement” criteria, and how to design for success in this area
• Writing purposeful research questions
• Value of the viva voce

Extended Project Qualification:
• Standardization material, moderation/examiner’s reports and exemplars : Understanding the rubric and how it needs to be applied when marking the project
• Presentation skills: Activities to help students with a fear of public speaking for the presentation
• Ways of monitoring students without having to chase up individuals
• How to know if a student has used a sufficient range of resources?

EE and EPQ:
• Degrees of training and preparation for students – Plagiarism/abstract/overarching purpose/research/referencing and literature skills etc
• How to deal with non-engaging students- The process of dealing with a supervisor relationship is as valuable as the document/mark at the end, and is an important preparation for HE. Are we supportive rather than punitive?

Please complete the registration form with the areas that you would like to see covered; either as a presenter or a delegate. An agenda will be circulated 2 weeks before the event. Please use the Edmodo forum to discuss ideas and requests for the event: http://www.edmodo.com
using group code: h8z7uf

To register for the event please use this form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R3C6P8F
Deadline: Friday 10th January 2014

Approximate Costs: BN$298
2 nights Accommodation at the Brunei Hotel including Breakfast (This should be booked independently –details to follow)
BN$ 198
Conference fee BN$100
The conference fee will include meals, transport from airport and hotel to school and all course resources. We very much look forward to welcoming you to our school and to the Heart of Borneo!

Proposed Friday Itinerary:
Day–Session 1,2,3,4 and 5
Evening –Dinner at Royal Brunei Yacht Club

Proposed Saturday Itinerary:
Day– 8am until 2pm –Sessions6,7,8,9 and 10.
It is advisable to check in 1hr 30 minutes prior to departure at Brunei Airport.
The airport is approx. 15 minutes from school and 15 minutes from the Brunei Hotel.

Any enquiriesto:
simi.shah@jis.edu.bn

Extended Essay and EPQ JAWS 2014