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4CL head out and about

On Monday 4CL headed out on a geographical survey of the local area. We spotted temples, mosques, hotels (some still being built!) and we worked out why so many businesses have chosen to open around the school. The children were brilliantly behaved and it was fun exploring the local environment with them!

4LS local area survey

This week we went for a walk in the local area completing a Geographical survey that we had written, looking at features of land use in the local area.  We thought about what types of buildings are surrounding the school and when and why they might have been built. We loved being real geographers for the day.

Click on the ‘photo to see us in action.

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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Get on Board with Learning Outdoors (Magic Eye Barge), March 24th-26th 2014, Bangkok

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Lynda Rolph and Kenny Peavy
Biography: Lynda Rolph trained and worked as a primary school teacher in London before moving to teach primary science at a bilingual school in Chiang Mai. Later she worked with the Barge Program, an environmental education program, facilitating learning with students at forest, marine, mountain and river sites in Thailand and developing program curriculum materials. She is currently President and Head of Community at Traidhos Three-Generation Community for Learning.

Lynda is part of the Compass Education facilitation team and has presented at IUCN Conservation Campus, JeJu, S. Korea about the Role of ESD in National Parks, October 2012 and SEAGA Geography Association, Raffles School, Singapore, November 2012.

Kenny Peavy is a Naturalist, Adventurer, Speaker, Author and Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician. For the past 17 years he has worked as a both a classroom science teacher and Naturalist in the United States, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

His book, As if the Earth Matters, co-authored with Thom Henley was recommended by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA Recommends!) and is used by international schools, local schools, national parks, NGO’s and communities around the world to spark an interest in the outdoors and encourage stewardship of our planet.

He’s ridden a bamboo bike across South East Asia to raise awareness for sustainability in the region and often Rock’s for the Environment with music, arts and cultural shows to raise funds for conservation.

As a result of his work and dedication to the environment, education and conservation he has been awarded Volunteer of the Year by both the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream and the Malaysian Nature Society.

Kenny Peavy currently leads environmental education and service learning adventure trips with In Touch With Nature Education to inspire students and teachers to make a deep connection with Nature and take action for conservation!

April 2014 will find Kenny paddling around the island of Phuket for conservation and environmental education to shed light on issues concerning mangroves, marine turtles, coral reefs and coastal development.
Title: Get On Board with Learning Outdoors! A Natural Resource is a Teaching and Learning Resource
Description: Learn local ecology and natural history as you float down the Chao Phraya River, which flows through Bangkok, eventually making its way to the Gulf of Thailand.

Participants will live aboard the Traidhos Three Generation Barge as they take part in activities that will enhance their knowledge of local flora and fauna and compliment their classroom curriculum and lesson plans for all subject areas and all levels. They will also learn techniques for environmental education and education for sustainable development (ESD) while using the AtKisson Compass model for schools.

A visit to a local market, getting up close with Nature, team building, field research, learning games and reflection will be incorporated into daily activities and provide participants with a genuine experience of the riverine ecosystem and Thai culture.

Participants will receive further information (i.e. what to bring, daily itinerary etc.) once they have signed up.

WEBLINK:
http://barge.threegeneration.org/

Secondary Geography JAWS, 21 – 22 February 2014, Brunei

Secondary Geography JAWS 2014
at Jerudong International School, Brunei
Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd February 2014

This Job Alike Workshop is an opportunity for you to share good practice and co-construct new knowledge on Secondary Geography 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 cover Key Stage 3, IGCSE, A level and IB specific topics. The itinerary plans to spend the first day in the rainforest for discussions on fieldwork and techniques. This trip will leave at 6.30am on Friday. Please bear this in mind when booking incoming flights.

Proposed session ideas include :
Using GIS in School; Examples of Software and Ideas
Current changes to the British Geography Curriculum – Staying in the loop
Geography Apps/Technology in the classroom – Great Ideas
G&T /Enrichment in Geography
Achieving the Secondary Geography Quality Mark
Establishing collaborative learning between schools: SKYPE Classroom
Cross-Curricular Projects – Geography leading the way.

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: i2fiqf

To register for the event please use this form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WGJGWKK
Deadline: Friday 17th January 2014

Approximate Costs: TOTAL BN$ 348
Including: 2 nights Accommodation at the Brunei Hotel including Breakfast (This should be booked independently –details to follow) BN$ 198
Conference fee BN$ 100
Field Excursion Cost to Temburong Rainforest BN$90

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 – Fieldtrip to Temburong NP and Canopy Walk and Session 1
Evening – Dinner at RBYC

Proposed Saturday Itinerary:
Day – 8am until 5pm – Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
It is advisable to check in 1hr 30 minutes prior to departure at Brunei Airport.
The airport in approx. 15 minutes from school and 15 minutes from the Brunei Hotel.

Any enquiries to:
clare.piper@jis.edu.bn

JIS Secondary Geography JAWS 2014 Invite