Tag archives for January 2015

Learning Support and SEN FOBISIA Jaws, 31st January – 1st February 2015, Regents Pattaya

Learning Support and SEN FOBISIA Jaws
31st January – 1st February 2015,
Regents Pattaya
Cost: 2000 Baht
(transport to/from hotel and lunches and one dinner)

Outside of the UK it can be difficult for Learning Support departments to find the opportunity to meet other colleagues with a view to improving our work within our own schools. This workshop is a great opportunity for Learning Support teachers, specialists and assistants from different schools and backgrounds to get together and share our knowledge, information and best practice. This workshop will draw on the expertise of ‘The Village Special School’ for specific presentations.

Deadline for registration is 19th January 2015
Our recommended hotel is the Amari Pattaya
If you have any questions please contact:


Using Puppetry in the Classroom, Saturday 17th January 2015, Patana, Bangkok

Using Puppetry in the Classroom
Saturday 17th January 2015
Bangkok Patana
Registration 08:30, Session 09:00 – 16:00
Cost: 6,000 Baht

A great opportunity for teachers from Primary and Secondary age range to add to their portfolio using puppetry to enhance learning.

Puppetry is not only a beautiful skill to master in its own artistic right but it can also be used as a valuable and exciting tool for exploring many areas of the curriculum. This day of puppetry play will begin by exploring the basic principles of puppeteering through the world of object manipulation, exploring the characters and creatures that appear when you believe that anything can be brought to life through imagination and a few tricks of the puppetry trade. We will then transfer these skills into a human form puppet which we will create with our own fair hands using a simple, yet hugely versatile, technique. Once we have created our new friends we will look at they myriad of opportunities and areas of learning which come when we explore scale; building small worlds and friendly giants we will learn to puppeteer as an individual and as an ensemble. In amongst all the fun we will take time to discuss and share the learning opportunities, cross curricular pathways and personal and social skills which can be developed in your classroom, with your students, through the wonderful world of puppets!
Louise Clark has an MA in Drama and Theatre Education and a BA in Theatre and Performance both from the University of Warwick and has specialised in Early Years arts education since her MA dissertation research into The Place of the Drama Specialist in the Early Years. She works as a performer and theatre practitioner, specialising in theatre education and children’s theatre. She believes high quality theatre experiences can play a pivotal role in the education and development of young children. This belief keeps her busy as an artist for Creative Partnerships and as a drama consultant for LEAs, developing drama as a whole school approach to learning and as a teaching tool within the classroom.

Louise worked as a performer in children’s theatre for several years touring with Tell Tale Hearts, for whom she is now Associate Director. She also works as an education associate for a number of well-known theatre companies including Horse and Bamboo Theatre Company, Oldham Coliseum, Manchester Library Theatre, Doncaster Community Arts (darts) and RSC. Louise is also a member of staff for the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) and works closely with Calderdale Theatre School, Halifax.

A great opportunity for teachers from Primary and Secondary age range to add to their portfolio using puppetry to enhance learning.


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Outstanding Learning and Teaching – Keynote Speech by Alistair Smith, Monday 26th January 2015, Bangkok Prep

Alistair Smith - Flyer

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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 (sudha.k@gardenschool.edu.my), noting the number of delegates, as soon as possible.

Dragonfly CPD: Shanghai (January and May 2015) – Teaching and Learning, Leadership and Management



January 26th – The ‘Must Do’ Course For Creating Effective Flipped Lessons
January 27th – A Master Class in Independent Learning
January 28th – Raising Attainment of Low Achievers
January 29th – The Practical Guide to Creating a Cutting-Edge Pastoral System
January 30th – Outstanding Science Teaching: Raising the Bar


May 18th – 21st Century Schooling – The Challenge for School Leaders
May 19th – Getting to The Heart of The Matter: Pastoral Leadership
May 20th – How to Be An Effective Subject Leader
May 21st – Assessment, Marking and Feedback: A Whole School Approach
May 22nd – The Evidence Based Classroom
May 23rd – Monitoring Standards of Teaching & Learning

FLIER (for further details):


Dragonfly CPD – Bangkok, (January – May 2015) – SEN, IPads. Learning, Teaching and Leadership



January 26th – Inclusive Learning in the Primary School
January 27th – Developing the Thinking Child in Primary Education
January 28th – Learning Differences: Meeting the Needs of SEN Learners
January 29th – From Policy to Practice: A Whole School Approach to SEN
January 30th – iPads: Practical Strategies for SEN Pupils and Teachers


February 23rd – New to iPads: A Beginner’s Course
February 24th – Make Your Primary Classroom an iPad Classroom
February 25th – Make Your English Classroom an iPad Classroom
February 26th – Make Your Maths Classroom an iPad Classroom
February 27th – Make Your PE Classroom an iPad Classroom


May 25th – Effective Marking and Feedback
May 26th – The Evidence-Based Classroom
May 27th – 20 Outstanding Teaching Techniques
May 28th – Embedding Literacy and Numeracy Rich Teaching Ideas
May 29th – 30th – Aspiring/Recently Appointed Subject Leaders (Two Day Course)

FLIER (for further details):


Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work, 15th-17th January 2015

Sandplay Therapy & Symbol Work with children, adolescents and adults

Course Created by Mark Pearson and Helen Wilson
Authors of: SANDPLAY & SYMBOL WORK (ACER Press, 2001)
12 days: 4 x 3-day training workshops, spread over 12 months

Trainer: Dr Mark Pearson
PhD., M. Ed.(BEM); Dip T.; Cert HB & TP; Dip. ERC.

This course is recognised by the Australian Creative Arts Therapies Association, and by the Australian Counselling Association for professional development points

Sandplay Therapy is a hands-on, expressive counselling and psychotherapy modality that has been in use for over eighty years. Sandplay forms a bridge between verbal therapy and the expressive therapies, combining elements of each. Sandplay allows the deeper aspects of the psyche to be worked with naturally and in safety. With an extensive research and literature base, Sandplay is a powerful therapeutic method for use by established professionals. It has been shown to be effective with children, adolescents and adults, in schools, hospitals, welfare agencies and private therapy practices.

WORKSHOP One – Foundation Skills

Dates: 15 – 17 January 2015 – 3 days

Audience: Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Creative Arts Therapists, Social Workers, Youth Workers, and Chaplains

Time: Each day from 9am to approx. 5pm; last day ends at 4pm.

Venue: Tanglin Trust School, 95 Portsdown Road, Singapore 139299

Fees: Each 3-day training workshop: $887.50 – includes GST. (Total fee: $3,550 for all 4 courses)

Fee includes: Extensive workshop manuals, electronic Book of Readings, morning and afternoon tea.

Payment: This can be made per workshop, by direct bank deposit or by cheque.

Registration: Lisa Cannell at CPD@TTS.edu.sg by Friday 19th December 2014

SANDPLAY CERT – Tanglin Trust School SINGAPORE 2015

Please note, participants MUST start at Workshop One and progress through Workshop Two to Three and finish with Four. You do not have to register to complete the certificate now, instead you can register for ‘Workshop One – Foundation Skills’ to try-out the training before committing to further workshops.

Chinese Teaching and Learning Workshop, 15th January, Bangkok

Chinese Teaching and Learning Workshop:

“Learning Chinese with Fun – Embed Games in Chinese Teaching”

Workshop Information:

Workshop leader: Victor Bao
Victor is an expert in creating and applying Chinese games in Chinese teaching and learning. He has published several books under topics of applying games in Chinese classroom, including The Vault of Teaching Games (2010) and My little Chinese Story Books (2009) via Peking University Press.

Date: Sunday Jan 11th, 2015
Venue: Concordian International School
Maximum Seats: 30 Chinese teachers
Registration Fee: 3,000 Baht per teacher.
Registration Date: Monday Nov 17th – Wednesday Dec 17th, 2014

Registration method: Please follow the link to register online:


Payment method through Concordian bank account is listed below:

Bank Name Bank of Ayudhya
Bank Account Concordian International School
Account No. 648-1-00583-3
Bank Branch Bangna Tower
Account Type Savings
Fax number 02-706-9005

Please be informed that after the bank transfer, we kindly request you to confirm by faxing a bank transfer slip with your name, address and your contact number for the receipt at 02-706-9005 (Attention to Jamie) or email to jamie@concordian.ac.th
Remarks :
• Payment must be paid by Cash Transferable.
• The remitter/payer is responsible for any bank charges incurred.
• The registration fee is non-refundable.

For more information please call 02-706-9000 (ext. 144) from 7.30 a.m -16.30 p.m or Fax 02-706-9005 or email : jamie@concordian.ac.th

Letter of Chinese Teaching and Learning Workshop 2015

FOBISIA Primary PE JAWS: 16th – 17th January 2015, Brunei

Date: Friday 16th and Saturday 17th January 2015
Venue: Jerudong International School, Brunei
Costs: $100BND
Registration Deadline: Monday 8th December 2014
Contact Details: Mike Carter (mike.carter@jis.edu.bn)

Jerudong International School will be hosting a Primary Physical Education JAWS on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th January 2015. The workshop is relevant to all primary Physical Education teachers. Some initial ideas for session topics are:-

SAQ for Junior School children
Developing Racket and co-ordination skills
Delivering Junior School Athletics
Assessment Strategies for early years.

Additional topics can be added according to the wish of participants.

Term 2 Primary PE JAWS at Jerudong International School

Primary Maths Curriculum Training Day: 16th January 2015, Hong Kong


British School of Beijing
12th January 2015

Kellett School, Hong Kong
16th January 2015

Following feedback from last year’s conference, we have decided to focus on the things that teachers report the hardest to teach. These include proven ideas for tackling Place Value, Algebraic Reasoning, Geometry and Calculations and more.
Who Should Attend: Teachers and Subject Leaders from KS1 and KS2
At just £125 per person including lunch.

To book, please email primarymaths@aol.com
Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.