Tag archives for January 2015

FOBISIA Gifted and Talented JAW, 23rd-24th January 2015, Hong Kong

FOBISIA Gifted and Talented JAW
23rd-24th January 2015,
Kellett School, Hong Kong

What : Gifted and Talented JAWs
When : 23rd – 24th January 2015
Where : Kellett School, Hong Kong
Time : Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 2:00pm
Cost : $300 HKD for lunch, beverages and snacks on both days.
(This can be paid in cash on Friday 23rd January)
Suggested Hotel : L’hotel Causeway Bay, $935 HKD/night (tax included). Breakfast $120 HKD extra.
Contact : Jenny Shek
Deadline: Friday 28th November 2014

This JAWs is relevant to all colleagues who are currently leading the provision and development of G&T within their school.

This Job Alike Workshop is an opportunity for you to network with other FOBISIA members, to share good practice and co-construct new knowledge.
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 and facilitated by the participants.
We want to make the sessions as practical and as useful as possible, therefore, we have planned in a number of sessions where the sharing of ideas and resources can take place. Other sessions on the agenda will be completed following input from the registered participants.

Workshops are invited on the following topics:
• Standards and progress
• Effective provision in the mainstream classroom
• Identification
• Assessment
• Transfer and transition
• Curriculum differentiation
• Monitoring and evaluation
• Pastoral support
• Staff development
• G&T resources and impact on learning
• Parent and community partnerships
• Learning beyond the classroom
Additional topics can be added.

G&T JAWs flyer – Kellett School


24th January 2015,
NIST, Bangkok

Google Summit

We invite you to join us for the first annual EdTechTeam Thailand Summit featuring Google for Education, to be held at NIST International School in Bangkok on 24 & 25 January 2015. This high intensity, two-day event focuses on deploying, integrating and using Google Apps for Education and other Google Tools to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education. The programme features Google-certified teachers, Google Apps for Education certified trainers, practicing administrators, solution providers, Google engineers and representatives from the Google education teams.

Each session will have multiple breakout workshops to choose from, ranging from “Getting Started” to “Getting Geeky”. Sessions include two keynote presentations, a demo slam competition, and a closing capstone session – plus two full days of informative breakouts, cutting-edge demonstrations, and hands-on workshops led by experienced and knowledgeable professional developers.

Deployment & Management of Google Apps
Google Apps Scripts
Google Apps for Education Certification
Chromebooks in Education
YouTube for Schools
Google Docs, Google Sites, Google Calendar, Gmail power tips, and… even more!
All presenters are Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, Google Employees, or teachers with local success stories!


LINK for further info

Cognitive Coaching: Foundation Course, 15th January 2015 (Part 1), April 25th 2015 (Part 2), NIST, Bangkok

Cognitive Coaching:
Foundation Course,
15th January 2015 (Part 1),
April 25th 2015 (Part 2),
NIST, Bangkok


Cognitive Coaching provides a foundation for the communication skills needed by teacher leaders and those occupying positions of educational leadership. This four-day course presents an approach to professional relationships that focuses on supporting the thinking of colleagues in the areas of planning and reflecting. The specific skills and strategies included in this course lend themselves to developing a school culture of collaboration and a professional learning community.

Cognitive Coaching is an approach to adult interaction that capitalizes upon and enhances cognitive processes. It is based on the following four major propositions:

Thought and perception produce all behavior.
Teaching is constant decision making.
To learn something new requires engagement and alteration in thought.
Humans continue to grow cognitively.

The course provides training in the skill sets that will enable each participant to act as a coach to mediate the thinking of others. Participants will learn how to support colleagues in developing new ways of thinking even when stuck in a specific mindset. To that end, individuals will learn how filters of perceptions frame thinking, develop greater sophistication in paraphrasing and questioning so as to provide opportunities for cognitive shift, and how to frame effective goal statements to support flexibility of thought in problem resolution.

The course is highly interactive and will include:

Modeling and role play
Small group activities
Learning partners
Readings from text and course guide

This Cognitive CoachingSM course is offered through the Center for Cognitive Coaching, a part of the Thinking Collaborative.
Image courtesy of Drflet (Own work)
[CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.



LINK to information about Part 2:

Flow Learning™: An Outdoor Teaching Strategy, 30-31 January 2015, Bangkok

Flow Learning™: An Outdoor Teaching Strategy
Target Audience: Teachers
Course Leader: Greg Traymar
Date: January 30 – 31, 2015
Time: 8.30 – 16.00
Venue: Aetas Lumpini, Bangkok, Thailand

About Flow Learning™
Created by Joseph Cornell, educator and author of the Sharing Nature®series of books, Flow Learning™ has been praised by educators and facilitators worldwide for its ease of use, effectiveness, and power to uplift and inspire. Flow Learning™ gives teachers and youth leaders a simple, structured way to guide students into their own, direct experiences of nature.

Flow LearningTM, was featured by the U.S. National Park Service as one of five recommended learning theories, along with the work of Maria Montessori, Howard Gardner, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget.

Through playful games that awaken the students’ curiosity and enthusiasm, learning becomes fun, immediate, and dynamic, instead of static and secondhand. The students emerge with a living, fresh understanding and reverence for the natural world. Flow Learning is based on universal principles of how people learn. It provides a simple, natural framework that sequence nature activities for maximum effect.

Course Leader
Greg Traymar has been personally trained by Joseph Cornell to head Sharing Nature U.S.A. and to share these principles. So far he has led the Sharing Nature workshops in many parts of the United States, as well as Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Australia, Thailand, Canada and Hong Kong.

Greg has a B.A. in Environmental Education and Outdoor Leadership and in 2007 received the Environmental Education award from Warren Wilson College, U.S.A. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, a national award given out since 1890 to recognize individuals whose service to others and the community sets them apart as examples to all.

Workshop Objectives
At the completion of the workshop you will learn:
-Flow Learning™— an outdoor teaching strategy—that gently guides others to uplifting nature experiences
-Award-winning nature activities that make ecological concepts and attitudes come alive
-How to make learning fun, experiential, and memorable
-Teaching skills that touch the heart as well as the mind
-Methods that encourage deeper learning and make existing programs more effective and life changing

Workshop Agenda
Day One Training Highlights
Lecture on Sharing Nature principles and Flow Learning
Experiencing Flow Learning in action
Discovering many new nature activities
Effective strategies that engage students and minimize discipline problems.
Journey to the Heart of Nature exercises and stewardship program
Stories that uplift and inspire

Day Two Training Highlights:
How to Be an Inspiring Teacher
Experiential forest activities that foster both scientific and intuitive understanding of trees
Listening to Nature activities that deepen your experience of nature
Reflective activities for group introspection and sharing

Implementable Skills
This workshop was held in Chiangmai , Thailand in March 2013. The response of the participants to the question: “What are the theory/skills acquired from this workshop that you can use immediately?” is documented here:
Implementable skills – Flow Learning

Workshop Fee
Early Bird (Register by October 15, 2014)
Course fee: Baht 16,800/ USD 545 per participant
Reduced fee for a group of 3 or more participants from a school: Baht 15,200/ USD 490 per participant

Regular (Register by November 21, 2014)
Course fee: Baht 17,900/ USD 575 per participant
Reduced fee for a group of 3 or more participants from a school: Baht 15,900/ USD 513 per participant

To Register
Step 1: Fill out the Workshop Reservation Form (Below)
Step 2: Our office will send you/your coordinating staff the invoice upon receipt of the form.
Step 3: You/your coordinating staff will submit the Payment Completion Form

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

Click here to reserve a seat
Workshop Reservation Form

Flow Learning Jan 2015