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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 (epearce.jb@alice-smith.edu.my)

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

Curriculum Review JAWS_May 2015 (1)

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 (mohanatazan@ktj.edu.my)
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 (sudha.k@gardenschool.edu.my), 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 (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.


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
E-mail: ksithailand@gmail.com
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

Primary ICT Leaders JAWS, 28th February – 1st March 2014, KL, Malaysia

Primary ICT Leaders JAWS
Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:00 AM –
Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM (PST)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


More programme information and registration details can be found by clicking here.

Accomodation Reservation Form:
Garden International School – Accommodation Reservation Form FOBISSEA 2014

Please do contact Anna Power : power.a@gardenschool.edu.my and/or Sudha Nair: sudha.k@gardenschool.edu.my if you need further information or have suggestions on adding on topics or would like to contribute to the workshop.

Primary MFL FOBISIA JAWS, 21st-22nd March 2014, Alice Smith School, KL, Malaysia

Primary MFL JAWs
Hosted at the Alice Smith School
Primary Campus

Friday, 21st March
8.00am – 3.30pm

Saturday, 22nd March
8.00am – 2.00pm

Who should attend:
Primary MFL teachers from the FOBISIA region

 A great opportunity to meet and share knowledge, skills and experience
 Discuss job-related issues
 Share resources
 Build links that will allow us to carry on working together in the future

Registration deadline
Friday, 21st February 2014

Registration fee:
RM150 per delegate to cover refreshments and lunch on both days

Contact Person
If you would like more info or to book places, please contact Joanna Asse Drouet at jadrouet.jb@alice-smith.edu.my

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.
Boulevard Hotel

Click here to connect with other MFL teachers who will be attending this workshop. All participants will be actively involved in planning the agenda and facilitating the sessions.

Edmodo Link

MFL JAWs 2014 Alice Smith