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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

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DEEP Learning: Future Ready Learning Conference Malaysia, May 9th – 10th 2015

Deep Learning

Future Ready Learning Conference
Malaysia, May 9th – 10th 2015
Google Pre- Conference – May 8th 2015

DEEP Learning’s Global Teaching and Learning conferences offer a unique format that allows participants to easily differentiate their learning and develop take-aways that can be brought back to the classroom.

Over 20 presenters from across Asia including topics such as:

Building community through creative social media
Inspiring Students Through Dynamic Communication
Video Creation for Higher Learning
Creating Your Teacher’s Desk Cloud
The Google Effect
The Paperless Classroom
Websites to Create Fun Learning Environments
Building Creative Confidence In an Innovative World
The AppleTV and Your Classroom
Copyright, Creative Commons and Citation: What you need to know
And many more ….



Child Accelerated Trauma Treatment Course, 26th – 29th May 2015, KL, Malaysia

Child Accelerated Trauma Treatment Course,
26th – 29th May 2015
GIS, KL, Malaysia

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I am pleased to announce that Carly Raby who is the pioneer of Child Accelerated Trauma Treatment, will be coming to GIS to provide training from26th-29th of May at Garden International School. Please look at the attached flyer for more detailed information if you are interested.

The level 1 course explores the effects of trauma (1 day) and level 2 teaches the CATT method itself (3 days). Please take a good look at the flyer to see which level would suit you most and whether or not you would need to complete level 1 in order to then take level 2.

This is the first CATT training course in South East Asia. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. If you have any questions regarding booking details, accommodation or travel please contact:

Sharon Mahasen at sharon.m@gardenschool.edu.my

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EAL FOBISIA JAWs, Friday 8th – Saturday 9th May 2015, KL, Malaysia

Date: Friday 8th – Saturday 9th May 2015
Venue: Alice Smith School, KL, Malaysia
Cost: 180RM
Contact: atalbot.ep@alice-smith.edu.my
Registration Deadline: Tuesday 31st March 2015


Registration can be done online via Google Docs


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.


FOBISIA Primary Mathematics JAW, 21st-22nd November 2014, Penang, Malaysia

FOBISIA Primary Mathematics JAW,
Date: Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd November 2014
Venue: St. Christopher’s International Primary school, Penang, Malaysia.
Cost: RM200 (lunch, evening meal, refreshments, resources and hotel transfers)
Deadline: Monday 27th October
Contact Details: Sue Houghton sue.houghton@scips.org.my


The JAWS is aimed at enhancing skills and learning as well as sharing good practice, and would be suitable for both classroom practitioners and middle managers / subject leaders.

Possible areas for discussion /workshops
•Creative maths
•Maths Assessment in Key Stage 1 & 2
•Investigating and applying maths
•Problem solving
•Real-life maths
•Linking maths with other curriculum areas
•Questioning to develop mathematical thinking skills
•Cross circular links with ICT
•Working with parents

We would like to invite you to share your experiences in these or other related areas and further your own understanding , learning and knowledge in a variety of areas of Maths.

Day 1 will offer the opportunity to see Maths in action and take part in reflective workshops.
Day 2 will include a variety of workshops facilitated and led by delegates and St. Christopher’s staff,
offering opportunities for extended discussion and networking.

Please be aware that there is an expectation for all delegates to be involved in the presentation of a workshop at some point over the two days of the JAWs.

arrive – free evening
 Pick-up from hotel @ 8.15am (shuttle to school)
 Welcome from Mr. Towse (Principal)
 Morning Sessions – including visit to classrooms and tour of school
 Shuttle return to hotel
 Lunch
 Afternoon session – Feedback and sharing of goodpractice
 Finish @ 4pm
 Evening meal
 Pick-up from hotel @ 8.45am (shuttle to school)
 Morning session – led by delegates
 Lunch at St. Christopher’s
 Afternoon session – led by delegates
 Plenary
 Finish @ 3pm

Cost: RM200
Registration deadline: Monday 27th October

To register, please follow the link below.

For additional JAWS information email Sue Houghton – sue.houghton@scips.org.my

•Payment covers the cost of all itinerary activities including meals & transport between the Evergreen Hotel & SCIPS
•Delegates must pay for their own flights, airport transfers & hotel accommodation
•Taxis transfers to the hotel from the airport will be approx. Rm50 per journey.

Evergreen Laurel Hotel, Gurney Drive, Penang
All 367 guestrooms and suites in the Evergreen Laurel Hotel in Penang, Malaysia are tastefully furnished and well equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, television, telephone, minibar, safe deposit box, hair dryer, and coffee and tea making facilities.
Facilities at the Evergreen Laurel Hotel in Penang, Malaysia include four restaurants, a swimming pool, state-of-the-art gymnasium, a spa, tennis courts and a banquet hall. The hotel also provides a business centre for their business travellers.
The conference rate of RM 281.40 (single) RM304.60 (twin) nett per room, per night
(Deluxe Sea-view) includes the following:
•Daily Buffet breakfast
•Daily local Newspaper
•Daily replenishment of drinking/mineral water in room
•Complimentary Wireless connection in rooms as well as in the Lobby area, the Coffee house, the Lobby lounge & by the Poolside
•Complementary use of Health Club with Hot & Cold Jacuzzi, Dry & Steam Sauna, Indoor & Outdoor Gym, Kids Club & Swimming Pool

To make a booking, please email or fax the hotel directly, using the booking form below.


Primary Mathematics JAWS Flyer

Developing Confident Talking in Early Years, 12th-13th May, Kuala Lumpur

Developing Confident Talking in Early Years
Kuala Lumpur, Malyasia:
May 12 – 13, 2014

Target Audience
Staff in Nursery, Preschool and Early Elementary Schools

Course Leader
Michael Jones

8.30 – 15.30

Course Description
Many children are confident talkers at home, but may need extra support to join in with groups in school. These children may be ‘reluctant talkers’ due to shyness, high sensitivity, introversion or in some extreme cases, selective mutism. Children learning a second language or with additional learning needs also need support to fully participate in groups, to develop friendships, and to promote optimum learning.

This course explores reasons for children becoming ‘reluctant talkers’ in early years settings, and looks at practical strategies and activities that will benefit all young children’s language development and learning.

This course includes lectures with audio visual presentation, discussions and practical workshops.

Course Leader

Michael Jones has over 30 years’ experience as a Speech and Language Therapist, teacher, and trainer. Michael has taken part in action research involving practical methods to support children’s language development, and has written extensively on the subject, including articles for magazines and academic journals.

Michael leads practical training across the UK and abroad. He led two successful speaking tours of Thailand in 2006 and 2007, including for staff in international schools and kindergartens, and talks for parents, student teachers and medical students. He led highly successful training for Knowledge Source Institute in Bangkok in 2013 (workshop feedback).

Michael has a particular interest in supporting children who are quiet and anxious in school.
Michael’s books: Let’s Get Talking! Supporting Quiet Children and Let’s Talk About Maths! are
published by Lawrence Educational. For more information about these, and other aspects of
Michael’s work, visit www.talk4meaning.co.uk

Course Goals
At the end of the course, participants will have increased understanding of:

• Why children are quiet in early years settings
• Practical strategies and activities for helping them enjoy participating and ‘finding their voice’ in groups
• Practical strategies for working with the parents of ‘reluctant talkers’
• Activities to support all children’s language and social development, including:
– Bringing storytime to life
– Linking small world play and mark making
– Helping children talk with each other
– Sharing books with children to maximise children’s involvement and language

Course Synopsis
Day #1:
Exploring shyness, high sensitivity, introversion and selective mutism in children and how this influences their social skills and language development. Helping children during the ‘silent phase’ of learning an additional language. Practical strategies to build children’s confidence as talkers in groups. Strategies for linking home and your setting, to increase children’s confidence as talkers when away from home.

Day #2:
Practical activities to support all children’s social skills and language, with particular reference to how adults organise and lead groups. Practical and fun activities to increase children’s participation at storytime and other adult led activities. Activities to support children to talk with each other. Practical activities linking language, mark making and small world play.

Workshop Fee
Course fee: USD 590 per participant
Early Bird: USD 545 per participant if you send in your reservation form before March 7, 2014
Reduced Fee: For every 4 participants applying together from a school, the 5th participant is free.
The course fee is inclusive of certificate, materials, coffee breaks and lunch.

To Register
Step 1: Fill out the Workshop Reservation Form (link). The final date for sending in this form is
April 4, 2014
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: ksithailand@gmail.com
Phone (Thailand): 66 81 701 6843; 66 81 846 5770

Developing Confident Talking in Early Years October 2013 Bangkok, Thailand

“Michael is very knowledgeable which is clear in his approach.”
Donna Rao
Bromsgrove International School Thailand

“Michael is an engaging speaker and has wonderful knowledge of his area of expertise. Fantastic day!”
Tracy Greening
St. Andrew’s International School Thailand

“Really enjoyed it and benefitted from all the ideas.”
Yasmin Vasi
German European School

Developing Confident Talking in Early Years


Transform learning outcomes using cognitive abilities testing: full-day workshop, March 14th 2014, Selangor, Malaysia

Transform learning outcomes using cognitive abilities testing: full-day workshop

Date: Friday March 14, 2014

Venue: Tenby Schools, Selangor, Malaysia

Cost: GBP100

A standardised cognitive ability test can provide teachers with a wealth of information about their students’ academic ability and their preferred learning style. Used effectively, this information supports admissions processes, aids personalised learning, provides challenging yet achievable targets and allows analysis of value added.

This practical, hands-on workshop will provide guidance in best practice for both experienced users of the GL Education Group’s CAT4 cognitive ability test as well as those who are evaluating how to enhance their teaching effectiveness through the use of formative assessment.

The teaching challenges addressed by this workshop will include:

Personalising teaching to suit a student’s preferred learning style
Using ability scores and attainment data to set baselines and measure value add
Identifying gifted and talented, and SEN students
Accurately assessing the true potential of EAL students
Communicating targets effectively with parents and students
Having internationally recognised benchmarks to aid self-assessments and inspections
The workshop will be fast-paced, but with plenty of scope for interaction, incorporating:

Hands on, supported analysis of your CAT4 data (schools that haven’t previously used CAT4 will be offered 15 CAT4 Digital tests at no extra charge, to enable full participation in the workshop and provide actionable insights to take back to their schools)
Exploration of the relationship between a student’s verbal, non-verbal, quantitative and spatial abilities
Examples of integrating cognitive ability scores with whole school data
Case study of using CAT4 to identify potential in EAL students
Group discussion and sharing of experience.
Delivered by GL Education Group staff and practising International school teaching staff, you can expect to leave with practical actions to enhance the effectiveness of your school’s teaching.

To book, please fill out our online form, or email

Please feel free to forward this email on to any colleagues who may be interested.

I look forward to welcoming you to our workshop.

Kind Regards

James Neill
International Director | The GL Education Group

Who should attend?
Senior Management Teams
Data Managers
Admissions Co-ordinators
Curriculum Co-ordinators
Literacy & Numeracy

Event details

James Neill – International Director, GL Education Group
Matthew Savage – Deputy Headmaster, Bromsgrove International School

Friday 14 March


Tenby Schools, Setia Eco Park, No1 Jalan Setia Tropika U13/18T, Seksyen U13, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor

£100 per delegate
(discount of 10% for schools sending more than 3 delegates)

For more information or to book, please visit our website.

Cognitive Abilities Test 4