Tag archives for March 2015

Open evening – MA in SEN & Inclusion and PG Cert Primary Computing, 30th March 2015, 6 – 7.30pm

MA Open House March 2015_001

Dear Colleagues

Please see the attached flyer regarding our upcoming open evening in collaboration with Northampton University (UK) for the MA in SEN & Inclusion and a new PG Cert in Primary Computing on Monday 30th March, 6 – 7:30pm.

If you are interested in either program, this is a great opportunity to meet the lecturers and discuss the details and expectations in person. In addition, teachers currently studying with Northampton as well as teachers who have finished their MA who are happy to answer any questions will be present. We will also have details of our upcoming module in Autism for October 2015.

MA Open House March 2015

ASB and Achieve 3000 Open House, Thursday 19th March 2015, Bangkok

Achieve 3000

In collaboration with Achieve3000, we are excited to host an open house at the American School of Bangkok – Green Valley campus on Thursday, March 19th. The main purpose of this event is to learn how to utilize the Achieve3000 program, and showcase how we use it here at ASB. Achieve3000 is a program that provides the only web-based, differentiated instruction solutions designed to reach a school’s entire student population. We are really hoping you or someone from your school may be available to attend. Please RSVP using this hyperlinked form:
Achieve3000 OpenHouse @ASB.

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BTN Assessment for Learning (Saturday Session), Saturday 21st March 2015, Bangkok Prep

Assessment for Learning
Bangkok Prep School (http://www.bkkprep.ac.th/contact/map)
Saturday 21st March, 2015
Time: 8:30am – 2:00pm

Bangkok Prep and the International School Eastern Seaboard are pleased to offer the first BTN conference focused on Assessment for Learning

There will be a wide range of workshops to enjoy and opportunities to network with staff from other schools.

Cost: 500 Baht, which includes drinks, snacks and lunch. An opportunity will be provided to socialize afterwards at a local pub. Drinks will be the responsibility of the participants.

To register please complete the form here: http://goo.gl/Mm0YpW
We look forward to seeing you at the BTN!

AfL BTN Saturday Session

DEEP Learning Innovative Teaching & Learning Conference, 21st-22nd March 2015, Bangkok

DEEP Learning Innovative Teaching & Learning Conference
21st-22nd March 2015
NIST, Bangkok

DEEP Learning conferences offer an innovative teaching & learning experience. We pride ourselves on bringing the best of many worlds together. We are confident you have never attended a professional development event where such emphasis has been placed on giving you the ability to craft your own personal experience. We make it our business to ensure the greatest possible value through differentiation for each participant.

Travel your own differentiated path and learn how to leverage devices at your school while improving learning with innovative pedagogy.

It is shaping up to be an exciting event with presenters flying in from Malaysia and Singapore on top of our incredible pool of local talent.

Come and join in this amazing opportunity to improve your practice, network with colleagues from the region, and enjoy the delicious food, drinks, and atmosphere.

We can’t wait to see you there!

More details in the attached pdf and at www.deeplearners.com/bkk2015

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BTN Assessment for Learning (Saturday Session), Saturday 21st March 2015, Bangkok Prep

Assessment for Learning
Bangkok Prep, Sukhumvit 53
Saturday 21st March, 2015

The Bangkok Teachers Network, in association with Bangkok Prep and the International School Eastern Seaboard, presents an Assessment for Learning Conference, part of the BTN’s Saturday Session series.

We are currently looking for volunteers to lead workshops and to host job‐alike discussions.
Presenters will be entitled to attend the conference free of charge. For each session leader, schools will be guaranteed five places for additional conference delegates. Any further places will be allocated on a first‐come, first‐served basis.
Workshops will be scheduled to last 45 minutes. Presenters will have access to computers and interactive whiteboards along with any stationery required. Collaborative presentations are welcome, along with offers of longer workshops split into two parts.

Click here to register to lead a workshop: http://goo.gl/7uR9YA
Click here to register to host a job‐alike discussion: http://goo.gl/h52hsy

If you have any questions, please contact Stu Burrows and Heather Naro at btn.afl@gmail.com

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Data Conference (FOBISIA JAWS) and Workshop, 13th – 14th March 2015, Bromsgrove, Bangkok

The Mona Lisa Effect
FOBISIA’s Inaugural Student Data Conference and JAWS

Friday 13th March 2013
Bromsgrove International School Thailand

Bromsgrove International School Thailand is delighted to host the first FOBISIA Student Data conference, in our brand new and state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre here among the rice fields and golfing greens on Bangkok’s city limits.
We would like to invite Headteachers, and Senior or Middle Leaders with responsibility for and/or interest in the use of student data, from across all three FOBISIA regions to join us.
The event will be equally relevant to those working in Primary or Secondary phases.

Friday 13th March 2015
Venue: Bromsgrove International School Thailand, Suwinthawong, Minburi, Bangkok
Costs: The event itself is free. However, there will be a charge of THB1,000 per delegate to cover refreshments, dinner on campus on the Friday evening, and transport to/from the school.
This is payable in cash upon arrival; an invoice can be provided upon request in advance.

Registration deadline
To enable us fully to plan the event and cater for your own needs and interests as best we can, please register for this event on or before Friday 30th January at:
http://bit.ly/1ySvXvX. After numbers are confirmed, you will be contacted with detailed information, at which point you will be asked to provide important details about your own role and priorities.

Student Data Conference

Getting the most out of your data:
An interactive workshop to support schools in maximising the value they gain from the use of assessments.

Bromsgrove International School Thailand, Bangkok
Saturday 14th March
Following on from the FOBISIA Student Data Conference, GL Education is offering an interactive workshop to support schools who wish to deepen their understanding of the practical application of data to support the concepts discussed during the conference.

Aims of the session:
 Understand what a cognitive abilities test measures, and how the data can be used across different roles within a school (SMT, middle leaders, classroom teachers)
 Review standardised attainment assessments and how these can measure progress and provide feedback to learners
 Explore how attainment and aptitude data can be used together to identify underachievement, informing individual learning and whole school policies
 Provide an opportunity to share good practice of assessment policies across international schools.
The workshop will be structured around the use and comparison of data from the following GL Education assessments:
 Cognitive Abilities Test 4 (CAT4)
 Progress in Maths (PIM)
 Progress in English (PIE)
 New Group Reading Test (NGRT)

Attendees are asked to bring a class set of student data for each of these assessments to work with during the session. Schools that do not currently use some or all of these assessments will be provided with a complimentary set of tests, with which to assess a single class of their students. These tests will need to be administered in February, prior to the workshop; enabling delegates to fully participate in the hands-on analysis.
Delegates new to GL Education’s assessments will also be invited to a short introductory webinar prior to running the tests so that they are familiar with the administration process and can carry out the trial in an accurate and effective manner.

The workshop is aimed at:
 Colleagues who are already using the assessments who wish to broaden and deepen their understanding and use of the data
 Colleagues not currently using the assessments who wish to explore the potential benefits of the data in the context of their school and students

Venue: Bromsgrove International School Thailand, Bangkok
Date & time: Saturday 14th March
Welcome and coffee: 09:00
Session: 09:30 – 12:00
Registration and contact details:
To sign up please visit our website – http://www.gl-education.com/events/getting-most-out-your-data.

Please note: registrations are limited to two places per school
For further information please get in touch on +44 (0)20 8996 3369 or email us at international@gl-education.com.

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FOBISIA – Learning Skills JAWS – 6th-7th March 2015, Manila

FOBISIA – Learning Skills JAWS
Date: Friday 6th and Saturday 7th March 2015
Venue: British School Manila
Costs: 5000PHP (includes airport transfers, snacks, lunches and refreshments)
Deadline: Friday 30th January 2015
Contact Details: Rebekah Russell (rrussell@britishschoolmanila.org) or Jon Gane (jgane@britishschoolmanila.org)

The JAWS will focus on sharing good practices and discussing new ideas for further developing learning skills. Some key topics of discussions includes:-
What ideas do you use in your classroom that work well in developing the learning skills?
How do your students know where they are with their learning skills?
How do they know what the next steps are?
For further details, please refer to the attached flyer.

Learning Skills_Jaws 2015

Paul Ginnis – 7th March 2015, Manila

BSM is delighted to host… Mr Paul Ginnis
Saturday 7th March 2015 (8.30am – 2.30pm)
(Fee: 3000 PHP)

Mr Paul Ginnis will be working alongside our teachers over 10 days week commencing the 2nd March. However, he has agreed to deliver a stand-alone workshop on Saturday 7th November for other schools to attend. We would love you to join us…

‘Paul is one of UK education’s longest-established freelance trainers. Since beginning his independent career in 1992, he has provided consultancies, courses and training days for over 3000 primary, secondary and special schools and a number of FE colleges. Paul specialises in pragmatic approaches to modern ideas. All his work is rooted in chalk-face teaching in a great variety of schools. Using key theoretical and ideological perspectives to illuminate practice, Paul helps teachers to create learning strategies that achieve very good test and examination results … and much more besides. Paul is aligned with those educationalists and politicians who recognise that in this day and age ‘results’ are not enough; students need to develop, from the earliest age onwards, crucial learning skills and dispositions that enable them to become sociable, independent, responsible, life-long learners who can determine their own lives, maintain healthy relationships and contribute positively to their local and national societies. The idea of building students’ capacity to live and learn is central to his current work.’ (http://www.ginnis.eu)
During the workshop Paul will be covering a number of pedagogical themes, such as constructivist/active learning, skills-rich learning, enquiry/inquiry, assessment for learning, resources independent learning, peer teaching and metacognition.

If you would like to be a part of this exciting opportunity, please contact:

Paul Ginnis flyer 2015

Real PE, 28th February – 1st March 2015, Singapore

Real PE
28th February -1st March 2015
Tanglin, Singapore

Lisa Cannell
Director of CPD
Email: CPD@tts.edu.sg
Tanglin Trust School,
95 Portsdown Road,
Singapore 139299

1. Primary 2 day practical and interactive ‘real PE’ course. For deliverers of children aged 3-11 years.
Resources include;
– Schemes of Work for all year groups (7 in total) from Reception to Year 6.
– Market leading Assessment for Learning tools for all classes.
– Supporting resources including: First FUNs pack, Interactive Short Stories, FUNs student cards, FUNs for Everyone folder plus interactive DVD, Raising the Bar Folder, Raising the Bar Student cards, Learn to Compete, Compete to Learn and ‘real PE’ learning journey posters.

Price £485 per individual
Price £985 per school to include training for up to 3 staff.

2. Secondary 2 day practical and interactive ‘real PE’ course. Aimed at teachers and sport specific coaches of
children aged 11-18 years.
Using a Multi-ability approach to accelerate learning for all students and extend the more able.
Resources include;
– Market leading Assessment for Learning tools for all classes.
– Sport specific performance tracking tools.
– Supporting resources including: FUNs Student cards, FUNs for Everyone folder plus interactive DVD, Raising the Bar folder, Raising the Bar student cards, Learn to Compete, Compete to Learn and ‘real PE’ learning journey posters.

Price £485 per individual
Price per school £985 to include training for up to 3 staff.

Take a look at the ‘real PE’ Showcase video please visit this link:

Should you have any queries, please get in touch with:
T: + 44 20 8863 0304
E: info@createdevelopment.co.uk

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Play Therapy Skills, 31st March – 1st April 2015, Bangkok

Play Therapy Skills
31st March – 1st April 2015,
9 am – 3pm

Exact Venue to be confirmed
Bangkok, Thailand

Target Audience
Preschool and Elementary School:
– Teachers
– Assistants
– Counselors

Course Leader
Dr. Suzi Kagan
Founder and Director of the Israeli Association for Play Therapy

Dr.Suzi Kagan, is the Founder and Director of the Israeli Association for Play Therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Child’s Life Specialist (CLS) and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT -S). In addition to the above she is currently an instructor and coordinator of Play Therapy at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

Play is universal and natural activity of childhood. Between the ages 2-11 most children use play in a symbolic way to deal with their direct and indirect experiences. By using play children may be able to organize their lives and practice some control over their everyday issues.

In the USA and Europe, play therapy has been applied as part of responsive services within comprehensive, developmental elementary and school counseling programs to facilitate self-esteem, increase self-efficacy, and decrease maladaptive behaviors to remove barriers for
success in social and emotional spheres.

Workshop Aim
This 2 days course will offer training to preschool and elementary school teachers, to elementary school counselors, to classroom assistants, and others working with children in expanding their knowledge and skill in non-directive play therapy.

Participants’ learning will be facilitated through a didactic presentation,interactive discussions, and some role playing.

Play Therapy Skills