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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

FOBISIA

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.

Itinerary
Thursday
arrive – free evening
Friday
 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
Saturday
 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.
REGISTRATION LINK

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.

HOTEL:
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.
http://www.scips.org.my/uploads/2014/BookingFormEvergreenHotel.pdf

ACCOMMODATION BOOKING DEADLINE – MONDAY 20th OCTOBER 2014

FLIER
Primary Mathematics JAWS Flyer

FOBISIA Senior Mathematics JAWS, 14th – 15th November 2014, Manila

FOBISIA Senior Mathematics JAWS

Date: Friday 14th November and Saturday 15th November 2014
Venue: British School Manilla
Cost: 5,000PHP (includes airport transfers, snacks, lunch and refreshments)
Deadline: Friday 24th October 2014
Contact Person: Ian Taylor (itaylor@britishschoolmanila.org)

We would like to invite all interested Senior Mathematics teachers to join us for Job Alike Workshops. We would like to share good practice and discuss new ideas for enriching the Mathematics curriculum.

Conference Fee: 5000PHP approx
(Cost includes airport transfers, snacks, lunches and refreshments)

(Optional evening schedule)

Recommended Accommodation:
http://www.sedahotels.com/ or http://f1hotelmanila.com/ (Bonifacio Global City)

To Register:
or if you have any questions, please contact Ian Taylor: itaylor@britishschoolmanila.org
Please note the deadline for this will be October 24th.

Senior Maths_Jaws 2014

Teaching and Learning Mathematics through Problem Solving (Secondary), February 19th-20th 2014, Bangkok

Teaching and Learning Mathematics through Problem Solving (Secondary)

Target Audience: Primary Math Teachers
Course Leader: Professor David Burghes
Date: February 19th-20th 2014
Time: 8.30 – 16.00
Venue: Professional Training Service, Q House Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand

This workshop enables participants to focus on the use of problem solving as an important teaching and learning strategy for mathematics.

The emphasis is placed on challenging learners with tasks, activities and contexts that refer to skills and knowledge just beyond their current level of mastery so that they construct new mathematical ideas for themselves through ‘guided re-invention’ as well reinforcement of previous concepts.

It will also consider the use of contexts to motivate learners who are becoming disaffected with mathematical study in early secondary years.

The emphasis in the present day math class has shifted from teaching problem solving to teaching via problem solving. The focus of a problem solving approach is on teaching mathematical topics through problem-solving contexts and enquiry-oriented environments. Specific characteristics of a problem-solving approach include:
Interactions between students/students and teacher/students
Mathematical dialogue and consensus between students
Teachers providing just enough information to establish background/intent of the problem, and students clarifing, interpreting, and attempting to construct one or more solution processes
Teachers accepting right/wrong answers in a non-evaluative way
Teachers guiding, coaching, asking insightful questions and sharing in the process of solving problems
Teachers knowing when it is appropriate to intervene, and when to step back and let the pupils make their own way
A further characteristic is that a problem-solving approach can be used to encourage students to make generalisations about rules and concepts, a process which is central to mathematics
(The above has been extracted from an article in http://www.mathgoodies.com/articles/problem_solving.html)

Workshop Facilitator

Professor David Burghes has a consistent and outstanding record of developing international partnerships with University of Plymouth to deliver innovative programmes to enhance Maths teaching across the globe. David’s work as Director of the Centre for Innovation in Maths Teaching (CiMT) has created an international reputation for the University of Plymouth in providing the highest quality professional development for maths teachers.

David is Director of three international longitudinal comparative projects, “Kassel Project”, “International Project for Mathematical Attainment (IPMA)” and “International Comparative Study in Mathematics Teacher Training”. David has also implemented projects for Primary Mathematics in Chile (in 11 schools in a country area with low achievement in mathematics) and in South Africa (in 3 township schools in the Potchefstroom region) both of which have shown promising gains in raising standards and have linked Plymouth with local Universities, namely University of Valparaiso and North West University.

Methodology
This workshop will be hands-on with participants trying out a variety of mathematical problem solving questions, reflecting on practice from mathematically high performing countries, discussing video clips and analyzing different aspects of problem solving.

Course Aim
The course aims to give participants confidence in their own ability to use a problem solving approach to the teaching and learning of secondary mathematics.

Course Objectives
Challenge participants’ understanding of what constitutes ‘great instruction’ in mathematics teaching by considering international evidence from mathematically high-performing countries such as Japan, Finland, Russia and Hungary
Develop knowledge and understanding of the nature of teaching through problem solving by looking, in particular, at recent innovations in countries such as Singapore
Identify ways of improving professional and educational practice in the teaching of mathematics by jointly planning and teaching a problem-based lesson using lesson study to sustain the innovation
Demonstrate enquiry, insight and analytical capability with regard to their own professional practice and that of colleagues in the pursuit of more effective teaching and learning of mathematics
Topics Covered
International evidence of what makes great instruction in secondary mathematics
Understanding the Singapore problem solving approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics
Effective methods of implementation of problem solving in secondary maths teaching
Sustaining a problem solving approach to teaching and learning of mathematics through lesson study
Reviewing and evaluating progress towards more effective teaching of mathematics in secondary schools
Development of learners’ transferable skills in mathematics
Workshop Fee
Baht 17,500 per participant
The workshop fee is inclusive of certificate, materials, lunch and coffee breaks.

To Register
Step 1: Fill out the Workshop Reservation Form
At:http://www.ksithailand.com/math-sec
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

School-Group Participation
If you wish to enroll a group of 10 or more teachers from your school, contact Mr. Navin Pawa with your request as per the contact information below.

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)

Teaching and Learning Mathematics through Problem Solving Secondary KSI

Teaching and Learning Mathematics through Problem Solving (Primary), Bangkok, 17th and 18th February, 2014

Teaching and Learning Mathematics through Problem Solving (Primary)

Target Audience: Primary Math Teachers
Course Leader: Professor David Burghes
Date: February 17th-18th 2014
Time: 8.30 – 16.00
Venue: Professional Training Service, Q House Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand

This workshop enables participants to focus on the use of problem solving as an important teaching and learning strategy for mathematics.

The emphasis is placed on challenging pupils with tasks and activities that refer to skills and knowledge just beyond their current level of mastery so that they construct new mathematical ideas for themselves through ‘guided re-invention’ as well as reinforcement of previous concepts.

The emphasis in the present day math class has shifted from teaching problem solving to teaching via problem solving. The focus of a problem solving approach is on teaching mathematical topics through problem-solving contexts and enquiry-oriented environments. Specific characteristics of a problem-solving approach include:
Interactions between students/students and teacher/students
Mathematical dialogue and consensus between students
Teachers providing just enough information to establish background/intent of the problem, and students clarifing, interpreting, and attempting to construct one or more solution processes
Teachers accepting right/wrong answers in a non-evaluative way
Teachers guiding, coaching, asking insightful questions and sharing in the process of solving problems
Teachers knowing when it is appropriate to intervene, and when to step back and let the pupils make their own way
A further characteristic is that a problem-solving approach can be used to encourage students to make generalisations about rules and concepts, a process which is central to mathematics.
(The above has been extracted from an article in http://www.mathgoodies.com/articles/problem_solving.html)

Workshop Facilitator

Professor David Burghes has a consistent and outstanding record of developing international partnerships with University of Plymouth to deliver innovative programmes to enhance Maths teaching across the globe. David’s work as Director of the Centre for Innovation in Maths Teaching (CiMT) has created an international reputation for the University of Plymouth in providing the highest quality professional development for maths teachers.

David is Director of three international longitudinal comparative projects, “Kassel Project”, “International Project for Mathematical Attainment (IPMA)” and “International Comparative Study in Mathematics Teacher Training”. David has also implemented projects for Primary Mathematics in Chile (in 11 schools in a country area with low achievement in mathematics) and in South Africa (in 3 township schools in the Potchefstroom region) both of which have shown promising gains in raising standards and have linked Plymouth with local Universities, namely University of Valparaiso and North West University.

Methodology
This workshop will be hands-on with participants trying out a variety of mathematical problem solving questions, reflecting on practice from mathematically high performing countries, discussing video clips and analyzing different aspects of problem solving.

Course Aim
The course aims to give participants confidence in their own ability to use a problem solving approach to the teaching and learning of primary mathematics.

Course Objectives
Challenge participants’ understanding of what constitutes ‘great instruction’ in mathematics teaching by considering international evidence from mathematically high-performing countries such as Japan, Finland, Russia and Hungary
Develop knowledge and understanding of the nature of teaching through problem solving by looking, in particular, at the Japanese approach to teaching mathematics in Primary Schools
Identify ways of improving professional and educational practice in the teaching of mathematics by jointly planning and teaching a problem-based lesson using lesson study to sustain the innovation
Demonstrate enquiry, insight and analytical capability with regard to their own professional practice and that of colleagues in the pursuit of more effective teaching and learning of mathematics
Topics Covered
International evidence of what makes great instruction in primary mathematics
Understanding the Japanese approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics
Problem solving as a principal teaching strategy
Effective methods of implementation in primary schools
Sustaining a problem solving approach to teaching and learning of mathematics through lesson study
Reviewing and evaluating progress towards more effective teaching of mathematics in primary schools

Workshop Fee
Baht 17,500 per participant
The workshop fee is inclusive of certificate, materials, lunch and coffee breaks.

To Register
Step 1: Fill out the Workshop Reservation Form
Here: http://www.ksithailand.com/math-pri
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

School-Group Participation
If you wish to enroll a group of 10 or more teachers from your school, contact Mr. Navin Pawa with your request as per the contact information below.

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)

Teaching and Learning Mathematics through Problem Solving KSI UPDATE