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Design Technology Conference, 19th – 20th June 2015, Patana



Design Technology Conference,
19th – 20th June 2015,
Cost: 5,000 Baht


Register Here

Contact Jackie at Patana for further information.

Jackie Houghton
Assistant Principal Professional Learning

Bangkok Patana School
643 Lasalle Road (Sukhumvit 105)
Bangna, Bangkok 10260
Tel: +66 (0) 2785 2200 Ext: 2222 or 2223

Moved to eloquence: A day of practical workshops for teachers of theatre’ 11th May 2015, Patana

Moved to eloquence: A day of practical workshops for teachers of theatre’

Please check below for details regarding a Drama workshop organised by the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) that is happening at Bangkok Patana School on Monday 11th May.

The workshop is entitled ‘Moved to eloquence: A day of practical workshops for teachers of theatre’
The Facilitator is Chris Salisbury a professional storyteller, educator, trainer and artistic director (Full details of his background and experiences can be found on the flyer)

Flyer: http://ista.co.uk/downloads/BangkokPDdayflyer.pdf

Full details regarding the event are here: http://ista.co.uk/whats-on/cpd/bangkok-pd-day/

To register your place email: tom@ista.co.uk

If you require further details, please do not hesitate to contact Jackie at Patana, using the link below.

Jackie Houghton
Assistant Principal Professional Learning
Bangkok Patana School
643 La Salle Road (Sukhumvit 105)
Bangna, Bangkok 10260
Tel: 66 2 785 2200 Ext 2222 or 2221

Sign 4 Learning Workshop, 23rd April 2015, Bangkok Patana

Sign 4 Learning Workshop
Thursday 23rd April
Bangkok Patana

Please find here details of a CPD opportunity Sign 4 Learning Workshop which will take place at Bangkok Patana School on Thursday 23rd April.

Sign 4 Learning is a unique initiative that successfully uses signs taken from British Sign Language to increase targeted vocabulary in hearing children. The action of the sign, coupled with the spoken word is a powerful tool that helps children to remember new vocabulary and concepts effectively. Children learn best when they are actively engaged and with Sign 4 Learning they are not just hearing and saying new words, but doing them as well. Data from Sign 4 Learning shows significant and measurable progress towards the Early Learning Foundation Stage (EYFS) goals following an 8 week intervention using Sign 4 Stories and Sign 4 Feelings and Behaviour.

More information, including the research data is available from: http://www.sign4learning.co.uk
For registration, please click here.

Sign 4 Learning

Frantic Assembly for Dance and Drama Teachers, Monday 16th February, Patana, Bangkok

Frantic Assembly
When: Monday 16th February
Where: Bangkok Patana School, Bangkok, Thailand
Cost: 6000 Baht

Frantic Assembly creates thrilling, energetic and unforgettable theatre. The company attracts new and young audiences with work that reflects contemporary culture. Vivid and dynamic, Frantic Assembly’s unique physical style combines movement, design, music and text. Bring your exploration of devising techniques to life by engaging the skills and experience of a specialist Creative Practitioner. This workshop will give you an insight into how Frantic Assembly creates new work and provides them with skills to embark on their own devised projects. Workshops will be pitched to the level and experience of the group.
The workshop does not explore suggested themes and texts, or devise performances for examinations.
· Warm up
· Team building and trust exercises
· Skills building activity (such as lifting technique)
· Creative tasks and devising processes
· Cool down reflection and questions

Frantic Assembly is led by Artistic Director Scott Graham. Scott formed the company with Steven Hoggett and Vicki Middleton in 1994 and continues to collaborate with many of today’s most inspiring artists. Having toured extensively throughout the UK, Frantic Assembly has built an enviable reputation as one of the most exciting companies in the country. The company has also performed, created and collaborated in 30 different countries across the world.

Please register online here

Full details can be found on this Flyer here

Using Puppetry in the Classroom, Saturday 17th January 2015, Patana, Bangkok

Using Puppetry in the Classroom
Saturday 17th January 2015
Bangkok Patana
Registration 08:30, Session 09:00 – 16:00
Cost: 6,000 Baht

A great opportunity for teachers from Primary and Secondary age range to add to their portfolio using puppetry to enhance learning.

Puppetry is not only a beautiful skill to master in its own artistic right but it can also be used as a valuable and exciting tool for exploring many areas of the curriculum. This day of puppetry play will begin by exploring the basic principles of puppeteering through the world of object manipulation, exploring the characters and creatures that appear when you believe that anything can be brought to life through imagination and a few tricks of the puppetry trade. We will then transfer these skills into a human form puppet which we will create with our own fair hands using a simple, yet hugely versatile, technique. Once we have created our new friends we will look at they myriad of opportunities and areas of learning which come when we explore scale; building small worlds and friendly giants we will learn to puppeteer as an individual and as an ensemble. In amongst all the fun we will take time to discuss and share the learning opportunities, cross curricular pathways and personal and social skills which can be developed in your classroom, with your students, through the wonderful world of puppets!
Louise Clark has an MA in Drama and Theatre Education and a BA in Theatre and Performance both from the University of Warwick and has specialised in Early Years arts education since her MA dissertation research into The Place of the Drama Specialist in the Early Years. She works as a performer and theatre practitioner, specialising in theatre education and children’s theatre. She believes high quality theatre experiences can play a pivotal role in the education and development of young children. This belief keeps her busy as an artist for Creative Partnerships and as a drama consultant for LEAs, developing drama as a whole school approach to learning and as a teaching tool within the classroom.

Louise worked as a performer in children’s theatre for several years touring with Tell Tale Hearts, for whom she is now Associate Director. She also works as an education associate for a number of well-known theatre companies including Horse and Bamboo Theatre Company, Oldham Coliseum, Manchester Library Theatre, Doncaster Community Arts (darts) and RSC. Louise is also a member of staff for the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) and works closely with Calderdale Theatre School, Halifax.

A great opportunity for teachers from Primary and Secondary age range to add to their portfolio using puppetry to enhance learning.


Visit this LINK to register

What improves teaching and learning in Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) – Secondary Focus, May 16th 2014, Patana

What Improves Teaching and Learning in PSHE? SECONDARY FOCUS

Venue : Bangkok Patana School

Friday 16th May 2014

09:00 – 16:00

Cost : 6,000 Baht

A detailed map is available here

Stephen De Silva:
an experienced professional with 35 years’ service in education and health sectors
delivers programmes across the UK and in SE Asia, Europe, North America and Bermuda
recognised for excellent facilitation skills and public speaking


There is a clear research overview for PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education). It consistently points to key features that make teaching and learning more enjoyable and effective for both teachers and students. Today’s course focuses on those main features by experiencing how they might work in the PSHE classroom.

Session 1
“Where are we now?” – The context for PSHE – evidence for best practice
“Start from where young people are” – Assessment for learning

Session 2
“But I’m not trained in PSHE” – Facilitating active learning
“Looking after ourselves” – A safe learning environment

Session 3
“Avoiding the lumps” – A planned spiral programme
“Making links” – PSHE and the wider school community

Session 4
“Information, Education, Control, Fear – What works best?” – Using a positive approach
“And so…..” –Assessment, Review and Reflection

Schedule for the event:
08:30 Registration
09:00 Start
16:00 End of day

PHSE Flyer_May_2014

Please register for this event using the following link: http://www.patana.ac.th/Gateway/Forms/Sign_Up.asp?ID=41

Thinking Skills JAWS – FOBISIA, 25th-26th April 2014, Patana, Bangkok POSTPONED

Thinking Skills JAWS,

25th-26th April,

Patana, Bangkok, Thailand.

‘How do we reconcile the teaching of skills and the teaching of content?’
International education is making a shift towards a more holistic view of learning where the teaching of transferable skills is developed over the traditional, content focused, curriculum. However, this can often lead to conflict in prioritising curriculum time, CPD allocation and the overall ethos of a school as well as pressure on all important results. This Job Alike Workshop is hoped to be a place where professionals can share their experiences in reconciling these two strands of practice.

The Sessions would ideally be split into two sections:
 The pedagogy of teaching skills – what good practice looks like and how it can be implemented.
 The logistics of teaching skills – what structures need to be in place to help the pedagogy to be successful.

What is a Job Alike Workshop?
Having the opportunity to share common experiences and to discuss job-related issues is an accepted and welcomed practice for FOBISIA heads, senior leaders, PE and music staff but has proven to be more difficult to organise on a regular basis for other curriculum areas. The job-alike workshop was created as a format to allow groups of like-minded professionals to create opportunities for curriculum-based CPD that relies on the skills and knowledge of the delegates themselves rather than relying on expensive key-note speakers.
This job-alike workshop is an opportunity for you to share good practice and co-construct new knowledge with other FOBISIA teachers across the region.

Cost: Bt.1,200 (The fee will include meals, transport from hotel to school and all resources)

Hotel information: http://www.patana.ac.th/Go/?To=697

Sign up:
If you have problems with the link above, please copy and paste the link to your URL.
For other questions, contact Andrew Thain; KS 3 Review Coordinator – anth@patana.ac.th or Jackie Houghton; Assistant Principal Professional Learning – jaho@patana.ac.th
Please can you join the Edmodo site which we will be using to collaborate before the event and afterwards. The URL is https://www.edmodo.com/ Group Code: geyt7n

JAWS Thinking Skills flyer

Understanding Learners and Learning, 10th-13th May 2014, Patana (Bath University)

Understanding Learners and Learning

The University of Bath, UK & Bangkok Patana School
Bangkok Study Centre
Saturday 10 – Tuesday 13 May 2014

The University of Bath, UK, in conjunction with Bangkok Patana School, offers an opportunity for qualified educators to participate in the University’s MA in Education programmes. The full MA programme comprises five taught units and a dissertation. Each taught unit is followed by individual research and the submission of a 5000 word written assignment.

The unit to be taught at BPS will be Understanding Learners and Learning. The unit, which is relevant to teachers of all age ranges, will address a number of issues, including the following:
 different perspectives on learning
 ways in which we learn and how learning can be supported
 the major families of learning theories – their development and use
 how approaches to teaching and instruction can be influenced by tacit and explicit learning theories
 how insights from neuroscience can impact on classroom learning
 how knowledge gained about learning and learners can be applied in practical educational and training contexts

Participants may use the Masters level credits gained by successful completion of this unit towards the International Baccalaureate Educator Certificates (previously known as IB Teacher Awards Levels 1 and 2).
See: http://www.bath.ac.uk/education/postgraduate/international-baccalaureate/

The unit sessions will take place at Bangkok Patana School (http://www.patana.ac.th/contact.asp) as follows:
Saturday 10 May 2014: 0900-1200/1300-1600
Sunday 11 May 2014: 0900-1200/1300-1600
Monday 12 May 2014: 0900-1200/1300-1600
Tuesday 13 May 2014: 0900-1200/1300-1600

The fee for this 12 credit unit will be £850, payable in pounds sterling in advance. You may pay using avariety of methods.
An administrative charge of 2500 Thai Baht will also be levied locally to cover tutor costs, refreshments and
other relevant costs, and this should be paid direct to the school.

Please contact Jackie Houghton, the BPS Study Centre Co-ordinator (JAHO@patana.ac.th), for local information.

Important Reminder:
Please note that if a viable group size has not been reached once the deadline for applications has passed (Wednesday 16 April 2014) the unit may be cancelled or postponed. Please do not make any travel or accommodation arrangements until you receive confirmation that the unit is definitely going ahead.