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FOBIT 2015 – FOBISIA Integrated Technology across the Primary School Conference, 27th – 28th February 2014

FOBIT 2015 – FOBISIA Integrated Technology across the Primary School Conference
Audience: Primary Heads of IT / ICT, Subject Coordinators with a strong interest in IT
Date: Friday 27th – Saturday 28th February 2015
Venue: Tanglin Trust School
Cost: S$50
Deadline: Friday 13th February 2015
Contact: Kim Vernon & Glenn Malcolm

We are looking forward to hosting the FOBISIA Integrated Technology across the Primary School Conference many people have said they would like to be part of this event but not many have signed up via the link! For more detail including the flyer, please visit the FOBIT-2015 microsite http://events.tts.edu.sg/fobit-2015

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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.

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Visit this LINK to register

FOBISIA JUNIOR SCIENCE JAWS: 5th-6th March 2015, Suzhou, China

FOBISIA JUNIOR SCIENCE JAWS

Date: Thursday 5th and Friday 6th March 2015
Venue: Dulwich College, Suzhou
Cost: 250RMB (lunch, refreshments, resources and hotel transfer)
Deadline: Friday 12th December 2014
Contact Details: Rachael Moss rachael.moss@dulwich-suzhou.cn

See the Flier below for full details
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World Teach In – The World’s First Pop Up Science School for Primary Teachers – November 1st-2nd 2014, London

World Teach In – The World’s First Pop Up Science School for Primary Teachers – November 1st-2nd 2014, London

Date: 1-2 November 2014
Venue: Imperial College London
Cost: £225 + £45 VAT
Promo Code: Twig-World25
Dateline: 31st October 2014
Contact Details: worldteachin@twig-world.com

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Twig-World together with Suklaa Education are hosting a “World Teach In” CPD event in November. This CPD is the world’s first pop-up science school for primary teachers. Classes are designed to share ideas on how to get children engaged in science and to nurture children’s scientific potential at primary school. Keynote speakers include Professor Robert Winston, Stefan Gates, Tyler Dewitt and Anne Goldsworthy.

The CPD Opportunity is held in London and Twig-World has offer a 25% discount for all FOBISIA teachers when using the promo code Twig-World25.

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Integrating the Reggio Emilia Principles in the Early Years Classroom, March 7th-8th, Bangkok

Integrating the Reggio Emilia Principles in the Early Years Classroom
Target Audience: Early Years/Preschool Teachers, Curriculum Coordinators, School Administrators
Course Leader: Dr. Nkechy Ekere Ezeh
Time: 8.30 am – 3.30 pm
Date: March 7 – 8, 2014
Venue: Professional Training Service, Q House Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is designed to orient the participants to the philosophical and theoretical foundations behind the Reggio Emilia Approach and to explore practical strategies for adapting and integrating the principles in their setting.

METHODOLOGY
This course includes group discussion, audiovisual presentations, observation, and deconstruction of the Reggio Emilia principles, reflection, and field work. Participants are not viewed as targets of instruction; they instead assume active role in constructing their knowledge.

COURSE LEADER

Dr. Nkechy Ezeh, an international scholar, is a tenured Professor of Early Childhood Education at Aquinas College Faculty of Education. She teaches courses in early childhood, human development and general education. She has been involved in teaching and learning about the Reggio Emilia approach for many years in her work with pre-service teachers, teachers of young children and parents.

She did her doctoral dissertation on the Reggio Emilia Approach. She has taught at various levels of early childhood classrooms, set up programs, serves as adult and parent educator and early childhood and education consultant. For the past 15 years, she has conducted many professional development courses for teachers and parents throughout United States, Australia, Dubai, India, Japan, Nigeria, Singapore, Seoul and Zambia.

Dr. Ezeh was one of the US delegates to Reggio Emilia, Italy and a panelist on the Oxford University Early Literacy Round Table. Her research interests include curriculum development, teacher’s professional development, culture and literacy development.

COURSE GOALS
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Increase their knowledge of the philosophy and theories behind the Reggio Emilia Approach
Gain knowledge and practical strategies on how to begin to adapt the Reggio Emilia Approach in their setting
Increase their confidence level in adapting and integrating the Reggio Emilia approach in their setting
Understand the need to continuously reflect on their own philosophy of Early Childhood Education
Analyze cultural variations and ways to use that as a bridge in adapting the Reggio Emilia Approach in their setting
Generate action plans for both continued learning and development of skill for adapting the Reggio Emilia philosophy

COURSE SYNOPSIS
Day #1
•Overview of the philosophical and theoretical foundations of the Reggio Emilia Approach
• Examine the central operating principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach
• Examine the key factors to the Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education
• Explore what a Reggio inspired classroom looks like
• Reflections

Day #2
• Revisiting lessons learned from day #1,
• Participants’ reflection on their own classrooms.
• Explore practical ways to make the Reggio Emilia principles visible in the Early Years Classroom.
• Review & Reflection on the two days and development action plan for implementation.

WORKSHOP FEE
Per participant: Baht 24,500
Reduced Fee:Two participants registering together (from the same school): Baht 36,500 (per participant fee in this instance will be Baht 18,250)
The workshop fee is inclusive of certificate, materials, lunch and coffee breaks.

TO REGISTER
Step 1: Fill out the Workshop Reservation Form
Step 2: Our office will send you/your coordinating staff the payment details 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): 081 701 6843; 081 846 5770 (replace ‘0’ with ’66’ for international calls)

Integrating the Reggio Emilia Principles in the Early Years Classroom

Integrating the Reggio Emilia Principles in the Primary Classroom, March 4th-5th 2014, Bangkok

Integrating the Reggio Emilia Principles in the Primary Classroom
Target Audience: Early primary teachers (teaching ages 5 – 8), Curriculum Coordinators, School Administrators
Course Leader: Dr. Nkechy Ekere Ezeh
Time: 8.30 am – 3.30 pm
Date: March 4 – 5, 2014
Venue: Professional Training Service, Q House Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is designed to orient the participants to the philosophical and theoretical foundations behind the Reggio Emilia Approach and to explore practical strategies for adapting and integrating the principles in their setting.

METHODOLOGY
This course includes group discussion, audiovisual presentations, observation, and deconstruction of the Reggio Emilia principles, reflection, and field work. Participants are not viewed as targets of instruction; they instead assume active role in constructing their knowledge.

COURSE LEADER

Dr. Nkechy Ezeh, an international scholar, is a tenured Professor of Early Childhood Education at Aquinas College Faculty of Education. She teaches courses in early childhood, human development and general education. She has been involved in teaching and learning about the Reggio Emilia approach for many years in her work with pre-service teachers, teachers of young children and parents.

She did her doctoral dissertation on the Reggio Emilia Approach. She has taught at various levels of early childhood classrooms, set up programs, serves as adult and parent educator and early childhood and education consultant. For the past 15 years, she has conducted many professional development courses for teachers and parents throughout United States, Australia, Dubai, India, Japan, Nigeria, Singapore, Seoul and Zambia.

Dr. Ezeh was one of the US delegates to Reggio Emilia, Italy and a panelist on the Oxford University Early Literacy Round Table. Her research interests include curriculum development, teacher’s professional development, culture and literacy development.

COURSE GOALS
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Increase their knowledge of the philosophy and theories behind the Reggio Emilia Approach
Gain knowledge and practical strategies on how to begin to adapt the Reggio Emilia Approach in their setting
Increase their confidence level in adapting and integrating the Reggio Emilia approach in their setting
Understand the need to continuously reflect on their own philosophy of Early Childhood Education
Analyze cultural variations and ways to use that as a bridge in adapting the Reggio Emilia Approach in their setting
Generate action plans for both continued learning and development of skill for adapting the Reggio Emilia philosophy

COURSE SYNOPSIS
Day #1
• Overview of the philosophical and theoretical foundations of the Reggio Emilia Approach
• Examine the central operating principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach
• Examine the key factors to the Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education
• Explore what a Reggio inspired classroom looks like
• Reflections

Day #2
• Revisiting lessons learned from day #1,
• Participants’ reflection on their own classrooms.
• Explore practical ways to make the Reggio Emilia principles visible in the early primary classroom.
• Review & Reflection on the two days and development action plan for implementation.

WORKSHOP FEE
Per participant: Baht 24,500
Reduced Fee:
Two participants registering together (from the same school): Baht 36,500 (per participant fee in this instance will be Baht 18,250).
The workshop fee is inclusive of certificate, materials, lunch and coffee breaks.

TO REGISTER
Step 1: Fill out the Workshop Reservation Form (Attached) At this link.
Step 2: Our office will send you/your coordinating staff the payment details 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): 081 701 6843; 081 846 5770 (replace ‘0’ with ’66’ for international calls)

Integrating the Reggio Emilia Principles in the Primary Classroom

Flow Learning™: An Outdoor Teaching Strategy, 28th February – 1st March, Bangkok

Flow Learning™: An Outdoor Teaching Strategy
Target Audience: Teachers
Course Leader: Greg Traymar
Date: February 28 – March 1, 2014
Time: 8.30 – 16.00
Venue: Aetas Lumpini Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

About Flow Learning™
Created by Joseph Cornell, educator and author of the Sharing Nature®series of books, Flow Learning™ has been praised by educators and facilitators worldwide for its ease of use, effectiveness, and power to uplift and inspire. Flow Learning™ gives teachers and youth leaders a simple, structured way to guide students into their own, direct experiences of nature.

Through playful games that awaken the students’ curiosity and enthusiasm, learning becomes fun, immediate, and dynamic, instead of static and secondhand. The students emerge with a living, fresh understanding and reverence for the natural world. Flow Learning is based on universal principles of how people learn. It provides a simple, natural framework that sequence nature activities for maximum effect.

Course Leader
Greg Traymar has been personally trained by Joseph Cornell to head Sharing Nature U.S.A. and to share these principles. So far he has led the Sharing Nature workshops in many parts of the United States, as well as Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Australia.

Greg has a B.A. in Environmental Education and Outdoor Leadership and in 2007 received the Environmental Education award from Warren Wilson College, U.S.A. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, a national award given out since 1890 to recognize individuals whose service to others and the community sets them apart as examples to all.

Workshop Objectives
At the completion of the workshop you will learn:
-Flow Learning™— an outdoor teaching strategy—that gently guides others to uplifting nature experiences
-Award-winning nature activities that make ecological concepts and attitudes come alive
-How to make learning fun, experiential, and memorable
-Teaching skills that touch the heart as well as the mind
-Methods that encourage deeper learning and make existing programs more effective and life changing

Workshop Agenda
Day One Training Highlights
– Lecture on Sharing Nature principles and Flow Learning
– Experiencing Flow Learning in action
– Discovering many new nature activities
– Effective strategies that engage students and minimize discipline problems.
– Journey to the Heart of Nature exercises and stewardship program
– Stories that uplift and inspire

Day Two Training Highlights:
– How to Be an Inspiring Teacher
– Experiential forest activities that foster both scientific and intuitive understanding of trees
– Listening to Nature activities that deepen your experience of nature
– Reflective activities for group introspection and sharing

Workshop Fee (per participant)
Course fee: Baht 16,500
The course fee is inclusive of certificate, materials, coffee breaks and lunch.

To Register
Step 1: Fill out the Workshop Reservation Form (Here)
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)

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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