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FOBISIA Secondary Pastoral JAWS, 27th-28th February 2015, Brunei

Secondary Pastoral JAWS
Jerudong International School, Brunei
Friday 27th and Saturday 28th February 2015

This Job Alike Workshop is an opportunity for FOBISIA Pastoral Leaders across the region to get together to share good practice and develop new ideas about pastoral care. All participants will be actively engaged in creating the agenda to ensure that the two day event meets the needs and wishes of those attending. All sessions will be delivered by those participating in the workshop.

Some initial ideas for session topics are listed below:
 Introducing and evaluating Pastoral Systems
 Supporting Academic performance
 Effective Communication between key stakeholders
 Use of technology to increase parental engagement
 Effective and engaging ways of delivering PSHE
 Best practice in boarding
The above sessions are merely suggestions and may be adapted or dropped according to the wishes of those involved. It is hoped that the agenda will evolve based on the experience and interests of those attending. A Google Drive Folder will be shared with all delegates to build the agenda collaboratively as well as sharing resources in the run up to this event.

To register for the event please use this link.

Deadline: Friday 30th January 2015
The fee for attending will be $100BND. Suggested accommodation for the event is the Radisson Hotel. The rate per night is $150 BND+10% tax. Add an extra $16BND for breakfast. To contact the hotel please email reservations.brunei@radisson.com.

The fee will include meals, transport to and from the hotel plus relevant resources.
Any further enquiries please email: richard.humes@jis.edu.bn.
Kind regards,
Richard Humes
Acting Deputy Principal

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FOBISIA JAWS for Science Technicians and Teachers, 15th-16th November 2014, Pattaya

FOBISIA JAWS for Science Technicians and Teachers

Date:15th-16th November 2014
Venue: Regents International School Pattaya
Cost: 1000baht (transport to/from hotel and lunch)
Deadline: 10th October 2014
Contact Person:Christine Press (Christine.Press@regents-pattaya.co.th)

Regents International School Pattaya is hosting a JAWS for Science Technicians and Teachers. The workshop is designed for technicians from different schools and backgrounds to get together to share knowledge, information and best practice behind the scenes of science lessons.

SCIENCE: BEHIND THE SCENES

Outside of the UK it can be difficult for science technicians to find the opportunity to meet other technicians with a view to improving our work within our own schools. This workshop is a great opportunity for technicians from different schools and backgrounds to get together and share our knowledge, information and best practice behind the scenes of science lessons. A Thai technician from Regents School will also available to run Thai language sessions to make the course more accessible to local Thai technicians.

Deadline for registration is 10th October 2014.
Our recommended hotel is the Cholchan Resort

If you have any questions please contact:
Christine.Press@regents-pattaya.co.th

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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.

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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 (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)

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