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Visible Learningplus – Feedback that Makes Learning Visible, Friday 8th May 2015, Patana

Visible Learningplus – Feedback that Makes Learning Visible
When: Friday 8th May
Where: Bangkok Patana School, Bangkok, Thailand
Cost: 6,000 Baht

Facilitator: Deb Masters will be joining us from the Visible Learning Team. Visible Learningplus is an in-depth school change model of professional learning and development. It is based on the principles of Visible Learning that have developed from Professor John Hattie’s research and his two books.

Professor John Hattie has undertaken the world’s largest research based around the question: What works best for student achievement? This body of ongoing research has shown some key strands for teachers and leaders to understand.

The strands are

• The visible learning

• Know thy impact

• Effective feedback

• Inspired and passionate teachers

• The Visible learning school

The workshop that will be happening at Bangkok Patana on this occasion will focus upon Effective feedback in the learning process. You will gain an understanding of how learning intentions and success criteria are the basis for giving effective feedback and how you can use the three instructional feedback levels. You will also learn the difference between praise and effective feedback.

Please register online here

Full details can be found on this Flyer here

Technology Integration FOBISIA JAWS, Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May 2015, Harrow, Bangkok

Technology Integration FOBISIA JAWS
Date: Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May 2015
Venue: Harrow International School
Cost: 2,000b (inclusive of transport to and from hotel, lunch, snack, refreshment and dinner on Friday evening)
Registration Dateline: Friday 10th April 2015
Contact Person: chris_r@harrowschool.ac.th

Term 3 Technology Integration JAWS

Topic: Technology Integration
Focus: Sharing models of good practice with a view to developing a working policy for Schools

The job-alike workshop was created as a format to allow group 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.
These workshops are an opportunity for you to share good practice and co-construct new knowledge with other FOBISIA teachers. This is a professional event. Registered participants are required to contribute to the agenda and to contribute to the presentations.

The impact of technology on education has been transformational in many of our Schools. With many seeking to fully leverage the potential of these tools there has arisen a need for teachers to explore how technology can be fully utilized to enhance and transform teaching and learning.
This JAWS will seek to work collaboratively to develop how Technology Integration actually looks in Schools. With a focus on the Why? How? And What?. Participants will work collaboratively to develop systems, strategies and policies which will work for their particular organisation.

Sign up here

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Term 3 Technology Integration JAWS

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!

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AfL BTN Saturday Session

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

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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Leading for Effective Differentiation, 17th October 2015, Chiang Mai

Leading for Effective Differentiation

Target Audience: School Leaders

Course Leader: Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson

Date: October 17, 2015
9am – 4pm

Venue: To be confirmed – Chiangmai, Thailand

Workshop Overview
One of the greatest challenges—and opportunities—for teachers and school leaders in contemporary schools is learning to address the needs of increasingly diverse student populations. School leaders and teachers alike are keenly aware of the diversity of cultures, languages, entry points, interests, and approaches to learning that are part of virtually all classrooms. Despite that awareness, few classrooms give evidence of coherent, proactively planned attention to student variance.

Positive school change happens only when school leaders can work with teachers to develop a shared vision of effective teaching and provide consistent support for teachers to understand and implement the change initiative. In other words, the role of the school leader is as important as that of the teacher in improving the quality of teaching and learning.

This workshop is designed to
Help school leaders refine and clarify their understanding of quality differentiated instruction in order to provide the kind of leadership and support necessary for teachers to plan for and provide more responsive teaching.
Help school leaders develop skills and understandings necessary to support teachers in planning for and implementing effective differentiation.

Adviced Pre-requisite
It is advised that leaders who have not extensively studied differentiation attend the teacher session (Creating and Leading a Differentiated Classroom) in order to ensure a solid understanding of differentiation. This session for leaders will cover a very brief summary of the key elements of differentiation.

Workshop Facilitator

carol

Carol Ann Tomlinson is an American educator, author and speaker. She is best known for her innovative work with Differentiated instruction education techniques. Carol is author of over 250 books, book chapters, articles, and other educational materials including:
How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed Ability Classrooms,
The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners,
Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom,
(with Jay McTighe) Differentiating Instruction and Understanding by Design,
(with Kay Brimijoin and Lane Narvaez) The Differentiated School,
(with Marcia Imbeau) Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom,
(with David Sousa) Differentiation and the Brain: How Neuroscience Supports the Learner-Friendly Classroom, and
(with Tonya Moon) Assessment in a Differentiated Classroom: A Guide to Learner Success.
Her books on differentiation are available in 13 languages.

In 2013 Carol was #20 on in the Education Week Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings of university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about schools and schooling. In that same list, she was ranked in the top five most influential voices in Psychology. Carol works throughout the United States and internationally with educators who seek to create classrooms that are more effective with academically diverse student populations.

Goals of the Workshop
Refine a rationale/vision for differentiated or responsive classrooms
Establish a shared understanding of differentiation
Explore the elements of effective differentiation
Identify indicators of quality differentiation

Agenda
Understanding what differentiation is—and is not
Key elements in effective differentiation
Analysis of lesson plans and classroom videos for quality of differentiation
Planning for and leading effective differentiation at the school level

Implementable Skills
After the completion of this workshop participants should be able to implement the following:
Analyze classroom plans and instruction for indicators of quality differentiation in classroom settings
Provide feedback to teachers on quality of differentiation
Plan professional development and other learning opportunities to support teacher growth toward effective differentiation

Feedback
This workshop was held in Chiangmai , Thailand in September 2014. The response of the participants to the question: “What are the theory/skills acquired from this workshop that you can use immediately?” is documented here:

Implementable skills – Leading for Effective Differentiation

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Course Fee
Early Bird (Register by February 28, 2015)
Course fee: USD 340/Baht 11,220 per participant

Regular (Register by April 24, 2015 )
Course fee: USD 360/Baht 11,880 per participant

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)

Click here to reserve a seat
Workshop Reservation Form

Creating and Leading a Differentiated Classroom, 15th-16th October 2015, Chiang Mai

Creating and Leading a Differentiated Classroom

Target Audience: Educators

Course Leader: Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson

Date/Time: October 15-16, 2015
9am – 4pm

Venue: To be confirmed – Chiangmai, Thailand

Workshop Overview
In most classrooms today, teachers are keenly aware of their students’ learning differences and struggle to figure out how to address those differences in ways that benefit both the individual learners and the class as a whole. Differentiated Instruction is a way of thinking about the classroom that involves attending to individual and small group needs while moving the whole class ahead in knowledge, understanding, and skill.

This two-day workshop is designed to help teachers develop a sound understanding of the principles and practices that are evident in effectively differentiated classrooms. Participants will examine the role of learning environment, curriculum, instruction, formative assessment, and classroom management in designing instruction that both challenges and supports a broad range of learners. We’ll examine how each of those key elements can be shaped for maximum student growth and how they work together to enhance learning.

A key focus of the workshop will be exploration of teacher lesson plans, analysis of video clips, and introduction to specific instructional strategies to model and extend participant awareness of and comfort with differentiation. The workshop will include whole group and small breakout group work as well as opportunities for individual consultation.

Workshop Facilitator

carol

Carol Ann Tomlinson is an American educator, author and speaker. She is best known for her innovative work with Differentiated instruction education techniques. Carol is author of over 250 books, book chapters, articles, and other educational materials including:
How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed Ability Classrooms,
The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners,
Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom,
(with Jay McTighe) Differentiating Instruction and Understanding by Design,
(with Kay Brimijoin and Lane Narvaez) The Differentiated School,
(with Marcia Imbeau) Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom,
(with David Sousa) Differentiation and the Brain: How Neuroscience Supports the Learner-Friendly Classroom, and
(with Tonya Moon) Assessment in a Differentiated Classroom: A Guide to Learner Success.
Her books on differentiation are available in 13 languages.

In 2013 Carol was #20 on in the Education Week Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings of university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about schools and schooling. In that same list, she was ranked in the top five most influential voices in Psychology. Carol works throughout the United States and internationally with educators who seek to create classrooms that are more effective with academically diverse student populations.

Goals of the Workshop
After the completion of this workshop participants should be able to:
Develop a framework for thinking about quality differentiation
Increase understanding of quality classroom practice in regard to learning environment, curriculum, formative assessment, instruction, and classroom management
Increase competence and confidence in planning for differentiation, and
Be ready to use several instructional strategies to address learner variance in their classrooms.
Agenda
Day 1
A rationale for differentiation
Defining Differentiation
Creating a Classroom Environment that Invites and Supports Learning
Quality Curriculum in a Differentiated Classroom
Day 2
Use of Formative Assessment to Guide Instruction
Instructional Strategies that Support Differentiation
Managing a Differentiated Classroom
Moving Ahead in your Classroom
Implementable Skills
After the completion of this workshop participants should be able to apply the following to their classrooms:
Developing Know/Understand/Do objectives that increase teacher and learner clarity about learning outcomes
Creating pre- or formative-assessments that align with learning goals
Planning instruction based on formative assessment information
Using specific instructional strategies to address student readiness, interest, and/or learning profile.

Feedback
This workshop was held in Chiangmai , Thailand in September 2014. The response of the participants to the question: “What are the theory/skills acquired from this workshop that you can use immediately?” is documented here:

Implementable skills – Creating and Leading a Differentiated Classroom

FLIER

Course Fee
Early Bird (Register by February 28, 2015)
Course fee: USD 652/Baht 21,500 per participant

Regular (Register by April 24, 2015 )
Course fee: USD 710/Baht 23,430 per participant

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)

REGISTER HERE

Keele University Asia Programme for International School Teachers – Opening Evening in Bangkok, Wednesday 25th February

Keele University Asia Programme for International School Teachers – Opening Evening in Bangkok

This is to give you advance notice of an Open Evening taking place at;

The British Council, Siam Square, Pathumwan, Bangkok – Wednesday 25th February (19.00-21.00)
Dr Stephen Whitehead and Mr Denry Machin (Keele University, UK) will be in attendance to advise and answer any questions on the following programmes:

MBA Education (International)

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (International) – PGCEi

MA Education (International)

For further information and to book a place please contact Dr Stephen Whitehead at: s.m.whitehead@keele.ac.uk

FOBISIA Inaugural Teachers’ Conference 2015 – ‘Fit for Purpose?’ 17th – 18th October 2015

Dear Colleagues,

Are we fit for purpose; is our curricular fit for purpose; are our schools fit for purpose? We are pleased to invite you all to the inaugural FOBISIA Teachers’ Conference, ‘Fit for Purpose?’, at the JW Marriott Phuket, Thailand – 17th-18th October 2015.

The Conference will explore the themes of Technology, Career Advancement, Global Sustainability Issues and Job Alike Workshops (Primary, Secondary & Whole School), considering our ‘fitness for purpose’ within each theme. This will be a FOBISIA conference with a difference; not aimed at senior management, but at you, teachers. Throughout the programme there will be sessions on each theme, many of them run by you. Additionally, there will be great networking and social opportunities, and all beside a beautiful beach in a national park. If you wish to continue on to a half term holiday in Phuket, there will be special packages available.

Keynote Speaker
David Begbie of the Crossroads Foundation, a Hong Kong based non-profit organisation, dedicated to ‘connecting people in a broken world’, by acting as a crossroads for those who need help and those who can help. The Crossroads Foundation works through four avenues: Global Distribution – where need meets resources, Global Hand – partnering for a better world, Global X-Perience – stepping into another’s shoes and Global Handicrafts – fair trade for a fairer world.

David also leads the Global X-Perience. In ‘Struggle for Survival Simulations’, participants try to earn enough to survive and pay for rent, food, sanitation, medical needs and education. Those that can’t, end up in the hands of loan sharks. This simulates the pressures felt by many globally, and explores ways to break the web of poverty. Responses of Previous Participants; ‘Everyone should do this’, Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia. ‘Beautifully done’, Sir Richard Branson, Virgin. ‘A profound experience that reminds us of the plight of millions’, Ban Ki-moon, United Nations.

Workshop Leaders (Check below for – Workshop Leader Application Form)
A great professional development opportunity; we are inviting applications from any delegates who would like to lead a workshop or discussion on one of the Conference Themes (an application pro forma is attached). If interested, please let us know by sending a completed Application Form to Tania Donoghue at Tania.donoghue@fobisia.org. A successful workshop leader will be offered a 50% discount on the Conference Fee.

Outline of Conference Itinerary (all events at the JW Marriott unless stated otherwise)

Friday 16th October: 14:00-17:00 Optional Pre Conference Workshops at
British International School, Phuket (BISP)
18:00-20:00 Conference Welcome Drinks

Saturday 17th October: 09:00-16:00 Conference Key Note, Workshops and Lunch
16:00-17:00 Cocktail Reception
19:00+ Conference Dinner & Entertainment

Sunday 18th October: 09:00-16:00 Second Key Note, Workshops and Lunch
16:00-17:00 End of Conference Drinks

Conference Registration (Check below for – Conference Registration Form)
Conference Fee (excluding hotel accommodation) is SGD 555, inclusive of two day Conference, Welcome Drinks on Friday and Dinner on Saturday. Completed Registration Form and transfer of fee evidence to; Gurmeet Kaur at gurmeet.kaur@fobisia.org by 31st May 2015, please.

We have an Early Bird offer, with 30% off the fee at SGD 389, if you pay by 14th February, 2015.

Please check below for links to:
Saturday Session Registration
Conference Registration Form – updated
Workshop Leader Application Form – updated
JW Marriott Phuket Hotel Form
Attachment 3.2_Renaissance Phuket Hotel Form

Learning Support and SEN FOBISIA Jaws, 31st January – 1st February 2015, Regents Pattaya

Learning Support and SEN FOBISIA Jaws
31st January – 1st February 2015,
Regents Pattaya
Cost: 2000 Baht
(transport to/from hotel and lunches and one dinner)

Outside of the UK it can be difficult for Learning Support departments to find the opportunity to meet other colleagues with a view to improving our work within our own schools. This workshop is a great opportunity for Learning Support teachers, specialists and assistants from different schools and backgrounds to get together and share our knowledge, information and best practice. This workshop will draw on the expertise of ‘The Village Special School’ for specific presentations.

Deadline for registration is 19th January 2015
Our recommended hotel is the Amari Pattaya
If you have any questions please contact:
tricia.gray@regents-pattaya.co.th

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