Thursday, November 27, 2014

MAP workshop titled: Who Made My Life Difficult on November 29, 2014

Dear Member,

On behalf of MAP Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the MAP workshop to be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014. Kindly note the details of the session as follow:

Title:                     “Who Made My Life Difficult”

Workshop Objectives:          
To reflect upon our practices and see how to develop our vision and device our methodology to bring positive change in student’s learning

Audience:             Teachers
Day/Date:             Saturday, November 29, 2014
Time:                    01:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Venue:                  AKU-IED, Karimabad
Facilitator:           Ms. Saima Faraz

About the Facilitator:

Ms. Saima Faraz is a physics teacher at Generations School and she is currently teaching O levels. Her other credentials include her service as student counsellor and mentor conducting Young Leadership program at Generations School Senior section. She has also conducted continuing professional development sessions at Generations and a few private organizations.

She has done her Masters in Applied Physics at Karachi University. Currently she is working, as MPhil student in Iqra University, on her research project titled “Comparative analysis of teaching physics in secondary classes in O levels, AKU Board and Karachi Board”

Her session would be about making one’s life easy and productive. She would discuss pro-activity, tips to overcome math anxiety in students and development of mission statement.

We would like to iterate that in order to provide quality professional development to all valued members and to run this association effectively we need your full support and punctuality. Since seats for the session are limited, interested members are requested to kindly confirm their participation latest by Friday, November 28, 2014 (by 4:00 p.m.) at registration@ptan.org or 36347611-14 / 36826991-4 Ext. 8556/8554, as this will facilitate us in organizing the workshop effectively.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SHADE workshop titled: Emotional Intelligence on November 29, 2014

Objectives:
Ø  Know what is emotional intelligence?
Ø  Why is it important to know about emotional intelligence?
Ø  Differentiate between IQ and EIQ
Ø  Know Four Clusters of Emotional Intelligence
Ø  Understand role of educator to stimulate emotional skills in the children

Date:               Saturday, November 29, 2014
Timing:           9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Venue:            Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED)
Facilitator:     Ms. Gulzar Khalfan

Brief Intro of the Facilitator:
Ms. Gulzar Khalfan is a facilitator and Teacher Trainer. She has done her Master in Educational leadership from Australian Catholic University, Advanced Diploma in Human Development (Early Childhood Development)from The Aga Khan University, Master in English from NUML. She was associated with AKESP, The City School and Beacon house School System. She currently works as Freelancer trainer

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Friday, November 28, 2014 by 12:00 noon at registration@ptan.org or call 36347611-14 /36826991-4, Ext. 8554 /8556, as this will facilitate us in organizing the workshop effectively.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

EYLA Offers certification on Early Childhood Education and Development from November 24 to December 5, 2014



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

PAIE workshop titled “Strategic Interviewing and Counseling Skills” on October 25, 2014

Dear Members,

On behalf of PAIE Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the PAIE workshop to be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Details of the session are as follows:

Title:                                “Strategic Interviewing and Counseling Skills”

Seminar Objective:
By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
Ø  identify key features of counselling
Ø  demonstrate their skills establishing rapport effectively
Ø  interview the client by using correct cues and probes
Ø  learn counselling techniques to help the client deal with his / her problem

Details of workshop are as follows:-

Day/Date:                       Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time:                               9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue:                             AKU-IED, Karimabad
Target audience:            Practitioners, Parents and Special Education Teachers
Facilitators:                     Farah Zulqurnain, Vice President PMHA / Clinical Psychologist

About the Facilitator:
Mrs. Farah Zulqurnain is a visionary team leader with over fourteen years of field and research experience, seeking to deploy knowledge and expertise in Clinical Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Mother-Child Care and Women Support areas in a professional and mission oriented environment.
                                                       
In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Friday, October 24, 2014 (by 12:00 noon) at registration@ptan.org or (36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 8554/8556), as this will facilitate us in organizing the workshop effectively.
        
We look forward to your participation!

ASSET- Career Guidance session on "Making Choices and Decisions in Career Path" scheduled for Saturday, November 15, 2014


Making Choices and Decisions in Career Path

Dear Head of Institution / Individual Member,

Universal Children’s Day is celebrated in many countries of the world on November 20, the date when the convention on the rights of the Child adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. Commemorating this day, Association for Social Studies Educators and Teachers (ASSET) organizes special event for children every year. This year we are organizing Career Guidance session for students on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Individual careers will always be a delicate matter where people must carefully plan, where they envision themselves, or how they see themselves now and after some years from now. Career planning can be a challenging task as individuals are faced with many choices, changes, and obstacles. Studies show that career guidance and counselling help individuals to acquire the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to identify options and planning a successful career path.

Objectives of the Session:      
By the end of this session participants will be able to:
  • Discover their potential and choose a field that is true with their skills and aptitudes
  • Use a comprehensive framework for developing their career path
  • Explore career interests, values, aptitudes, skills in relation to possible careers
  • Realize the importance of setting goals for their future
  • Make a decision in a direction which will be beneficial for the whole society

Profile of Speakers:

Sadiq Merchant is an entrepreneur and a teacher by profession with more than twenty five years’ experience in teaching, learning and teachers’ training. He is serving in MSB Educational Institute Karachi for last 25 years in various capacities. He is a part of various training programmes at PTAN (Professional Teachers Association Network) based at AKU-IED Karachi. His passion for learning and teaching has enabled him to create the capacity of empowering teachers/students in order to develop and sustain their learning capabilities. He also has an extensive experience in various academic areas, especially in Mathematics and Social Sciences. He did his First Bachelor in Science. Later he did his Bachelors and Masters in education from HAMDARD University. He has presented research papers at various educational conferences across Pakistan. Career guidance is one of his specialties; and he has conducted more than a dozen workshops and seminars on the topic.

Salman Khimani has done his Bachelors in Computer Science and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. He has been associated with Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) for over 11 years. During these years, he has served as the Head of Careers and Scholarship at Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan (AKES, P) and as the Programme Lead for Aga Khan Foundation's Civil Society Resource Centre. His areas of expertise include career guidance and advising, project designing and management, monitoring and evaluation, training and development and teacher education. He also has a Certificate in Teacher Education from Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED). He has conducted over 200 workshops for students across Pakistan on Career Guidance and Life Skills. He is currently the Head of Community Programmes at AKES, Pakistan.

Who should/can participate?
  • The session is open to all students and teachers of Pakistan.
  • Each school will be required to send students from Secondary and Higher Secondary (VIII to X.)
  • Each group of students must be accompanied by a teacher from the school.

Date and Venue
The session will be held at Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED), Karimabad (IED-PDC, 1-5/B-VII, F.B. Area, Karimabad) on Saturday November 15, 2014.
  • Participants will be required to arrive latest by 8:30 a.m. for registration and related formalities
  • The session will start on time at 9:00 a.m. and end at around 1:00 p.m.

Last date of registration
  • Schools are requested to send in the duly completed registration form (attached) latest by Tuesday, November 11, 2014.
  • No On Spot Registration will be accepted. please confirm your participation by filling out the attached registration form and submit it to PTAN office along with registration fees before the deadline i-e Tuesday, November 11, 2014
  • The registration form must be completed in all respects and the names of the students nominated by the schools must be clearly spelled and presented in CAPITAL letters.
  • The forms must be submitted along with the Registration Fee at PTAN Office, IED.

Registration Fee
  • Three student and one teacher from a School/Institute:           Rs. 600/-
  • Additional teacher or student:                                                  Rs. 200/- per head

A token of Rs. 600/- (Six hundred only) is payable as registration fee and must be attached to the registration form either in cash or in the form of pay order in the name of The Aga Khan University.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

MAP- "Mathematics-Formative Assessment Classroom Technique’s (M-Facts)" on Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dear Member,

On behalf of MAP Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the MAP workshop to be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Kindly note the details of the session as follow:

Title:               “Mathematics-Formative Assessment Classroom Technique’s (M-Facts)”

Audience:             Primary school teachers I - V
Day/Date:             Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time:                    9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue:                  AKU-IED, Karimabad
Facilitator:           Ms. Asma Mamsa

About the Facilitator:
Ms. Asma Mamsa is an educator with focus on teaching Mathematics in primary classrooms. She is currently doing her Masters in Education at AKU-IED. Prior to enrolling in the M.Ed. program she did her B.Sc. in Mathematics and MBA in Finance. She recently completed a research project titled “Formative assessment classroom techniques and their influence on the instructional practices of primary school mathematics teachers” using action research methods.


We would like to iterate that in order to provide quality professional development to all valued members and to run this association effectively we need your full support and punctuality. Since seats for the session are limited, interested members are requested to kindly confirm their participation latest by Thursday, October 23, 2014 (by 4:00 p.m.) at registration@ptan.org or 36347611-14 / 36826991-4 Ext. 8556/8554, as this will facilitate us in organizing the workshop effectively.

ASSET- "Holistic Approach towards Learning Social Studies" on Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dear Member,

This month ASSET is organizing an interactive session on Holistic Approach towards Learning Social Studies. The details are as follows:

Session Objectives:
By the end of the session the participants will be able to:

·         Emphasize on the importance of inter linking subjects of polity, law, culture, philosophy and alike with traditional subject areas of social studies (civic studies, geography and history).

·         Use various means (especially activities) to convey conceptual knowledge related to the subject.

·         Suggest viable alternatives in case of encountering paucity of resources within classroom.

·         Reaffirm that learning is a two way process, whereby they need to consistently update the stock of knowledge and evaluate his/her experience.

Topic:                         Holistic Approach towards Learning Social Studies
Date:                           Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time:                          9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator:                 Mr. Ajay Pinjani

Facilitator’s Profile
Mr. Ajay Pinjani did his bachelors in Political Science and International Relations with a High Honors from Middle East Technical University, Turkey. He attended Boston University, USA under a student exchange program. He completed his masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and was awarded Best International Student. He has also been an active member of dance and theatre groups during college years. As his master’s thesis project, he undertook research in “Sindhi Sufi Poetry in contemporary Pakistan; meeting of tradition and modernity.” Presently, he is working as a Content Developer, Outreach Tours at Citizens Archive of Pakistan.

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, October 23, 2014 at registration@ptan.org or call 36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 8554/8556, as this will facilitate us in organising the workshop effectively.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Postponement of ASSET- Career Guidance session on "Making Choices and Decisions in Career Path" scheduled for Saturday, October 18, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENT

ASSET- Career Guidance session on "Making Choices and Decisions in Career Path" which is supposed to be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 has been postponed due to rally being organized by a political party same day (i.e. October 18, 2014) in Karachi.

New date of the session will be Saturday, November 15, 2014.

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Making Choices and Decisions in Career Path

Dear Head of Institution / Individual Member,

Universal Children’s Day is celebrated in many countries of the world on November 20, the date when the convention on the rights of the Child adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. Commemorating this day, Association for Social Studies Educators and Teachers (ASSET) organizes special event for children every year. This year we are organizing Career Guidance session for students on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

Individual careers will always be a delicate matter where people must carefully plan, where they envision themselves, or how they see themselves now and after some years from now. Career planning can be a challenging task as individuals are faced with many choices, changes, and obstacles. Studies show that career guidance and counselling help individuals to acquire the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to identify options and planning a successful career path.

Objectives of the Session:    
By the end of this session participants will be able to:
  • Discover their potential and choose a field that is true with their skills and aptitudes
  • Use a comprehensive framework for developing their career path
  • Explore career interests, values, aptitudes, skills in relation to possible careers
  • Realize the importance of setting goals for their future
  • Make a decision in a direction which will be beneficial for the whole society

Profile of Speakers:

Sadiq Merchant is an entrepreneur and a teacher by profession with more than twenty five years’ experience in teaching, learning and teachers’ training. He is serving in MSB Educational Institute Karachi for last 25 years in various capacities. He is a part of various training programmes at PTAN (Professional Teachers Association Network) based at AKU-IED Karachi. His passion for learning and teaching has enabled him to create the capacity of empowering teachers/students in order to develop and sustain their learning capabilities. He also has an extensive experience in various academic areas, especially in Mathematics and Social Sciences. He did his First Bachelor in Science. Later he did his Bachelors and Masters in education from HAMDARD University. He has presented research papers at various educational conferences across Pakistan. Career guidance is one of his specialties; and he has conducted more than a dozen workshops and seminars on the topic.

Salman Khimani has done his Bachelors in Computer Science and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. He has been associated with Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) for over 11 years. During these years, he has served as the Head of Careers and Scholarship at Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan (AKES, P) and as the Programme Lead for Aga Khan Foundation's Civil Society Resource Centre. His areas of expertise include career guidance and advising, project designing and management, monitoring and evaluation, training and development and teacher education. He also has a Certificate in Teacher Education from Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED). He has conducted over 200 workshops for students across Pakistan on Career Guidance and Life Skills. He is currently the Head of Community Programmes at AKES, Pakistan.

Who should/can participate?
  • The session is open to all students and teachers of Pakistan.
  • Each school will be required to send students from Secondary and Higher Secondary (VIII to X.)
  • Each group of students must be accompanied by a teacher from the school.

Date and Venue
The session will be held at Aga Khan UniversityInstitute for Educational Development (AKU-IED) on Saturday October 18, 2014.
  • Participants will be required to arrive latest by 8:30 a.m. for registration and related formalities
  • The session will start on time at 9:00 a.m. and end at around 1:00 p.m.

Last date of registration
  • Schools are requested to send in the duly completed registration form (attached) latest by Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
  • The registration form must be completed in all respects and the names of the students nominated by the schools must be clearly spelled and presented in CAPITAL letters.
  • The forms must be submitted along with the Registration Fee at PTAN Office, IED.

Registration Fee
  • Three student and one teacher from a School/Institute:        Rs. 600/-
  • Additional teacher or student:                                                Rs. 200/- per head

A token of Rs. 600/- (Six hundred only) is payable as registration fee and must be attached to the registration form either in cash or in the form of pay order in the name of The Aga Khan University.

Friday, October 03, 2014

ASSET- Career Guidance session on "Making Choices and Decisions in Career Path" on Saturday, October 18, 2014

Making Choices and Decisions in Career Path

Dear Head of Institution / Individual Member,

Universal Children’s Day is celebrated in many countries of the world on November 20, the date when the convention on the rights of the Child adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. Commemorating this day, Association for Social Studies Educators and Teachers (ASSET) organizes special event for children every year. This year we are organizing Career Guidance session for students on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

Individual careers will always be a delicate matter where people must carefully plan, where they envision themselves, or how they see themselves now and after some years from now. Career planning can be a challenging task as individuals are faced with many choices, changes, and obstacles. Studies show that career guidance and counselling help individuals to acquire the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to identify options and planning a successful career path.

Objectives of the Session:    
By the end of this session participants will be able to:
  • Discover their potential and choose a field that is true with their skills and aptitudes
  • Use a comprehensive framework for developing their career path
  • Explore career interests, values, aptitudes, skills in relation to possible careers
  • Realize the importance of setting goals for their future
  • Make a decision in a direction which will be beneficial for the whole society

Profile of Speakers:

Sadiq Merchant is an entrepreneur and a teacher by profession with more than twenty five years’ experience in teaching, learning and teachers’ training. He is serving in MSB Educational Institute Karachi for last 25 years in various capacities. He is a part of various training programmes at PTAN (Professional Teachers Association Network) based at AKU-IED Karachi. His passion for learning and teaching has enabled him to create the capacity of empowering teachers/students in order to develop and sustain their learning capabilities. He also has an extensive experience in various academic areas, especially in Mathematics and Social Sciences. He did his First Bachelor in Science. Later he did his Bachelors and Masters in education from HAMDARD University. He has presented research papers at various educational conferences across Pakistan. Career guidance is one of his specialties; and he has conducted more than a dozen workshops and seminars on the topic.

Salman Khimani has done his Bachelors in Computer Science and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. He has been associated with Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) for over 11 years. During these years, he has served as the Head of Careers and Scholarship at Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan (AKES, P) and as the Programme Lead for Aga Khan Foundation's Civil Society Resource Centre. His areas of expertise include career guidance and advising, project designing and management, monitoring and evaluation, training and development and teacher education. He also has a Certificate in Teacher Education from Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED). He has conducted over 200 workshops for students across Pakistan on Career Guidance and Life Skills. He is currently the Head of Community Programmes at AKES, Pakistan.

Who should/can participate?
  • The session is open to all students and teachers of Pakistan.
  • Each school will be required to send students from Secondary and Higher Secondary (VIII to X.)
  • Each group of students must be accompanied by a teacher from the school.

Date and Venue
The session will be held at Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED) on Saturday October 18, 2014.
  • Participants will be required to arrive latest by 8:30 a.m. for registration and related formalities
  • The session will start on time at 9:00 a.m. and end at around 1:00 p.m.

Last date of registration
  • Schools are requested to send in the duly completed registration form (attached) latest by Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
  • The registration form must be completed in all respects and the names of the students nominated by the schools must be clearly spelled and presented in CAPITAL letters.
  • The forms must be submitted along with the Registration Fee at PTAN Office, IED.

Registration Fee
  • Three student and one teacher from a School/Institute:        Rs. 600/-
  • Additional teacher or student:                                                Rs. 200/- per head

A token of Rs. 600/- (Six hundred only) is payable as registration fee and must be attached to the registration form either in cash or in the form of pay order in the name of The Aga Khan University.

HDP is inviting applications for Advanced Diploma in Human Development (Early Child Development) Programme

Dear All,

Greetings from Human Development Programme- Aga Khan University, Karachi!

This is to share with you that HDP is inviting applications for Advanced Diploma in Human Development (Early Child Development) Programme, commencing from April 2015. An 18 months Diploma comprises of 3 courses that would be useful also for community development workers and planners who are concerned with home-based or community-based programmes for pregnant women, young children and their families in health care and education settings.
We request you to please disseminate to whom you think would be interested to apply on diploma programme.
The detailed information about course I is appended below. 




Thursday, October 02, 2014

EYLA session titled "Fun with Vocabulary" on October 11, 2014


Dear EYLA Members,

On behalf of EYLA Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the EYLA workshop to be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Title:                         Fun with Vocabulary

Objectives of the workshop
·   Assist teachers/care givers to help their children in building rich vocabulary, and in turn, strong     reading and writing skills.
·   Enhance their understanding about the importance of vocabulary acquisition
·   Introduce techniques to teach new vocabularies through stories/poems
·   Explore activities for teaching vocabularies
Date    :Saturday, October 11, 2014
Timing  :From 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Venue :Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED)

Facilitator’s Profile:
Saniya Muhammed Saleem is an Early Years trained teacher and has experience of working with young children. She has also done diploma in Montessori Education from London Montessori International. Currently doing her Masters of Education from Aga Khan University- Institute for Educational Development and working on research in early writing skills.

Nadya Akram is an Early Childhood Educational Development (ECED) graduate from Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development. She has been working with early year’s teachers and young children for last ten (10) years. She has also worked as an Academic Coordinator in private schools. As a teacher trainer she has conducted workshops on early years education for various organizations.

Registration will start from Friday, October 10, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Since seating at the workshop is limited, aspiring participants must confirm their participation at registration@ptan.org or phone # 36826991-4/36347611-4 Ext. 8554/8556. Available seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and the registration will be closed once the workshop has been fully subscribed.

(Please note that the request for confirmation, for attending the workshop, sent through e-mails or phone calls received before Friday, October 10, 2014 will not be accepted. Members sending their confirmations through e-mails should send their e-mails from 8:30 a.m. (PST) on Friday, October 10, 2014.  Any e-mail received on Friday, October 10, 2014 before 8:30 a.m. (PST) will not be accepted)