Friday, April 18, 2014

PAIE workshop titled “Management of Children with Autism” on Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dear Members,

On behalf of PAIE Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the PAIE workshop to be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Details of the session are as follows:

Title:                                “Management of Children with Autism”

Seminar Objective:
This workshop aims to increase awareness about Autism spectrum disorder among practitioners, parents, special and mainstream teachers. The workshop further aims to share basic theories, principles, procedures and techniques for management of children with Autism spectrum disorder. Specific focus among various procedure and techniques will be on behavior therapies.

Details of workshop are as follows:-

Day/Date:                     Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time:                             9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue:                          AKU-IED, Karimabad
Target Audience:         Practitioners, Parents and
Special Education Teachers
Facilitators:                 Mrs. Maria Aamir, Multiple Therapist

About the facilitators:
Mrs. Maria Aamir has more than 15 years of multi-disciplinary experience as a senior therapist in the field of Autism on national and international level. She is also a corporate trainer and has been conducting training workshops on Autism for various forums including national and international.

She did bachelor in Occupational therapy from JPMC, Karachi, and Masters in Audiology (speech pathology) from University of Karachi. In addition she has done different professional courses in ABA from Dubai. She is member of difference Autism associations like Genesis International Ventures Ltd., ASHA, PPA, Madadgar, supportive member of Dar-ul-Sakon. She is Director of Autism Care Foundation and Rehabilitation Karachi, and also running private clinic in DHA Phase II as Autism Consultant.

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, April 24, 2014 at registration@ptan.org or (36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 8554/8556), as this will facilitate us in organising the workshop effectively.
        
We look forward to your participation!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

ASSET: Eighth ASSET Olympiad on theme "What is & What should be" on May 24, 2014

Eighth ASSET Olympiad

What is & What should be

Dear Heads of Institution / Individual Member,

It is a pleasure to inform you that ASSET is organizing the Eight ASSET Olympiad on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at AKU-IED. The theme of the Olympiad is “What is & What should be”.

This year’s Olympiad has been designed with the aim to explore the perception of children about various issues that Pakistan is currently facing.  It will also give platform to children to share how they would like to change the situation. The main objective behind this activity is to develop a positive, healthy and realistic attitude towards betterment of Pakistan as a nation. The students will work in groups and they will either prepare Skits or Posters on the given issue. Winning team members will get shields and certificates. All the participating students and teachers will also get certificates.

The event has been designed to ensure a stimulating experience for all the participants.

The details of the programme are as follows:
08:30 a.m. - 09:00 a.m.
Registration
09:00 a.m. - 09:05 a.m.
Tilawat-i-Quraan-i-Pak
09:05 a.m. - 09:15 a.m.
Guidelines for the Session
09:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
A Session for teachers
Time for students to prepare
the posters/skits
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Tea Break
Exhibition of the posters prepared
by students
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Skits by Students
12:30 p.m. - 01:30 p.m.
Concluding the activities
Who should/can participate?
·         The contest is open to all schools of Pakistan.
·         Each school will be required to send one teacher and four students from Classes VII to X 
·         Two (2) students for poster competition and
·         Two (2) students for preparing and performing in skits.

Detail of the programme:
All necessary stationary and work material will be provided by ASSET-PTAN
·         Posters and Skits will be evaluated by panel of judges.
·         The decision of the panel will be final and undisputed.
·         Participants will be required to arrive latest by 8:30 a.m.
·         Event will start at 9:00 a.m. sharp.
·         The event will be concluded at about 1:30 p.m.

Date and Venue:
The Eight ASSET Olympiad will be held at Aga Khan UniversityInstitute for Educational Development (AKU-IED) on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

Last date for registration:
·   Schools are requested to send in the duly completed registration form (attached) latest        by Thursday, May 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 must be written in CAPITAL letters.
·           The forms must be submitted along with the Registration Fee at PTAN Office, IED.

Registration Fee:
A token of Rs. 1,600/- (One thousand six hundred only) is payable as registration fee along with the registration form, either in cash or in the form of pay order to be made in the name of The Aga Khan University. We urge you to take part in this novel event and contribute in its success. Please feel free to contact PTAN Office if you have any query or require clarifications.

Looking forward to your continued support and cooperation.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

SHADE workshop on "Orientation to Career Guidance for School Leaders" on April 26, 2014

School Head Teachers Association for Development of Education


Orientation to Career Guidance for School Leaders


Objectives:
Ø  Participating teachers will be able to inform students about the basic steps one should follow before making career choice; identifying ones interest, skills, ability and values.
Ø  To help participants understand difference between guidance and counseling.
Ø  To help participants to understand career options and for O’ levels teachers importance on subject choice while selecting groups.

Date:               Saturday, April 26, 2014
Timing:           9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Venue:            Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED)
Facilitator:       Ms. Azmina Afzal

Brief Intro of the Facilitator:
Ms. Azmina Afzal is a Teacher Trainer and Career Advisor. She has done her Advanced Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Master in Education and Master in International Relations. She is also an MBA in Educational Management and currently working on her MPhil Thesis. She works at Foundation Public School as an Academic Head and also a visiting faculty at Institute of Business Management.

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, April 24, 2014 by 4:00 p.m. at registration@ptan.org or call 36347611-14 /36826991-4, Ext. 8554 /8556, as this will facilitate us in organizing the workshop effectively.

We look forward to your participation!

ASSET session on "Rethinking Our Education System: Desire for Betterment" on April 26, 2014

Dear Member,

This month ASSET is organizing a session on “Rethinking Our Education System: Desire for Betterment". The details are as follows: 

Session objectives:

At the end of session, participants will be able to:

Ø  Reflect on our existing education system
Ø  Recognize key aspects of learning, focusing on the child’s holistic development
Ø  Critique different models of education system to explore the ways to optimize child’s potential and humanistic word view

Topic:                         Rethinking Our Education System: Desire for Betterment
Date:                           April 26, 2014
Time:                          9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator:                 Shairose Jessani,

Facilitator’s Profile
Ms. Shairose Irfan Jessani, currently working as a Vice Principal-Academics at Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi. She has done Masters in Science (Chemistry) from Karachi University and Masters in Education (Teacher Education) from AKU-IED with distinction in course work. She has contributed both at school and community level as well as worked with organizations like PTAN, Edlinks, Ministry of Education and AKU-IED as a resource person. Her major interest areas are assessment, educational management, teacher leadership, environment, Science education and ICT integration.

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, April 24, 2014 by 4:00 p.m. at registration@ptan.org or call 36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 8554/8556, as this will facilitate us in organising the workshop effectively.


Thursday, April 03, 2014

SAP workshop titled “Learn with Fun: Using Games in Teaching and Learning Science" on April 12, 2014

Dear Members,

On behalf of SAP Executive Committee, we would like to invite school teachers for the academic session to be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Teachers teaching grade 3 classes and above are encouraged to participate in this session

Topic:      “Learn with Fun: Using Games in Teaching and Learning Science

Objectives of the Session:
                  1.  Explain the use of games in teaching and learning Science
                  2.  Discuss various types  of game and its features
                  3.  Practice variety of games to teach a particular Scientific concepts
                 4.   Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of games and its efficacy
                       to teach Science concepts

Time:          9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Date:          Saturday, April 12, 2014
Venue:        Aga Khan University-Institute for Educational Development

Facilitator: Ms. Kiran Qasim Ali, AKU-IED M.Ed. Course Participant
                     Ms. Neveen Nizar Ali, AKU-IED M.Ed. Course Participant

Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, April 10, 2014 by 4:00 p.m. at registration@ptan.org  or call 36826991-4 / 36347611-4 Ext. 8554 / 8556, as this will facilitate us in organizing the workshop effectively.

We look forward to your participation!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

AKUIED-PDC offers Continuing Professional Education (CPE) course on ‘Learning and Teaching with Technology’ from April-June, 2014



























Contact
Office of the Professional Development Centre, Karachi
Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development
IED-PDC, 1-5/B-VII, FB Area, Karimabad,
Karachi 75950, Pakistan

Tel: +92 21 3634 7611-4, 3682 6991-4, Ext #: 8696/3682 6996

AKUIED-PDC offers a 3 day CPE programme on "Monitoring and Evaluating School Performance





















Contact
Office of the Professional Development Centre, Karachi
Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development
IED-PDC, 1-5/B-VII, FB Area, Karimabad,
Karachi 75950, Pakistan

Tel: +92 21 3634 7611-4, 3682 6991-4, Ext #: 8696

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

EYLA workshop titled "Thinking Maps in Early Years Education" on Saturday, April 5, 2014

Dear EYLA Member,

        On behalf of EYLA Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the EYLA workshop to be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014.

Title:                     Thinking Maps in Early Years Education

This 4 hour workshop focuses on thinking maps in early years classroom that is the most important visual teaching tool to organize children’s thoughts and ideas.  The objectives of this session are:

·               To understand the role of different thinking maps in supporting young children to begin writing
·               To explore how these thinking maps used effectively in early years class room to create well-reasoned work among children by scaffolding instructions within themes/lessons.

         Date:              Saturday, April 5, 2014
Timing:           From 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Venue:            Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED)

Facilitator’s Profile:
Nadya Akram is an Early Childhood Educational Development (ECED) graduate from Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development. She has been working with early years 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, April 4, 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, April 4, 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, April 4, 2014.  Any e-mail received on Friday, April 4, 2014 before 8:30 a.m. (PST) will not be accepted).

ASSET session titled "Teaching Skills and Methodologies" on Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dear Members,

This month ASSET is organizing a session on Teaching Skills and Methodologies. The details are as follows: 

Session objective:

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

·         Reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of teaching methodologies.

·         Adopt new teaching methodologies.

·         Effective use of teaching methodologies.


Topic:                         Teaching Skills and Methodologies
Date:                           March 29, 2014
Time:                          9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator:                 Shahina Hussain

Facilitator’s Profile
Ms. Shahina Hussain has done M.A. in General History and B.Ed. She has been associated with the profession of teaching for last 18 years. She has taught Social Studies and Pakistan Studies at different levels. During her professional life she has attended a number of workshops based on C.I.E. syllabus. Besides, she has conducted many workshops on teaching methodologies and other aspects related to Social Studies.

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Friday, March 28, 2014 (by 4:00 p.m.) at registration@ptan.org or call 36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 8554/8556, as this will facilitate us in organising the workshop effectively.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

SHADE Session titled "Education System – A BLESSING or A CURSE" on Saturday, March 29, 2014

Education System – A BLESSING or A CURSE

It’s the time to reflect and rethink on our existing education system. What are we gaining and what are we loosing. Have we explored all key areas focusing on the child’s holistic development? What are some other models and how are those working? Do we need a U-Turn to optimize the child’s potential and to create a humanistic world?  Those who have similar questions pinching them day and night should attend this session and contribute.

If you feel UNEASE as a stakeholder of this education system, this session would help to increase your uneasiness and desire for change. Let’s reflect together and explore the possibilities.

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

Brief Intro of the Facilitator:
Shairose Irfan Jessani, currently working as a Vice Principal-Academics at Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi. She has done Masters in Science (Chemistry) from Karachi University and Masters in Education (Teacher Education) from AKU-IED with distinction in course work. She has contributed both at school and community level as well as worked with organizations like PTAN, Edlinks, Ministry of Education and AKU-IED as a resource person. Her major interest areas are assessment, educational management, teacher leadership, environment, Science education and ICT integration.

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, March 27, 2014 by 4:00 p.m. at registration@ptan.org or (36347611-14 /36826991-4, Ext. 8554 /8556), as this will facilitate us in organizing the workshop effectively.

 We look forward to your participation!

SAP session titled "Cartoons – A Vehicle to Explore Science Concepts (Part II)" on Saturday, March 22, 2014

Dear Members,

On behalf of SAP Executive Committee, we would like to invite school teachers for the academic session to be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Topic:  Cartoons – A Vehicle to Explore Science Concepts (Part II)

The teachers who attended the previous session (Cartoons – A Vehicle to Explore Science Concepts) on February 15, 2014 are encouraged to participate. However, it is equally beneficial for the new teachers as well. Details of the session are as follows:

Objectives: By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
    1.  Explain concept cartoon and its importance for teaching Science
    2. Develop concept cartoon for their Science class
    3. Use concept cartoons to teach different Science concepts
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Venue: Aga Khan University-Institute for Educational Development
Facilitator: Ms. Naheed Parveen Anwer, Teaching Associate, Aga Khan University- Institute for Educational Development and Executive Committee Member, SAP

Note:
Please bring your science text book or any other reference book for the workshop task.

Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, March 20, 2014 (4:00 p.m.) at registration@ptan.org  or (36826991-4 / 36347611-4 Ext. 8554 / 8556), as this will facilitate us in organizing the workshop effectively.

We look forward to your participation!

Friday, March 07, 2014

PAIE workshop title “Live the Life You Want” on Saturday, March 22, 2014

Dear Member,

On behalf of PAIE Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the PAIE workshop to be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Details of the session are as follows:

Title:                                “Live the Life You Want”
Seminar objective:
Therapist, teachers and parents involved in caregiving responsibilities to children with special needs face many challenges. They are at risk of developing mental and physical fatigue in the process of discharging their duties. In addition family and community members with ‘well- meaning’ and ‘not so well-meaning’ intentions try to advise and intervene in the process.  This at times is not welcomed by the caregiver, ultimately causing stress to them/families and hampering their motivation to work with their child. This session is aimed to help these parents/teachers to get a better control of their emotions and stress so they are able to work with more enthusiasm and motivation and can lead a happy stress free life.
Details of workshop are as follows:-

Day/Date:                        Saturday, March 22, 2014
Time:                               9:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.
Venue:                             AKU-IED, Karimabad
Target audience:             Special Education Teachers, Practitioners and Parents
Facilitators:                     Ms. Amima Salam and Ms. Rukhsana, Clinical Psychologists

About the facilitators
Ms Amima Salam did masters in Clinical Psychology from University of Karachi and post-graduation in Clinical Psychology from Bahria University. She has experience of teaching and practicing at Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University for more than 3 years. Currently she is working as Psychologist at The Hunar Foundation (THF), as Trainer at Mind & Health Clinic Virtual Institute, Clinical Psychologist, Hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner at Delhi Medical Center and Core Trainer at Transformation forum.

Ms Rukhsana did masters in Clinical Psychology from University of Karachi and post-graduation in Clinical Psychology from Bahria University. She has experience of more than 5 years working with orphaned and abandoned children and people with disabilities. Currently she is working as Trainer at Mind & Health Clinic Virtual Institute, as Clinical Psychologist/ lecturer at Dow University of Health sciences, Hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner at Neuro-Clinic and Core Trainer at Transformation forum.

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, March 20, 2014 at registration@ptan.org or (36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 8554/8556), as this will facilitate us in organising the workshop effectively.


We look forward to your participation!