Thursday, May 21, 2015

Professional Teacher Association Network offers Certification on Early Childhood Education Development from Jun 8-17, 2015





































Registration form is attached here

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ASSET Course on "Resource Development for Interactive Teaching" from June 11-13, 2015






































Registration form attached here

Saturday, May 16, 2015

MAP workshop titled “Using Games in Mathematics Classrooms” on May 23, 2015

Dear Member,

On behalf of MAP Executive Committee, we would like to invite you to a MAP workshop on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Details are as follows: 

Title:                               “Using Games in Mathematics Classrooms”

Workshop Objectives:          
By the end of the workshop the participants will be able to:
·         Understand and appreciate the use of games in a Mathematics classroom.
·         Develop a game to teach a mathematical concept of their own choice and modify it with the help of critique provided by the participants and facilitators.

Audience:              School Teachers across all grade levels
Day/Date:              Saturday, May 23, 2015
Time:                     09:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.
Venue:                   AKU-IED, Karimabad
Facilitators:          Ms. Alina Benjamin, Ms Zehra Habib and Ms Afeefa Afzal

About the Facilitator:
Ms Alina Benjamin is currently pursuing her M.Ed. studies at the Notre Dame Institute of Education (NDIE). Earlier, she has been working at the Aga Khan University Examination Board as a Mathematics Specialist. She worked as a Mathematics teacher at St. Patrick’s High School in the O-level and A-Level sections. She has also served as a Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics at St. Patrick’s College for Men & Women and Lecturer of General Science at the NDIE.

Ms Zehra Habib has done her masters in Physics from Karachi University and MEd. from Notre Dame Institute of Education (result awaited). She taught at school and college level and conducted training on several topics related with teaching learning process. Her major interest areas are teaching, assessment, educational psychology and educational leadership.

Ms Afeefa Afzal is a qualified teacher, holding a BEd. from Notre Dame Institute of Education (NDIE) with over 4 years of teaching experience. She also holds MSc. degree with major in Human Development. She also worked as a teacher at St. Joseph’s Convent School at a secondary level. Presently, she is working as a Lecturer in a Govt. Islamia College for Women and also pursuing her MPhil. in Education from Iqra University.

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, May 21, 2015 (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.


Please note that no member will be allowed to attend the workshop without prior confirmation.

We look forward to your active participation in the workshop.

Friday, May 15, 2015

PAIE- Workshop titled "Introduction to Speech, Language and Communication- An overview of Articulation Errors, their Evaluation & Treatment" on May 23, 2015

Dear Members,

On behalf of PAIE Executive Committee, you are invited to a PAIE workshop on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Details are as follows:

Title:                        Introduction to Speech, Language and Communication-
An overview of Articulation Errors, their Evaluation & Treatment

Seminar Objective:

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
Ø  Learn about the key features of Speech Language and Communication
Ø  Understand the difference between Speech, Language and Communication
Ø  Have a understanding of Articulation Errors
Ø  Be able to identify Articulation Errors
Ø  Develop awareness of the treatment protocol

Day/Date:                   Saturday, May 23, 2015
Time:                           9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue:                         AKU-IED, Karimabad
Target audience:        Practitioners, Parents and Special Education Teachers
Facilitators:       Ms. Nousheen Gul (BSc. OT, M.A. ASLP), Program Coordinator/Supervising Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist, Milestone Charitable Trust, Karachi

About the Facilitator:
Nousheen Gul has been working in the field of rehabilitation for last fifteen years. She has worked both in clinic and school setting. The knowledge of two major fields of rehabilitation enables her to have a diversified approach towards developmental disabilities and their management. In addition to the clinical knowledge, she is deploying her skills in construction and implementation of Individualized Education Plan along with designing and supervising the entire program of a center for children with developmental disabilities.
                                                     
In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory.

Please note that no member will be allowed to attend the workshop without prior confirmation.

Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, May 21, 2015 (by 4:00 p.m.) at registration@ptan.org or call 021-36826991-94/ 021-36347611-14 Ext. 8554/8556, as this will facilitate us in organizing the workshop effectively.

We look forward to your participation!

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

EYLA session titled “Proud To Be a Mother – Session for Mothers to Be” on May 16, 2015

Dear EYLA Members

On behalf of EYLA Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the EYLA workshop to be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

Title:      Proud To Be a Mother – Session for Mothers to Be

Objectives of the workshop
·   Recognize and value the importance of positive contribution of a mother in child’s life
·   Identify parenting types and styles
·   List ways to foster a child’s self-concept
·   Identify positive guidance techniques
·   Apply positive guidance techniques to child-rearing problems and/or case studies
·   List ways of celebrating mother’s day

Date       :       Saturday, May 16, 2015
Timing  :       From 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Venue   :       Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED)

Facilitator’s Profile:
Ms. Aatika Agha has done Masters in Economics, Montessori Diploma and certification course in Early Child Development. She has been conducting training sessions for NGOs and miscellaneous community arrangements. She has worked collaboratively with numerous educational institutes and has been called upon as a key presenter in numerous educational training programs in the under privileged areas to create awareness about modern methodologies and techniques of interactive classroom skills and child’s holistic development. Furthermore, she has managed the internal and external flow of communication within the organizations for increased productivity.

Registration will start from Friday, May 15, 2015 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, May 15, 2015 will not be accepted. Members sending their confirmations through e-mails should send their e-mails from 8:30 a.m. (PST) on Friday, May 15, 2015.  Any e-mail received on Friday, May 15, 2015 before 8:30 a.m. (PST) will not be accepted).

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

ASSET session titled “Thinking Critically About Social Issues” on May 9, 2015

Dear Member,

This month ASSET is organizing an interactive session onThinking Critically About Social Issues”. The details are as follows:

About the Session:
In this interactive workshop, participants will review the concepts of citizenship, human rights and social dilemmas. They will examine some rights and responsibilities of citizens and the controversies that arise when people have different opinions about social issues.

The workshop will employ group discussion and activities that can be taken back to classrooms.

Date:                           Saturday, May 9, 2015
Time:                          9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator:           Ms. Anika Khan, Senior Lecturer, Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture (CBEC), SIUT

Facilitator’s Profile
Anika Khan works as Senior Lecturer at the Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture (CBEC), SIUT. She has a Master in Bioethics and is involved in promoting ethics education and critical thinking skills in schools in Karachi. She also holds a diploma in remedial teaching and assessment of children with specific learning disabilities. Her background since 1996 has been in education and before joining CBEC in 2012, she was a faculty member at READ, Karachi. Currently, she is visiting faculty at READ and Ziauddin College of Speech Language Therapy (ZCSLT) where she conducts courses on learning disabilities for teachers. Anika conducts workshops and sessions on ethics education and mainstream as well as remedial teaching methodologies for schools as well as the general public.

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, May 7, 2015 (by 4:00 p.m.) at registration@ptan.org or call 021-36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 8554/8556, as this will facilitate us in organising the workshop effectively.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

SAP Session titled "Create Interest in Science Classroom through Interactive Teaching Strategies" on May 9, 2015

Dear Member,

On behalf of SAP Executive Committee, we would like to invite school teachers for the academic session to be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Topic:      Create Interest in Science Classroom through Interactive Teaching Strategies

Objectives:
By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
·         Discuss the traditional Science teaching Vs the Global Science education approach
·         Explore few interactive teaching strategies for Science classrooms (e.g. story-telling, discussion,         concept mapping)
·         Share the key considerations while planning & implementing the strategies
·         Link different strategies with the Bloom’s Cognitive Levels
Time:              9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
Date:               Saturday, May 9, 2015
Venue:            Aga Khan University-Institute for Educational Development
Facilitators:    Ms. Shairose Irfan Jessani, Vice Principal-Academics, Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi.

Facilitator’s Profile
Ms. Shairose Irfan Jessani is 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.

Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, May 7, 2015 (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!

Thursday, April 09, 2015

ASSET session on Developing Resource Material on April 18, 2015

Dear Member,

This month ASSET is organizing an interactive session on Developing Resource Material. The details are as follows:

Session Objectives:

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

·      Realize the importance of interactive teaching especially in case of Social Studies
·      Integrate resource material for making teaching and learning process more interactive and based on self-learning.
·      Explore the essentials of making interactive resources for class room teaching.
·      Develop some resources for the teaching of the different concepts of Social Studies.

Topic:                         Developing Resource Material
Date:                           Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time:                          9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator:          Mr. Ali Usman (Deputy Director Learning Support Unit, Sindh Education Foundation

Facilitator’s Profile

Mr. Ali Usman is working with Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) as Deputy Director, Learning Support Unit. Earlier, he worked with Aga Khan Education Service Pakistan as Program Associate, Arts and Aesthetics. He has conducted several sessions on different teaching and learning resources and also developed resource kits for different organizations i.e. Aman Foundation, Teacher Resource Centre (TRC) etc. Also, in collaboration with Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, he has developed teaching resource kit for grades 1, 2, and 3 according to the syllabus of Ministry of Education, Kabul. Mr. Usman has been representing SEF on different fora.

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, April 16, 2015 (by 4:00 p.m.) at registration@ptan.org or call 021-36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 8554/8556, as this will facilitate us in organizing the workshop effectively.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

EYLA session on Make Trash Talk – Ideas for Earth Day Celebration on April 11, 2015

Dear Member,
On behalf of EYLA Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the ECE workshop to be held on. The details of the session are as follows:

Topic: Make Trash Talk – Ideas for Earth Day Celebration

Objectives: By the end of this workshop the participants will be able to discuss:
§  Hazards of too much garbage!
§  Significance of creating an attitude and mind-set of Reuse, Reduce and Recycle
§  Importance of inculcating the awareness of Earth Day in children
§  Activities on Earth Day thorough integrated planning

§  Effective role of  low-cost no-cost learning material
     
Day/Date:       Saturday April 11th, 2015
Time:              9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue:            AKU-IED, Karimabad
Facilitator:     Ms Aatika Agha

Facilitator’s Profile
Ms Aatika Agha has done Masters in Economics, Montessori Diploma and certification course in Early Child Development. She has been conducting training sessions for NGOs and miscellaneous community arrangements. She has worked collaboratively with numerous educational institutes and has been called upon as a key presenter in numerous educational training programs in the under privileged areas to create awareness about modern methodologies and techniques of interactive classroom skills and child’s holistic development. Furthermore, she has managed the internal and external flow of communication within the organizations for increased productivity.        

Pollution levels are as high as they are due to human consumption and their interaction with the world causing destruction to the earth and all species living on earth.

Registration will start from Friday, April 10, 2015 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 10, 2015 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 10, 2015. Any e-mail received on Friday, April 10, 2015 before 8:30 a.m. (PST) will not be accepted)

Saturday, April 04, 2015

PAIE session on “Inclusion: Why and How” on April 18, 2015

Dear Member,

On behalf of PAIE Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the PAIE workshop to be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Details of the session are as follows:

Title:                                “Inclusion: Why and How

Seminar Objective:
By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
Ø  Understand Inclusion and Exclusion
Ø  Understand Disability and Special need issues
Ø  Understand Inclusive Education
Ø  Understand Role of Therapist in Inclusion

Details of workshop are as follows:-

Day/Date:                       Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time:                               9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue:                            AKU-IED, Karimabad
Target audience:            Practitioners, Parents and Special Education Teachers
Facilitators:                    Ms Yasmeen Muhammad (Special Educator)
                                         Ms Shafaq Safdar (Special Educator)
                                         Ms Saba Naqi (Special Educator and Speech Therapist).
                                                 
In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, April 16, 2015 (by 04:00 p.m.) 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!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Aga Khan University Open Day on April 4, 2015 at Institute for Educational Development (Karimabad Campus)

The Aga Khan University is organizing an Open Day for Potential Candidates who are willing to apply for admission in the Programmes at AKU.

The Open Day will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at AKU – Institute for Educational Development (Karimabad Campus).

Please get yourself registered for ‘Open Day’ by April 2, 2015. Kindly refer to the below flyer for further details.

Best wishes,
Office of the Registrar
Aga Khan University




Friday, March 20, 2015

HEALTH Workshop: "Child Development during Early Years: Health Care Perspective" on Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dear Member,
                                                  
On behalf of HEALTH Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the HEALTH workshop to be held on . The details of the session are as follows:

Topic:                         Child Development during Early Years: Health Care Perspective

Objectives:      By the end of this workshop the participants will be able to discuss:
-          Importance of Early Child Care
-          World Health Organization’s concept of health and health care
-          Risk factors that affect child health
-          Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and its application in ECD
-          Role of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) in child development
-          Strategies to promote child health and development at diverse settings

Day/Date:       Saturday/April 4, 2015
Time:              9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue:            AKU-IED, Karimabad
Facilitator:     Ms Shela Hirani

Facilitator profile
Ms Shela Hirani has done Master of Science in Nursing (MScN), Advanced Diploma in Early Child Development and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Aga Khan University. She has been conducting training sessions at the hospital and diverse community setups. Her area of specialty is Maternal and Child Health with the focus on “Early child development” and “Human lactation”. Her several papers have been published in the refereed journals pertinent to the theme of maternal and child health in Pakistani context. Currently, she is working as Assistant Professor at Aga Khan University, School of Nursing and Midwifery (AKU-SONAM). She also chairs Child Health Nursing Interest group at Aga Khan University, and serving as President of the Rho Delta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International: An honor society of nursing.

Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, April 2, 2015, at registration@ptan.org or (36826991-4/36347611 Ext. 8554 / 8556), as this will facilitate us in organizing the workshop effectively.