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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

APEE Session on “Values in Action” on March 28, 2015

Dear Members

On behalf of APEE Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the academic session to be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

The details are as follows:

Topic:    “Values in Action”

What appears to be missing from many schools and society at large is a shared vocabulary, based on shared positive human values, which can provide a sense of direction and vision about how to create a stable moral society. Values are principles fundamental, convictions, ideals, standards or life stances that act as general guides to behavior or as reference points in decision making. Value education is most effective when the Principal acts as a role model and ensure that it is at the heart of the school’s philosophy.

Session Objectives:
-  Decide why do you want to introduce Value-based education and what is it about?
-  What positive values should a school promote?
-  How do Values inculcate in curriculum?
-  Do schools have enough time to introduce values?

Date:  March 28, 2015
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Ms. Shahnila Sami

Facilitator’s Profile
Ms Shahnila Sami is a Senior Academic Advisor at Danesh Publication. She holds an MPhil degree in Education. She has also done ICELT course from the Cambridge University.  She has 16 years of experience in the field of education which includes teaching at University level, training teachers, and school management. She has also presented research papers at national and international level.

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, March 26, 2015 at registration@ptan.org or 36826991-4 Ext. 8556/8554 (Tuesday-Friday), as this will facilitate us in organizing the session effectively.

SAP Session: "Argumentation in Science: An Art of Giving your Ideas Power" on March 28, 2015

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 28, 2015.

Topic:"Argumentation in Science: An Art of Giving your Ideas Power"

Objectives:
By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
-  Explore their own views and ideas regarding argumentation
-  Discuss the structure of argumentation
-  Engage in oral and written argumentation using socio-scientific issues
-  Reflect on application of argumentation strategy in their own context
Time:               9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
Date:                Saturday, March 28, 2015
Venue:    Aga Khan University-Institute for Educational Development
Facilitators:    Ms Kiran Qasim Ali, Ms Naveen Nizar Ali and
                         Ms Uzma Munir, Students of  MEd., AKU-IED.

Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, March 26, 2015 (by 12:00 noon) 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!

SHADE: USING MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE THEORY IN THE CLASSROOM on Saturday, March 28, 2015

USING MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE THEORY IN THE CLASSROOM

Objectives:
Ø  To understand what is Multiple Intelligence Theory and its importance in education.
Ø  To differentiate between the eight categories of Multiple Intelligence Theory
Ø  To incorporate Multiple Intelligence Theory in classroom teaching

Date:               Saturday, March 28, 2015
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 is an Executive Committee member of SHADE and APEE at AKU-IED. 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 and Master in English from NUML She was associated with AKESP, The City School and Beaconhouse School System. She currently works as a freelance trainer.

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, March 25, 2015 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.


Looking forward to your participation!

ASSET Session: “Teach for Peace” on Saturday, March 28, 2015

Dear Members,

This month ASSET is organizing an interactive session on “Teach for Peace”. The details are as follows:

The aim of this workshop is to:

·   Make a conscious effort in raising awareness about core issues and basics of peace education.
·   Equip teachers with the skills to teach for peace and promote non-violent social interactions
    and tolerance among their students.
·    Increase inclusivity, understanding and acceptance amongst people.
·    Promote and celebrate diversity of people.

Topic:             Teach for Peace
Date:               Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time:              9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator:     Ms Shabnam Sohail
Deadline:        March, Thursday 26, 2015

Facilitator’s Profile
Ms. Shabnam Sohail is MA (Economics) from University of Karachi and Masters in Education (MEd) with Distinction in Dissertation from Aga Khan University

Ms Shabnam is presently working as a Senior Lecturer in St. Joseph’s College for Women; her main areas of interest are social studies teaching, teacher education and curriculum development. She is working for British Council project for Sindh (SESSP) as a member of a team of Curriculum Developers. She is also a member of a team of textbook writers for the Sindh Textbook Board, Jamshoro and earlier worked as a member of a team of textbook writers for the Sindh Textbook Board.

She has worked for EDC-Pre STEP (Pre-Service Teacher Education Program) as a consultant to develop a course ‘Teaching Social Studies’ for B. Ed students and also conducted several Professional Development Sessions for teachers. Besides, she has worked as a member of the Peace Education & Interactive Learning Modules Writing Team with GTZ Education Projects Office Islamabad


In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, March 26, 2015 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.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

EYLA workshop titled: Tadrees Urdu Ke Liye Nazmo aur Khaniyo ka Istamal on March 7, 2015


Registration will start from Friday, March 6, 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, March 6, 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, March 6, 2015. Any e-mail received on Friday, March 6, 2015 before 8:30 a.m. (PST) will not be accepted)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

PTAN Institutional Membership Registration for the Year 2015

Institutional Membership Registration for the Year 2015


Dear Member,

This is to inform you that the membership of the Professional Teacher Association Network (PTAN) is open for renewal as well as for new registration of membership for the year 2015

To facilitate the registration, PTAN membership registration form has been attached to this letter. Interested institutions are requested to submit their form duly filled in along with the visiting card of the concerned school principal and an annual fee of Rs. 5,400/- (in cash or by pay order in favor of “The Aga Khan University”) latest by Tuesday, March 10, 2015. The membership will get expired on December 31, 2015.

The registration process will be completed as soon as possible, however, the institutions are requested to collect their membership cards, after 4 weeks of submission date of their registration form, from the PTAN Office between 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday.

Every institution will be issued 2 cards of each association, which will enable it to send two teachers to each workshop. The institution will be required to confirm the names of the participating teachers prior to the workshop date via email at registration@ptan.org or by calling 36347611-4/36826991-4, Ext. 8554/8556. These teachers will be required to present their association membership cards at the registration desk before attending the workshop.

After registration, every institution will receive a circular of the upcoming workshop well in advance. In case these circulars somehow do not reach in time, the members can obtain an update of the upcoming session from our website www.ptan.org or contact us on phone numbers 36347611-4/36826991-4, Ext: 8554/8556.  It is informed that no participant shall be allowed to attend a regular workshop without presenting the membership card.

Kindly feel free to contact PTAN in case of any enquiry.

We look forward to your continuous alliance with PTAN and its other associated members.

PTAN Individual Membership Registration for the Year 2015


Individual Membership Registration for the Year 2015

Dear Member,

This is to remind you that your membership of the association is open for renewal for the year 2015. If you have not so far renewed it, you are requested to do it latest by Tuesday, March 10, 2015, since the membership issued for the year 2014 has stood expired after December 31, 2014.   

To facilitate the renewal of membership, a registration form is attached hereto. You are requested to submit this form duly filled in and signed along with a copy of your CNIC and 1”x 1” size photograph/s as well as an annual renewal fee of Rs. 300/- per association membership to PTAN office between 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday. The renewed membership will remain valid from March 1 to December 31, 2015.

After the registration, every member will receive a letter of the upcoming session. In case the letter does not reach you in time; you can get an update of the upcoming session from our website www.ptan.org or contact us on phone numbers 36347611-4 / 36826991-4, Ext. 8554/8556. Please feel free to approach PTAN in case of any enquiry.

We look forward to your continuous alliance with PTAN and its Associations in future.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SHADE workshop titled: Discipline without Stress on February 28, 2015

School Head Teachers Association for Development of Education

Discipline without Stress

This session builds on the concepts of ‘Discipline without Stress”, the work of Dr. Marvin Marshall who is a specialist in education and child development. This is a highly positive learning session for teachers at all grade levels seeking to help young people learn without putting overwhelming pressure upon them in the process.

This workshop introduces a system to help teachers, foster accountability and positive life skills in their learners. Discipline without Stress sets forth very practical ideas in a reasonable and rational manner. This session will help to improve classroom management skills of teachers and maintain discipline within and outside the classroom.

This is a high order thinking session and will encourage participants to contextualize these approaches for their classroom and school settings. the session will help participants to:


·   Explore the differences between Classroom Management and Discipline
·   Discover the myths regarding discipline
·   Maintain discipline in their classrooms without taking and/or giving stress.

Date:                              Saturday, February 28, 2015
Timing:                          From 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Venue:                           Aga Khan University Institute for
                                     Educational Development
Registration Fee:            Rs. 500/- (for this session only)
Registration deadline:    Thursday, February 26, 2015

Facilitator’s Profile:
Nadeem ur Rehman Khan is a learning consultant, trainer and an intrapreneur. He works at IQRA University as Manager, Corporate Liaison Unit. Previously, he has worked with The Aga Khan Education Services, Pakistan. With over 6 years of experience in the learning and development sector, he has worked for employee development at various organizations and has extensive expertise in innovation, learning and organizational development. he has trained people from Bank Alfalah, Coca-cola, Avery Dennision, Feroz Textile, Asia Care, Basf Chemicals, Hascol Petroleum, Attock Cement, Gfk Etilize, National foods, EFU Life, Euronet, Gatron-Novatex, PPL and many more.

A lifelong learner, Nadeem has received professional education from the Institute of Business Management and Notre Dame Institute of Education. He is a certified educationist from the Australian Catholic University, Australia and an accredited trainer from Skill City, Bahrain.

For registration, please fill in the attached registration form and submit it along with registration fee of Rs. 500/-(in cash only) to PTAN Office between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tuesday-Saturday).

Since the seats are limited, registration will be done on a first come, first served basis. Please note that no On-Spot registration will be accepted.


We look forward to your participation!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ASSET workshop titled: Transform your Social Studies Classroom into an Intriguing Learning Platform on February 14, 2015

Dear Member,

This month ASSET is organizing an interactive session on “Transform your Social Studies Classroom into an Intriguing Learning Platform”. The details are as follows:

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

·                  Explore teaching learning strategies that may help students to enhance the conceptual understanding of various topics in Social Studies.

·                  Reflect on the benefits and limitations of teaching learning strategies in the light of National Curriculum of Social Studies.
·                  Analyse and demonstrate along with peers strategies which are significant to teach and learn history in an exciting manner.

Topic:   Transform your Social Studies Classroom into an Intriguing Learning Platform
Date:    Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time:    9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator:    Ms Anna Rizwan Vaswani
Fees:     Rs. 500/- (for this workshop only)
Registration
Deadline:      February, Wednesday 11, 2015

Facilitator’s Profile
Miss Anna Rizwan Vaswani has been associated with Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan as an Academic Coordinator in Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi. She holds an M.Ed. in Mathematics Education from AKU-IED and an MBA in Finance from Hamdard University. She started her academic career as a secondary school teacher in a private school in Karachi. Her area of interest is in the field of assessment, teaching learning pedagogies and factors related to students’ performance.

For registration, please fill in the attached registration form and submit it along with registration fee of Rs. 500/- (in cash only) to PTAN Office between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tuesday-Saturday).


Since the seats are limited, registration will be done on a first come, first served basis. Please note that no On-Spot registration will be accepted.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

EYLA workshop titled: Phonics and Decoding on January 24, 2015

Dear EYLA Member,

On behalf of EYLA Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for a workshop to be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

Title:                                   “Phonics and Decoding”

Introduction:
Phonics instruction helps beginning reader to understand the relationship between letters and sound, letters and words. It is most effective when phonic should be emphasized in early grades so as to develop a solid foundation for more advanced decoding skills introduce early in the reading development process.

Objectives:
This four (4) hour workshop helps participants to experience different strategies to reinforce the understanding of phonic and decoding and its help in how to deliver an effective phonic lesson.

Date:                             Saturday, January 24, 2015
Timing:                         From 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Venue:                      Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development                   
Registrations Fees:         Rs. 500/-   (for this workshop only)
Last Date of Registration: January, Thursday 22, 2015

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.

For registration, please fill in the attached registration form and submit it along with registration fee of Rs. 500/-(in cash only) to PTAN Office between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tuesday-Saturday).

Since the seats are limited, registration will be done on a first come, first served basis. Please note that no On-Spot registration will be accepted.

NOTE:

EYLA workshop titled “Phonics and Decoding” which is supposed to be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 has been postponed.


New date of the workshop will be Saturday January 31, 2015. Last day of registration for the workshop will be Wednesday, January 28, 2015.