Tuesday, February 09, 2016

PTAN announced Institutional Membership for 2016

Subject: Registration for the year 2016


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 membership for the year 2016

To facilitate the registration procedure, PTAN membership form has been attached with this letter. Interested institutions are requested to submit their form duly filled along with the visiting card of the concerned school principal and an annual fee of Rs. 6000/- (in cash or by pay order in favor of “The Aga Khan University”) to PTAN office between 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday latest by Friday, March 11, 2016. Expiration of yearly membership is December 31, 2016.

Each institution can nominate two (2) teachers for 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. The nominated teachers are required to submit their nomination letter issued by the school at the registration desk.  

Member institutions will receive an email of the upcoming workshop well in advance. In case these emails somehow do not received on time, the members can obtain an update of the upcoming sessions from our website www.ptan.org or contact phone PTAN office via 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 letter issued by the school.

NOTE: From March 2016 onwards PTAN office will not send letters to its members via courier services, Therefore members are requested to be in touch via E-mail, Website or Telephone.

Please 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 announced Individual membership for 2016


Subject: Registration for the year 2016

Dear Member,

This is to inform you that your membership of the association has expired on December 31st, 2015 you are requested to renew your membership latest by Friday, March 11, 2016.   

To facilitate the renewal process, a registration form is attached for your convenience. You are requested to submit this form duly filled and signed along with a copy of your CNIC and one 1”x 1” size photograph/s as well as an annual renewal fee of Rs. 450/- per association membership to PTAN office between 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday. The renewed membership will remain valid from March 1 to December 31, 2016.

Once you are registered you will receive email of the upcoming sessions. In case you don’t get an email on time; you can get an update of the upcoming sessions 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.

NOTE: From March 2016 onwards PTAN office will not send letters to its members via courier services, Therefore members are requested to be in touch via E-mail, Website or Telephone.

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

Friday, January 22, 2016

ASST session titled "Innovative Approaches for Teaching Social Studies: Using DARTs and Graphic Organizers" on Saturday, January 30, 2016

Dear Member,

Effective Social Studies teaching-learning involves a wide range of communication skills (visual, verbal, symbolic, graphical) which cater to different learning styles of learners. Graphic Organizers and DARTs provide a variety of teaching-learning strategies that could help making Social Studies lessons more productive, engaging and interesting for students. This month ASSET is organizing a session on Innovative Approaches for Teaching Social Studies: Using DARTs and Graphic Organizers.

Session’s objectives:
By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  Ø  Develop understanding of DARTs and Graphic Organizers.
  Ø  Use Graphic Organizers for making effective use of Social Studies text books and supplementary materials.
  Ø  Use DARTs (reconstruction and analysis) activities to develop their students’ understanding of the social studies materials.
  Ø  Enhance their students' reading comprehension and critical thinking skills.

Date:               Saturday, January 30, 2016
Topic:              Innovative Approaches for Teaching Social Studies: Using DARTs and Graphic Organizers
Time:               9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator:       Ms Kaneez Zainab, Academic Coordinator AKHSC
Venue:             Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development, Karimabad

Facilitator's profile
Ms Kaneez Zainab is currently working as an Academic Coordinator at Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi. She has done masters in Science (Microbiology) from Karachi University. She has done 2 Advanced Diploma, one in Teaching Science and the other in Leadership and Management from Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development. She has been associated with the field of education for past 15 years. She has been carrying out a variety of professional development activities which include conducting workshops, short courses during summer break, providing on-going classroom-based support to teachers, reviewing test papers, helping teachers preparing their lesson plans, developing teaching-learning materials, and importantly doing classroom teaching as well.

NOTE: Please note that participants, who get confirmation to attend, must bring the text book of the class/es he/she teaches.


Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, January 28, 2016 at registration@ptan.org or call 021-36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 8554/8556, as this will facilitate us in organising the workshop effectively.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

MAP session titled "The Effective Use of Scientific Calculator" on Saturday, January 30, 2016

Dear Member,

On behalf of MAP Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the MAP workshop to be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Details are as follows:

Title:     “The Effective Use of Scientific Calculator”
Who should attend:    Teachers of SSC/HSC/ O&A Levels
Day/Date:                      Saturday/ January 30, 2016
Time:                             9:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Venue:                           AKU-IED, Karimabad
Facilitators: Mr Aqeel Farooq, E.C.M, MAP
Ms Rabia Nisar, Subject Specialist Math AKU-EB

The purpose of this workshop is to provide hands-on training to teachers of Secondary/Higher Secondary Schools and O and A Level Schools to learn the effective use of Casio's latest EX Series of scientific calculators in teaching.

Due to limited resources and to ensure quality only a group of 40 participants will be accepted on first come first served basis. Further registration will be stopped once the workshop sitting is fully subscribed.

Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday January 28, 2016 at registration@ptan.org or PTAN Office (021-36826911-4/36347611-4 Ext. 8556 / 8556).

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

Saturday, December 19, 2015

SHADE Certification Course "Consultancy for Better Schools" from December 28 to January 2, 2015

Consultancy for Better Schools
Whole Community, Whole School, Whole Child (W3CSC) Approach

This winter brings a stimulating opportunity for the educational leaders, managers and administrators to reflect, review and revise their leadership, management and administrative practices for the productive school performance.
From the platform of Consultancy for Better Schools, SHADE's executive team will facilitate the educational leadership in:

§    evaluating their strengths and challenges;
§    making a difference in their individual, teachers and students’ productivity;
§    sustaining their educational excellence and;
§    contributing to the competitiveness of Pakistani educational economies.


Please, find enclosed the SHADE flyer of the winter certificate course for details.
In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Saturday, December 26, 2015, at registration@ptan.org or call 36347611-14 /36826991-4, Ext. 8554 /8556, as this will facilitate us in organising the workshop effectively.

Let's collaborate in developing a sustainable and productive educational system in Pakistan.


ASSET session titled "What are we leaving behind? Time to stop and reflect" on Saturday, December 26, 2015


What are we leaving behind? Time to stop and reflect

This interactive session of ASSET is meant to critically reflect on the meaning of education for the individuals and the society. Using videos and reflective group exercises, the session will engage participants in meaningful discussion to aware and reflect on problems of the present education system such as, identity crises, loss of cultural values and ways of life. It will also engage participants’ teachers to collectively find some strategies to implement in their classrooms in order to contribute positively, resolving the above said issues.

Date:              Saturday, December 26, 2015
Time:              9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator:     Ms. Husna Arif
Venue:           Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED).

Facilitator’s Profile:
Ms. Husna Arif holds Masters Degrees from The UCL Institute of Education, University College London, UK in Teaching and Muslim Societies & Civilization. She has worked with teachers and school leader for the last 12 years in capacities that include front line work as teachers and teacher educator and community development. She also facilitates training, educational workshops and community processes. Her major interests are in areas of teacher development, Gender and Education and issues of equality and equity in education.

Please note that members will be allowed to attend the workshop only with prior confirmation

Kindly confirm your participation latest by Wednesday, December 23, 2015  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, November 10, 2015

APEE session titled "Different Approaches to Develop/Alter Values" on Saturday, November 10, 2015

Dear Member,

On behalf of APEE Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the academic session to be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Topic:                                     “Different Approaches to Develop/Alter Values”

Session Objectives:

The session explores:

Ø  Differentiate between Values , Ethics , Moral and Principles
Ø  Why it is important to develop values
Ø  To understand different approaches to develop or alter values
Ø  Hands-on activities to develop/alter values  in students and teachers

Date:               November 14, 2015

Time:              9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.                        

Facilitator:     Ms Gulzar Kalfan

Venue:            Aga Khan University-Institute for Educational Development (Karimabad)

Facilitator’s Profile

Ms. Gulzar Khalfan is a facilitator and Teacher Trainer. She is Executive 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, 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 13, 2015 (by 12:00 noon) at registration@ptan.org or 36826991-4 Ext. 8556/8554, as this will facilitate us in organizing the session effectively.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

"The Tenth SAP Olympiad Theme: Science, Technology, Society and Environment (STSE)" on Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Tenth SAP Olympiad
Theme: Science, Technology, Society and Environment (STSE)

Dear Colleague,

The Science Association of Pakistan (SAP) is organizing its Tenth Science Olympiad for grade VIII on November 28, 2015 at The Aga Khan University - Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED), Karachi.

This Olympiad is a part of our continual efforts to make teaching and learning of science a rejoicing and rewarding experience for both students and teachers. During the event, the students will get an opportunity to participate and compete in various science activities such as puzzles, quiz, model making and problem solving through internet surfing-secondary data collection approach. The winners would be awarded with shields and certificates and all participants would be provided with certificates of participation. A team of 3 students could be accompanied by a science teacher or any other representative from the school.

SAP Olympiad Program
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration
9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
Recitation of Holy Quran
9:05 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Puzzle Round
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Quiz Round
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Model Making Round
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 noon.
Problem Solving Round
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Certification Ceremony
2:00 p.m.
Lunch


Please note an orientation session will be conducted from 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on November 10th, 2015 to facilitate the interested schools and answer queries if any.

The schools (1 Student & 1 Teacher) are requested to confirm their participation for the orientation session by October 31, 2015 through below mentioned email or phone numbers.

Please fill the attached Olympiad registration form and send it along with Fee Rs. 1,800/- (Cash or Pay – Order) in the name of The Aga Khan University to PTAN Office by November 24, 2015.

If you have any further query, kindly contact PTAN Office or email us at registration@ptan.org, or Phone # 36347611-4 Ext # 8556-8554

Registration for SAP Olympiad:

·         Registration fee for grade VIII is Rs. 1800/- (Covering 3 Students & 1 Teacher).
·         Registration fee for an additional teacher is Rs. 200/-
·         Government schools would be allowed 50% discount.

Criteria to Participate in the Tenth Science Olympiad

·   The Olympiad will be held on November 28, 2015 at Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development
·    Each Institute / School is invited to send 3 students from class VIII with one of their Science teachers/ representative from the school.
·         A jury will decide the winners, and its decision will be considered final.
·         Entry in the Olympiad is open to all. All the entries will be entertained on first come first serve basis.
·         Last date for Registration is November 24, 2015.
·     There are four categories of competition. Each team is required to compete for all four categories namely Puzzle roundQuizModel Making and Problem Solving.
·         It is compulsory to participate in all four categories.

The key assessment criterion of each category is given below:

1. Puzzles
Puzzles will be given for testing the students’ scientific knowledge.
     Assessment Criteria
·         Scientific knowledge
·         Team work
·         Time management

2. Quiz
Quiz on “Famous Inventions, Discoveries & Scientists”
     Assessment Criteria
  • Correct identification/answer
  • Time bound

3. Model making
The students will construct a model from the given material.

Assessment Criteria
·         Exhibits appropriate scientific concepts
·         Creativity
·         Selection of the appropriate material
·         Explanation of the concept
·         Time management
·         Team work

4. Problem Solving
Problem solving is an investigative approach to learning. It requires students to use a variety of skills to acquire results.

In this category, a problem or situation along with material will be given. The students will be required to solve the problem by choosing the appropriate method and material.

Assessment Criteria
·         Identification of the problem
·         Understanding of the task and the scientific concept underlying it
·         Exploring relevant scientific information
·         Futuristic, economical and applicable solution(s) of the problem
·         Logical and creative display of the solution (s) of the problem
·         Time management
·         Team work


We look forward to your participation!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

PAIE session titled "Preparation of intellectual disabled Adults for future Employment in different vocational trades" on Saturday, October 31, 2015

Dear Member,

On behalf of PAIE Executive Committee, you are invited to a PAIE workshop on Saturday, October 31, 2015 as per below details:

Title:   Preparation of intellectual disabled Adults for future Employment in different vocational trades

Workshop Objective:
Vocational Training is playing an important role in a life of person with disability. Rehabilitation programs are basically designed according to the need of intellectual disabled person or provide a shelter environment in those working areas.

Day/Date:        Saturday, October 31, 2015
Time:                9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue:             AKU-IED, Karimabad
Facilitators:     Ms Erum Masood and Ms Maria Amir
Venue:             Aga Khan University-Institute for Educational Development (Karimabad)

About the Facilitators:
Ms Erum Maqsood has done her masters in special education from University of Karachi in 2008. Working as a special educator from 2008 and dealing intellectual disabled adults and plan there vocational program for future employment.

Ms Maria Amir has done her masters in speech language pathology and audiology. She is a director of Autism care foundation and rehabilitation. She has done ABA therapy from USA.

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 Friday, October 30, 2015 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!

SHADE session titled "Consultancy for Better Schools" on Saturday, October 31, 2015

Consultancy for Better Schools
Whole Community, Whole School, Whole Child (W3CSC) Approach
Dear Members
SHADE is organizing an orientation session on the Consultancy for Better Schools.
This Consultancy will guide us on:
Ø    How can a school implement self-evaluation mechanism to hold its management, teachers and community accountable for its students’ individual, social and professional success?
Ø    How can a school-management add value to its existing educational, physical and financial resources to raise the achievement for all of its students?
Ø    How can a school refine its improvement plan to promote holistic yet technologically viable learning experience in the 21st century’s global economy?

Who should attend this Orientation: School Heads/Principals

Date:                           Saturday, October 31, 2015
Timing:                       9:00 a.m. – 01:00 p.m.
Venue:                        Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED)
Facilitator:                 SHADE Executive Committee

Please find enclosed the SHADE Better School Consultancy flyer for details

Time punctuality must be maintained.

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

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, October 29, 2015. 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!

EYLA is Celebrating Childrens Day on November 7, 2015

Celebrating Children’s Day with Public and Private Schools Children

Dear Sir/Madam

As we know November, 20th is the Universal Children’s Day. This day provides us opportunities to develop awareness among the people about the wellbeing of the children of the world and to celebrate the day of the Declaration of the convention on the Rights of Child by the UN General Assembly 19 years ago.

EYLA is also celebrating Children’s Day on November 07, 2015 to recognize the rights of the child along with their talents, skills and achievements that they all have. We are intending to invite your school to participate in this upcoming programme that will begin from 09:00 am to 12:00 pm.

The event will be organized by EYLA’s Executive Committee. The key features of the programme are:

  • Children’s work display  and
  • Children’s presentations  (working together)

For the children’s work display, you are required to bring posters, art work, poems/stories or any other work done by children. Your school will be provided a soft board of the size and we would like you to display your school children’s work on Friday, November 6, 2015, a day prior to the event at SMS Auditorium, Karimabad, Karachi. Kindly bring only two children as your school’s representative along with a teacher for display on the occasion. (Note: Adults’ work will not be entertained.)

For Children’s presentations, please do let us know in advance about the item (song/skit/tableau) that will be presented by your school’s child/ren. There will be 10 minutes slot allocated to each school. You are requested to send maximum 6 – 8 children with 2 teachers on the day of the programme.

For both (the display and children’s presentation), your earliest registration will help us to include your school’s participation in the programme. The last date for this purpose is October 28th, 2015. For further information, please contact PTAN office (021-3682991-94 / 021-36347611-14 Ext: 8554/8556)

Note: Participation is on first come first serve bases; First fifteen (15) schools will be entertained.


We are looking forward to your keen participation to celebrate this occasion/event

Saturday, October 17, 2015

ASSET session titled "A Single Picture is Worth a Thousand Words (Confucius)" on Saturday, October 31, 2015


A Single Picture is Worth a Thousand Words (Confucius)

Dear Member,
This month ASSET is organizing a workshop on drawing as a means of expression. Art forms are powerful visual means of dealing with political, economic and social issues. Children learning and understanding can be enhanced by integrating them in Social Studies class.

Session’s objectives:
The workshop objectives are to enhance participant’s creativity, exploring the artist inside them and help them to bring out their ideas on different issues and express them through drawing. Moreover, participants will be able to take back the concept of Drawing Ideas to their classrooms.

We expect participants will bring along with them drawing material i.e. pastel colours, oil colours, colour pencils, crayons, brushes etc, and most importantly their ideas about local and global issues.

Date:                           Saturday, October 31, 2015
Time:                          9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator:                 Mr Rafique Ahmad (Feica, veteran cartoonist of Dawn)
Venue:                        Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development, Karimabad

Facilitator's profile
Rafique Ahmad, who is known by the pen name “Feica” is regarded as a legend among Pakistani cartoonists. He studied in NCA, National College of Arts. He began his career in the late seventies during the rule of General Zia-ul-Haq when censorship was rife. He was associated with different leading Newspapers of Pakistan and has been part of Dawn since 1992. His cartoons embody a revolutionary impulse and according to him his cartoons and caricatures are for a ‘revolutionary cause’, and not for commercial business.

Please note that members will be allowed to attend the workshop only with prior confirmation


Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, October 29, 2015 at registration@ptan.org or call 021-36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 8554/8556, as this will facilitate us in organising the workshop effectively.