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.

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.