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. 

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Launch of MPhil in Education Programme by Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED)

Please see the attachment for information

For Further information, please contact:
Office of the Registrar
Aga Khan University
Institute for Educational Development
1-5/B-VII, Federal B. Area, Karimabad, Karachi - 75950
E-mail: ied.ro@aku.edu
Phone: +92-21-36347611-4/36826991-4, Ext. 8633/8631
Web-link: 

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

ASSET in collaboration with The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) organizing special event titled “Celebrating Diversity”

Dear Members

It gives me a great pleasure to inform you that on December 20, 2014, ASSET is organizing a special event for school children and teachers in collaboration with The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP). The theme of the event is “Celebrating Diversity”.

We reside in a culturally diverse world. Culture is a dominant factor that influences both our daily actions and the decisions we make. The understanding of culture and diversity is often restricted to its visible aspects like food, language, clothes and alike. The link between these visible components of culture and the non-visible features including ideas, belief, values and traditions is an important factor of the study.

Celebrating Diversity is an interactive 4-hour session that will take students on a journey from introduction, to understanding and celebration of diversity. Use of audio-visual archive and interactive activities will engage students and teachers throughout the day. The methodology undertaken traverses from guided inquiry to investigation and finally concluding with reflection. This event has been particularly designed to bring about a stimulating experience for all the participants.

About The Citizens Archive Pakistan:
The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultural and historic preservation operating in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad. It seeks to educate the community, foster an awareness of our nation's history, and instil pride in Pakistani citizens about their heritage.

CAP has focused its attention on the tradition of oral storytelling in Pakistan, emphasising the importance of such narratives in a dialogue on national identity. The organization has three main goals: to preserve and provide access to the archive, to build and support educational programmes, and to develop educational products based on the testimonies collected.

Who should/can Participate:

Three (3) students from Grade VI - VIII from each school/institution accompanied by 1 teacher.

Event Date:             Saturday, December 20, 2014
Venue:                     Aga Khan University Institute for Educational
                                 Development (AKU-IED)
Time:                       09:30 a.m. to 01:30 p.m.
Dress code:            It will be appreciated if children are in their regional dresses or in green and white coloured dress

Last date of registration:
Schools are requested to send in the duly completed registration form (attached) latest by Thursday, December 18, 2014. Only 20 schools will be registered for the event on first come first served basis. The forms will be submitted at PTAN Office, IED.


We urge you to participate in this novel event and contribute towards its success. Please feel free to contact the PTAN Office if you have any query or require clarifications

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

EYLA workshop titled: Integrating ICT with ECD Curriculum on December 06, 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, December 6, 2014.

Workshop Title:       Integrating ICT with ECD Curriculum

Objectives of the workshop
·                  To investigate the understanding and significance of ICT in ECD 
           level
·                  To explore different tools of ICT and ways of using ICT for 
           young children 
·                  To integrate different tools of ICT with ECD curriculum

Date:                           Saturday, December 6, 2014
Timing:                       From 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Venue:                        Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED)
Facilitator:                 Hina Amin Khowaja, Executive Committee Member, EYLA

Registration will start from Friday, December 5, 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, December 5, 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, December 5, 2014. Any e-mail received on Friday, December 5, 2014 before 8:30 a.m. (PST) will not be accepted)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

MAP workshop titled: Who Made My Life Difficult on November 29, 2014

Dear Member,

On behalf of MAP Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the MAP workshop to be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014. Kindly note the details of the session as follow:

Title:                     “Who Made My Life Difficult”

Workshop Objectives:          
To reflect upon our practices and see how to develop our vision and device our methodology to bring positive change in student’s learning

Audience:             Teachers
Day/Date:             Saturday, November 29, 2014
Time:                    01:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Venue:                  AKU-IED, Karimabad
Facilitator:           Ms. Saima Faraz

About the Facilitator:

Ms. Saima Faraz is a physics teacher at Generations School and she is currently teaching O levels. Her other credentials include her service as student counsellor and mentor conducting Young Leadership program at Generations School Senior section. She has also conducted continuing professional development sessions at Generations and a few private organizations.

She has done her Masters in Applied Physics at Karachi University. Currently she is working, as MPhil student in Iqra University, on her research project titled “Comparative analysis of teaching physics in secondary classes in O levels, AKU Board and Karachi Board”

Her session would be about making one’s life easy and productive. She would discuss pro-activity, tips to overcome math anxiety in students and development of mission statement.

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 Friday, November 28, 2014 (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.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SHADE workshop titled: Emotional Intelligence on November 29, 2014

Objectives:
Ø  Know what is emotional intelligence?
Ø  Why is it important to know about emotional intelligence?
Ø  Differentiate between IQ and EIQ
Ø  Know Four Clusters of Emotional Intelligence
Ø  Understand role of educator to stimulate emotional skills in the children

Date:               Saturday, November 29, 2014
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 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 28, 2014 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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

EYLA Offers certification on Early Childhood Education and Development from November 24 to December 5, 2014



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

PAIE workshop titled “Strategic Interviewing and Counseling Skills” on October 25, 2014

Dear Members,

On behalf of PAIE Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the PAIE workshop to be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Details of the session are as follows:

Title:                                “Strategic Interviewing and Counseling Skills”

Seminar Objective:
By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
Ø  identify key features of counselling
Ø  demonstrate their skills establishing rapport effectively
Ø  interview the client by using correct cues and probes
Ø  learn counselling techniques to help the client deal with his / her problem

Details of workshop are as follows:-

Day/Date:                       Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time:                               9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue:                             AKU-IED, Karimabad
Target audience:            Practitioners, Parents and Special Education Teachers
Facilitators:                     Farah Zulqurnain, Vice President PMHA / Clinical Psychologist

About the Facilitator:
Mrs. Farah Zulqurnain is a visionary team leader with over fourteen years of field and research experience, seeking to deploy knowledge and expertise in Clinical Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Mother-Child Care and Women Support areas in a professional and mission oriented environment.
                                                       
In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Friday, October 24, 2014 (by 12:00 noon) 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!