Wednesday, September 17, 2014

ASSET session titled "Land Forms: Pakistan" on September 27, 2014

Dear Member,

This month ASSET is organizing an interactive session on Land Forms: Pakistan. The details are as follows:

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

·         To understand that land surface can be divided into various physical features/land forms

·         To share various activities to comprehend various physical features/land forms

·         To recognize various physical features/land forms of Pakistan


Topic:                         Land Forms: Pakistan
Date:                           Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time:                          9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator:                 Mr. Sadiq Merchant, Executive Committee Member, ASSET

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, September 25, 2014 at registration@ptan.org or call 36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 8554/8556, as this will facilitate us in organising the workshop effectively.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

EYLA session titled "Social-Emotional Development" on September 20, 2014


Dear Members,

On behalf of EYLA Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the EYLA workshop to be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

Title:               Social-Emotional Development

Objectives of the workshop
  • What is emotional development?
  • Research findings on early social-emotional development
  • Emotional development in various stages of life
  • Teaching social-emotional skills to young children
   Date:            Saturday, September 20, 2014
   Timing:        From 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 Venue:   Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-    IED)
   Facilitator:   Ms. Zohra Kurji, Associate Professor, AKUSON &
                    Ms. Zahra Shaheen, Executive Committee Member, EYLA

Registration will start from Friday, September 19, 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, September 19, 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, September 19, 2014.  Any e-mail received on Friday, September 19, 2014 before 8:30 a.m. (PST) will not be accepted)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

ASSET session titled "Exploring Past! But how?" on September 6, 2014

Dear Member,

In the month of September ASSET is organizing a session on the sources of History. The details are as follows:

Topic:                          Exploring Past! But how?

Objectives:
By the end of the session the participants will be able to:
·         Identify diverse sources in exploring past
·         Recognize the importance of sources of history in learning about past
·         Highlight value and limits of sources of History
·         Effectively use sources of History in their classroom teaching
·         Enhance student’s understanding about past

Date:                           September 6, 2014
Time:                           9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator:                  Dr. Huma Ghaffar, Chairperson ASSET

Facilitator’s Profile
Dr. Huma Ghaffar is a visiting faculty at Aga Khan University-School of Nursing and Karachi Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship (KITE). Her main field of study is Historiography and history of subcontinent. She has conducted workshops for teachers on teaching history and teaching methodologies and her numerous articles have been published in research journals.

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Friday, September 5, 2014 by 12:00 noon at registration@ptan.org or call 36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 8554/8556, as this will facilitate us in organizing the workshop effectively.

Monday, August 25, 2014

PAIE workshop titled “How Does your Child Learn” on August 30, 2014

Dear Members,

On behalf of PAIE Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the PAIE workshop to be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Details of the session are as follows:

Title:                                “How Does your Child Learn”

Seminar Objective:
Learning does not have to be merely about getting good grades at school. It is about being curious, discovering new ideas, new interests and bursts of creativity.  Those who develop a love of learning at an early age are generally happier, more successful and more passionate later on in life. There are several innovative ways of inspiring your child. Learn how you can make a difference in your child’s life.

Details of workshop are as follows:-

Day/Date:                    Saturday, August 30, 2014
Time:                            9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue:                         AKU-IED, Karimabad
Target audience:        Practitioners, Parents and Special
Education Teachers
Facilitators:                 Ms Saba Jawaid, Clinical Psychologist
                                    Ms. Afsheen Ismail, Special Educator

About the facilitators:

Ms Saba Jawaid is a certified clinical psychologist with experience of working with children with learning difficulties. She is a full time senior psychologist at Kazim Anwar ADHD Trust
.
Ms Afsheen Ismail is a Special educator specialized in dealing with children with Dyslexia and ADHD. She has recently completed her diploma course from READyslexics and gives remedial lessons at Kazim Anwar ADHD Trust.

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Friday, August 29, 2014 (by 12:00 noon) at registration@ptan.org or (36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 8554/8556), as this will facilitate us in organising the workshop effectively.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SAP session titled " Learn Innovative Approach in Teaching Science: Focusing on Reading and Writing Skills" on August 30, 2014

Dear Members,

On behalf of SAP Executive Committee, we would like to invite school teachers for the academic session to be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014.

TopicLearn Innovative Approach in Teaching Science: Focusing on Reading and Writing Skills

Objectives:

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

·  Develop understanding of concepts in Science through reading and writing activities (Directed Activities Related to Texts)
·    Use reconstruction and analysis activities to develop critical thinking in Science classroom
·    Develop some activities to use in their own classroom to make their teaching more effective

Time:                9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
Date:                Saturday, August 30, 2014
Venue:             Aga Khan University-Institute for Educational
Development
Facilitators:  Ms. Kaneez Zainab, MSc (University of Karachi) Academic Coordinator at Aga Khan Higher Secondary School.

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.

Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, August 28, 2014 (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!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

MAP session titled "Pythagorean Theorem" on August 23, 2014

Dear Members,

On behalf of MAP Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the MAP workshop to be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Kindly note the details of the session as follow:

Title:               Pythagorean Theorem

Workshop Objectives:          
  • Trace the history of Pythagorean Theorem
  • Discuss few related teaching ideas
  • Share certain real life applications of Pythagorean Theorem

Audience           :     Secondary school teachers specially grade VIII, IX & X
Day/Date            :     Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time                  :     9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue                :     AKU-IED, Karimabad
Facilitator          :     Mr. Sadiq Merchant

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, August 21, 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.


We look forward to your active participation in the workshop.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

EYLA session titled "Using Music and Movement to Develop Creativity and Confidence in Children" on August 9, 2014

Dear EYLA Members,

On behalf of EYLA Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the EYLA workshop to be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

Title: Using Music and Movement to Develop Creativity and Confidence in Children

Objectives of the workshop
·   Building confidence and creativity in young children through creative movement exercises
·   Teaching children to express their moods and feelings through music and movement
·   Encouraging children to make sounds with their voices to describe objects and life experiences
·   Improve balance, coordination, and rhythm through dancing and other movement activities

Date                 :           Saturday, August 9, 2014
Timing             :           From 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Venue             :         Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED)

Facilitator’s Profile:
Amjad Ansari is a trained dance and theater artist. He has an experience of working in this field with experts from all over the world. Dance is his passion and his areas of expertise include bharatanatyam, kathak, folk and contemporary dance. He has been teaching drama and movement in leading schools of Karachi for the last 15 years.

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

Friday, July 11, 2014

ASSET session titled "Use of Movies and Documentaries in Teaching" on July 19, 2014

Dear Member,

In the month of July ASSET is organizing a session on the use of movies and documentaries in classroom teaching and it will be based on documentary Islam: Empire of Faith and its educational website. The details are as follows:

Objective:

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

Ø  Enhance their understanding about Islam as a religion and life of Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H).
Ø  Highlight significant aspects of Islamic civilization
Ø  Effectively use the educational website of the documentary in their classroom teaching
Ø  Develop lesson plans and worksheets of different educational movies and documentaries 

Topic        :       Use of Movies and Documentaries in Teaching
Date          :     July 19, 2014
Time          :      9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Venue       :      AKU-IED, Karimabad
Facilitator :      Dr. Huma Ghaffar (Chairperson ASSET)

Brief Introduction of Islam: Empire of Faith:
The three hour documentary tells the spectacular story of the great sweep of Islamic power and faith during its first 1,000 years, from the birth of the Prophet Muhammad to the peak of the Ottoman Empire under the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent. Historical re-enactments and a remarkable exposition of Islamic Art, artefacts and architecture are combined with interviews of scholars from around the world to recount the rise and importance of early Islamic civilization.  


In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, July 17, 2014 by 3:00 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.

Friday, June 20, 2014

ASSET session titled "Effective Item Writing for Accurate Assessment" on June 28, 2014

Dear Members,

Creating effective tests is an essential task for all teachers for assessing student’s learning outcomes. If tests are not well constructed, assessment of students’ performance may be invalid. There are some important aspects which a teacher should keep in mind while designing a test paper. Keeping in view the importance of item writing, ASSET is organizing a session on good item construction in the month of June 2014. The details are as follows: 

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

§     Differentiate between assessment and evaluation
§     Explain the concept of validity and reliability
§     Enhance their knowledge for designing MCQs, match the column and fill in the blanks
§     Develop better understanding of merits and demerits of MCQs, match the column and fill in the  blanks

Topic:                      Effective Item Writing for Accurate Assessment
Date:                       Saturday, June 28, 2014
Time:                       9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator:            Ms. Kaneez Zainab, Academic Coordinator at Aga Khan Higher Secondary School

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.

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, June 26, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. at registration@ptan.org or call 36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 8554/8556, as this will facilitate us in organizing the workshop effectively.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

APT session titled "Effective Questioning in Science" on June 28, 2014

Dear Member,

This month’s session will be conducted by Ms. Zahraa Abdul Quadeer Khan and Ms. Sumaira Waqar on “Effective Questioning in Science”.

Abstract
Teachers use questions in the classroom to strengthen students’ analytical thinking and help students construct scientific knowledge. Through effective questioning techniques, teachers are able to provide pupils to arouse students’ curiosity, stimulate their imagination, and motivate them to seek out new knowledge. This workshop is designed to help teachers guide their students towards exploring and making everyday connections between science and the outside world through fun, hands-on activities. The activities and discussions in the workshop will provide opportunities to teachers to understand and learn about the importance of effective questioning.

The details of the session are given below:
Target Audience
Primary Science Teachers
Time
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Date
Saturday,  June 28 , 2014
Venue
AKU-IED, Karimabad

Facilitator’s Profile:
Ms. Sumaira Waqar is a B.SC in Micro Biology. She has attended a number of workshops on teacher development and learning. Currently she is working as Coordinator for Grade 1 at Beaconhouse School System.

Ms. Zahraa Abdul Quadeer Khan is an enthusiastic educationist with masters from Karachi University.  She has been a teacher in Beaconhouse School System for last 6 years. She has attended various courses and workshops on teaching strategies and resources.

Note: To make the workshop effective and learning of the participants meaningful we will accept not more than 30 participants on first come first served basis.

Kindly confirm your participation latest by Thursday, June 26, 2014 at registration@ptan.org or (36347611-14 or 36826991-94 Ext. 8554 / 8556, Tuesday-Friday), as this will facilitate us in organizing the workshop effectively.

Looking forward for your active participation and full co-operation in the workshop.

Friday, June 13, 2014

PAIE- Summer Session from June 24-26, 2014

Dear Member,

On behalf of PAIE Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the PAIE Summer Session to be held from June 24, to June 26, 2014. This session includes two important areas for teachers. One relates to teaching techniques while the other will help the teachers develop better personas by helping them gain control over their own emotions, attitudes and behaviors. Details of the sessions are as follows:

v  SIGHT READING

Many students in primary schools face difficulty in reading. An established technique to help them is ‘Sight Reading’ i.e. recognizing a word on sight, without analyzing the letter sound or using any language cues. This eventually leads to development of reading skills. Therefore this is an important technique to enrich child's vocabulary. Workshop would include:
 
•           Details on how to use and benefits from the technique
•           Material preparation techniques i.e. making cards, developing books and related games

v  ORIENTATION TO MIND SCIENCES TECHNIQUES

Practicing ‘Mind Sciences; techniques allows a person to enhance the functioning of the human mind, thereby increasing their mental capabilities. This session will introduce you to basic techniques including:

•           Reiki
•           Silva Method
•           4D (Fourth Dimension)
•           Hypnosis
•           NLP (Neuro- Linguistic Programming)
•           Mental Communication
•           How to Attract Money
•           Meditations (Chakra, Mental Messaging, Young Look, Weight Loss, Mind Relaxing and Anti-Depression)

Details of workshop are as follows:-

Day/Date:       June 24 - 26, 2014 (Tuesday-Thursday)
Time:              9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue:            AKU-IED, Karimabad
Course Fee:    Rs. 3,000/- (Cash or Pay order in the name of "The Aga Khan University")
Facilitators:   Ms. Yasmeen Muhammad, Special Educator (Learning Disability), Montessori Directress (A.M.I: Association Montessori International, Holland) and Ms. Aliya Nasir, Mind Sciences Expert

Registration deadline is Friday, June 20, 2014 (by 4:00 p.m.). For registration, please fill in the attached form and submit it to PTAN Office (PTAN c/o IED-PDC, 1-5/B-VII, F.B. Area, Karimabad, Karachi-75950) along with the registration fee (Cash or Pay order in the name of "The Aga Khan University"). For queries please email us at registration@ptan.org or call 021-36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 8554/8556.


We look forward to your participation!

PAIE- ‘Getting Help for the Difficult Student in your Class: Role of Supporting Professionals in Inclusive Education’ on June 21, 2014

Dear Members,

On behalf of PAIE Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the PAIE workshop to be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Details of the session are as follows:

Topic: ‘Getting Help for the Difficult Student in your Class: Role of Supporting Professionals in Inclusive Education’.

Seminar Objective:
School teachers, administration and also often parents have little knowledge about the services available to help them in addressing the needs of children who are exhibiting learning, behavior or other problems. This workshop is designed to bring awareness to teachers, school administrations and parents about the how and from where they can get support for their students/children. The workshop participants will understand how physiotherapists, neuro-psychologists, clinical-psychologists and speech and language pathologists can help the student in their school life including learning, physical and social and emotional adjustments. Case studies of actual patients/students will be presented.

Details of workshop are as follows:-

Day/Date:       Saturday, June 21, 2014
Time:               9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue:            AKU-IED, Karimabad
Facilitators:    Ms. Shazia Noureen, Speech and Language Pathologist
                        Ms. Humaira Fazal, Clinical Psychologist
                        Ms. Sarah Jehangir, Neuro-Psychologist
                        Ms. Samreen Izhar, Physiotherapist

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Friday, June 20, 2014 (by 3:00 p.m.) at registration@ptan.org or (36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 8554/8556), as this will facilitate us in organising the workshop effectively.        

We look forward to your participation!