Wednesday, October 31, 2007

8th MAP Math Olympiad 2007

The Mathematics Association of Pakistan Proudly announces its 8th Math Olympiad to be held on November 24, 2007.

Registration would be open till November 15, 2007. Please note that the regisrtation would be done on first come first serve basis only.

For further details and Registration Form Click Here

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

PAIE Workshop

Topic: “Role of Special Educators in Mainstream Schools”
Date: November 10, 2007,
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: AKU-IED (Karimabad)
Facilitators:1. Seema Ahmad, Speech and Language Pathologist
M.A, communication Disorders, Northern Illinois University U.S.A
2. Dr. Kausar Waqar, M.B.B.S. M.S.E. Faculty AKU-IED
3. Bushra Kirmani, Aid teacher British overseas school
4. Iram Rizwan, Trained from TEACH,
Mother of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

HEALTH Workshop

Topic: "HEALTH into Science
Date: November 3, 2007,
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: AKU-IED (Karimabad)
Facilitators: Dr. Shabnam Ahmed, Saeed Nasim
and Parvez Pirzado,HEALTH Team Members

Note: Please note that HEALTH Elections 2007-2009 will be held at the end of the session. Interested members are requested to send their nominations to us latest by 1st November.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Association for Promoting Ethics in Education

On behalf of the Association for Promoting Ethics in Education (APEE) we the Executive Working Committee of APEE invite you to it’s launching through an orientation workshop titled, ‘Ethics of teaching’ on Saturday November 3, 2007 from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. The venue will be the Multi Purpose Hall (AKU-IED Karimabad).

Ethics in Education is a field that has long been ignored. We look forward to your cooperation and interest in working together to raise this awareness.

Kindly confirm your participation at 6347611-14 Ext. 3204 & 3205, PTAN Office or register online at or , latest by November 2, 2007.


Dr. Rashida Qureshi
Executive Working Committee member

Friday, October 19, 2007

APT Workshop

Topic: “Celebrating Children's Achievement: The Key to Learning.” Part 2
Date: October 27, 2007
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: AKU-IED (Karimabad)
Facilitators: Ms. Farah Baqar, Executive Committee Member APT

This month’s academic session is a follow up of the previous session on “Celebrating Children’s Achievement: The Key to Learning”. Hence we request that the same teachers be sent this month as well as in the month of November. Please refer to the letter sent last month. We hope that the teachers would bring with them the task that they had committed to accomplish.

For quality assurance we would only be able to accommodate not more than 25 teachers and therefore request you to nominate the same teachers for these sessions. All confirmations will be based on first come basis and will be closed on October 24, 2007.

For confirmation of registration kindly contact PTAN Office at 6347611-14, Extension# 3204 – 3205 or email us at or

Thursday, October 18, 2007

SAP Poster Competition

Dear Colleague,

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates 10th November every year as the World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD) to reaffirm - in the words of the UN Charter - the crucial contribution of science to the promotion of “social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom”. The Day is an occasion to remind the UNESCO's mandate and commitment on science.

In this regard, on Saturday November 10, 2007, SAP is organizing a poster competition at 8:30 am for the students of grade X to be held at the Aga Khan University - Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED), Karachi.
We cordially invite your respected institution to send a team of two students to participate in the event. The team could be accompanied by a science teacher or any other representative from the institution.

In the poster competition, the students will be provided with a reading material in relation with the ‘Role of Science in Peace and Development’ which they first have to read and comprehend and then develop a poster portraying their understanding, ideas and thoughts in relation with the topic. The winners would be awarded with the certificates of ranks.

(Note: Students are required to bring pencils, eraser, sharpener, ruler, markers, colour pencils, crayon, and oil pastels. Charts papers would be provided).

Please fill the attached registration form and send it along with Fee Rs. 300/- (Cash or Pay – Order) in the name of AKU-IED to Mr. Farhan Jiwani or Mr. Aniq Amin at PTAN Office by November 1, 2007.

If you have any further query, kindly contact PTAN Office (Mr. Farhan Jiwani or Mr. Aniq Amin) or email us at, or Phone # 6347611-14 Ext # 3204-3205.

Thanks for your continued co-operation.

For further details and registration Click Here

SHADE "School Improvement Programme"

Dear Colleague,

SHADE organized a workshop in the month of September on “Critical Thinking and Reflective Practice”. This was organized to facilitate headteachers who are interested in School Improvement Programme to work in this area in their respective schools. Therefore SHADE would appreciate if you are willing to volunteer for School Improvement Programme and work in the area of “Critical Thinking and Reflective Practice”.

Please let us know by return mail or phone if you are willing to take part in the School Improvement Programme organized by SHADE. Once we have your decision SHADE will call meeting of the schools heads in this connection.

We would like schools to send their nominations for this programme with their School Name and contact numbers. Kindly confirm your nomination latest by October 31, 2007 at 6347611- 4 Ext. 3205 – 3204, AKU-IED or Email us at, as this will facilitate us to organize the workshop effectively.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

SAP Short Course

Topic: "Understanding Environment"
Date: October 27, 2007, November 3, 2007 &
November 17, 2007 (3 Day session)
Time: 9:00am to 1:30pm
Level: General
Venue: AKU-IED (Karimabad)
Facilitators: Naheed Anwar, Executive Committee Member, SAP
Arshia Saeed, Executive Committee Member, SAP &
Suraiya Yousufi, General Secretary, SAP

a)Describe the natural and social components of environment, bio-diversity, and sustainable development.
b)Explain that the earth is a dynamic living system,Comprehend the effects and consequences of
1) human interference in disturbing and damaging the natural environment
2) ways to minimize the impacts.

Course Map:
Theme 1: Environment and its components.
Theme 2: Bio-diversity
Theme 3: Human impact on environment
Theme 4: Sustainable development

Course fee per participant: Rs. 700/- (Cash or Crossed Cheque in the name of “AKU-IED”). Seats for the session are limited (40) therefore kindly confirm your participation latest by October 22, 2007 at PTAN Office 6347611-14 Ext. 3204-3205 or register online at or