Wednesday, February 15, 2012

APT -“Appreciating Diversity in Primary Classrooms; Implications for Teachers’ Practices." on Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dear Member,

This month Fatima Obaid will be conducting a session called, “Appreciating Diversity in Primary Classrooms; Implications for Teachers’ Practices."

Our classrooms comprise of different children, each of them unique in the way they learn and understand the world around them. In order to teach successfully so that every student can have meaningful learning experiences, it is important to know and be aware of the diverse population of our classrooms. This workshop is designed to help teachers understand how children learn. It will give teachers’ guidelines to encourage full participation of all children, while being aware of the differences which influence their learning. The activities and discussion in the workshop will provide strategies to vary teaching methods to take advantage of the different learning styles and multiple intelligences.

Details of the session are as follows:

1. Develop an understanding of how children are different and learn differently
2. Explore the different Learning Disabilities and Multiple Intelligences
3. Plan activities using the theory of Multiple Intelligences
Time:       9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Date:        Saturday, February 18, 2012
Venue:    AKU-IED, Karimabad

Fatima Obaid has been associated with the field of education since 1985. She has taught English as a Second Language in the United Arab Emirates. She has taught the kindergarten and nursery classes at the The Head Start School System and was the vice principal of the school in Clifton from 2000-2010. Presently she is doing her Masters in Educational Leadership and Management from the Aga Khan University, Institute for educational Development.

Note: To ensure quality only a group of 30 will be accepted on first come first serve basis. Remember punctuality is the key to success.

Kindly confirm your participation latest by Friday, February 17, 2012 at or (36347611-14 or 36826991-94 Ext. 3203 / 3205), as this will facilitate us in organizing the workshop effectively.

Looking forward to your active participation in the workshop.