Friday, August 31, 2012

The Ninth SAP Science Olympiad on Saturday, October 20, 2012

Science Association of Pakistan
Sub: The Ninth SAP Science Olympiad to be held at AKU-IED
From 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on October 20, 2012

Dear Colleague,

The Science Association of Pakistan (SAP) is organizing its Ninth Science Olympiad for grade VII on October 20, 2012 at The Aga Khan University - Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED), Karachi.

This Olympiad is a part of our continual efforts to make teaching and learning of science a rejoicing and rewarding experience for both students and teachers. During the event, the students will get an opportunity to participate and compete in various science activities such as puzzles, quiz, problem solving and model making. The winners would be awarded with shields and certificates and all participants would be provided with certificates of participation. A team of 3 students could be accompanied by a science teacher or any other representative from the school.

Please note an orientation session will be conducted from 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on September 15, 2012 to facilitate the interested schools and answer queries if any.

The schools (1 Student & 1 Teacher) are requested to confirm their participation for the orientation session by September 12, 2012 through below mentioned email or phone numbers.

Please fill the attached Olympiad registration form and send it along with Fee Rs. 1,800/- (Cash or Pay – Order) in the name of AKU-IED to PTAN Office by October 13, 2012.

If you have any further query, kindly contact PTAN Office or email us at, or Phone # 36347611-4 Ext # 3203-3205.

1.       Olympiad Letter
2.       Registration Form

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

EYLA Workshop- "Developing Reading Skills through Moral Stories" on September 8, 2012

Dear EYLA Members,
On behalf of EYLA Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the EYLA workshop to be held on Saturday, September 8, 2012.
Details of the session are as follows:
Title:                             “Developing Reading Skills through Moral Stories”
Learning Objectives:  Participant would be able to:
a)         Discuss about reading and its purpose.
b)         Integrate all the four skills of language i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing.
c)         Get different hands on strategies for developing reading skill in a classroom.
Day/Date:                     Saturday/September 8, 2012
Time:                            9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue:                          AKU-IED, Karimabad
Target audience:         ECE Teachers
Facilitator:                   Ms. Sarwat Mifzal & Ms. Sobia Ahsan,
                                      Executive Committee Members, EYLA
Registration will start from Friday, September 7, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Since seating at the workshop is limited, aspiring participants must confirm their participation at or phone # 36826991-4/36347611-4 Ext. 3203/3205. 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 September 7, 2012 will not be accepted. Members sending their confirmations through e-mails should send their e-mails from 8:30 a.m. (PST) on September 7, 2012.  Any e-mail received on September 7, 2012 before 8:30 a.m. (PST) will not be accepted.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

PAIE Workshop titled "Gender Issues- a Fresh Look at Inclusion" on September 8 & 22, 2012

Dear Members,

On behalf of PAIE Executive Committee, I would like to invite you for a PAIE workshop to be held on Saturday, September 8 & 22, 2012. Details of the session are as follows:

Topic:                         “Gender Issues- a Fresh Look at Inclusion”
Teaching and learning in mainstream classrooms is generally very structured. The teaching methods are rigid and do not take into account the prevailing Gender Issues in classrooms. This workshop will help you to incorporate “Gender friendly strategies” in your teaching plans to make your classroom more inclusive and learning and learner friendly.
This workshop will be held in two parts. Session I on September 08, 2012 will be on introduction of important concepts in “Gender in Education”. Session II on September 22, 2012 will focus on how teaching and learning can become gender friendly. Please make sure that you attend both sessions.          
Time:                          9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Date:                           Saturday, September 08, 2012 & September
                                    22, 2012
Venue:                        AKU-IED, Karimabad
Facilitators:                Dr. Kausar Waqar, Chairperson PAIE

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory. Kindly confirm your participation latest by Friday, September 07, 2012 at or (36826991-94/36347611-14 Ext. 3203/3205), as this will facilitate us in organising the workshop effectively.

Note: Topic will be covered in two sessions so only those who attend all of these workshops will get the certificate. New entries for the second session will not be allowed.

We look forward to your participation!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

ASSET Session-"Newspaper as a Teaching Resource" on September 1, 2012

Dear Member,

The skills gained from regular newspaper exposure make each student a better learner, a better problem solver, and a better leader

It is a pleasure to inform you that ASSET is organizing a session on Newspaper as a Teaching Resource.

At the end of the session participants would be able to:

1. Recognize the role of Newspaper in developing a well informed and socially aware citizen
2. Use Newspaper as an effective teaching resource
3. Design teaching strategies related to Social Studies
4. Develop teaching aids with the help of Newspaper

Topic:                         Newspaper as a Teaching Resource
Date:                           September 01, 2012
Time:                          9:00 a.m. – 01:00 p.m.
Facilitator:                 Dr Huma Ghaffar (Chairperson ASSET)

Kindly confirm your participation latest by Friday, August 31, 2012 at 36347611-14 / 36826991-4 Ext. 3203-3205, (Tuesday-Saturday between 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.). Or register online at or

Thursday, August 02, 2012

AKUIED-Centre of English Language offers courses on General English Language Proficiency, Improve your English Pronunciation, Learn to write Research Paper & Business English

The Aga Khan University
Institute for Educational Development
Centre of English Language

Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development (AKU‑IED) offers various professional development programmes for teachers, teacher educators, educational managers and others in the field of education.

The Centre of English Language at AKU-IED offer courses for enhancing English language skills of teachers, business professionals, students, employees and others who may wish to improve their skills.

Following are the upcoming courses offered by the Centre of English Language:

1.      General English Language Proficiency 
a.      Duration: August 18 – September 22, 2012 (Saturdays)
b.      Timings: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

2.      Improve your English Pronunciation
a.      Duration: September 18 – 20, 2012 (Weekdays)
b.      Timings: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

3.      Learn to write Research Paper
a.      October 23 – November 8, 2012 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
b.      Timings: 3:00 pm – 6: 00 pm

4.      Business English
a.      November17 – December 22, 2012  (Saturdays)
b.      Timings: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

For more information, visit:
Application forms are available at Office of the Registrar at Institute for Educational Development, Karimabad, Campus from Monday to Friday, between 10:00 am - 12:00 noon or 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Phone: 36347611-4/36826991 Ext: 3253, Email: