Tuesday, October 16, 2012

ASSET Workshop titled "The “HOWS” of Co-operative Learning"on Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dear Members,

It is a pleasure to inform you that, this month ASSET is organizing a workshop on Co-operative Learning. To make learning better and more productive for both student as well as teacher, it is very important to keep abreast with innovation in all areas of teaching and learning. The concept of cooperative learning and its different methods provide greater opportunity of making teaching and learning effective and productive.

The Workshop will address the following areas:
• The difference between co-operative learning and traditional group work.
• Benefits of cooperative learning
• Strategies of successful cooperative learning
• Closer glimpse at positive interdependence
The workshop will furnish teachers with various ideas for activities to take back and carry out in their classrooms. 

Topic:   The “HOWS” of Co-operative Learning
Date:   October 20, 2012
Time:   9:00 a.m. – 03:00 p.m.
Facilitator:  Ms. Arwa Khuzaima (MSB Educational Trust)

Facilitator’s Profile:
Ms. Arwa Khuzaima has taken her basic education from East Africa. She has specialized at early childhood education from The Kindergarten Headmistress Association in England. She also did her MTC from Teachers Development Centre. She has won several poetry competitions at national levels. She has over 23 years of experience in teaching classes both here and abroad and at MSB Educational Institute. She has trained over 3,000 teachers within Pakistan and abroad as well.

Kindly confirm your participation latest by Friday, October 19, 2012 at 36347611-14 / 36826991-4 Ext. 3203-3205, (Tuesday-Saturday between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). Or register online at info@ptan.org or registration@ptan.org.

We look forward to your active participation in the workshop.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

AKUIED-CEL offer courses on English Language Skills

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.      Learn to write Research Paper (October 23, - November 8, 2012)
Participants will be introduced to the rhetoric and textual development of research writing so as to produce a succinct abstract, pertinent introduction, critical analysis and synthesis of relevant literature, application of adequate methodology and thematic findings and results. Participants will also learn the APA formatting style and structure.
Application deadline: October 18, 2012

2.      General; English Language Proficiency (November 3,  - December 15, 2012)
The course has been designed to help adult learners of English to use the language in a variety of practical ways in real life contexts. Keeping the academic, social and professional needs in focus, the course has been developed to meet learners’ needs by incorporating authentic and contextualised ELT materials and the latest teaching methodology.
Application deadline: October 30, 2012

3.      Improve your English Pronunciation (November 8, - November 16, 2012)
This is a specially designed pronunciation proficiency course that aims to improve pronunciation patterns of English language learners.

Application deadline: November 06, 2012 

4.      Business English (November17 – December 22, 2012)
Business English course has been designed for professionals and executives at the junior and middle management levels. It offers opportunities to participants to discuss reflect on and practice current language in use for communicating effectively in their respective business environment. Classes will be held face to face and online support will be provided.
Application deadline: November 15, 2012
For more information, visit: http://www.aku.edu
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 pm or 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone: 021-36347611-4/36826991 Ext: 3253, Email: ied.ro@aku.edu

Thursday, October 04, 2012

EYLA workshop on “Learning disabilities” on Saturday, October 13, 2012

Dear EYLA Member,

On behalf of EYLA Executive Committee, we would like to invite you for the EYLA workshop to be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012.

 Details of the session are as follows:

Title:                                           “Learning disabilities”

 Highlights of the Sessions:

  1. Discussing an overview of normal development process.
  2. Explaining different learning disorders such as: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia (Sensory Integration Disorder), Dysphasia/Aphasia and ADHD.
  3. Understanding signs and symptoms of the above disorders in classroom and at home. 
  4. Sharing some tips of managing these disorders and parents counseling.
Day/Date:                                 Saturday/October 13, 2012
Time:                                          9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue:                                       AKU-IED, Karimabad
Target audience:                     ECE Teachers
Facilitator:                                Ms. Zohra Kurji & Ms. Zahra Shaheen,
                                                    Executive Committee Members, EYLA
Registration will start from Friday, October 12, 2012 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. 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 October 12, 2012 will not be accepted. Members sending their confirmations through e-mails should send their e-mails from 8:30 a.m. (PST) on October 12, 2012.  Any e-mail received on October 12, 2012 before 8:30 a.m. (PST) will not be accepted.