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NLCS NIST Learning Community Seminars Programme 2011-2012


NLCS—NIST Learning Community Seminars NLCS’s are seminars for parents to explore the essential elements of the three International Baccalaureate Programmes that we offer at NIST:  The Primary Years Programme EY-Y6  The Middle Years Programme Y7-Y11  The Diploma Programme Y12-Y13 At NIST we are a community of learners—the administration, the staff, the teachers, the parents and the students. We believe in home and school partnership and that the more involved and informed the parents are about what we do and why we do it- the better the outcomes for our students. Electronic flyers will be sent home one week prior to any seminar and we ask that you email the respective school secretary if you wish to attend so that we are best able to plan our space and resources. AnchaleeT@nist.ac.th Primary School KanokwanT@nist.ac.th Secondary School As always we are limited to 70 participants per seminar. Please email to guarantee your place. If a seminar is overwhelmingly popular we will try to repeat it. There will be other times when you are invited to attend meetings at the school—Year Level camps / Year Level specific meetings. These will continue to take place outside this whole school calendar of seminars.

“The student is best served when the relationships between the teacher and the parent, and between the school and the home, are reciprocal and supportive. In the IB classroom, parents are welcomed as partners, with a clear role to play in supporting the school and their own children. They are involved and informed.” International Baccalaureate


NLCS— University and Careers Target Audience: Y13 Parents Date: 17th August 2011 Time: 18:00—19:30 Venue: 4309 Building 4, 3rd floor Presenters: Secondary Counsellors

NLCS— Counselling Session 1 Self-esteem and self-compassion- What makes your child succeed? This seminar includes:  age appropriate understanding of self-compassion  understanding body image and appreciation of your own body for both boys and girls  helping your child feel good about him or herself Target Audience: EY—Y13 Parents Date: 23rd August 2011 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: Ratchapruek—3rd Floor Elementary Building Presenters: NIST Counselling Team

NLCS— University and Careers Target Audience: Y12 Parents Date: 24th Aug 2011 Time: 18:00—19:30 Venue: 4309 Building 4, 3rd floor Presenters: Secondary Counsellors


NLCS— ICT Session 1 Digital Suitcase (Organization) There are jobs on the market now, which did not exist just a few years before. With a quickly changing world, how can you be prepared for the future? In this session we will look at the curricular framework that we use for tech integration in order to equip students for a quickly changing world.

Target Audience: EY- Y13 Parents Date: 6th September 2011 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: Ratchapruek—3rd Floor Elementary Building Presenters: NIST ICT Team

NLCS— Exceptional Learners (EL) at NIST This seminar will introduce the Exceptional Learners programme to interested parents, and will include a discussion of the typical characteristics of exceptional learners, our aims and goals for the programme, and a look at the schoolwide identification process.

Target Audience: Date: 13th September 2011 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: 4309 Building4, 3rd floor Presenters: Selena Gallagher, Mick Purcell, Trish Curtain

NLCS— 2 Seminars EAL Programmes in the Elementary School Target Audience: EY- Y1Parents Date: 13th September 2011 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: Ratchapruek—3rd Floor Elementary Building Presenter: Kyla Kopperud ——————————————————————————————————— Target Audience: Y2– Y6 Parents Date: 20th September 2011 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: Ratchapruek—3rd Floor Elementary Building Presenter: Kyla Kopperud


NLCS Understanding Assessment in the MYP This seminar will address Big Questions to be addressed: How do we let students show us what they know? How do students know what we expect? How do we ensure consistency in marking? Why do we assess the way we do? Target Audience: Y7 - Y11 Parents Date: 27th Sep 2011 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: 4309 Building 4, 3rd floor Presenter: Barclay Lelievre

NLCS— Parents new to the PYP Key Understandings and driving questions: What is the Primary Years Programme? What are the beliefs and values that drive the primary Years Programme?

Target Audience: New Elementary Parents Date: 4th Oct 2011 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: Ratchapruek—3rd Floor Elementary Building Presenter: Kate Grant


NLCS— Counselling Session 2 Parentonomics: What makes your child understand the value of time, money and commitments? This seminar includes:  Getting value for money  Organizational and productive skills  Understanding time commitments Target Audience: EY—Y13 Parents Date: 11th October 2011 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: 4309 Building 4, 3rd Floor Presenters: NIST Counselling Team

NLCS TOK and the Extended Essay Target Audience: Y12– Y13 Parents Date: 18th Oct 2011 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: 4309 Building 4, 3rd floor Presenters: David Towe and Helen Stanton

NLCS— Maths - Numeracy A look at Numeracy teaching and learning with Deb Gibbs and Jill Bellamy Target Audience: EY- Y6Parents Date: 8th November 2011 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: Ratchapruek—3rd Floor Elementary Building Presenters: Deborah Gibbs and Jill Bellamy


NLCS— Service in the Secondary School Target Audience: Y7-Y13 Parents Date: 22nd November 2011 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: 4309 Building 4, 3rd floor Presenters: Teresa Tung, Andy Dorn, Helen Stanton and Barclay Lelievre

NLCS— ICT Session 2 Communication & Collaboration Target Audience: EY- Y13 Parents Date: 29th November 2011 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: Ratchapruek—3rd Floor Elementary Building Presenters: NIST ICT Team

NLCS—

The PYP as a Philosophy and Framework

Target Audience: EY-Y6 Parents Date: 6th December 2011 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: Ratchapruek—3rd Floor Elementary Building Presenter: Kate Grant

NLCS— Counselling Session 3 Drugs, alcohol and self-decision making- What makes your child make smart choices when you are not around? Target Audience: EY—Y13 Parents Date: 13th December 2011 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: 4309 Building 4, 3rd Floor Presenters: NIST Counselling Team


Happy New Year!! 2012 NLCS— Subject Choices in the Diploma Programme Target Audience: Y11 Parents Date: 10th January 2012 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: 4309 Building 4, 3rd floor Presenter: Helen Stanton

NLCS— Language in the PYP In this seminar we will explore Language within the context of the units of inquiry: How a Transdisciplinary curriculum enables language to be a vehicle for inquiry. Target Audience: EY—Y6 Parents Date: 17th January 2012 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: Ratchapruek—3rd Floor Elementary Building Presenter: Sam Sherratt


NLCS— ICT Session 3 Being responsible & Online Safety It is not a question of whether your child is going to be online, but rather how well they present themselves online. In this session we will look at how we address privacy concerns in class and how we help kids become responsible digital citizens. Target Audience: EY- Y13 Parents Date: 24th January 2012 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: Ratchapruek—3rd Floor Elementary Building Presenters: NIST ICT Team

NLCS— Counselling Session 4 That oh-so-important talk (Sex)- What helps your child have the same values that you have? This seminar includes:  Description of what is normal sexual behavior for each stage of development  How to plant the seeds of appreciation of one‟s body and later respect for commitment and love.  How parents can stay true to their moral and family values while staying connected to their teenagers' reality. Target Audience: EY—Y13 Parents Date: 7th February 2012 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: 4309 Building 4, 3rd Floor Presenters: NIST Counselling Team


NLCS— Understanding Assessment in the IB Programmes This seminar will address assessment across all 3 IB programmes. We will explore the NIST Assessment Policy The purpose of assessment The principles of assessment Our assessment practices

Target Audience: EY—Y13 Parents Date: 14th February 2012 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: 4309 Building 4, 3rd Floor Presenters: Adrian Watts and the 3 Programme Coordinators “The purpose of assessment at NIST is to provide regular feedback on the learning process of students and to inform teacher planning and practice.” NIST Assessment Policy (Draft)

“When the pupil is ready, the teacher will appear.” Buddhist proverb


„Promise me you will always remember: You‟re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.‟ AA Milne. (Christopher Robin to Pooh)

NLCS Approaches to Learning in the MYP Key understandings and driving questions:  The 7 ATL skills are at the heart of the MYP  What are the 7 skills?  How do we explicitly teach them?  How are they assessed? Target Audience: Y7 - Y11 Parents Date: 6th March 2012 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: 4309 Building 4, 3rd floor Presenter: Barclay Lelievre


NLCS— ICT Session 4 Investigation & Creation Are you amazed by what kids can make? Do you want to learn how to make an awesome slideshow with family pictures? During this session we will explore some of the tools that the kids use in class on a daily basis. Target Audience: EY- Y13

Parents Date: 20th March 2012 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: Ratchapruek—3rd Floor Elementary Building Presenters: NIST ICT Team

NLCS— Units of Inquiry in the PYP Units of inquiry are:  Engaging  Relevant  Challenging  Significant What is a unit of inquiry? How is it planned, taught and assessed? Target Audience: EY—Y6 Parents Date: 24th April 2012 Time: 8:45—10:00am Venue: Ratchapruek—3rd Floor Elementary Building Presenter: Kate Grant

“Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.” Benjamin Franklin


NLCS— Acronyms NLCS— NIST Learning Community Seminars IB—International Baccalaureate PYP- Primary Years Programme MYP- Middle Years Programme DP– Diploma Programme UOI—Units of inquiry (PYP) ATL—Approaches to Learning (MYP) TOK—Theory of Knowledge EE— Extended Essay ICT—Information Communication Technology EAL—English as an Additional Language

Thank you all for your commitment to understanding our programmes at NIST.


Aug

PYP

Back to School Night 23rd Aug

Sep

EAL EY-Y1 13th Sep EAL Y2-Y6 20th Sep

Back to School Night

Assessment in the MYP

25th Aug

Y7-11 27th Sep

Oct

New Parents to the PYP Oct 4th

Nov

Dec

Jan

Maths Numeracy

The PYP as a Philosophy and Framework

Language in the PYP

Units of Inquiry in the PYP

17th Jan

24th April

8th Nov 6th Dec

Feb

Assessment Across all Three IB Programmes

MYP

14th Feb

March

Approaches to Learning in the MYP Y7-Y11 6th March

Service in the Secondary School Back to School Night 25th Aug ——————-

22nd Nov University and careers

TOK and Extended Essay

Y12 24th Aug

Y12-Y13 18th Oct

Subject Choices in the Diploma Programme

Diploma University and careers Y13 17th Aug

Counselling Session 1 Whole School

Self Esteem and Self Comassion 23rd Aug

ICT Session 1 Digital Suitcase Organisation 6th Sep ———————EL at NIST 13th Sep

Counselling Session 2 Parentonomics 11th Oct

10th Jan

ICT Session 2 Communication and Collaboration

Counselling Session 3 Drugs, alcohol and Self-decision making

29th Nov 13th Dec

ICT Session 3

Counselling Session 4

Being Responsible and Online Safety

That oh-so important talk (Sex)

24th Jan

7th Feb

ICT Session 4 Investigation and Creation 20th March

April

May


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