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Technology for the Non Specialist Primary Teacher and TA JAWS STEM JAWS Article

EYFS JAWS Article

SEN JAWS

Developing a Successful International School Swimming Programme JAWS

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CPD Activities

• Science JAWS: 18th -19th January 2019 • EAL JAWS: 8th - 9th March 2019 • Business & Economics JAWS: 3rd - 4th May 2019

• Reflective Best Practices JAWS: 18th -19th January 2019

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STEM JAWS

Natalie Stevens, Head of Technology, Dulwich College Beijing STEM the often misinterpreted and misunderstood by parents, students and some senior leaders. As the profile of STEM has grown over the last decade approaches to developing curriculum to accommodate this has varied hugely. Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) have redefined and developed how they incorporate STEM, enterprise and 21st Century skills into their technology curriculum which have been growing from strength to strength. To share some of their practice and to detail more information on their projects, Dulwich College Beijing hosted a STEAM themed JAWS with teachers coming together from across the FOBISIA group to discuss, refine and develop their own ideas and share their good practice. The JAWS took place on 16th-17th November 2018.

able to offer more opinions and perspectives on the changing world of STEM and 21st Century education.

The two days ended with each participant presenting the projects/activities they had worked on through the conference and the tools they would be taking back to their schools. It was great to see the different approaches and ideas and how participants collaborated on this.

Sessions were built around planning STEM projects and curriculum for any context and space. Workshops included an interactive treasure hunt, looking at department resources and space utilization as well as app slams to give the attending teachers tools and options to help plan their activities. Workshop leaders from both DCB as well as external speakers offered a range of practical ideas, software demonstrations, tech support and curriculum planning tools to help to scaffold planning and project development. Day one started with sessions from DCB’s staff introducing how Technology and STEM education is planned and taught. I would like to thank all workshop leaders especially Scott Lindner from Western Academy Beijing, Charlotte Smith from the British Chamber of Commerce & Venture Educate and Kit Harford from Tech Trek. These speakers were

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EYFS JAWS - Outdoor Learning & Continuous Provision Sarah Curran, Assistant Headteacher, British International School, HCMC Catherine Passmore, Phase 1 Leader, British International School, Hanoi British International School, HCMC and British International School, Hanoi had the great pleasure of welcoming 30 teachers from 17 different schools to discuss “Continuous Provision”, “Outdoor learning” and “How we could use Teaching Assistants effectively”. As teachers entered, they were entertained by the Primary music department playing songs they use in EYFS lessons. Anthony Rowlands is currently the Principal of BIS HCMC but has been the Principal of BIS Hanoi so it was only fitting that he was able to start our JAWS with a welcome. He emphases what FOBISIA JAWS is about and he encouraged everyone to have those professional dialogues and more importantly make those contacts that will be able to continue after the event. Sarah Curran, Assistant Headteacher at BIS HCMC shared a presentation “From Dreams to Reality” that outlined the journey of the new Early Years and Infant building. She explained some of the challenges and activities the school had gone through in creating the new campus. Catherine Passmore Phase 1 Leader from BIS Hanoi set the scene of their journey of developing their outdoors and the aims of how the sessions would run.

campus in more detail and visiting the Junior Campus and their newly designed enquiry pods.

On Saturday, we welcomed some more teachers and they were able to hear a presentation from the teaching assistants that explained their journey. They explained how continuous provision had been built into their performance management and they showed pictures of areas they have created. Teachers then choose 2 workshops:-Outdoor Learning – Part B, Quality Continuous Provision – Part B or Effective use of TA’s. Everyone then heard from Laura Conroy and Cannelle Leroy from Tanglin Trust School on “Loose parts and natural resources in continuous provision”. Staff left with their reflections and lots of learning, sharing and networking opportunities.

Year 2 children were the official tour guides and took groups around. Feedback from teachers was positive and most they liked the design and furniture layout. They also thought including shared Early Learning areas with cooking facilities benefited children’s learning.

Workshops then took place in various locations. Themes were:- Outdoor Learning – Part A, Developing Physical Challenge and Use of the Splash Pool, Quality Continuous Provision – Part A, Developing Creative Opportunity with a focus on Music or EYFS Provision in Year 1.

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The afternoon also provided opportunity to hear from Sarah Dixon in Alice Smith on “Hanging fabrics and lighting”. Teachers also had a go at Dough Disco led by Maria Shooter F3 Leader in BIS HCMC. Free time was spent in small groups to reflect, looking around the Weekly Digest

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Developing a Successful International School Swimming Programme Friday 15th March 9am - 4pm - Saturday 16th March 9am - 12pm

Overview The 2 days will be based on workshops hosted by the teachers attending. These will be a combination of presenting, Q&A and collaborative work sessions. Attending teachers are welcome to come up with their own workshop focus or choose one of the following suggested topics:

Curriculum Swimming

Competetive Swimming

Overcoming fear of swimming (parent & child) Assessment for KS1 & KS2 swimming Developing Primary age IM swimmers Organising Swim Galas for schools

Building a team culture Ensuring adequate attendance Retention of teenage swimmers Land training for competitive swimmers

Cost: 2000 baht (1000 per day) includes Friday lunch, Saturday lunch, tea breaks and relevant resources. Optional casual social event on the evening of Friday 15th at W-Market in W-District https://www.w-district.com/wmarket/ Delegates can book accommodation at X2Vibe Hotel http://www.x2vibe.com/ Please wait until the JAWS is confirmed with appropriate numbers

Register online by Monday April 25th 2019

https://bit.ly/2FJpWxR For more information, please contact Matt Ferrier: mferrier@bkkprep.ac.th

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Wish you could connect with colleagues in your school and and others across Asia to ask questions, collaborate and share practice? Join the FOBISIA Community Forum.

A recent Stanford study found that companies that promoted collaborative working were five times as likely to be high performing.

Community Forum

The FOBISIA Community Forum is a vibrant professional online community developed exclusively for FOBISIA Member Schools.

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CPD Opportunity Advanced International Child Protection Training Regional Training for International Schools A unique opportunity to attend a truly internationalised and certificated two day advanced training event for those managing or involved in child safeguarding and protection in an International School setting.

a deeper level of international training As experts in the international field of Safeguarding, we recognise your challenges in protecting children in locations where cultural differences and access to child protective services may be limited or non-existent, and where legislation will vary or may not even be in place. This course reflects international standards of best practice in protecting children from harm in all areas of programmes, operations and procedures. Aims:  To equip your new staff with Safeguarding responsibilities , and establish those staff already in post to promote, embed, implement and improve upon school child safeguarding policies and protection measures.  To respond appropriately within the school’s context to child protection concerns.  To enable those attending to immediately put into action points they have learnt on return to school!

 Course designed around the standards set by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the International Task Force on Child Protection and linked to standards set by accreditation agencies.  Based on best practice standards developed by Education Authorities and practitioners from numerous countries around the world.  Follows the standards set by British Schools Overseas (BSO) and Keeping Children Safe in Education in the UK, this course focuses on how these standards can be implemented in international settings and what this means the reality of your local context.  Unique opportunity to meet peers nationally and regionally. ICPA will link you beyond this event to discuss and share issues and experiences into the future. You are not alone!

Certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants attending the full two day course.

How to Register: - click our Training link www.icpa.co.uk or email training@icpa.co.uk

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CPD Opportunity cont... Who should attend? An assumption will be made that those attending have already undergone child safeguarding training at a basic level. Anyone with child protection responsibilities, designated staff and deputies, child protection officers, senior leaders, child protection committee members, Counsellors and Governing Board members. Best practice dictates that those responsible for child safeguarding in a school should attend an advanced level of training that is refreshed every two years. This course is designed to establish staff in that post and refresh those already trained to an advanced level who are designated staff and others, or senior leaders in a school.

Book early to ensure a place!

Training is capped at 40 places to ensure maximum interaction and shared experience. Registration will be on a first come basis as there is already a substantial level of committed interest.

What the training will cover: Through facilitated group dialogue, reflections, presentations and interactive scenarios:  

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Understand roles and capabilities Develop systems for operating in locations where external services are limited – A framework for developing a Mapping tool for your school A monthly checklist for designated staff - What you can do month by month to embed CS in your particular school Safer recruitment Developing your code of conduct Responding to allegations against staff Responding appropriately to concerns about children (and their family)

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Ensuring policies and procedures are relevant, in place and reviewed Ensuring that staff and volunteers receive adequate training Raising awareness throughout the whole community Consider Compliance, Risks and Liabilities Understand internal monitoring and evaluation - Self-audit tool Planning a framework for training and knowledge checking in your school Responding to and supporting staff in receiving disclosure form a child

Where and When:

Where and When:

Where and When:

The International School of Azerbaijan (TISA) –

NIST International School Bangkok –

Dulwich College Pudong Shanghai China –

Thursday 7th – Friday 8th February 2019

Friday 8th – Saturday 9th March 2019

Friday 3rd – Saturday 4th May 2019

Cost: £760 per person

Cost: £760 per person

Cost: £760 per person

How to Register: - click our Training link www.icpa.co.uk or email training@icpa.co.uk

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CPD Opportunity cont... The Trainers: Tim Gerrish OBE is a highly committed and commended International Child Protection expert with extensive experience in advising on child safeguarding risk management issues and investigations. He specialises in advising international school leaders, conducting audits and evaluations as well as developing and delivering top class training on child safeguarding for international schools and high profile organisations all around the world. Tim is an accredited consultant to the Council of International Schools (CIS), Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and Federation of British International Schools in SE Asia (FOBISIA). He is a proactive leader and trainer who is passionate about building partnerships in an effort to ensure children are better protected globally. Background Tim is Founder and Director of International Child Protection Advisors (ICPA) Ltd, www.icpa.co.uk , his background is in law enforcement with 30years experience as a detective with Scotland Yard in London. He was also head of the UK’s National Criminal Intelligence Service Serious Sex Offender unit before working with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP). At CEOP his role was Head of International Partnerships, working with international schools, foreign governments, law enforcement agencies and child protection practitioners overseas. He has extensive experience of working with schools and other organisations all around the world.

Kate Beith is an International School Safeguarding Consultant. In her commitment to keeping children safe, Kate understands the challenges facing international schools. She is recognised for her work in leading safeguarding development across a group of international schools in China, Korea, Singapore and Myanmar. Kate has worked with Tim for a number of years, and has now joined him to offer a range of customised advanced level training for those working in international schools. Her work as an early years educator also gives her the experience to also support Safeguarding in this specialist area for young children. Background After studying at Goldsmith’s College, London University, Kate taught in the primary sector in London, Oxford and Surrey. She then became principal of a large early years College where protecting children was at the heart of the school. She campaigned on several child protection issues at government level. During this time Kate consulted internationally with schools in Japan, Germany and the British Council in the Maldives. From 2007 until 2018 Kate worked for a recognised group of international colleges as Deputy Director of Schools leading Safeguarding and Early Years across China, Korea, Singapore and Myanmar. Most recently Kate completed an MA in ‘Working with Children and their Families’ at Pen Green Children’s Centre and Research Base, Leicester University. Kate has worked extensively with child protection experts internationally and in the UK and is a member of the CIS International Child Protection Task Force She is also experienced in developing bespoke Safeguarding training materials, leading internal investigations and giving support to Heads leading child protection issues and managing allegations.

How to Register: - click our Training link www.icpa.co.uk or email training@icpa.co.uk

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SECONDARY GEOGRAPHY JAWS Jerudong International School, Brunei Friday 18th-19th January 2019

This Job Alike Workshop is an opportunity for FOBISIA Geography teachers across the region to get together to share good practice and new ideas about the teaching of Geography. All participants will be actively engaged in creating the agenda to ensure that the two day event meets the needs and wishes of those attending. All sessions will be delivered by those participating in the workshop. Some initial ideas for session topics are listed below: • Using GIS in the classroom and in the field • Enquiry based learning • Impactful AfL in geography • Sharing foreign field trip locations and experiences • Student led projects • Integrating fieldwork into the curriculum • Assessment in Geography • Getting the most from Middle Years The above sessions are merely suggestions and it is hoped that the agenda will evolve based on the experience and interests of those attending. A Google Drive Folder will be shared with all delegates to build the agenda collaboratively as well as a space for sharing resources. To register for the event please follow this Google form Link. The deadline for registration is 30th November. The fee for attending will be $100 BND. The fee will include meals during the working day, transport to and from the hotel plus relevant resources. Suggested accommodation for the event is the Centrepoint Hotel http://www.thecentrepointhotel. com/contact.html. The rate per night is approximately $100 BND+10% tax. On the Friday evening there will be a social event which will not be covered by the fee; for those interested parties there will be a further activity on Saturday afternoon. For any questions relating for logistics (transport, immigration, hotel queries etc) please contact David Griffiths. david. griffiths@jis.edu.bn or myself for any queries relating to teaching and learning and the schedule for the event. Kind regards, Kate Bayford kate.bayford@jis.edu.bn Head of Geography

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SCIENCE SESSION TOPICS Questioning Techniques (Slam Session) Feedback Techniques (Slam Session) What Does the Research Tell Us? (Questioning and Feedback) Dialogical Feedback and Formative Assessment Feedback on Summative Assessment (Question Level Analysis) Diagnostic Questioning Spaced Repetition and Practice Learning Walk - Summative Feedback (Question Level Analysis) Hinge Point Questioning Nowhere to Hide Questioning Metacognition Using Technology - Question Level Analysis Using technology - Formative Assessment (Online Feedback) Using Technology - Dialogical Feedback (e.g.: Google Classroom / Turnitin)

Fri 18th-Sat 19th Jan 2019 at Harrow International School Bangkok Register here https://goo.gl/pQA9ao Registration deadline: 14th Dec 2018 Contact: Dr Tim Jefferis (Second Master) tim.jefferis@harrowschool.ac.th Recommended accommodation options: Mida (3* & 10 min by taxi, 100THB) www.midahoteldonmueangairport.com/ Amari (4* & 12 min by taxi, 100THB) www.amari.com/donmuang/ *Please do not book your Weekly Issue 16, 6th December 2018 air Digest ticket or accommodation until we have conďŹ rmed that we have enough participants.

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Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Difficult Conversations Public Speaking Parent Relationships JAWS Speed Dating Session

Date: Friday 18th January – Saturday 19th January Venue: Dover Court International School, Singapore Registration Deadline: 7th December Registration Method and Additional Details: http://bit.ly/jawscpd Cost: S$50 per person Recommended Hotel: Bay Hotel Singapore 16

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The British International School of Kuala Lumpur will be hosting a Primary STEAM JAWS workshop.

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Programme Some suggested ideas for workshops: Project-based/enquiry learning in STEAM Integrating computing and engineering into STEAM at primary level Developing problem-solving skills Effective assessment in STEAM Some suggested ideas for sharing and discussion: What STEAM is, and what it isn't. What does STEAM look like at your school? What is the purpose of STEAM and how does this affect pedagogy and implementation? Knowledge or process: Which is more important in STEAM? To what extent does the quality of a child's final STEAM product or project matter?

Details Date:  25th and 26th January 2019 Venue: The British International School Kuala Lumpur Cost: RM350  Registration: Click here to register by December 15th Contact Person: Simon Clarke (simon.clarke@britishschool.edu.my)

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DEVELOPING THE COMMUNICATION FRIENDLY SPACESTM APPROACH IN THE EYFS FOBISIA JAWs

25 - 26 January 2019

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Elizabeth Jarman We are delighted to welcome our keynote speaker, UK based Elizabeth Jarman to this BSJ Learning Environments Conference. Elizabeth, founder of the Communication Friendly SpacesTM (CFSTM) approach is passionate about learning environments. She works with architects and educators to re-frame the way that people think about learning environments, inside and out. Using the latest research into brain development, physicality and learning, skills acquisition and interpersonal connectivity, Elizabeth challenges historical thinking about the way that learning environments are organised; to create highly effective and intellectually active spaces.

“As an International Speaker, she focuses on the importance of making confident and informed choices about spaces for children and teachers to learn in. Sharing highly visual research, Elizabeth inspires audiences to question their own thinking and to be bold in their aspirations for learners.”

Elizabeth Jarman says, ‘it’s critical to understand how the physical space should connect with its intention. I think it’s essential to tune into the environment from the learner’s perspective. To do this, it is really important to observe, reflect and then make informed decisions about the way that children and families interact with the environment if a developmentally appropriate, personlised, responsive learning space is to develop, reflecting preferred contexts for learning’.

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Confirmed Workshops: Team building Fine Motor Skills Development How to run a successful ECA Ideas for after school care How to successfully support students in Maths Behaviour Management How to ensure you manage your day effectively How to best support students in class *Ideas for other sessions include: Phonics, How to conduct a successful peer observation, Prompts for facilitating learning and thinking, Brain Breaks

Cost includes: refreshments, lunch both days, transport from the recommended hotel to school and back both days and any photocopying needed. *Payable on arrival at school. REGISTRATION: nickyrussell@kis.edu.my Kinabalu International School, Malaysia Deadline to register: 7th January 2019

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Developing EPQ Best Practice Alice Smith School, Secondary Campus 15th - 16th February 2019

Coordinators and supervisors of the Extended Project Qualification who are interested in developing and sharing ideas for course delivery and assessment are invited to join. We would like to invite participants to lead workshops or discussions in the following areas: • Taught sessions • Assessment objectives • Presentation formats • AQA vs Edexcel syllabus • Independent learning • Standardisation procedures We will offer workshops on: • Coaching not directing - action learning • Online referencing tools • Supportive essay scaffolds using EssayJack with Dr Lindy Ledohowski

Early bird

RM120 per person Book here before 30th November 2018

Normal price

RM150 per person (Final confirmed bookings to be made here by 11th January 2019) For two days inclusive of lunch, refreshments and transport to and from the Boulevard Hotel

Attendees will need to book their own accommodation, if needed. Our recommendation is the Boulevard Hotel, approximately 25 minutes from the school. Further details of promotional rates and booking form can be found here. Please contact Becky Carville, Head of EPQ: rcarville.ep@alice-smith.edu.my for further information.

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JAWs

15th - 16th February, 2019 Garden International School, Kuala Lumpur Cost: 220RM

Assessment Job Alike Workshops How can we use assessment to have better information on student progress to make better decisions about their learning? 5 key principles:

• Looking at the relationship between summative, formative and standardised assessment

• Data triangulation: ensuring standardised assessment data has impact on learning • Responsive teaching • Summative assessment of effort • Summative assessment without NC levels

This is intended for any leaders of assessment, or anyone with an interest in assessment, from Early Years through to Sixth Form For more information email Emily Hopkinson hopkinson.e@gardenschool.edu.my Visit our website www.gardenschool.edu.my

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Delegates will have to arrange their own accommodation, if needed. Our recommendation is the Boulevard Hotel, Mid Valley which is about 10 mins from the school campus. Click here for more information on the Boulevard Hotel, location and room rates.

Limited places available. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Kindly contact Laura Maddern, Head of Subject Team: English @ lmaddern.jb@alice-smith.edu.my or Hayley Stone, Head of Subject Team: Cross Curricular Learning @ hstone.jb@alice-smith.edu.my

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JAWS @ GISKL

3rd & 4th May 2019 Personalisation, Assessment, Feedback and Understanding by Design ...Personalisation so every student can reach their potential, ...Assessment to determine evidence of understanding, ...Feedback to move learners forward, and ...Understanding by Design so we are planning with the end in mind when designing curriculum, assessments and lessons ...plus much more

Garden International School, Kuala Lumpur 3rd & 4th May 2019

220RMÂ

Recommended hotel: For more information click here to visit the BusEconJAWS2019 Website or email Mark Solomons at solomons.m@gardenschool.edu.my

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