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Assessment JAWS: 15th-16th February 2019 Developing EPQ Best Practice JAWS: - 15th - 16th February 2019 Technology for the Non Specialist Primary Teacher & TA: 1st and 2nd March 2019 EAL JAWS: 8th - 9th March 2019 Business & Economics JAWS: 3rd - 4th May 2019

• English Through a Cross Cultural Approach: 22nd - 23rd March 2019

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Nicky Russell, Head of Primary, Kinabalu International School, Malaysia It was with great excitement, and some trepidation, that Kinabalu International School (KIS) hosted it’s first JAWS event from 25th 26th January. After much planning and logistics, we were able to release all of our Teaching and Learning Assistants to join with TAs from four other schools (Alice Smith, KTJ, Tanglin and British School Jakarta) for the Primary TA JAWS. In all, 30 participants came together for the two days of workshops.

After a very energetic team building activity presented by some of the staff from KIS, the participants were treated to a wide ranging selection of workshops that covered aspects of a TA’s role - such as How to be an Effective Teaching Assistant and Teaching Assistants, Best Practice - as well as how to help support students with specific needs like English as an Additional Language, students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders or anxious students. Additional workshops included: • An introduction to bar modelling to support problem solving • ECA Activities • Strategies to promote sequential memory through play • The importance of routine for Foundation Stage • Fine Motor Skills • Dough Gym • Display • Primary After School Service (PASS) Club

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It was wonderful to witness so many different types of learning going on during the event. It was very obvious to see that gone now are the days of didactic, lecture style, teaching. The participants had people moving round the room, participating in active - physical quizzes, using Talk for Writing to help deliver messages, using manipulative during the workshops to help emphasis how to support students and not to mention all the lovely displays that were created and craft activities made. I always judge the success of an event by how quickly the participants want to leave at the end. At the end of this JAWS, the majority of the participants were staying behind to swap contact details, take additional photographs and to continue discussing professional topics. It was a pleasure to witness this number of TA’s gathered under one room engaging in such worthwhile CPD outside of their own school and with their peers from other international schools. I hope that this will be the beginning of many long lasting professional connections for these participants and that the TA JAWS will continue next year. For shared resource from the JAWS, click on the Resource Center and log into the Community Forum.

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FOBISIA JAWS: Teaching Excellence in Computer Science and ICT

Where and when: Date : 8th and 9th of March Location: Sri KDU International School, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Contact: Jonathan Molson, Head of Computing, j.molson@sridku.edu.my

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Programme: There is an expectation that all attendees actively participate throughout the two days and so the full agenda will be completed once all of the delegates are registered. Likewise, once there is a final list, all participants will be contacted and given the opportunity to lead certain workshop sessions. Possible themes, across the two days, will include: • • • • •

Physical Computing (Arduino). Diagnostic questioning and formative assessment. How do we teach our students to be great problem solvers? Which programming language is right for our students? How can we get more girls to take Computer Science?

Logistics: Accommodation: The recommended hotel is The Royal Chulan Damansara, which is a short distance from the school. The website for booking reservations can be found here. Transport: This will be provided between the hotel and the school, daily. We do not provide airport transfers. Registration: Please complete this Google form to register. Deadline for registration is Friday 25th January. Cost: MYR 250, to be paid in cash upon arrival. Timings: Day 1: 9:00am – 4:00pm (Social Event in Evening) Day 2: 9:00am – 2:30pm

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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

Competitive 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 Friday 1st March 2019

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

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Raising Standards in Mathematics – Primary JAWS Developing Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving Hosted by Harrow International School Bangkok 22nd March & 23rd March 2019 Timings: Friday: 8.30 – 15.30 Saturday: 9.00 – 13.30 Cost: $60 US Includes lunch, transport to and from the hotel and relevant resources on both days. Accommodation: Centara Grand (Lad Prao) https://www.centarahotelsresor ts.com/centaragrand/cglb/ Registration: Please register here by Friday 4th February 2018.

More information: emily_wr@harrowschool.ac.th Please do not book flights or accommodation until we confirm that there are enough participants registered to proceed.

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Bridging the gap between EYFS and Year One Stretching the Higher Ability Reasoning

During the Job Alike Workshop (JAWS) there will be an opportunity to network with teachers from other FOBISIA schools to share good practice within the primary age range and how this is being developed in their schools. There is an expectation that all attendees actively participate throughout the two days and so the full agenda will be completed once all the participants are registered. Possible discussion areas, workshops or presentations could include: • • • • •

Mental Fluency- beyond recall Real Life, Practical Problem Solving Mathematical Vocabulary in the ESL Classroom Fractions 3 Ways (fluency, reasoning and problem solving). Geometry 3 Ways (fluency, reasoning and problem solving).

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

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

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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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Design Technology JAWs Alice Smith School, Secondary Campus Friday 3rd May 2019 • 8.00am - 4.00pm Saturday 4th May 2019 • 9.00am - 1.00pm Design Technology JAWs Focus: Delegates are invited to bring examples of their own work and ideas to share in a host of workshops across two days. Workshops could involve an element of presenting, group discussions and practical exploration. They should vary between 30 - 60 minutes. Delegates may choose their own workshop topic/titles but could focus on some of the areas below: • • • • • • •

Using CAD/CAM in KS3 How to maximise your grades at GCSE and A Level How to nurture independence in your students How to manage your workshops and technicians How to bring theory into KS3 Sourcing materials overseas Assuring health and safety regulations are met in an overseas school

Early bird

RM170 per person Book here before 2nd March 2019

Normal price

RM220 per person (Final confirmed bookings to be made here by 2nd April 2019) This will include lunches, tea breaks, transport to and from the recommended hotel, plus relevant resources. Invoices will be issued two weeks before the JAWs commences.

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 Penny Gosling, Head of DT: pgosling.ep@alice-smith.edu.my for further information.

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Talented Maths JAWS

Discovery Bay International School invites: Primary Teachers, Secondary Maths Teachers and Maths Curriculum Leaders to explore research, initiatives and strategies linked to supporting the learning and teaching of mathematics through mastery, enrichment and challenge. Event Details: We suggest delegates stay at the Suggested Focus Areas: ■ Maths Mastery in the Primary Classroom Auberge Hotel in Discovery Bay due to its proximity. ■ Challenge & Enrichment ■ Concept based enquiry in Secondary Delegates are invited to share their maths ■ Developing Mathematical Mindsets ■ Evidencing Higher Order Thinking Skills in Maths (workshop to share ideas)

practice in the form of a 45 minute workshop or presentation, with either a Primary, Secondary or Whole School approach. The cost of the event will be $450 HKD (approx $60 USD)

For more information, please contact: Alex Hughes, Maths Curriculum Leader, ahughes@dbis.edu.hk Susan Walter, Head of Primary, swalter@dbis.edu.hk

Register online by Friday 1st February 2019

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Sociology and Social Science JAWS Alice Smith School, Secondary Campus 14th - 15th June 2019 • 8.00am - 4.00pm These workshops are designed for teachers of Sociology and other social sciences to share good practice. Some of the areas we hope to cover include:

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Integrating the practical teaching of research methods Using technology to support learning Scaffolding writing skills and supporting wider reading Effective A Level preparation Sharing good practice in teaching and learning Developing understanding of the British context in an international environment

We warmly invite teachers of Sociology and other social sciences such as Psychology. All participants will have the opportunity to help create the agenda for the day and are expected to lead at least one session. We hope that we can all contribute in order to benefit everyone’s needs and interests. Please complete this form to register your interest in attending.

Early bird

RM175 per person Book here before 31st January 2019

Normal price

RM200 per person (Final confirmed bookings to be made here by 28th February 2019) This will include lunches, tea breaks and relevant resources. Invoices will be issued two weeks before the JAWs commences.

If you need accommodation, we recommend staying at the Boulevard Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Transport will be provided between the Boulevard and Alice Smith School. Please see the accommodation booking form for more information. Please contact Emily Graham, HOD Sociology: hodsociology.ep@alice-smith.edu.my for further information.

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