Educators as Change Makers 2018

DIA welcomes you to attend a lecture series based on various educational topics. Please see more information below and details on how to register.







INTEGRATION VERSUS INCLUSION

DATE: April 21st @ 1:00pm

by Unoma Ashibuogwu


DESCRIPTION

Education systems across the world are agog with the concept of differentiated learning and inclusive educational practice.Teachers are working hard to differentiate instructions so they can ensure learning takes place in their classrooms. However, standardised tests, which are not differentiated, are required for students to go into institutions of higher education.This session will discuss the hope students with Special Educational Needs have in such situations and what the purpose of inclusion is and how to prevent it from being practised as integration.

BIOGRAPHY

Unoma Ashibuogwu is currently the Head of Student services in Primary at DIA. She has a B.A. in English/Arts and began her teaching career as an assistant teacher before working in finance for 10 years. She returned to teaching in 2011 and has worked in the Early Years Foundation Stage as an Art teacher and as a class teacher for grades 1 to 4 in Primary schools in Nigeria, Egypt and Tanzania. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, a Montessori certificate in Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Special and Inclusive Education. Unoma is very patient and enjoys sharing new knowledge she has acquired, she believes there is something new to be learned everyday. Unoma is passionate about learning and Africa and would like to see the quality of education improve across the continent in the near future. Unoma enjoys singing,dancing,reading,tr avelling and shopping in her spare time.


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MATH AT HOME

DATE: April 21st @ 1:00pm

by Nadine and Fazila


DESCRIPTION

This workshop unpacks the relevance of Math to real life. Specifically focusing on the application of math in the home, participants will engage in an exploration of understanding how connections are made. The workshop will also explore how Math can be used to bridge meaningful connections between school and home.

BIOGRAPHY

Fazila Hameer is new to DIA this year. She has worked with students with diverse needs in First and Fourth grades. Her Fourth Grade classroom was very math focused, exposing her students to a range of strategies. Fazila is dedicated to making math more meaningful to students so that they make connections to the real world. The experiences in her classroom have made her even more interested to teach Math to Upper Primary.

BIOGRAPHY

Nadine is an international school teacher since 2001. She has been with DIA since 2013 with class and pedagogical leadership responsibilities. Her passion is everything linked to Education and Math is just a small fraction of that passion. Nadine is especially interested in using various strategies to engage students in in education and draw out their passion for learning

OUTCOME

Math is a daily process resources at home development from home to school language-based approach to math


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INSPIRING FOR CHANGE ( SERVICE LEARNING )

DATE: April 28th @ 1:00pm

by Ismat Dewji Sheriff


DESCRIPTION

Teaching in the African context provides a unique opportunity for nurturing caring individuals and service minded future leaders. Service learning connects students to local realities, allowing them to be more effective and meaningful contributors to creating equitable and peaceful societies that respect human rights for all. This in turn, allows educators to deliver an authentic curriculum which provides a meaningful answer to the question students always have at the forefront of their everyday lives: Why do I need to know this? Finally, service learning allows students to develop a multitude of real-life skills that are invaluable to their future professions. This session will use two successful examples of effective service and action activities carried out at our school to illustrate the five steps of effective service learning.

BIOGRAPHY

Ismat Dewji Sheriff teaches Individuals and Societies, and Language and Literature, to Grades 6-9 at DIA. She is also the Service and Action Champion at Secondary and a Grade Leader. Ismat has a B.A. in Scientific and Philosophical approaches to the study of the Mind (SPM) from Franklin and Marshall College, a Post- Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCEi) from the University of Nottingham in England, and has completed the Teaching and Learning in the IB certification from the University of Bethel in the US. Ismat worked with CARE International in Tanzania for five years advocating for equitable access to quality health services for women and children, specifically focusing on maternal and newborn health. The element that ignites change however is education and thus her move into the world of teaching when her two children joined primary school. Ismat enjoys students exploring their potential for bringing about change and believes in "small people doing big things". Passionately African, she envisions an Africa that engages with the world on its own terms. She believes this vision will only be a reality through good quality education that allows the continent the space to think and innovate.


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CHALLENGING YOUR GIFTED & TALENTED ( G&T ) CHILD AT HOME

DATE: April 28th @ 1:00pm

by Unoma Ashibuogwu


DESCRIPTION

This will be an interactive discussion about how to engage a Gifted and Talented child in the home. We will cover programs and resources that families can use in school and home to ensure the continued progress of a gifted and talented child. We will also discuss how to balance this between school and home.

BIOGRAPHY

Unoma Ashibuogwu is currently the Head of Student services in Primary at DIA. She has a B.A. in English/Arts and began her teaching career as an assistant teacher before working in finance for 10 years. She returned to teaching in 2011 and has worked in the Early Years Foundation Stage as an Art teacher and as a class teacher for grades 1 to 4 in Primary schools in Nigeria, Egypt, and Tanzania. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, a Montessori certificate in Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Special and Inclusive Education. Unoma is very patient and enjoys sharing the new knowledge she has acquired, she believes there is something new to be learned every day. Unoma is passionate about learning and Africa and would like to see the quality of education improve across the continent in the near future. Unoma enjoys singing, dancing, reading, traveling and shopping in her spare time.

OUTCOME

Understanding the needs of your child assisting your child at home aesources and engagement for G&T


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EXPERIMENTING WITH PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL LEARNING SPACES

DATE: May 3rd @ 6:30pm

by Shwetangna Chakrabarty


DESCRIPTION

Technology is leading the way, by reinventing the classroom in the digital space. Simultaneously innovative ideas are reinventing the classroom’s physical space. This session aims to discover how these new spaces for learning with and without technology interact. It also aims to highlight how skills can be learnt, assessed and taught with the help of experimenting with new spaces for learning. Shwetangna will share her experiences in working with and successfully creating new learning spaces whilst embracing the challenges in the African context

BIOGRAPHY

Shwetangna Chakrabarty is the IBDP coordinator at Dar es Salaam International Academy, Tanzania. She has over 12 years of experience in teaching 3 different curricula in 3 different countries; IGCSE/IBDP/ IBMYP Mathematics and IBDP Business Management. She has successfully handled multiple responsibility positions; DP coordinator and pedagogical leader, MYP personal project coordinator and CIS/ NEASC accreditation coordinator. Apart from having a Degree in Education and an MBA, she is also a certified college counsellor certified by TripleA learning, UK. She loves to travel, sketches her experiences in her paintings and avidly writes blogs on LinkedIn. As the DP Coordinator, her priority is to maximise student achievement and guide them to the University of their choice. Challenges motivate her, she has conquered Mt. Kilimanjaro, she loves deep sea diving and looks forward to such adventures in future. Presenting and sharing progressive ideas at global conferences is her passion.


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POSITIVE PARENTING

DATE: May 3rd @ 6:30pm

by Saviona Furtado


DESCRIPTION

This workshop focuses on empowering children and developing a sense of mutual respect between parents and child. We will look at ways to develop a positive and safe environment, encouraging independence while having realistic, positive but firm expectations.

BIOGRAPHY

Saviona fell into the world of education by chance but was quick to realize that she had a passion for it. She has been teaching for 9 years and is an advocate for learning through inquiry. She especially appreciates the philosophy that is behind the IB program as it empowers the child. She is a mother of 3 very different children, with a background in Psychology. Saviona is constantly reflecting on her teaching and parenting style.

OUTCOME

Positive engagement at home age appropriate expectations communication, conversation, and dialogue


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