Learning Alliance International Professional Development (PD) Workshop
Learning Alliance International is committed towards developing knowledge and intellectual growth of its teachers as well as of its students. In this regard, a professional development (PD) workshop was conducted on 21st September, 2019, for members of the PYP faculty entitled: “Making the PYP Happen, Implementing Agency.”
The workshop was divided into two sessions and included the following topics:
- The Learner Profile
- Transdisciplinary Themes
- Concept driven Learning
- The Inquiry Process
- Student Agency and Action
- The planning process and role of the planner
The objectives of the workshop included:
- Situating learning in local and global contexts supports students’ understanding of human commonalities
- Transdisciplinary Learning Design deepens students' understanding of complex ideas
- Collaborative relationships support well-being of the students
- Diverse ways of knowing, doing and thinking are supported by well-designed learning environments
The session ended on a an extremely productive note followed by an interactive Question and Answer session.
International Baccalaureate Asia Pacific (IBAP)
Learning Alliance International is proud to host the IB Asia Pacific Regional Professional Development Workshops held from 14th September to 16th September, 2017
Directors, principals, coordinators and teachers of IB authorized, candidate and interested schools from all over Pakistan especially Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Faisalabad attended these workshops.
The workshop leaders who came from UK, Canada, Brazil and Australia, conducted the following workshops:
1. Administrators: Cat 2 (DP)
2. Assessment: Cat 2 (PYP)
3. Inquiry: Cat 3 (PYP)
4. Literacy, Mathematics and Symbolic Learning in the Early Years: Cat 3 (PYP)
The participants were awed by the purpose built campus and the state of the art facilities provided by Learning Alliance International, DHA campus. Also, the IB officials highly commended the professionalism and hospitality of the management and staff members at Learning Alliance International.
The IB officials left Pakistan with the determination to revisit soon for yet another workshop!
DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE ASIA PACIFIC’S VISIT TO LEARNING ALLIANCE
Mr. Ian Chambers, Director International Baccalaureate Asia Pacific, visited the Lahore Preschool – Learning Alliance DHA Campus on Wednesday, 12th March, 2014. He met Ms. Anjum S. Ahmed, Mr. Nael Ahmed, both the Senior Vice Principals, Vice Principals, IB Team the IB MYP students.
The students enjoyed their interaction with him and presented him their own artwork as a souvenir. He expressed his delight at meeting the students and staff and was thoroughly impressed by Lahore Preschool-Learning Alliance purpose-built campus and its management. His compliments and admiration for Learning Alliance came through when Taimur Bandey and Farah Masood interacted with the IB Officials at the workshop/conference in Singapore.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE AUTHORIZED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP/CONFERENCE - SINGAPORE.
The IB Faculty has returned from Singapore after attending the International Baccalaureate authorized Professional Development Workshops/Conference.
Previously the entire faculty had successfully completed the Category 1 Online Training and upon the recommendation of IB officials they were sent to Singapore for Category 3 ‘face to face’ training, skipping Category 2. These recommendations were based on the unit planners, rubrics, assessments, and reflections of teachers that were submitted to the IB officials. We take pride in, and would like to commend the efforts of the IB Team in achieving this milestone within twelve months of its inception at Learning Alliance.
Collectively, the faculty feels that the exposure and professional development they have received in Singapore will play an instrumental role in implementing the IB MYP curriculum at Learning Alliance.
The primary objective of training was to help the teachers in taking students beyond content onto the conceptual level through comprehensive unit planning. The faculty has come back more confident, and seeks to weave the IB philosophy of producing lifelong learners with a truly international minded approach, into the very fabric of the Learning Alliance IB MYP curriculum.
Additionally, the LA IB Faculty interacted with facilitators from all over the Asia Pacific region including Singapore, India, UAE, Bangladesh, Australia, Indonesia, and China. The LA IB Faculty also visited IB World Schools and observed classes and students in action. They have brought back many wonderful ideas and have prepared a document to share their plan of implementation which the Lahore Preschool & CIE stream may even find quite useful. Overall, through this exposure and networking Learning Alliance has made its mark in the world of International Baccalaureate.