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Sutradhar workshop

Sutradhar invites you to a 1-day workshop on ‘Hands-on Science for Preschoolers’ on August 27, 2011 from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Young children are inherently curious about the world. They explore the world through all their senses, and are filled with wonder at various phenomena – the waxing and waning of the moon, ants that march along, bubbles that float, stones that sink, flushes that suck things away…!

Preschoolers are capable of learning the fundamental principles of science – such as observation, understanding cause and effect, classifying, or watching things grow and change. These concepts need to be introduced in “hands on” and engaging ways, to draw out the little scientist in them!

The workshop will introduce participants to “hands-on” science activities that they can use with children in preschool, in order to explore the world around them.  About 25-30 different activities will be introduced, and participants will work on these in small groups.

Some of the themes would include kitchen science, natural science, air, magnetism, water. A hand out of activities will be provided. The facilitator: Sheelu Rao is the founder of the Center For Initiatives In Science and Environment Education (CISEE), Bangalore.
Participants: The workshop is open to teachers, teacher educators, field staff and caregivers working with children in the age group 4-6 years. The medium of communication will be English. Sheelu can translate into Kannada if required.

Venue: Akshara Montessori, 15 Thamarai Kannan Road, Lane opposite Adarsh theatre, Murphy Town, Ulsoor.  For details, call Sutradhar at 25288545, 25215191.
CCE workshop
According to the CBSE Board, CCE aims to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to recognise and solve problems in their domain of study and work.  It is a competence-based assessment system wherein the learner demonstrates his/her level of attainment in a subject area. 

However, most teachers of CBSE schools are still grappling with the whole idea of CCE and are using the system based on their incomplete understanding and interpretation of CCE.

The Teacher Foundation has put together a three-day workshop to help teachers conduct CCE in a non-threatening environment. This workshop will equip teachers with the skills to conduct CCE in the true spirit of enabling a holistic learning experience for their learners. Case studies will be used to explain concepts.

The three days will also look at practice activities to teach and assess life-skills, attitudes and values. The workshops are being conducted on September 2, 3 and 4, 2011.  For details contact: The Teacher Foundation: 080- 41231149, 41131930, 7259691293, 9980113302.

Storytelling workshop for all
Craig Jenkins invites you to discover the individual storyteller within you and re-imagine your favourite stories as only you can. This live and interactive workshop will help you discover your own unique style and voice as a storyteller and give you the chance to breathe new life into the tales we all know so well. This workshop is open to all above the age of 18.

Teachers, parents, performers and students, or those people who love stories and wish to learn how to tell them in new and exciting ways can attend.
Date: August 27, 2011.
Time: 10 am to 4 pm. Fee: Rs. 2000 per person (If you come along with a friend there is a discount of Rs. 500 per participant) which is inclusive of lunch and coffee/tea.
Venue: 2, Berlie street, Langford Town, Bangalore -560025.
For details, contact: 080 2563 0206 or write in to kavita@hippocampus.in

IDP Education fair in Bangalore
IDP Education India, the largest student placement company in the world is organising an education fair for students in Bangalore.  Scheduled to take place at Hotel Le Meridien on September 1, the fair will bring together prominent Australian universities and educational institutes under one roof.

The fair will help students get application fee waivers. The universities are also offering scholarships to qualified students at the venue. They can also get on-spot offers. Students have to come with original and photocopies of their educational certificates.

Thirty four Australian institutions are participating in the fair that is planned to take place between 1 pm and 6 pm. It will be a free platform for all students to gauge their prospects of studying in Australia.

Robo Champ course  in design
By designing, building, and programming robots, students use science, engineering, technology, maths, and writing skills in a hands-on project that reinforces their learning.
Learning by doing always appeals to young minds and Robo Champ will unfurl amongst other talents creativity, logical thinking, analytical application apart from leadership and working in a team. It builds problem solving skills.

Students become competent and confident in: abstract thinking, self-directed learning, project management, decision-making, problem-solving, leadership. The course is open for students (from Class III to IX). For more details contact: 94834/65652, 99452/01411.

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