Professional Learning at Bangkok Patana
Bangkok Patana School prides itself on promoting a culture of life-long learning. This extends to our staff and community. As such, we host an exciting range of Continued Professional Learning events throughout the year, many of which are accessible by Teachers from across Bangkok city, the region and even the world. Our fabulous facilities mean our Teachers can access world class speakers and be exposed to innovative best practice.
Did you know….over 25% of our Teaching faculty have a Masters Degree of PhD or are studying towards one!
Upcoming External Cpl Events
IB Workshops are BACK in Bangkok!
IBDP, MYP and PYP TRAINING MARCH 4 – 6
The following courses are on offer at Patana in March 2023.
English A – Language and Literature CAT 2
English A – Language CAT 2
Business Management CAT 2
Theory of Knowledge CAT 2
Visual Arts CAT 2
Mathematics Analysis and Approaches CAT 2
Mathematics Applications and Interpretations CAT 2
Navigating School-Supported Self-Taught Literature CAT 2
Creating authentic units (MYP)
Interdisciplinary teaching and learning in the MYP
Creating a curriculum of transdisciplinary learning (PYP)
Making the PYP happen: Implementing agency
Leading an IB Education
The Role of a Librarian
Sign up online via the IB website
Science CPL Opportunity
ASE ASIA CONFERENCE 2023
On March 17th, 2023 Bangkok Patana School is proud to be hosting the ASE Asia Conference 2023 in partnership with ASE and Philip Harris. Featuring a Secondary Science and Science Technician Stream, this event will include a Keynote from Professor Christine Harrison of King’s College London along with presentations, workshops and round tables. Registration is now open!
Places are limited so sign-up your team to attend today.
Tom Sherrington Returns to Patana!
INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING AND WALKTHRUS WORKSHOP
In May 2013 we are excited to welcome back to Patana, Tom Sherrington. Tom is an expert in the field of Instructional Coaching and the development of modern and personalised professional learning for teachers. His Walkthrus Toolkit is a best-seller! Tom will visit our classrooms and work alongside our staff from May 1 – 3, before hosting a lareg Regional Walkthrus event here at Patana.
Sign-up to attend Tom’s event on May 5th.
Our Professional Learning Podcast
Patana Hosts FOBISIA CPD Leaders Conference
From November 24 – 26 Bangkok Patana School was proud to host the CPD Leaders Conference. Almost 70 member schools were represented with around 40 delegates now able to travel to Bangkok from as far afield as Kathmandu, Kazakhstan and New Delhi.
The event began with a Pre-Conference featuring Richard Gerver (author of several books including his latest, “Building Tomorrow’s Schools Today). Richard’s pragmatic and down to earth style was well received by everyone who tuned into the session facilitated via the Eduspark event platform.
The face to face delegates arrived in a wet but warm Bangkok ready to reconnect with colleagues old and new. Delegates all received an attractive bamboo coffee mug thanks to the generous support of ESP one the FOBISIA affiliates and popular NPQ Provider. A full day of meetings helped everyone connect, sharing their foci for the 12 months ahead and also their challenges.
Day 2 dawned and following a warm welcome from FOBISIA CEO John Gwyn-Jones, our keynote speaker Diana Osagie did not disappoint, starting the Conference with a bang. She provided 8 steps to inspire staff with CPD and delegates were hastily scribbling her awesome one-liners all delivered in a fabulously loud and engaging manner. A favourite quote was, “You’ve got 20mins! Let them eat cake and finish before they fall asleep!”
Our line- up for speakers included:
Matt Seddon -Innovations in Evidence Based Professional Learning
Susan Walter – Reinvigorating Online Learning and Fighting Zoom Fatigue
Andrew Mowat – The Future of Professional Learning
Cindy Adair – Using Social Media to Enhance Your Delivery of CPD
Helen Searle – Making Development Plan Progress through Performance Management and CPL
Brian Taylor – Trends in Personal Professional Portfolios and Professional Learning Provisions
Thanks to the generosity of another of our affiliations – International Curriculum Association/Fieldwork Education we were able to give out 2 lucky door prizes at each presentation. We opted to give away professional reads and the excitement was palpable as delegates awaited the announcement of the winners.
Day 2 culminated in a fabulous Wine and Cheese social, which provided an opportunity for delegates and affiliates along with key staff from FOBISIA HQ to continue to get to know one another and form new friendships.
Day 3 of the Conference featured the more relaxed Round Table Discussions. After a hearty breakfast delegates spent 20mins at five different tables discussing a range of topics:
- Professional Book Clubs and Libraries as Hubs of Learning
- Hosting Great Speakers
- The NPQ Suite of Qualifications
- Building a Positive Culture of CPD
In a stroke of lucky timing Bangkok Patana was also hosting FOBISIA Gymnastics AND a large British community event “The Ploenchit Fair” on Saturday, so following the obligatory photo and fond farewells, our visitors were able to take full advantage of these events before boarding their flights home.
Our Professional Learning Podcast
Patana publishes a monthly Podcast entitled the Patana Pod! This is chance to get to know one of our extraordinary educators a little better.