Mrs. Azka Khan holds workshop on 7th August, 2015 for LCGG Faculty on Integrated Teaching Methods
Mrs. Azka Khan is a promising young resource person who works for Oxford University Press and has been inspiring the English Language Teachers for many reputed institutions.
Mrs. Azka held a vibrant workshop for Lawrence College English Faculty on ‘Integrated Teaching Methods’. She focused Reading Comprehension Methods, Vocabulary and Grammar at different levels. She engaged the participants in useful activities and also served handouts. The workshop was followed by feedback session. The Principal appreciated the workshop and the guest resource person indeed.
Training Workshop on Educational Leadership & Management
Mr. Steve Ryan, Rector of Ali Institute of Education, Lahore conducted two days training workshop on “Educational Leadership and Management” for the staff of the College from 25th of July to 26th of July, 2015. The workshop was attended by heads and housemasters/housemistresses of the three schools.
Mr. Steve Ryan has a vast experience of teaching. He has held many teaching and educational management positions in England. Since 2003, he has been in Lahore and is currently rendering valuable services at Ali Institute of Education, Lahore as its Rector. The Ali Institute of Education is the focal point for leading-edge teacher education located in the heart of Pakistan’s most exciting city.
In the two days training, Mr. Steve, through his interactive style of teaching, focused on different areas of educational leadership and management. It included communication skills, organizing team work, mentoring and coaching, etc. The aim was that the participants acquire the knowledge and skills to respond to a variety of educational leadership challenges within the organization. All the participants had a chance of self-evaluation as to how were they catering to the needs of a student-centred teaching and to find the areas where further improvement was needed.
At the end of the two days’ session, the Principal thanked Mr. Steve Ryan for conducting these sessions with great vigour and enthusiasm.
Lawrence College Offers ‘Certificate in Teaching and Learning’ as part of the ‘Cambridge Professional Development Qualification’
Following the vision of the honourable Principal of making Lawrence College a ‘Center of Excellence’ , the College has recently got the approval from Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) to run its Professional Development Courses for the serving teachers. In this regard, Headmistress Junior School, Mrs Shama Javed has received one year on-line training and accreditation as the Programme Leader to run courses. She will facilitate the training, conduct and manage the training events in this regard. Teachers taking part in the training will research, learn, share and apply the learned content in their assigned classes. The training has started with 50% financial help from the College in paying the course fee. These teachers will get international certification while working in their existing job settings. The course is of 16 weeks duration and can be extended to Diploma level. It may remind the readers of the College’s tradition of extending professional development opportunities to teachers from distant areas, when in old days, ‘Chelmsford Teachers’ Training College’ (CTC) was an important part of the Lawrence College.
Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications are accredited by the Institute of Education (UK). The certificates are accredited with 60 credit hours at Level 4 of the Quality Assurance Agency Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ). The diplomas are accredited with 60 credit hours at Level 5. The training would enable the teachers to practice latest teaching techniques and will equip them with the tools to teach in the 21st Century. The Institute of Education is ranked as the world’s top education research center running different professional training courses worldwide and it is a privilege and honor for Lawrence College to be associated with such an esteemed training institute.
ELT Conference, 2015
ELT (English Language Teachers) Conference was held at Ali Institute of Education, Lahore on 18th of April, 2015. The Conference was attended by six teachers from the three schools accompanied by Director of Studies.
The Conference aimed at identifying the problems in teaching English, finding solutions to those problems and to share ideas for improvement in the communication skills of the students. It included a series of workshops on a variety of topics, like Interactive Learning in ELT Classroom, Powerful Communication Techniques, Developing Speaking Skills, The Assertive Teacher, Teaching Writing Skills, Teaching Language through Games, and many more.
The participation of the faculty members in the Conference proved beneficial in many ways. It not only provided an opportunity to interact with a large number of English teachers from different institutions of the country who shared their techniques and ideas with each other, but also proved useful for coordination among the teachers of the three schools for the common purpose of raising the standard of English at the College.