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1 Cambridge Training for BES School Teachers and Administrators The training courses below are optional except for the Introductory training for administrators and teachers. Courses are available for all subjects in the Lower Division (Cambridge IGCSE) and Upper Division (Cambridge International AS and A Level). The schedule below (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3) will provide a robust support package for the Cambridge program. However, the training may be undertaken at different stages if the school considers it appropriate. Introductory training for administrators and teachers Half day on site Cambridge Orientation Workshop 1.5 hour session with the designated school examinations officer discussion of Cambridge regulations overview of the Handbook, Admin Guide and CIE Direct (secure website) review of the school secure storage area 1.5 hour session with teachers overview of the Cambridge Teacher Support website $750/school Year 1 Teacher training Stage 1 Introductory self-study subject-specific courses: on-line training course accessible for a 6 month period requiring c. 15 hours to complete. Recommend completion within 6 weeks. Courses are self-paced and subject-specific. Stage 1/2 face-to-face training workshop, 3 days, subject-specific $50/teacher $500/teacher registration fees and lunch inclusive 1 hour session with the school administrator/s implementation plans Q & A session Accreditation for coursework teachers via Distance Learning, completed over a few days using Distance Training Packs or Coursework/Speaking Test Training Handbooks (see page 8). Accreditation provides assurance that teachers understand how to manage and assess coursework. $31 per subject handbook or pack, which can be shared at a school. Additional $31 per teacher sending CIE completed training materials.

2 Year 2 Teacher training Stage 2 Tutor-led on-line training course over 6 weeks covering subject-specific formative assessment face-to-face training workshop, 1 day, on subject-specific Best Classroom Practices $200/teacher $125/teacher registration fees and lunch inclusive Year 3 Teacher training Stage 2 face-to-face training workshop, 2 days, subject-specific face-to-face training workshop, 1 day, on subject-specific Best Classroom Practices $350/teacher $125/teacher registration fees and lunch inclusive (both) Descriptions of Training available Face to Face training workshops A. led by Cambridge examiners, these three day workshops will provide Overview of syllabus, question papers and mark schemes Activities relating to the marking of question papers and assessment standards Course delivery strategies ICT and curriculum resources B. Best Classroom Practices one day workshops, led by experienced Cambridge teachers, aims To familiarize teachers with the curriculum and Scheme of Assessment for the subject they will teach To share various teaching practices which may be adopted To enable the teachers to look at all facets of the curriculum from the view of skill development and assessment To review last year s exam

3 Online training and support Three types of online training and support are currently available to CIE Schools: A. Stage 1 Introductory self-study subject-specific courses These courses provide essential information for teachers who are new to the CIE syllabus, and include activities that prepare them for delivering the course and preparing students for the examination. These courses will introduce teachers to the syllabuses and will focus on: Aims and assessment Using CIE resources Syllabus Content Standards and Marking These courses: Are available on-demand, are self-paced. Have no deadlines for completing each task. Require completion of assignments before proceeding to next module. Have no tutor. Encourage teachers to use the discussion forum to exchange ideas within a community of peers. The courses, prepared by experienced examiners and trainers, will involve: A user-friendly e-learning environment Learning objectives specific to Cambridge syllabuses Portfolio of evidence Certificate of participation Access to the courses will last for 6 months from the course start date. Participants are expected to complete all tasks within the course by the end of this period in order to be eligible for a certificate of completion. Registration: Cost is c. $ February 2011 is the registration closing date for 7 March 2 September 2011 Courses. 13 May 2011 is the registration closing date for 6 June 2 December 2011 Courses.

4 Subjects available: IGCSE Level: Biology (0610), Business Studies (0450), Chemistry (0620), English as a Second Language (0510), English first Language (0500), History (0470), Literature in English (0486), Mathematics (0580) and Physics (0625). AS/A Level: Applied ICT (9713), Business Studies (9707), Chemistry (9701), Economics (9708), Literature in English (9695), Mathematics (9709) and Physics (9702). B. Stage 1 Tutor-led Online training course Subject Specific (Lower Division) IGCSE subjects: First Language English (0500), First Language Spanish (0502), History (World) (0470), Literature in English (0468), Mathematics (0580), Physics (0625) AND (Upper Division) AS/A Level subjects: Biology (9700), Chemistry (9701), Economics (9708), Geography (9696) These courses are led by a Cambridge examiner. They focus on classroom practice. Participants follow a three-activity program over six weeks and can interact and share resources with teachers from other Cambridge schools. Participants are provided with: Guidance from an experience Cambridge consultant (e-tutor). A structured program to develop classroom teaching using the CIE syllabus. Moderation and feedback on activities by the Cambridge e-tutor via exchanges. The opportunity to share resources with other teachers through an discussion group. Stimulus materials to support each activity on a course website. Participants are asked to produce three short written assignments (approx 500 words each), these are based on the evaluation of classroom practice. The e-tutor will provide constructive feedback and input throughout the course. The sharing of teaching resources is also encouraged via the course discussion group. The courses are self-paced. Participants can access the course materials in their own time to suit their lifestyles but do need to be: teaching their own classes for the duration of the course able to meet the two week deadlines for written assignments. It is anticipated that the courses will require approximately 15 hours of participant time over the six week course, with much of the time directly relating to classroom teaching.

5 To participate in a course, participants will need: the relevant syllabus booklet a personal account and reliable internet access to be able to access websites and receive and send attachments No advanced computing skills are necessary to participate in this course. Courses cost c. $200 per teacher and the course fee will be invoiced to the Centre s account. Please note that recommendation that teachers attend a "face to face" or introductory level on-line training event in their subject BEFORE taking an online tutor led training course. C. Tutor-led course for Assessment for Learning Real learning takes place when teachers try out new skills in the classroom, so CIE has devised a range of online tutor-led courses where teachers can do just that. The course aims The aim of the course is partly to inform you about Assessment for Learning (which research has shown to be the single most powerful way of improving standards in classrooms) but its most important aim is to help you to find the time to reflect on teaching and learning in your own classroom, and to help you help your learners to improve. Structure of the course: The course consists of three units, each lasting two weeks and with an assignment at the end of each unit: Unit 1: Why do we do assessments in the classroom Learning objectives and assessment focus Unit 2: Creating assessment tasks: Marking and feedback Unit 3: Using questions and discussion to promote learning Gathering and evaluating evidence for learning in the classroom You will be asked to carry out and submit one assignment in each unit by undertaking activities in the classroom. An important component of this course is the use of the discussion forums. Teachers taking part in the course will benefit from sharing ideas, problems and good practice with colleagues around the world who are teaching at other CIE Centers.

6 Course duration: Each course runs for seven weeks (first week is introduction) and is led by an experienced CIE Examiner. Participants are expected to complete all tasks within the course and take part in the discussion forum to be eligible for a certificate. No advanced computing skills are necessary to participate in this course. Courses cost c. $200 per teacher and the course fee will be invoiced to the Centre s account. D. Tutor-led course for Teaching and Assessing Skills in Science Appropriate for experienced Science teachers (IGCSE or AS / A level Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Co-ordinated Science) Course Content Real learning takes place when teachers try out new skills in the classroom, so CIE has devised a range of online tutor-led courses where teachers can do just that. The course aims practice teaching and assessing practical skills in the classroom reflect on teaching and assessing practical skills in the classroom share ideas and good practice with other teachers of science Our objectives are to improve your confidence with teaching and assessing practical skills, learn and try out new and different techniques, and provide some guidance on planning your practical investigations. The course is divided into 3 units Unit 1 How to plan a practical lesson Unit 2 Teaching students how to handle data and evaluate results Unit 3 How to assess practical skills You will be asked to carry out and submit one assignment in each unit by undertaking activities in the classroom. An important component of this course is the use of the discussion forums. Teachers taking part in the course will benefit from sharing ideas, problems and good practice with colleagues around the world who are teaching at other CIE Centers.

7 Course duration: Each course runs for seven weeks (first week is introduction) and is led by an experienced CIE Examiner. Participants are expected to complete all tasks within the course and take part in the discussion forum to be eligible for a certificate. No advanced computing skills are necessary to participate in this course. Courses cost c. $200 per teacher and the course fee will be invoiced to the School's account. E. Tutor-led course for using the Web for Learning This course is for experienced teachers who have been teaching for more than one year. It will focus on using the Web for learning in the classroom and will give you an opportunity to discuss and share ideas with other teachers. The course aims The aim of the course is to give you first-hand experience of what the web can offer in terms of exciting learning tools when applied to project based learning. You will develop and gain insight into the webs relationship with: critical thinking problem solving and communication through cooperation and reflection Structure of the course: The course consists of three units which build up into one complete project and presentation Introduction to the Virtual Learning Environment and the course. Topic & focus Online collaboration with a partner to map out a common project topic area Gather & Publish Experiment with web based tools and techniques to research, organize and critically evaluate What works Present and evaluate your project through presentation online using tools of choice An important component of this course is the use of the discussion forums. Teachers taking part in the course will benefit from sharing ideas, problems and good practice with colleagues around the world who are teaching at other CIE Centers.

8 Course duration: Each course runs for seven weeks (first week is introduction) and is led by an experienced CIE Examiner. Participants are expected to complete all tasks within the course and take part in the discussion forum to be eligible for a certificate. No advanced computing skills are necessary to participate in this course. Courses cost c. $200 per teacher and the course fee will be invoiced to the Center s account. F. Online seminars 'Ask the Examiner' CIE offers online Ask the Examiner sessions free of charge for teachers at Cambridge International Centers in select subjects. The aim of Ask the Examiner is to help teachers prepare their candidates for future examinations by raising their awareness of the main assessment issues in the past examination session. Participants will review the content of the Principal Examiner s report and post questions to the conference discussion forum. It s an excellent opportunity to discuss assessment issues with colleagues around the world and the Examiner. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.. Coursework training resources A. IGCSE: Cambridge Professional Development for Teachers Price: $20.00 maximum per copy These books are written for teachers delivering IGCSE/O Level courses in the subject. They provide clear, practical and up-to-date guidance on teaching and assessing skills in a range of core subject areas for IGCSE and O Level. Content includes ideas and strategies for effective classroom practice, setting coursework, assessing students' work and the integration of different skills. Written by experienced teachers and CIE trainers. Additional books will be published later in the year and will also be available for sale from CIE. It is recommended that these books be read prior to using the Distance Training Pack or Coursework Training Handbook for the subject.

9 Title ISBN Teaching and Assessing Skills in Accounting Teaching and Assessing Skills in Business Studies Teaching and Assessing Skills in Computer Studies Teaching and Assessing Skills in English as a Second Language Teaching and Assessing Skills in First Language English Teaching and Assessing Skills in Geography Teaching and Assessing Skills in Mathematics Teaching and Assessing Practical Skills in Science B. IGCSE: Distance Training Packs Price: $31.00 per copy These packs are to be used by teachers requiring accreditation for marking coursework or for teachers assessing students' speaking skills. Each pack includes a distance training manual, syllabus, (and tapes/cds where necessary), standards booklet (where available) and mark sheets. It is necessary for each Centre to purchase only one pack and then any number of teachers can work through the pack, photocopying the relevant sheets. An additional charge of 20 is payable for each assessment returned to CIE. If further assessments / speaking tests are requested by the Subject Coursework/Speaking Test Consultant, an additional charge of 20 is payable for each assessment. This charge includes the services of the Subject Coursework/Speaking Test Consultant, who will examine the marks that the trainees give for the unmarked exemplar coursework/speaking tests they have conducted with their candidates, write to discuss marking problems if necessary, and recommend the issue of a certificate stating that the teacher may now assess the students coursework for IGCSE. It is recommended that these packs be used with the accompanying Cambridge Professional Development for Teachers book for the subject, if available (see above) Each individual teacher must send in a separate assessment. IGCSE: Distance Training Packs Subjects available: Agriculture 0600 Child Development 0637 Chinese (Mandarin) Foreign Language 0547 Design and Technology 0445 Development Studies 0453 Economics 0455

10 English Second Language 0510 French Foreign Language 0520 German Foreign Language 0525 History 0470 Literature English 0486 Mathematics 0581 Spanish Foreign Language 0530 C. IGCSE: Coursework Training Handbooks Price: $31.00 per copy The distance training packs are being replaced gradually by the new Coursework Training Handbook. As with the packs, Centers need buy one copy only of the Handbook, which can then be used by any number of teachers. However, the new Handbooks provide more information on administering coursework in the Centre. It is assumed that the Centre will already have copies of the relevant syllabus and standards booklet (where available) or will download them from the CIE website. These items will not be sent out with the Handbook. A charge of $31 is payable for each assessment returned to UCLES. If further assessments / speaking tests are requested by the Subject Coursework/Speaking Test Consultant, an additional charge of $31 is payable for each assessment. This charge includes the services of the Subject Coursework/Speaking Test Consultant who will examine the marks that the trainees give for the unmarked exemplar coursework/speaking tests they have conducted with their candidates, write to discuss marking problems if necessary, and recommend the issue of a certificate stating that the teacher may now assess the students coursework for IGCSE. It is recommended that these Handbooks be used with the accompanying Cambridge Professional Development for Teachers book for the subject, if available (see below). Each individual teacher must send in a separate assessment. IGCSE: Coursework Training Handbooks Subjects available/ Ref. No. Arabic Foreign Language Available CTHIGFLA0401 Art and Design (0400) Combined with Standards and published on CD-ROM CD Business Studies (0450) CTHIGBUSI0301 Computer Studies (0420) CTHIGCOMP0302 English First Language (0500) CCTHIGFLE0401 Environmental Management (0680) CTHIGENVI0301

11 Food and Nutrition (0648) CTHIGFAN0401 Geography (0460) CTHIGGEOG0301 Music (0410) CTHIGMUS0401 Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Science Co-ordinated and Combined (0610, 0620, 0625, 0652, 0653, 0654) CTHIGSCIE0302

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