South East Asia Master Resources Training (S.M.A.R.T) Session Camp

Presenter(s): Deb Smith, Sarah White

4 to 26 July 2022

Welcome to the first ever S.M.A.R.T. (South East Asia Master Resources Training) Session Camp, an 11-day learning extravaganza series designed to support and provide new perspectives, actionable ideas and concrete skills for teachers and educators in primary and lower secondary schools in South East Asia using international learning resources for in-classroom teaching.

With over 17 different 2-hour sessions delivered live online by our approved expert trainers from the United Kingdom, this camp will explore current and exciting educational topics across a range of subjects based on Pearson iPrimary and iLowerSecondary subject groupings including English, Mathematics, Science, Computing and Global Citizenship.

With the growing challenges of educating learners in a post pandemic environment, our presenters will reflect constructively on the huge challenges of recent times and provide you with the resources you need to face the new school year with renewed energy and focus.

Registration process

Register your interest via the Google form included in your invitation email. The closing date for registration is 30th June 2022.

Once your registration is confirmed, on 1 July you will receive a Zoom link for each individual session. You can then access each session through the Zoom link. Alternatively, you can follow our Facebook page to watch selected sessions live, or catch up on demand via the recording links that will be added to this page after the sessions.

Recommended for:

Heads of Academics and/or subject teachers currently teaching English, Mathematics, Science, Computing or Global Citizenship subjects from Year 1 to 6 (Primary) and Year 7 to 9 (Lower Secondary).

 

S.M.A.R.T sessions in detail

Session 1: IPLS Professional Development English

This session looks at a range of strategies and explores ways of developing the classroom skills students need to be able to comprehend what they read. We will also investigate the problems students have with reading comprehension, understand the value of reading for pleasure, and apply active learning strategies in developing reading comprehension.

Suitable for: Primary (Year 1-6) and Lower Secondary (Year 7-9) English subject teachers

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Session 2: IPLS Professional Development Mathematics

This session focuses on the key concepts of teaching for mastery, growth mindset, conceptual understanding, and strengthening their students learning in Maths.

Suitable for: Primary (Year 1-6) and Lower Secondary (Year 7-9) Mathematics subject teachers

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Session 3: IPLS Professional Development Science

This session provides guidance on how to deliver scientific enquiry effectively in an iPLS classroom. By the end of the session participants will be able to define and describe scientific enquiry, consider and understand examples of scientific enquiry, compare and contrast enquiry with passive learning and construct methods of incorporating the acquisition of subject knowledge into enquiry-based learning.

Suitable for: Primary (Year 1-6) and Lower Secondary (Year 7-9) Science subject teachers

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Session 4: IPLS Professional Development Global Citizenship

iPLS Global Citizenship looks at the skills that students need to develop to become and take their place in the world as a global citizen. Teachers will be guided through the curriculum documents and how to implement this successfully into their classrooms by providing strategies to ensure the classroom is dynamic and engaging.

Suitable for: Primary (Year 1-6) and Lower Secondary (Year 7-9) Global Citizenship subject teachers

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Session 5: IPLS Professional Development Computing

This session is structured around the iPLS Computing Curriculum and the three broad strands such as Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy. We will also explore computing and computational thinking, consider and understand some of the terminology related to computing, understand what offline computing is and understand a range of examples in order to develop their students’ digital literacy skills.

Suitable for: Primary (Year 1-6) and Lower Secondary (Year 7-9) Computing subject teachers

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Session 6: English Anthologies

Learn how this resource provide practice of English skills and help ensure coverage of important curriculum objectives. They match what children are learning in class, week‑by‑week so they can support home learning.

Suitable for: Primary (Year 1-6) English subject teachers

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Session 7: iLowerSecondary Global Citizenship

Discover how this published resource cover the seven core topics and revisits these in greater depth each year to build understanding and introduce age appropriate projects, research and discussions.

Suitable for: Lower Secondary (Year 7-9) Global Citizenship subject teachers

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Session 8: Power Maths

Find out how this UK curriculum mastery programme can spark curiosity and excitement and nurture confidence in maths.

Suitable for: Primary (Year 1-6) Mathematics subject teachers

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Session 9: Exploring Science

Discover the new course that is designed specifically for international students using real-world science to spark their curiosity and inspire the next generation of scientists.

Suitable for: Lower Secondary (Year 7-9) Science subject teachers

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Session 10: Abacus Maths

Our trainer will walk through this flexible primary maths toolkit that have over 10,000 resources, activities, plans and assessment tools matched to the UK national maths curriculum.

Suitable for: Primary (Year 1-6) Mathematics subject teachers

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Session 11: Inspire English

Join this interactive session that showcase how Inspire English incorporates inspirational and comprehensive student books, workbooks and teacher guides that needs to meet the demands of both curricula and 21st century education.

Suitable for: Lower Secondary (Year 7-9) English subject teachers

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Session 12: Science Bug International

Explore how this hands‑on, experiential science programme is packed with online and print resources to inspire the next generation of young scientists.

Suitable for: Primary (Year 1-6) Science subject teachers

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Session 13: Math Progress International

Learn how this resource nurture confidence, build fluency, improve problem‑solving skills and develop mathematical reasoning to fully prepare students for the transition to International GCSE and beyond.

Suitable for: Lower Secondary (Year 7-9) Mathematics subject teachers

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Session 14: Global Citizenship

Discover how this published resource cover the seven core topics and revisits these in greater depth each year to build understanding and introduce age-appropriate projects, research and discussions.

Suitable for: Primary (Year 1-6) Global Citizenship subject teachers

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Session 15: Building Blocks

Find out how this resource lays the foundations for grammar success, ensuring your learners are taught key grammar skills in a methodical and rigorous way.

Suitable for: Lower Secondary (Year 7-9) English subject teachers

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Session 16: Active Learn Primary

Learn how to create lessons, assign activities, grade student works and communicate with your class through the Active Learn platform for Primary level teachers and learners.

Suitable for: Primary (Year 1-6) teachers

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Session 17: Active Learn Secondary

Learn how to create lessons, assign activities, grade student works and communicate with your class through the Active Learn platform for Lower Secondary level teachers and learners.

Suitable for: Lower Secondary (Year 7-9) teachers

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About the presenters

Deb Smith, IPLS Master Trainer

After a diverse and varied career in the education sector, Deb Smith joined the Pearson Primary Training team in 2014. A Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Deb ran her own recruitment consultancy, worked for the General Teaching Council and lectured at an FE college before joining the public sector in a schools HR role.

Having worked closely with the CRB (now DBS), Deb is one of the original cohort of trainers qualified through the Department for Education (DfE) to deliver ‘Safer Recruitment’ training.
Inspired by the school leaders this role brought her into contact with, Deb went on to train as a Secondary English teacher, and taught in Secondary, Middle and Primary settings, in both the maintained and private sectors.

Deb now combines her work with Pearson with a part-time role as a Schools HR Business Partner, developing HR policies for schools across Shropshire. Deb delivers training on a range of Pearson products including the Bug Club Family, Power Maths, Abacus and Wordsmith.

Sarah White, IPLS Master Trainer and Pearson accredited iPLS trainer

Sarah is an educational consultant specialising in teacher professional development and assessment. She was a Primary class teacher for 30 years, holding SLT and head teacher roles in international schools. Following the completion of her MA in Education, Management and Leadership, Sarah now supports curriculum development and writes and delivers professional development in the UK and internationally, regularly visiting the Middle East, Europe and South East Asia.

A primary specialist, Sarah trains teachers in using a maths mastery approach, as well in bar modelling and works with Pearson on the UK government approved Power Maths programme.

Sarah has also been a member of UK Department of Education Expert Teacher Panels with the Standards Testing Agency consulting on Reading, GPS and Maths SATs and consults in using assessment tools for tracking progress and planning for early years and primary settings.

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