The 'Welcome to Cambodia' course is designed for people who have either not moved to Cambodia yet or have just moved. We wanted to give you an idea of what living in Phnom Penh is like. In this course, be prepared to have fun... well, because living in Phnom Penh is fun!!
Please feel free to scroll thru the different topics at your own leisure and if you have any questions please feel free to post to the forum.
Oh, and if you have been here for a while you can still check out the course, maybe you will learn something or give input in the forums.
Part 1 is an introduction to Teaching and Learning in relation to the qualities of an effective teacher. It is based on the work of Christopher Day, professor of Education at University of Nottingham, England.
The observed qualities discussed are research based and linked to Asian Hope's core values.
Each quality forms a topic within the course with a reflection forum in each.
It is important to share your thoughts in the reflection forum. I look forward to reading them :)
In Part 1 we looked at Day's research on effective teaching from a Biblical perspective.
Part 2 looks at how we should then 'be' as a consequence of this research and in light of Asain Hope's core values.
During the last school year [2014 - 15] the Asian hope Schools have been focusing on learning and assessment. The two concepts are closely linked of course and we believe that assessment's primary role is to improve learning.
The AHIS Primary PLCs have been reading Damian Cooper's Book, 'Redefining Fair - How to plan, assess abd grade for excellence in mixed ability classrooms.' It is an amazing book - practical and very thought provoking.
2 chapters are shared here:
Chapeter 8: How should assessment be matched to students' needs?
Chapter 9: How do I grade learning in the mixed ability class?
If you would like a copy of the book please let Pam know when you arrive.
Using Michael Fullan's book as a basis for discussion we will consider aspects of Leadership in light of change.
We will also look at meterials from the National College of School Leadership UK.
Some of the Admins at the different Asian Hope schools spend a bit of time in OpenSIS. They set up the calendar, work with attendance, create report, etc. In this class we have step-by-step training videos set up for the Admins to learn how to do these things in OpenSIS.
Asian Hope uses Google's Gmail for our email addresses. If you haven't used Gmail before or if you have but want to learn how to use your email account more efficiently this course is for you.
After a brief, optional introduction to Gmail this course is designed to go beyond the basic. This course should take you around one hour to complete. In it, you will learn about Labels, available email settings, available Themes, using Labs, Google Chat, making Phone Calls using your Gmail account, Google Hangouts (similar to Skype... but better), accessing email offline, and ways to use Gmail in the classroom.
Google Calendar has so many options for creating events, repeating events, notifying you of your events so you can easily organize your days.
This course should take you around one hour to complete and is designed to teach you the following: create, delete and change events; repeat events; change calendar ownership; shared calendars; daily schedule of events; and settings
New to Google Docs?? This is a great class for you. It should take approximately one hour and is designed to take you thru accessing your Google Docs; searching Google Docs; how to sort, view and organize your files; uploading files from your computer; how to access your Google Docs offline; and how to use in the classroom.
Here at Asian Hope we tend to use Google Documents quite a bit. If you haven't used Google Documents before this is a great introduction on how to create and edit documents using Google Docs.
If you have used Google Docs before this lesson also digs in a bit deeper including how to share doucments, copy a document, add Table of Contents, fully utilize collaboration, comment, track Revision History, and gives ideas for using in your classroom.
The Google Spreadsheets course is designed to take you beyond knowing the Google drive and into using the application. In the course you will learn more about how to create and edit a Google Spreadsheet, freeze rows and columns, sort rows and columns, commenting, creating a Form, templates, formulas, charts, sharing, and using in the classroom. Lots of great information packed into this little course but it should still take around one hour to complete.
The Google Forms course is designed to teach you how to create your own surveys, test, quizzes, etc from your Google account. In about one hour, you will learn how to create and customize a form, how to send out the form, safely edit the spreadsheet of form and get ideas for using in the classroom. To test your new knowledge you will get to create your own practice form.
The Google Presentations course is designed to take you beyond knowing the Google drive and into using the application. In about one hour, you will learn how to create and customize a presentation; add, organize, import, duplicate and remove slides; edit a slide; view revision history; collaborate on a Presentation; how important the shift key really is; how to add fonts to your Font List; how to present your Presentation; and get ideas for using in the classroom.
OpenSIS is what Asian Hope uses for its online gradebook. In this class you will get a basic feel for how to use OpenSIS including taking attendance, adding assignments, adding grades, seeing what your students can see, setting up progress reports and changing your account information.
The Truth Project: An ACSI Philiosophy-Requirement Option will allow your participants to meet ACSI's philosophy requirement for teacher and administrator certification. Participants receive three CEUs in biblical studies and three CEUs in educational studies through this 14 session course.
ACSI has entered into a cooperative-use agreement with Focus on the Family to use and supplement The Truth Project materials. The Truth Project is a powerful tool for understanding worldview, and its content is applicable for every Christian School teacher and administrator, from early education through high school. Applying this material can help you live out Romans 12:1-2