First Ever Math Fair in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

STEM Education (Science, Engineering, Technology & Mathematics) is gaining popularity around the world and the Kingdom is paving way to better education system as well.

The progressive thinking school authorities gave one innovative educator the opportunity to let students’ shine through their talent and interest in the First ever Math Fair in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Faiza’s Math Fair is an interactive teaching & learning platform of Mathematics for the middle school Saudi students of the International Program American Division (IPAD) of AlRayyan girls section of AlTarbiyah Namoudhthjeyeh.
STEM education takes priority in Dr. Faiza’s class and students have the opportunity to explore their potential to the fullest.
This event first of its kind, Dr. Faiza’s® Math Fair gives the Saudi students to learn basic & advance mathematics and teach the math concept to the visitors highlighting the practical and daily use of math in our day-to-day life.
I wish to thank all involved in helping me organize this event and making it a complete success.

(480) 758-1631

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Educator Professional Development Program


Educator Professional Development Program: I train educators for use of innovative teaching strategies and classroom management techniques. I coach & prepare English Language teachers to use new technology in & out of the classroom for a student-centric learning model of teaching. I also provide computer gaming & web development guidance.

I can be approached for training your teaching and administrative staff in innovative teaching strategies and methodologies.

The training sessions are completely customized according to your needs and needs of the attending staff members. We can discuss in details the basic requirements of the training programs and time period.

Training in latest 21st century classrooms strategies, education Technology application in teaching, CELTA based teaching methodology, Microsoft Innovative Educator strategies, Microsoft technologies in classroom teaching and learning, coding and game building programming and classroom management techniques and presentation of resource materials and customization to student learning.

Certificates from parent organizations with authorisation, is given upon completion of workshop and programs.
Kindly, leave message in the comments  section or send direct email at the website email for further discussion of chalking out the training session for your institution.

 

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I have an ambitious mission for education in Saudi Arabia and the World as a whole: to demonstrate how innovative learning environments in classrooms, supported by new technologies, could revolutionize learning and help develop modern internationally accepted curricula. I have seen a lot of potential in all Saudi & expat students we must inspire these students. We need to develop an interactive curriculum at All school levels but concentrated at upper primary and secondary and high school levels. Guide them to apply their knowledge in daily life enriching their life experiences.

The Student Career Orientation Project is a unique initiative where in the students will explore various careers options through their subjects of preference and career inclination for them. I teach & train secondary and high school students for this developmental mission. I teach & coach students in subjects of English, Mathematics, Sciences & Computer Technology through Project & Activity based Learning. This is based on the student preferences & ability levels as Reward-Remedial Classes and Career Briefing & Initiation.

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I can be approached to conduct classes for students of Middle school and High School students. I use the medium of English language in my teaching. There will lots of fun learning activities for the students to build their learning skills during my lessons. I also advocate the use of latest educational technology like using iPads, tablets or mobile phone as learning devices.

Students are coached and trained in latest learning strategies, research and analysis techniques, Microsoft programs and certifcation, coding, app and game building, career inclination and future prospective programs.

The training /teaching sessions will be fully customized according to the needs of the students / children for the particular training / coaching program.

Authorized certificates from parent organizations is given upon completion of workshop and programs.

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Learning Skills Program

  1. Is staff absenteeism a recurring issue at your institution?
  2. Is substitution schedule making a mess of your class schedule?
  3. Is extra substitution classes burdening and pressing your teaching staff to their limits?
  4. Do you want to utilize this free student time into constructive fun learning experience for them?

If the answer to two or more of the above questions is ‘Yes’ , then here’s a solution….

It is quite natural to have various valid reasons for the teacher to be absent on a school day.

Take advantage and turn this inevitable issue of teacher absenteeism into students learning skills opportunity ! 

I conduct Student Learning Skills Program for schools during the time their regular classes are on hold due to absent teachers.

SLS Program targets activity and project based learning skills in students using hands on experience in classroom.

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After a mutually accepted terms schools may request SLS classes / lessons in lieu of their absent teachers at least 2 days in advance.

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Student Innovation @MiskGlobalForum

It was an amazing experience @MiSK Global Forum on 14 November 2018.

Today I had the privilege to meet two young innovators in Scientific application of applying innovative ideas to improve quality of life!

I met Ms. At SABIC kiosk at @MiSK Global Forum. She is a talented student whose science project was chosen from scores of other applicants for Project based learning competition @Sabic.

Hear her explain her project @MiSK Global Forum on Wednesday 14 November 2018.

She developed solar charging batteries for initially lighting a bulb then ink9vated it to charging larger mobile devices like laptops.

Hats off to her superb design and innovative idea and application of her knowledge to improve qualityof life!

Solar Energy projects were built by Mr.

One is about using solar energy in regular households.

Second one was to use solar energy for charging electric cars which are the future in automotive industry. He has also planned for the night charging conditions using wind power to create electricity and charge electric cars at night for daytime use, simply Superb!

Solar powered thermometers for sick kids, another splendid idea!

You both make us proud!

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The deadline to submit a proposal for the 2019 NSTA area conferences listed below is Tuesday, January 15, 2019! Please submit your proposal as soon as possible, but no later than 11:59 PM ET on January 15. Don’t delay! Web traffic may be very heavy as we approach the deadline.

  • Salt Lake City Area Conference (October 24–26, 2019)
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    Click here for more information, including details on our proposal submission guidelines. Questions? Please e-mail 985-283-2626.
    Please note that this information is for teacher sessions only. If you wish to submit an exhibitor workshop for one of the above conferences, please visit our Exhibitor Workshops page.

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Accident: if you have a car accident, it may dent your car (@mrsbteachy)

Believe: don’t believe the lie(@lissylawhuds)

Could/should/would: O U Little Devil (@emily489)

Dessert: double S because with dessert, you always want seconds (@misshuby23)

Diarrhoea: Done In A Rush Right Here Or Else Accident (@chrisjames_78)

Friend: I am your friend until the end(@emily489)

Incubated: a man in Cuba called Ted (@charlotteraby)

Island: an island IS LAND surrounded by water (@rachelorr)

Mention: MEN, put your TIe ON (@mrsbteachy)

Necessary: Never Eat Cake Eat Salmon Sandwiches And Raspberry Yoghurt (@lifeatthenest) / 1 coffee 2 sugars (@sarahdrayton1) / 1 collar 2 sleeves (Missie Bee!)

People: People Eat Oranges, People Like Eggs (@creativecards_) / Put Eggs On Plate, Let’s Eat (@slbsamantha)

Possession: it possesses a lot of Ss! (@siancumming1)

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Rhythm: Rhythm Helps Your Two Hope Move (@simbo442) / Run Home, Your Teacher Has Measles (@jeniwren87)

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Teaching any lesson becomes a lot easier if we resources at hand.

Here are some lesson ideas and resources for you to use to customize your lesson for your class and curriculum.

For educators, this can be an awesome lesson for your students, the link is for grade 1, but depending upon the level of your students and their English language abilities use it for higher primary grades.

Kindly, source your materials appropriately and /or even if you modify them or add materials of your own to this.

Steps in your lesson plan:

Step #1

Prepare the student / learner for your lesson content: Aid in setting the concept & deal with the phonics of the word/s .i.e vocabulary.

Step # 2

Interact with the concept:  You (Teacher) should in this part of the lesson have students do hands-on or mental application of the concept. Group / pair work is ideal and reinforce comprehension through pop up questions regarding the learning activity.

Use the senses for aiding in student learning the concept- Reading , listening, answering Questions regarding the lesson concept.

Step #3

Extend their learning: by having students build/ create a chart / model of what they have learned through a post lesson activity and writing about their experience or knowledge gained.

 

Scholastic allows you to see its lesson resources for reading lesson. Contact the scholastic team for your country and take / buy the reading materials from them.

Try 2403486038 from Scholastic , its an awesome experience for the students of any age!

Free Ant lesson activities from (605) 333-5550 website.

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Ant facts from (709) 883-1384. This website allows you to download for free too! Here is its pdf. file-Top 5 ANT facts

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Word Mania Saudi Arabia 2018

Update Note:

The 1st stage of Word Mania is on till 22 March 2018 and Second round begins on 26-28 March 2018.

If you want o participate and cannot go through the below steps, just email the following details to me on TMLF on admin@themakelearningfun.com and I will put you up as The Make Learning Fun participants with your individual school as well as personal identities.

Kindly, email TMLF your

  1. Student Full name
  2. Student email
  3. Year & Class name
  4. Teacher Title & Full Name
  5. Teacher Email

Good Luck & contact if you want to participate too!!

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All those students and educators who are up for the English word challenge can sign up to this educational competition.
Literacy Planet is UK’s leading online literacy program for schools.
This website is an excellent place English spelling practice for students from grade 1 to grade 9 .
Quickly register your school and then get usernames & passwords for your students as today is the last day, come on Saudi Arabia!!

To register, 5632006694!

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If you’re having difficulty working your way through mobile device, try the laptop, the website is giving the registration option on the laptop.

Try filling in the registration form at this 719-302-4062!

Registration Form page

If all else fails and you cannot register, contact sophie@literacyplanet.com

Competition details

You could also download this Excel file – reaccession for the student usernames and passwords and email to  data@literacyplanet.com 

It is the funnest literacy competition!

Good Luck!

 

Spring Festival & Bazaar in Riyadh

An exciting opportunity for all citizens and residents of Riyadh to spend a lovely evening amid food & festivities this March 2018.

The Embassy of Turkey is organizing a thrilling Spring Festival & Bazaar on Saturday, 24 March 2018.

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The Spring festival is lined up with appealing events like folk dancing, Regional dishes, Children activities , handicrafts & souvenirs and raffle ticket.

This is a charitable event. There is an entrance fee of SR 20 per head , children under 10 are allowed free admission. The raffle ticket is SR 10.

The event has been thoroughly organized and promises to entertain you to the fullest.

For further inquires, contact the 580-980-1001 organizers. During regular office hours (8:30am to 4:30pm, Sunday-Thursday); please call (966)(11)-482-0101.

See you at the event! Görüşürüz!!

 

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Easier & Prompt service to Saudia Customers

I have rather good news for Saudia customers willing to use its services and necessitating prompt response from the Airline office.

Saudi Airlines have officially started a WhatsApp service number since this January 2018. The official operational working hours from the WhatsApp line is from 0800hrs to 23:59hrs KSA time. Guests are welcome to text their messages for a response from an agent. The Saudia WhatsApp service number is: +966 540000005

WhatsApp logoThe airline welcomes guests to use the WhatsApp service line to make an inquiry, file a complaint, submit suggestions, and make AlFursan service requests, for the airline’s loyalty program members.

Personally, I believe that this WhatsApp service will be a solution for many as it can be a closer and more convenient way to communicate with customers.

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I needed to travel within the Kingdom and tried to book flights on the national carrier as well as the budget airlines.

I want to share that disheartening experience. Although there are a number of high tech options available to book flights by most of the airlines today-Apps & and website bookings, none of them solved my issues for over an hour.

I did get lucky through Saudia Flight Reservation through phone line. A very sincere customer service agent helped me with my queries and also suggested that I will get over SR 155 per head cheaper, if I do my reservation through the Saudia App on the mobile device.

I did find that prices were a slightly different through different mobile devices and the website access through the laptop. Finally, I made my bookings through the Saudia App. However, it had glitches and refresh issues that I had a extra charges of over SR 200 per head than the booking I was making an hour ago.

I must admit I did have a peace of my mind when I was traveling through Saudia, good inflight services as well as Class grading options for all classes were quiet convenient for the budget too.

The Saudia mobile App comfortably helped in checking-in with just a click and storing the boarding passes in a wallet in the App.

There is also new option of web / online check-in 48 hours before your flight that gives additional peace of mind.

Saudia 48 hr Web CheckIn

I have sent AlFursan service request and see how it turns out. It is reported that to date, more than 10,000 cases have been handled through the WhatsApp channel with an average response to queries in 10 minutes or less.

I received a response for my AlFursan updating miles request in about 50-55 minutes.

Meanwhile add this new service to your contacts along with Saudia Flight Reservation Toll-free number 92-0022-222

Make your reservation for the next business rip or holiday 507-923-8810 to book on Saudia.

The Fascinating Ant

Ants are remarkable insects that come in various sizes and color. Ant identification is relatively simple due to their three distinct body regions: head, thorax and abdomen, as well as antennae. Despite similar construction, ants vary in overall appearance. Small or large ants and brown or black ants are common nicknames for different species.

The Holy Quran mentions ants in whole chapter dedicated to them called AlNamal chapter 27; Qur’an Word: Naml – Ant

Qur’an Verse:
Until when they came to the valley of the Naml, a Namlite said: O Naml! enter your houses, (that) Sulaiman and his hosts may not crush you while they do not know. 27:18

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The Holy Quran mentions Ants & their communication in verse 27:18

What we can learn from the ants:
Ants are incredibly hard workers and excellent at sharing! If they find some food, they quickly pass the message to others by leaving behind a special smelly trail (pheromones) that the other ants can follow. Ants share everything they get. They never eat anything alone. They even have two separate stomachs; one for their own food, and one to store food for others! Now that’s a level of sharing we can look up to and try to practice.

Ant recycling the biosphere.

Ants can eat any kind of food. I believe ants are the connecting creatures of the living and the dead. One can always notice ants collecting sugar and leftover food items. But did you know that they are the biosphere’s most important decomposers that recycle the vital nutrients back into the Earth system. Eat away the dead clearing up the carcasses / dead into nutrients of the soil. This is because they belong to the set of animals called omnivores, those that eat all kinds of food–plants as well as other animals.

Ants are social and live in colonies and usually move together in armies. This is their common name, Scientifically they are called Formicidae. Ants belong to the invertebrates category. (animals without backbone, they only have hard outer covering of Chitin). On an average, depending upon its species and genome, an ant may live for several  weeks to several years. Its sizes can range 0.08 to 1 in. Ants come in myriad colors, shapes and sizes. (732) 830-4151 to see some rare photos of various species of ants.

There are three kinds of ants in a colony: The queen, the female workers, and males. The queen and the males have wings, while the workers don’t have wings. The queen is the only ant that can lay eggs. The male ant’s job is to mate with future queen ants and they do not live very long afterwards. Once the queen grows to adulthood, she spends the rest of her life laying eggs! Depending on the species, a colony may have one queen or many queens. Ants can lift 20 time its own body weight. Ants have different jobs in the colony, some protect the Queen, others fight other ants & insects like termites, hunt & collect food and build anthills.

Ants and other insects will often use their jaws to help dispose of corpses in the colony.

A new study in BMC Evolutionary Biology finds that in newly formed colonies that don’t have workers yet, queens of the black garden ant will bury their co-foundress in the event of her death. The surviving queen will bite the corpse into chunks and then bury those pieces, says study author and evolutionary biologist 4422144797 of Royal Holloway, University of London.

Also research by Dong-Hwan Choe from the University of California, Riverside; shows that while the ant is alive, they constantly secrete two chemicals from glands in the tail and their cuticles are loaded with them. Within ten minutes of death, these levels halve and not a trace remains after 40 minutes.

Did you know that-

Ants help in pollination in flowers.

Yes, its true; they have one stomach for holding foods for their own while the other one is dedicated to keep food to be shared with other ants!

Ants don’t have ears. Ants “hear” by feeling vibrations in the ground through their feet.

Ants are known to communicate with each other, antennae & chemicals. When foraging, ants leave a pheromone (chemical) trail so that they know where they’ve been.

Ants can lift more than three times its weight. An ant can lift 20 times its own body weight. If a second grader was as strong as an ant, she would be able to pick up a car!

If an item is just too heavy then ants will work together to lift it to the colony. Like Longhorn Crazy ants can carry cheerio to their nest in this tuberculocidin and how research scientists have studied their behavior further.

Some ants also take care of their injured. Watch this 8146797422 from National Geographic about how ants take care of the injured.

Ants don’t have lungs. Oxygen enters through tiny holes all over the body and carbon dioxide leaves through the same holes in their hard outer covering.

After mating, a young leafcutter ant queen sheds her wings.

 

Queen ants have wings, which they shed (loose) when they start a new nest.

Queen ants have one of the longest life-spans of any known insect – up to 30 years. Some queen ants can live for many years and have millions of babies!

When the queen of the colony dies, the colony can only survive a few months. Queens are rarely replaced and the workers are not able to reproduce.

 

Ants work together and we should learn from them to accomplish any feat. See the video below how ants work together to help each other get to the other side-forming an ant bridge!

 

Of all the ant species, carpenter ants are one of the most problematic. They can cause serious property damage to homes and other buildings. Carpenter ants get their name because they excavate wood in order to build their nests.

 

 

 

 

Creativity 1 day Workshop

Creativity is the most important element of state of mind that leads to progression of society in the future.

In a recent Bloomberg/Business Week study, most job recruiters identified Creative Problem Solving among the top 5 skills for success.

Unfortunately, the same recruiters said Creative Problem Solving was the second most difficult skill to find among job applicants.

Numerous research studies agree that in today’s fast changing and challenging work environment, creative thinking is one of the most crucial skills for professional success.

The International Center for Studies in Creativity has been teaching and training creativity for nearly 50 years. In fact, its programs have been identified as the most successful creativity programs in the world.

You have an awesome opportunity to experience learning creativity skills first- hand. There is 1 day workshop for creative problem solving skills at Buffalo State College at State University of New York, USA.

This one-day, hands on workshop is designed to provide participants with a proven set of principles and tools for enhanced creative problem solving that will be immediately applicable in the workplace.

Spring 2018 workshop will be held on March 23, 2018.

Contact MOOC at Buffalo State College at (716) 878-6223 with questions

Held in Chase Hall, Room 215 on Buffalo State College campus, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Early bird price by March 1, 2018: $295

Groups of 3 or more: $295

Individual price after early bird deadline of March 1, 2018: $325

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