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Welcome to the official site for the ANPS Early Childhood Conference, February 13th, 2016. This is a sched.org site and permits you to review the speakers, sessions, and to select which breakaway sessions that you would like to attend. All you need to do is create an account following the instructions on the page.

We look forward to seeing you all at Sekolah Bogor Raya for this exciting event. 
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Saturday, February 13
 

07:30

Registration Session
Registration sign-up at Lobby B

Saturday February 13, 2016 07:30 - 08:00
Lobby B Sekolah Bogor Raya

08:00

Opening

Opening - Auditorium 3rd Floor

Welcome Performance - SBR Choir and Ensemble

Introduction from Richard Sidharta - Chairman of CPL

Gerald Donovan - ECC Chairman

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Donovan

Gerald Donovan

Director, Sekolah Bogor Raya
Gerald Donovan is an educator, writer, trainer and administrator who is currently the Head of School at Sekolah Bogor Raya; an IB World School and Cambridge International Centre based in Bogor, West Java. He has more than 16 years of experience as an educator and instructional leader in the UK, Eastern Europe, and Indonesia. Gerald is the author of the English 911! Series of ESL books and is an accomplished teacher trainer who facilitates... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 08:00 - 08:45
SBR Auditorium Sekolah Bogor Raya, Jalan Utama Perumahan Danau Bogor Raya, Perumahan Danau Bogor Raya, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia 16143

08:45

The Best Beginnings: Building the Early Years as A Springboard for Lifelong Learning
You have perhaps heard the phrase that children are like sponges when it comes to early learning. Scientific research backs this and  highlights that most rapid brain development takes place in the first 5 years of life. Building connections during these formative years will transform early childhood education- the key to this transformation lies in the hands of early childhood professionals. Be the crucial part of creating the best beginnings for children: create environments where they can discover their talents and passions instead of restricting them to standardized education. Children do not have standardized brains so how can we standardize education? It’s time to realize the calling in you- to inspire yourself and discover the best you have and the best you can give to children, parents and other stakeholders in your early childhood setting. Lets collaborate and plunge into learning  for you can only give what you already have !

Speakers
avatar for Shareen Ratnani

Shareen Ratnani

Kiddie Planet Montessori Plus Preschool, EARLY CHILDHOOD TRAINER / DIRECTOR
Jakarta, Indonesia


Saturday February 13, 2016 08:45 - 09:30
SBR Auditorium Sekolah Bogor Raya, Jalan Utama Perumahan Danau Bogor Raya, Perumahan Danau Bogor Raya, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia 16143

09:30

Coffee and Tea Break
Enjoying some treats and having a coffee/tea before we go to Breakaway Session.

Saturday February 13, 2016 09:30 - 10:00
SBR Auditorium Sekolah Bogor Raya, Jalan Utama Perumahan Danau Bogor Raya, Perumahan Danau Bogor Raya, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia 16143

10:00

Home-School-Community Partnership in Supporting ECE Development
Limited Capacity seats available

Indonesian’s Policy on Early Childhood Education, “One ECE center in One Village” has been receiving many praises since the national data show that from 77,460 villages, there are 23,379 villages left that do not have ECE center. Yet in order to achieve qualified ECE, is talking also qualified and competent teachers. However, developing both qualification and competency of ECE teachers seem need extra effort.
Parallel with the effort on developing teachers’ capacity, and in order to accelerate the educational development, MoEC has launched a new unit namely Parenting Education Directorate at the end of last year. The main duty of Parenting Education Directorate is to undertake partnership of home-school-community.
The big challenge for the new Directorate is to return paradigm that parent plays the first, and the main role for children’s learning. Parent is used to become the first resource person for children to respond their curiosity, and home is the main environment to habituate good character.
In addition to that, many parents, schools (including ECE Centers), and community have not aware, understand and skilled enough to bridge them-selves as three important parties in supporting their children’s success.
Based on the above current situation as well as challenges, it is highly important to continue conducting Capacity Building of Parenting Education for Principals to Enhance Home-School-Community Partnership Program. The program is expected to improve the capacity of principals to formulate appropriate interventions (learning materials, teaching methods, etc.) for the development of parental involvement, and parenting education. 
Note:
The session will be presented in Bahasa Indonesia.
 


Speakers
avatar for Sri Lestari Yuniarti

Sri Lestari Yuniarti

Staff of Parenting Education Directorate, Diknas
Sri Lestari Yuniarti (Yuni) was born in Cilacap, Central Java. Since graduated from Senior High School, Yuni was already interested in education field. Bachelor Degree was achieved from Yogyakarta State University (UNY) with thesis on Child Development. While Master Degree (with major on Educational Leadership) was from Wollongong University, Australia. Her working experience are all in education field: International and national NGOs which... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 10:00 - 11:15
Room 5 Sekolah Bogor Raya

10:00

Incorporating Montessori’s Philosophy in Building Children’s Life Skills Readiness
Limited Capacity seats available

"Help me do it myself", one of the most well known phrases from Maria Montessori that  really summarizes the Montessori philosophy in its very essence.  It relates to the choices of activities, role of the teacher and most importantly it depends on the prepared learning environment.  This session will discus about   incorporating Montessori’s  philosophy in a non-Montessori school to support the children in building their Independence thus their life-skill readiness.  

Speakers
avatar for Maria Bhekti Utari

Maria Bhekti Utari

Principal of Early Childhood Education, Sekolah Victory Plus
Maria has become an Early Childhood educator for almost 15 years, teaching different range of levels in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) and now she is the Principal of ECE Sekolah Victory Plus -Bekasi. Teaching in an IB PYP school, doesn’t hinder her to explore different methods in early childhood education, which one of them is Montessori method of education.


Saturday February 13, 2016 10:00 - 11:15
Room 1 Sekolah Bogor Raya

10:00

Making Connections, Making Meaning
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning is about making connections!  Learning takes place not when children remember a single fact or skill, but when they are able to connect that fact or skill to something they have previously learned. Giving children the 'big picture' means involving them in the creation process of meaningful learning in order to help making sense of their world. This process will promote creative development in children's learning that will involve taking risks and initiating their own learning by making choices and decisions.  Creativity emerges as children become absorbed in action and explorations of their own ideas and making constructive meaning in the early stage of learning


Speakers
avatar for Wulan Septiandari

Wulan Septiandari

Primary Principal and IPC Administrator, Sekolah Mutiara Nusantara, Bandung
Wulan Septiandari received a Master of Education in Management of Education from Universitas Pelita Harapan and is currently the Elementary Principal at Mutiara Nusantara International School (MNIS), Bandung. A strong advocate of hands-on, inquiry-based learning, she involves teachers in a variety of trainings, leadership skills, problem-solving, and activities that provide them with opportunities to increase their ability to manage the... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 10:00 - 11:15
Room 2 Sekolah Bogor Raya

10:00

Nurturing Intelligence in the Early Childhood Years
Limited Capacity filling up

What is intelligence? How do we nurture intelligence in the 21st century early childhood classroom?

Explore how multiple intelligences are nurtured in early childhood classrooms, with a focus on Montessori classrooms. Incorporate the right balance between technology and hands-on activities to promote a high quality early education and see what research has to say .

Join this interactive session to collaborate and carry back new ideas to nurture all the intelligences of the child.


Speakers
avatar for Shareen Ratnani

Shareen Ratnani

Kiddie Planet Montessori Plus Preschool, EARLY CHILDHOOD TRAINER / DIRECTOR
Jakarta, Indonesia


Saturday February 13, 2016 10:00 - 11:15
Room 3 Sekolah Bogor Raya

10:00

The Meaning of Math to Young Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

What caused some adults to not like Math? What causes children to struggle in this subject? For this session, we will delve deeper into this issue and attempt to bridge the gap between the perceived elusiveness of Mathematics and the its real beauty . This session aims to find out child friendly and appropriate ways into teaching Math. Because as teachers, there is a high need for us to learn new ways and unlearn the old; so we can make Math real and more meaningful.

Teaching Math in kindergarten is quite challenging. It is not as simple as counting 1 to 20. It is the way to give them a "Logical Mathematical Learning" (Piaget), that is a process of constructing mental relationship including size, number, color patterns, set and groups, and so on. Traditional Math has tended to concentrate on the abstract, rather than hands on. Young children simply are not abstract thinkers. That's why we must find ways to introduce Math at their developmental levels. To make sure of this, teachers should include certain activities in teaching. As Jerome Bruner said "Interesting activity to teach Math is hardly to forget for young children". 

Speakers
avatar for Hazel Barbasa

Hazel Barbasa

PYP Coordinator, Sekolah Bogor Raya
Hazel has been teaching in the early grades for 17 years. She has been with students of different nationalities , abilities and smarts,  and is still enjoying every single bit of her teaching life. She is also a mother of three , all of which are advocates of what she believes in; learning by doing (John Dewey) and finding your real purpose to make a difference in the world. 
avatar for Inggrid Fitria Edinasari

Inggrid Fitria Edinasari

Kindergarten Teacher, Sekolah Bogor Raya
Inggrid has been teaching in Sekolah Bogor Raya for 12 years. She is a natural artist and this is evident in the way she teaches young children. She loves creating materials to help children understand math better and in a more fun way. She has a daughter and a son.


Saturday February 13, 2016 10:00 - 11:15
Room 4 Sekolah Bogor Raya

11:15

Transition Time
Moving time from Session 1 to Session 2.

Saturday February 13, 2016 11:15 - 11:30
SBR Building A

11:30

A Mind Like Water: Time Management for Busy Educators
Limited Capacity seats available

If you are in a teaching or leadership position, chances are that you sometimes find yourself “time poor”, with not enough hours in the week to complete everything that needs to be done. Perhaps you might find yourself so overwhelmed with a diverse and challenging workload that your mind is constantly busy with distracting and conflicting thoughts. You might find that thoughts of work problems or overdue tasks intrude on your time with your family or make it impossible to give the people around you the attention they deserve.

David Allen’s “Getting Things Done – The Art of Productivity” is a book on Time Management which is widely read and applied within leadership circles. It provides a simple and reliable framework that allows you to organize and track your tasks and projects without having to store up worries, tasks, and deadlines in the back of your mind. If you apply the system consistently, GTD allows you to be more present in the moment, reducing stress and freeing up your brain time for more productive and creative thinking. 

This will be a practical, hands on session, which will leave participants with an in-depth introduction to the Getting Things Done system and some hands-on ideas about how to implement this productivity system that, when applied consistently, can competely change how you relate to your workload and your schedule.

A link to the full presentation on Prezi.com is available here; https://prezi.com/hx_kovmfb-u5/ 


Speakers
avatar for Gerald Donovan

Gerald Donovan

Director, Sekolah Bogor Raya
Gerald Donovan is an educator, writer, trainer and administrator who is currently the Head of School at Sekolah Bogor Raya; an IB World School and Cambridge International Centre based in Bogor, West Java. He has more than 16 years of experience as an educator and instructional leader in the UK, Eastern Europe, and Indonesia. Gerald is the author of the English 911! Series of ESL books and is an accomplished teacher trainer who facilitates... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:30 - 12:45
Room 5 Sekolah Bogor Raya

11:30

Lifelong Learning - A Paradigm Shift
Limited Capacity seats available

UNESCO Education Strategy 2014-2021 has introduced the new concept of lifelong learning for people of all ages. The entire education system based on UNESCO, should aim for the creation of a lifelong and ‘lifewide’ learning’ and also the development of various formal, non-formal, and informal learning opportunities for people of all ages.

Furthermore, a paradigm shift for early childhood educators is inevitably required along with this new concept in which first of all, it relates with the use of the term learning rather than only teaching or training. Second of all, learning for personal development rather than only about knowledge or conveying instructions. Finally, it deals with the idea of freeing creative potential rather than only referring to the acquisition of special skills.

Finally, it is important for all early childhood educators to realize the importance to be able to contribute for the development of a lifelong learning individual since early age in which the child will be able to receive the required knowledge and skills to accomplish their aspirations and contribute to the societies in the future.


Speakers
avatar for Ruth Maureen

Ruth Maureen

Managing Director, Sekolah Cita Persada
Ruth Maureen was the founder and managing director of Sekolah Cita Persada in Cinere-Depok. She received her degree from University of Colorado at Denver, USA in 1995 and her master degree from Prasetiya Mulya Business School in 2003. Her passion in education has brought her to finish her diploma in Learning Disorders Management and Child Psychology from College of Allied College of Allied Educators, Singapore in 2013. She currently also... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:30 - 12:45
Room 1 Sekolah Bogor Raya

11:30

Literacy in the Early Years Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

There are some debates up until now about the importance of teaching literacy in the early years classroom. Some would say that reading and writing shouldn’t be taught in the preschool level. But most of the primary school especially here in Indonesia, still put a requirement of must being able to read and write when a child enroll for the primary. This workshop will be discussing about how to incorporate literacy in the early years classroom, without being to force it to the children, finding the suitable level of literacy based on the children’s development milestones. It will be discussing about the strategies of making children to grow the love of reading books, both physical and digital, in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Marina Tri Hastuti

Marina Tri Hastuti

Teacher/Cambridge Primary Programme Coordinator, Chandra Kusuma School, Medan
Marina has been a teacher for 15 years. During her years as a teacher, she has spent most of her career in learning and researching about early childhood development and best practices in early childhood education. She is currently teaching language literacy classes for the kindergarten and primary levels in a school which uses international curriculum in Medan.


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:30 - 12:45
Room 2 Sekolah Bogor Raya

11:30

The Chicken Project: Project Work in Preschool Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

The Chicken Project summarizes how students actively participated in a project which involves school, home, and community.  The students took care of 11 chicks. For 4 months, the students fed and watched the chicks closely until they became hens. This project allowed my students to do the following: choose and narrow down a topic, share what they know and what they want to know about a topic, predict outcomes, planning, go on a mini-tip, conduct interviews with experts, ask parents for advice, think of  possible solutions to problems, earn funds, do simple addition and subtraction, count and measure, make records of changes, learning vocabulary words, phonics and sight words, conduct surveys, do researches, make decisions, and do hands-on experiments--incubating eggs was one of them. The students were encouraged to represent their learning through drawings, paintings, models, dances, songs, and dramatic plays.  They felt valued and respected as their opinions and suggestions were heard. In this project, the students also encountered their first failure as a class; the egg incubation was not successful. Seeing them cope with this failure, analyse what might have gone wrong,  and exhibit determination to redo the experiment better in the future shows that this project has prepared them for a lifelong learning.

Speakers
avatar for Aireen Rañon

Aireen Rañon

Preschool Senior Teacher, Stamford School, Dago Bandung Indonesia
Aireen Rañon is the Preschool Head Department of Stamford School Bandung. She earned her diploma in BSE English and units in Special Education in Philippine Normal University. She has been teaching preschool in Indonesia for 7 years. As an experienced early childhood educator, she respects and allows child-initiated learning activities in her classroom.


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:30 - 12:45
Room 3 Sekolah Bogor Raya

11:30

Using “Before and After” Charts in Reading a Nursery Rhyme To Build Comprehension Skills of Early Year Students
Limited Capacity seats available

The nursery rhyme is a very popular rhythmic reading genre which can be used in introducing reading to children. The question is how to use the nursery rhyme to be more than just clapping hands to identify the rhyming words and to put more meaning into it. How do early year teachers use nursery rhymes to help children practice their reading comprehension skills?

There are two major issues in teaching reading for the early years. The first is to build their skills to recognize the letters and to sound them, then understand the system. The second is to encourage them to understand the message of the reading text. The first issue usually will accomplish as the children get enough “drilling” but the second issue maintains forever unsolvable. It is often found that a child is really good in reading, pronouncing words by words but then difficult to understand and comprehend the story.

To build the children understand and comprehension in reading, an effective comprehension strategies teaching should be utilized. Using the “before and after” chart after reading a nursery rhyme is one of the ways to help the students to understand the story. In the activity, students will learn to predict, visualize, and monitor the understanding in reading a text. 

Speakers
avatar for Rully Fitria Handayani, S.Pd

Rully Fitria Handayani, S.Pd

ESL TEACHER, SDS CITA BUANA JAKARTA
I have graduated from Yogyakarta State University majoring English Education with English for Children as my speciality. I have been teaching English almost 10years. I have experienced in teaching English for every level/background of students but specially children. Now I am currently teaching the ESL program in SDS. Cita Buana and completing my master program in Jakarta State University majoring Educational Management. 


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:30 - 12:45
Room 4 Sekolah Bogor Raya

12:45

Lunch Time
Enjoying a signature dish from West Java during lunch time accompanied by a traditional music.

Saturday February 13, 2016 12:45 - 13:45
SBR Auditorium Sekolah Bogor Raya, Jalan Utama Perumahan Danau Bogor Raya, Perumahan Danau Bogor Raya, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia 16143

13:45

Early Childhood Parent Partnership; Building the Foundation of Good Parent Relations in the Early Years
Limited Capacity seats available

All early childhood settings should develop effective partnerships with parents in order to enhance the learning and development of the children with whom they work. Parents are very interested in their children’s progress. Early years teachers are also interested in children’s progress. Teachers of young children have always recognized a need to work closely with the child’s family. Both parents and teachers are key people in bulding children’s self-esteem and dispositions to learn, although they bring different perspectives and expertise. We are going to find out more some key points for working in partnership with parents in order to develop a successful parents-teachers partnership.

Speakers
avatar for Henny Anggraeni

Henny Anggraeni

Playgroup and Kindergarten Principal, Sekolah Bogor Raya
Playgroup and Kindergarten Principal of Sekolah Bogor Raya. She always loves being around the students and teachers in daily instructional process. Having interest in Early Childhood Education, she is learning and developing Developmentally Appropriate Practices with her leadership team and teachers to be applied in daily teaching learning process. She also builds communication and interpersonal skills among the teachers and parents; which for... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 13:45 - 15:00
Room 5 Sekolah Bogor Raya

13:45

Foster a love for reading through storytelling and Literature - based activities
Limited Capacity seats available

As teachers, we all want our children to develop a love for reading. We want them to explore fiction to develop imagination and creativity, we want them to discover the wild, space, history, culture and the arts, anatomy, and learn about other countries through nonfiction or informational books. Reality bites , this is a hard feat to accomplish. We have a competition - technology. Why do they have to read when they can just Google everything? With just a click, they can use resources and choose. Will books be a thing of the past? I hope not. As teachers, we need to strike a balance.

Reading enables children to develop discipline and stamina. Reading books provide children with the right attitude to develop persistence. It will make them ask, explore and imagine. How then can we help? What are the things that we can do to engage  and immerse children into a book?

I love reading and collecting children’s books. On my first year of teaching, I learned that a rich collection of  literature helps teachers develop a wide array of meaningful, theme targeted activities for children. Literature based activities help us help children develop a love for reading, whereby reading becomes a reward in itself. For us teachers, planning for lit. based activities allow us to “play” , be creative and step out of the box.

Speakers
avatar for Hazel Barbasa

Hazel Barbasa

PYP Coordinator, Sekolah Bogor Raya
Hazel has been teaching in the early grades for 17 years. She has been with students of different nationalities , abilities and smarts,  and is still enjoying every single bit of her teaching life. She is also a mother of three , all of which are advocates of what she believes in; learning by doing (John Dewey) and finding your real purpose to make a difference in the world. 


Saturday February 13, 2016 13:45 - 15:00
Room 1 Sekolah Bogor Raya

13:45

Play – The brains favourite way to learn
Limited Capacity filling up

For many many years Early Childhood Research has proven that play is the most effective way for children to learn.

Play in Early Childhood education is a technical term. It does not mean adults sitting and chatting while children do anything they like. Nor does it mean doing worksheets and adult centered activities in a playful way.

This workshop will explore what play means in an early childhood setting, how to plan for it, asses it and ensure it happens for children.

We will also talk about what is the teachers role in ensuring rich, complex play.
Play is not only is it the easiest way for children to learn but it also helps children develop possitives dispositions of learning which means children will want to be life long learners.


Speakers
avatar for Shelley Auld

Shelley Auld

Principal, Royal Tots Academy Jakarta
Shelley has been working in Early Childhood Education now for over 30 years. She has held many positions in Early Childhood Education in New Zealand. Shelley has been a Principal of Early Childhood Centers and has also worked for the Colledge of Education in Dunedin and the Ministry of Education delivering professional development programmes to Kindergartens and Early Childhood Centers in Otago. For the last 2 and half years she has been... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 13:45 - 15:00
Room 2 Sekolah Bogor Raya

13:45

Sensory Processing in the Early Years
Limited Capacity seats available

Identification of sensory processing dysfunction in children’s everyday behavior and how to cope with that situation, specifically in learning context. Dysfunction in this area will affect children’s learning ability in their stages of learning. There will be examples of activities to stimulate sensory processing dysfunction, starting from early years until Primary level children, that educators and parents could apply at school or home with their students or children. The purpose of the activities is to optmize children’s sensory processing in order to learn and behave appropriately.
Note:
The session will be presented in Bahasa Indonesia.

Speakers
avatar for Aranya Nadia Darmawan, S.Psi

Aranya Nadia Darmawan, S.Psi

Primary Teacher, Sekolah Cikal Serpong
Aranya Nadia Darmawan has been working as a teacher for 7 years. She has taught early years up to upper Primary level students. Her experience working with children encourages her to create student’s need-based methods and strategies in learning.
avatar for Ciptanti Parsaulina, M.Psi Psikolog

Ciptanti Parsaulina, M.Psi Psikolog

School Counselor/Psychologist, Sekolah Cikal Serpong
Ciptanti Parsaulina got her Masters Degree from University of Indonesia. She practices as a child psychologist and works with special needs children. Besides working as a psychologist, currently she is working as a school counselor in Sekolah Cikal Serpong. She is very concern in special needs children since one of her two children is a special need child, and needs specific treatment in sensory processing dysfunction. 


Saturday February 13, 2016 13:45 - 15:00
Room 3 Sekolah Bogor Raya

13:45

SPK (Satuan Pendidikan Kerjasama) Accreditation
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will discuss about how the accreditation process for SPK (Satuan Pendidikan Kerjasama), what documents should be prepared before the accreditation and during the accreditation and tips on how to deal with assessors in accreditation.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Bui Kia

Elizabeth Bui Kia

Administration Coordinator, Sekolah Victory Plus, Bekasi
Elisabeth has become an Administration Coordinator  for almost 11 years, providing the excellence service to the education team is one of her concern, including the licensing of the school so that the school can carry out its activities in accordance with the prevailing regulations from Ministry of Education
avatar for Maria Bhekti Utari

Maria Bhekti Utari

Principal of Early Childhood Education, Sekolah Victory Plus
Maria has become an Early Childhood educator for almost 15 years, teaching different range of levels in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) and now she is the Principal of ECE Sekolah Victory Plus -Bekasi. Teaching in an IB PYP school, doesn’t hinder her to explore different methods in early childhood education, which one of them is Montessori method of education.


Saturday February 13, 2016 13:45 - 15:00
Room 4 Sekolah Bogor Raya

15:00

Closing
Certificate is available in front of the auditorium. Make sure you return the ANPS reflection form to get your certificate. We will see you in the next ECC.

Saturday February 13, 2016 15:00 - 15:15
SBR Auditorium Sekolah Bogor Raya, Jalan Utama Perumahan Danau Bogor Raya, Perumahan Danau Bogor Raya, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia 16143