SENIA MANILA CONFERENCE 2018
Submissions for Workshop Proposals are now open!
Deadline for Submission: February 9, 2018 (Friday)
Conference Date: March 17. 2018 @ British School Manila
For interested presenters, submit proposals here:
SENIA Manila 2018 Workshop Proposal Form
SENIA Manila Conference Call for Workshop Proposals
Final approved speakers will be announced on February 16, 2018 (Friday).
Every three years, the Special Education Network in Asia (SENIA) holds a joint conference with the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS).
We are glad to announce that registration for the EARCOS Teacher’s Conference (ETC 2015) is now open! The conference will be held in Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia on March 26 to 28, 2015.
Interested SENIA members may register and pay the same rate as EARCOS members (USD290) until January 23, 2015. The rate will increase to USD310 after January 23, 2015. Changing delegates is acceptable but there will be a USD75 charge after January 23.
For SENIA members, please use this special SENIA REGISTRATION LINK to register. The registration details is found below:
The conference organizers have prepared an excellent program including notable keynote speakers, teacher workshops and special presenters. Confirmed keynote speakers include Anne Sibley O’Brien (Literacy), James Stronge (Assessment) and John Wood (Literacy). There are also pre-conference presentations on Early Childhood Education, ESL, Special Education, Special Needs, Language and Literacy, Counseling, and Technology among many. For more specific information about the keynote speakers, preconferences and workshops, please visit the official EARCOS Teacher’s Conference 2015 website.
Content adapted from official SENIA Website
The SENIA Manila Youth Chapter completed their first advocacy project as a group. With their video entitled “Are We Really That Different?”, the SENIA Manila Youth continues to advocate for special needs in a touching way. Check out their video and feature below. The feature is written from the perspective of the SENIA Youth.
Are We Really That Different?
Do people have the right to judge us for who we are and what makes us special?
‘SENIA: Are we really that different?’ is a video about us, international students who have learning challenges, and handle them in different ways. Each stride we take, we are faced with new obstacles where our learning challenges prevent us from conquering but we still persevere!
The video is our, Manila Youth Chapter’s, way of spreading awareness about the kinds of challenges we students have. No matter the challenge, we cope with them in our own way and in our own time.
This video has two sides–what we struggle with and how we excel in our hobbies and activities. We want to show that even though we are different, we aren’t. We have learning differences that make us special and unique. However, we are human just like you.
Learning challenges are not rare to society and by just accepting that not everyone thinks alike, we become a more accepting mankind. Our goal is to help the educators and the education sector in the Philippines to be more aware of our challenges. Learning support programs needs to be better developed and spread throughout the Philippines. If kids, at a young age, get the support they need, it will give them a brighter future.
The Special Education Network in Asia (SENIA), a network of educators, professionals and parents across Asia dedicated to supporting children with special learning needs is looking for the next SENIA Student Award winner. SENIA has chapters in China, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
With more than 10 years of advocacy for special education, SENIA is awarding its third SENIA Student Award. Previous winners include Ms. Andrea Ysabel Zubiri (2012) of Brent International School and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde and Ms. Samantha Johnson (2013) of the International School Manila.
The SENIA Student Award honors a student with a disability who excels. It celebrates the achievements of a child or youth with disabilities; encourages awareness of the abilities and aspirations of children/youth with disabilities; and advocates in behalf of exceptional children in Asia. Nominations may be made by anyone. The winner of the SENIA Student Award will receive a plaque, two nights’ accommodations and flights to attend the SENIA 12 Conference in Singapore on February 28 to March 1, 2014. The winner may bring a chaperone if needed.
For information about the SENIA Student Award, please visit the SENIA website. The deadline for nominations is on November 1, 2013.
The Special Education Network in Asia (SENIA), a network of educators, professionals and parents across Asia dedicated to supporting children with special learning needs is looking for the first SENIA Advocacy Award winner. SENIA has chapters in China, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
With more than 10 years of advocacy for special education, SENIA is awarding its first SENIA Advocacy Award. This award aims to honor adult(s) or student(s) who advocate for people with special needs in their community within the Asian region. The winner of the SENIA Advocacy Award will receive a plaque, two nights’ accommodations and flights to attend the SENIA 12 Conference in Singapore on February 28 to March 1, 2014. The winner may bring a chaperone if needed.
Nominations may be made by teachers, principals, service providers, friends, parents. SENIA is also open to self-nominations. For more information about the SENIA Advocacy Award, please visit the SENIA website at http://www.senia.asia/advocacy/advocacy-awards/. The deadline for nominations is on November 1, 2013.