TOC for Education: Global Expansion

TOC for Education: Global Expansion

What is TOC for Education

TOCfE growing worldwide

Origins The Theory of Constraints for Education (TOCfE) was founded in 1995 by the late Dr Eliyahu Goldratt (1947-2011) with the goal to spread the logic based thinking and communication…

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Parents

Parents

Parents

Working with teachers to develop young minds

  Parents supporting their children's learning and behaviour development, and improved self-reliance.  Parents naturally want the best for their children. Most parents do whatever they can within their means to…

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Teachers

Teachers

Teachers

Thinking tools for teaching

  There are currently more than 250,000 educators teaching the TOC thinking tools in more than 24 countries around the world. Australia has now joined numerous European, South American and Asian…

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Students of all ages

Students of all ages

Stimulating students minds

Helping kids of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.  Page under construction

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School Administrators

School Administrators

School Administrators

School administrator

Theory of Constraints is a methodology to logically identify and overcome key limitations that prevent a person, organisation or system from achieving its goal.   Leadership in schools comes from…

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TOCfE works through two Rotary Clubs to Demonstrate That Learning Has No Boundaries  ……Kathy Suerken, President TOC for Education

Rotary Maths 2In late winter 2014, Professor and TOCfE Senior Research Advisor,  Dr. Danilo Sirias, conducted an online training of Problem Solving Maps to 60 math teachers. They are so enthusiastic about the methodology that they have been using the concepts not only with their students but also spreading this knowledge to other teachers.

In December 2014 TOCfE was able to partner with two Rotary Clubs, Mid-Bay of Niceville, Florida and its sister club in the Philippines, Makati Central, to advance this initiative by enabling the visit of Dr. Sirias. He donated his time and expertise to conduct math workshops and TOCfE updates to large and enthusiastic groups of teachers despite obstacles of typhoon hagupit.

Rotary Maths 1While Mid-Bay Rotary Club sponsored Dr. Sirias’s flight, Makati Central Rotary Club provided home hospitality, local  transportation and other resources in support of the events. Mar Gatus, Past President of Makati Central, a long time advocate of TOCfE,Is pictured here along with Dr. Sirias and  Roderick de Leon, Teacher in Charge, Antonio Serapio school in Valenzuela.

The impact of this event for the benefit of all concerned is best conveyed in the following letter from the President of Makati Central:

Dear Kathy and the Members of RC Mid-Bay of Niceville, Florida:

On behalf of your sister club, the Rotary Club of Makati Central, I would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for arranging the visit of Dr. Sirias to the Philippines which helped revitalize ToCFE in the Philippines. The visit brought together math teachers, supervisors and school heads numbering 120 from Valenzuela and 108 from Quezon City. The visit certainly brought renewed interests and application of ToCFE not only to said areas but to the neighboring cities of Makati and Manila.

Our Club is pleased to have been given the opportunity of taking care of Dr. and Mrs. Sirias, their week-long accommodation at the residence of our member Prakash Harchandani, transport to and from the training venue and support for the expenses for the meals and materials needed for the training.

You can always count on the support of our Club for TOCFE activities in the Philippines. Looking forward to partnering with your Club in the next TOCFE project.

Yours in Rotary,

Nes Perez, President, RC Makati Central             

Thanks to  donations from Dr. James Holt and Realization Technologies, 1500 sets of  Chest of Secrets children’s training materials and 10 sets of teacher training materials were shipped from Poland to the Philippines where they  received a festive ‘welcoming ceremony in late November 2014.                                                        

Chest of Secrets 2

The Chest of Secrets, a TOCfE early childhood education program, teaches children TOC CLOUDS, Branches and Ambitious Targets as a methodology to understand and remember relevant stories.  In so doing, the children--on their own initiative—begin to apply these thinking skills to  other content as well as  to their daily lives.   Their teachers, after receiving a short training just on how to use the materials with the children, learn the TOC tools along with their students.

The initial roll out in Philippines will start with 500 children in Valenzuela City schools and 1,000 children in Quezon City schools and their teachers.  Those teachers will help cascade the program to other districts which will be allowed, as part of the grant,  to reproduce these training materials with no royalties thereby significantly enhancing the potential for wide spread dissemination

The 2014 TOC for Education Virtual Conference was a success. Hosted by Saginaw University USA, 320 particpiants from 19 countries and 5 continents attended the 2 day sessions. Success goes far beyond simpe registration numbers. The collective actions of all participants and the skilful and expert presenters cause results through teaching and learning and dissipating the knowledge across our global community - all with the aim to make the world a better place.

Stay tuned for information on availability of powerpoint presentations.

The program is listed here.

Andrew Kay

 

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