of Learning & Teaching Workshop
by Dr Julianne Moss, March 2005
60 Senior Teachers
different primary and secondary schools were enthusiastically engaged
in a one-day intensive workshop by Dr Moss. The many hands-on
activities were designed to bring across the principles of learning and
teaching. A spin-off from the session was the networking among the STs.
Many were sharing good practices and exchanging ideas. It was a day
well spent with a group of highly energised STs. They will be bringing
their learning back to their own schools to share with the larger
community of teachers.
16th Annual General Meeting & Lecture: Principles of Learning
& Teaching (POLT) by Dr Julianne Moss Mar 2005
AGM lecture was
attended by 334
Instruction: Challenge and Support for Every Learner by Ms Jennifer
Beasley June 2005.
one-day workshop for
of teachers was held at ‘The Sanctuary’ at NJC.
Jennifer’s workshop was timely as all classrooms at every
level face the need to differentiate to a certain extent. ASCD titles
on differentiating instruction in mixed-ability classrooms were quickly
sold out by the end of the workshops.
Teachers Mass Lecture: Humour@Work: Happy Classrooms, Engaged Learners
by Michael Myers (Keynote Speaker) and Ensemble Performance by
Wavelength troupe Sep 2005, organised by MOE & ASCD.
total of five thousand
attended an unusual mass lecture held over 4 sessions in 2 days for
teachers from the four zones. Keynote speaker, Michael Myers gave some
pointers and hands-on examples of how the classroom can be energized
and made into a happy learning environment through the use of humour
that entertains even as it teaches. His colleagues, Brendan, Kara and
Anne, made up the rest of the Wavelength troupe who shared ideas, via
and an ensemble presentation, on how the classroom can be a funny place
in which to teach and to learn.
Character to Conduct: Helping Students Do the Right Thing by Roberta
Richin Oct 2005. Talk for ASCD members, teachers and parents.
200 ASCD members
attended a free
talk by Roberta Richin on how to nurture the right values and help our
students in character development. Held in the cool and comfortable
auditorium of Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School, the session was
well received by our members and teachers. Roberta’s book and
other ASCD publications were also on sale at the venue. Sales were
brisk as teachers made a beeline for the book display during the
Development & Assessment Workshops by Dr Colin Marsh 10-14 Oct
2005 Teachers Network, MOE
Colin Marsh from
University touched on Curriculum Planning and Evaluation for CPDD
officers at this workshop. For the principals, his workshop focused on
School Leadership: Issues and Directions. Topics he covered in the
workshop included Action Research, Concerned-Based Adoption Model (a
model to gauge the readiness of teachers when implementing an
innovation), and the Development of School-Based Curriculum and
of Learning & Teaching Workshops by Dr Julianne Moss
Nov 2005 for
21–25 Nov 2005 for primary schools