Learn@Schools

29 March 2016 | 9am to 12pm

At Learn@Schools, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the organisation’s culture and environment, as well as engage in a technology-enriched, student-centric classroom experience. Participants will also be able to exchange ideas and practices on the effective and impactful use of ICT in teaching and learning.

Session 1: Haig Girls’ School

Address : 860 New Upper Changi Rd, Singapore 467353

Haig Girls’ School is a primary school that is committed to nurturing creativity and 21st century competencies through learning experiences that are engaging, rigorous, and innovative. Since 2010, the school has been harnessing the use of ICT in these learning experiences.

With strong leadership support, the school has built a culture of creativity and innovation among the teachers. Over the years, the teachers have collaborated with educational and technology partners in curriculum innovations that harness the use of ICT to engage students in meaningful technology-enriched, student-centric learning experiences that promote self-directed and collaborative learning, and involve students in performing their understanding through authentic ‘deep learning’ tasks that require knowledge creation (Fullan & Langworthy, 2014).

In this Learn@Schools session, participants will learn how the school designs, implements and sustains these curriculum innovations. Some of these curriculum innovations include the effective use of ICT to engage Mother Tongue Language (MTL) students in self-paced learning and peer evaluation, Knowledge Building in the Science classroom, and collaboration and knowledge creation through authentic ICT-enriched learning experiences in Integrated Project Work (IPW).

Session 2: Innova Junior College

Address : 21 Champions Way, Singapore 737902

Designated Centre of Excellence for New Media since 2007, Innova Junior College (IJC) has expanded its focus to a broader range of digital literacies. IJC is committed  to empower students with digital literacies for productivity, communications and citizenship, and innovation, as well as supporting teachers to promote ICT-enriched teaching and learning. These digital literacies constitute part of the college’s response to developing future-ready thinkers and leaders.

Highlights include demonstration of an ICT-infused lesson and a visit to La Vita Nuova exhibition cum maker space. There will also be opportunities for participants to interact with cyber wellness student ambassadors to hear more about their efforts in promoting digital citizenship.

Session 3: Nan Chiau Primary School

Address : 50 Anchorvale Link, Singapore 545080

Nan Chiau Primary School has the opportunities to establish good partnerships with education and technology partners to harness the affordances of ICT. The partnership has sparked off some Curriculum Innovations in teaching and learning benefiting the students and teachers.  The basis of such innovations is attributed to the focus on pedagogy coupled with appropriate ICT infusion in the curriculum.

The school believes in innovative pedagogies and teachers' long term professional development which eventually impact on student engagement;  students learn anywhere, anytime with the use of mobile learning devices (MLDs) in a self-directed and collaborative manner.  This Learn@Schools session allows the participants to learn how the school develops and sustains pedagogically-sound student-centric and authentic teaching and learning practices with technologies to support digital learning for today’s 21st century students.

Session 4: Ngee Ann Secondary School

Address : 1 Tampines Street 32, Singapore 529283

Ngee Ann Secondary School is a Centre of Excellence for ICT and one of eight FutureSchools in Singapore. Through passionate and sustained leadership, the school has developed a strong culture of innovation and continuous learning. The school believes strongly in developing partnerships through collaboration and the sharing of best practices through formal or informal platforms. The school uses the Teaching for Understanding (TfU) framework as a pedagogical model for designing teaching and learning. The FutureSchools curriculum innovations aim to bring about enriched, engaged learning and develop critical thinking skills in students. The school has also invested heavily in re-designing traditional learning spaces to promote collaborative learning.

Session 5: Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary)

Address : 20 Anderson Road, Singapore 259978

Raffles Girls’ School (RGS) is a premier independent school for girls in Singapore that offers the Raffles Programme, an integrated programme that seeks to develop the Person, Thinker, Leader and Pioneer in every girl. RGS offers a ubiquitous computing programme known as RGS 1:1 that requires every student to be equipped with an Apple Macbook. This has transformed the learning environment into a technology enriched that enables students to access online resources, collaborate on tasks and create digital artefacts. This is seen in the Physics classroom, where students use trackers as part of their data collection process in experiments. In the English classroom, emphasis is placed on digital reading and digital literacies. In sum, RGS 1:1 offers a stimulating learning environment that catalyses higher order thinking, encourages creativity and fosters collaborative work.

Session 6: School of the Arts Singapore

Address : 1 Zubir Said Dr, Singapore 227968

School of the Arts (SOTA), leverages on InfoComm Technology (ICT) to provide opportunities for students to effectively integrate new media in their learning, and promote experimentation, expression and discovery in both arts and academic arenas. Anchored upon its unique Media Education programme, students gain awareness of the impact of new media on modern society and enhance their ICT skills and creativity in digital media production. The 1 to 1 Learning Programme builds upon these skills to further empower students to be future-ready inquirers of knowledge.

Session 7: School of Science and Technology

Address : 1 Technology Drive, Singapore 138572

Since its inception in 2010, the School of Science and Technology, Singapore (SST) has gained local and international recognition for its holistic approach to applied learning and pervasive use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning.

 

SST believes in the importance of connecting student learning to the real world and bridging learning across disciplines. From the day students begin their learning journey with SST, they are immersed in a technologically rich environment where they learn and apply knowledge and skills that prepare them as ready citizens of tomorrow. A comprehensive staff professional development programme is a key success factor; this includes having teachers engaged in action research to design learning activities and develop pedagogical practices with technology.


Participants will learn about SST’s approach and practices through experiential learning and interaction with staff and students.

Session 8: Yio Chu Kang Primary School

Address : 1 Hougang Street 51, Singapore 538720

 

Yio Chu Kang Primary School seeks to nurture adaptive, self-directed and collaborative learners capable of using the information technology effectively and responsibly. Learners are empowered with the skills and tools to learn, explore and create through an ICT-enriched total curriculum. Teachers actively design learning experiences in support of assessment for learning and to make learners’ thinking visible. In the learning of mother tongue languages, the school has been in collaboration with ETD in the 10’C & 10’T programmes to actively  use ICT in the Chinese Language and Tamil Language classrooms to enhance student engagement.  The teachers engaged in reflective practices through Lesson Study for the improvement and refinement of their learning designs. The application of the 10’C and 10’T design principles has enabled the students to learn more effectively with appropriate scaffolds, and dedicated time for the consolidation and expansion of learning. Since the school embarked on the programme, students showed improvement in their acquisition of the 4 macro skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing) thus establishing the efficacy of the programme. The conference delegates will get to witness the power of pervasive and effective use of ICT for teaching and learning in action in this hosting school.

Each Learn@Schools session is chargeable to defray the administrative and logistic costs. Successful registrants will be notified via email.