JANUARY TO JUNE 2020 - NIE

 
JANUARY TO JUNE 2020 - NIE
JANUARY TO JUNE 2020
JANUARY TO JUNE 2020 - NIE
CONTENTS
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AT NIE                                             2
Certification Programmes                                                 3
Stand-alone Professional Learning courses                                3
Customised workshops                                                     3

CERTIFICATION PROGRAMMES                                                 4
Certificates                                                             4
Diplomas                                                                 5
Advanced Diplomas                                                        5
Mapping to the Teachers’ Growth Model                                    7

STAND-ALONE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COURSES
                                                                         8
OFFERED IN JAN-JUN 2020
Graduate Level courses                                                   9
In-service courses                                                       9
Curriculum, Teaching and Learning                                        9
Design and Technology                                                    15
Drama                                                                    18
Early Childhood and Special Needs                                        20
English Language and Literature                                          22
History                                                                  24
Mathematics                                                              26
Music                                                                    31
Physical Education                                                       33
Psychological Studies                                                    35
Science                                                                  38
Social Studies                                                           55

AREAS OF LEARNING FOR CUSTOMISED SCHOOL-BASED
                                                                         58
WORKSHOPS
Developing Professional Learning Communities through Lesson Study        58
Developing Curriculum Capabilities of Teachers                           60
Developing Assessment Capabilities of Teachers                           61
Developing the Pedagogical Repertoire of Teachers                        65
Enhancing the Professionalism of Teachers                                81
Enhancing Content Knowledge                                              84

EXAMPLES OF CUSTOMISED WORKSHOPS IN 2019                                 97

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PROFESSIONAL
LEARNING AT NIE
The National Institute of Education, Singapore believes in lifelong learning. In alignment with NIE’s mission
to excel in Teacher Education, the range of professional development programmes and courses offered by NIE
to meet the needs of our various stakeholders is instrumental in enabling the fulfilment of this mission. In addition,
one main feature of NIE’s Teacher Education Model of the 21st Century is the consi deration of teachers’ needs
on an enhanced pathway of professional learning (PL). We believe our professional learning programmes for
teachers are instrumental in meeting teachers’ aspirations.

Our programmes are tailored to the learning needs of school teachers as well as educators and professionals
working in various educational settings. In particular, we have six focus areas in our programmes and courses
to:

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                                                                       UPDATE
                                           UPGRADE
                                                                      teachers with
                                       content knowledge of            pedagogical
                                            teachers;              innovation in subject
                                                                        teaching;

                         ENHANCE                                                    EQUIP
         6                 their teaching                                           teachers with new
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                  effectiveness through                                             competencies in
                      life-long learning.                                           response to societal
                                                                                    needs and demands;

                                           EDUCATE                      KEEP
                                                                   teachers abreast of
                                    teachers with research
                                                                   new developments
                                       and management
                                                                     and initiatives in
                                            skills;
                                                                       education;

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These areas of focus will enable our teachers to advance
and master the set of Teacher Competencies they have
attained since their graduation from their initial teacher
preparation programmes. In addition, these programmes
are also designed with the MOE Teacher Growth Model
(TGM) in mind, providing learning opportunities for the
ethical educator, the competent professional, the
collaborative learner, the transformational leader and the
community builder. We continue to provide quality teaching
and learning to enable our teachers in their learning
journeys through three key modes of PL.

CERTIFICATION PROGRAMMES
NIE offers a suite of Certificates, Diplomas, and Advanced
Diplomas that cater to the range of professional needs of
Singapore educators. These structured programmes are
grounded in continuing life-long learning principles to meet
the career needs of practising teachers and educational
professionals in a changing education sector.

STAND-ALONE PROFESSIONAL
LEARNING COURSES
Apart from Certification programmes, NIE offers two
categories of stand-alone PL courses. These can be
generic in-service courses designed in response to
contemporary policy, curriculum and pedagogy that are
relevant to teachers’ aspirations and the mission of
MOE. Another type of stand-alone course is the in-service
course taught at a graduate level that provides learning
experiences to teachers. This is done on a ‘modular’ basis
to enable them to learn at their own pace, without first
having to register for a master’s programme. This enables
teachers to accumulate academic credits for consideration
of admission to higher certification programmes.

CUSTOMISED WORKSHOPS
In addressing the needs of our stakeholders, NIE often
responds to requests from educators to run customised
workshops. In order to provide to prospective educators
who require customised training,p we have included a
section on the areas of learning for customised school-
based workshop in this catalogue.

In short, NIE is committed to providing relevant,
responsive, rigour-tested, practice-proven, evidence-
informed and technology-mediated knowledge solutions
and innovations in educational policy, process and practice
to meet organisations’ and individuals’ professional needs.

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CERTIFICATION
PROGRAMMES
CERTIFICATES
Certificate in Special Needs Support
This programme serves to provide mainstream teachers in the primary and secondary schools with more in-
depth knowledge, skills and understanding of the special needs of diverse learners and foster the
development of teachers’ education.

Certificate in Educational Support
This programme aims to deepen the professional knowledge and skills of participants in relation to (a)
supporting the specific socio-emotional needs of the low progress learners, and (b) supporting the specific
learning needs of the low progress learners. It is designed to meet the key learning areas in the Professional
Development Roadmap for Secondary School Teachers - Teaching Low Progress Learners, namely:
“characteristics of low progress learners and social-emotional learning/TSR strategies”, “motivation and
education and career guidance” and “pedagogical practices”.

Certificate in Primary Mathematics Education
This programme aims to prepare the teachers for specializing in primary mathematics teaching at the upper
primary level, with emphasis on the topics that are taught in the primary mathematics curriculum. Each
course will also examine the related assessment practices based on the subject matter knowledge of the
topic.

Certificate in Primary Science Education
This programme aims to equip teachers with knowledge and understanding of biological and physical science
topics, and how the topics are connected to each other. In addition, the courses will equip teachers with the
knowledge and skills in planning and implementing holistic assessment in primary science.

Certificate in Differentiating Curriculum and Instruction for High Ability Learners
This certificate programme seeks to provide teachers from independent schools as well as those working in
various educational settings with further professional development opportunities to enhance their knowledge
and skills in meeting the needs of learners who have been identified as high ability learners (HAL). This
programme is targeted at a wide range of educators, from those working in the early childhood sector to
those in institutions of higher learning to facilitate and develop a continuum of educational support for HALs.

Certificate in Educational Assessment
This certificate programme seeks to provide participants with a strong grounding in both the theories and
methods of assessment in order that they can conceptualise and review assessment practices.

Certificate in Foundational English Language Subject Content Knowledge for Teachers
This certificate programme seeks to provide participants with an understanding of key concepts and theories
within the fields of English Language Studies and English Language Teaching that will equip them to
implement the MOE English Language syllabus more effectively.

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Certificate in Teaching Students with Autism in Special Education School
This certificate programme will focus on enhancing the capacities, skills and practices of the teachers
teaching students with autism. It aims to provide knowledge of autism and developmental trajectory of
individuals with autism through their lifespan, to equip the teachers in the SPED schools with the pedagogical
knowledge and skills in teaching students with autism and to apply new knowledge of evidence-based
practices through their implementation and evaluation to identified learning and behavioural concerns

Certificate in Teaching Students with Hearing Loss
The certificate programme will allow teachers to have greater knowledge of the impact of hearing loss on
learning and the approaches in supporting these students in the classroom. The landscape in the education
for students with hearing loss has changed with a new initiative of including students who use sign language
in the mainstream schools. To level up the skills and knowledge of the teachers in mainstream and special
education schools, we recognise the need to provide opportunities for teachers to deepen their knowledge
and teaching pedagogy.

DIPLOMAS

Diploma in Physical Education (In-service)
This programme seeks to develop professional competence and expertise in teaching Physical Education
as a major subject. It seeks to enable teachers to follow an academic and knowledge-based approach to the
subject area of Physical Education. The programme aims to give teachers a grasp of the physical,
psychological, sociological and philosophical principles essential to an understanding of the physical
education teaching process.

ADVANCED DIPLOMAS
Advanced Diploma in Primary Art Education
This programme provides teachers with a framework of knowledge and skills in art. It also provides
perspectives on the change and development of theories and trends in art and art education for teachers to
reflect, re-examine and to draw inferences about their classroom practices. Lastly, it enables tseachers to
develop competencies in the evaluation and planning of effective art curriculum and programme in their
schools.

Advanced Diploma in Primary English Language Education
This programme provides teachers with a framework of knowledge and skills in teaching primary English
language. It also provides perspectives on the change and development in the primary English language
curriculum for teachers to reflect, re-examine, and refine their classroom practices. Lastly, it enables teachers
to develop competencies in the design and practice of assessment and evaluation.

Advanced Diploma in Primary Mathematics Education
This programme provides teachers with a framework of knowledge and skills in the teaching of primary
mathematics. It also provides perspectives on the change and development in primary mathematics
curriculum for teachers to reflect re-examine and refine their classroom practices. Lastly, it enables teachers
to develop competencies in the design and practice of assessment and evaluation.

Advanced Diploma in Primary Music Education
This programme provides teachers with a framework of knowledge and skills in music. It apprises music
teachers of the current thinking and practice in Music and Music Education and provides opportunities for
teachers to reflect on and re-examine their classroom practices. Lastly, it enables teachers to develop
competencies in the evaluation and planning of effective music curricula and programmes in their own
schools.

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Advanced Diploma in Primary Science Education
This programme provides teachers with a framework of knowledge and skills in the teaching of
primary science. It also provides perspectives on the changes and developments in the primary
science curriculum for teachers to reflect, re-examine and refine their classroom practices. Lastly,
it enables teachers to develop competencies in the design and practice of assessment and
evaluation.

Advanced Diploma in Special Learning and Behavioural Needs
This programme provides a framework of knowledge and skills and inculcates attitudes which are
important to the education of students with special needs. It also examines the range of factors
that facilitates or hinders the learning of a student with special needs in mainstream schools; thus
enabling teachers to develop competencies in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating
programmes for students with special needs. Lastly, the programme provides teachers with the
basic knowledge and skills for supporting students with various types of disabilities.

Advanced Diploma in Teaching Early Primary School Years
Closely coordinated with various MOE initiatives, this programme seeks to develop professional
competence and expertise in teaching lower primary children. It will help teachers understand
how children learn and develop; and thus create a learning environment that keeps children safe
as well as support engaging activities that promote quality learning. Teachers will develop
effective and age-appropriate strategies to promote children’s learning; understand goals,
benefits and uses of systematic observations and varied forms of assessment to impact the
development of children. They will learn to understand strategies of family and community
engagement to promote positive learning outcomes for children, deepen their understanding of
how children’s language skills and numeracy develop in the lower primary and develop engaging
teaching and learning activities to foster these skills. Lastly, they will broaden their leadership
potential and expand their professional confidence and impact as teacher leaders.

Advanced Diploma in Special Education
This programme focuses on enhancing the capacities, skills and practices of the Allied
Educators (Learning and Behavioural Support) and Special School Teachers using a “reflective-
practitioner” and “learning-based” approach to develop appropriate classroom-based and
school-level supports for pupils with special needs in mainstream or special schools.

Advanced Diploma in Teaching
The purpose of this Advanced Diploma in Teaching is to offer the opportunity to customize your
own learning, based on your instructional needs and interests in different schools; and across at
least two subject areas within the primary school curriculum. It also offers a greater scope of
elective courses otherwise unavailable within disciplinary Advanced Diplomas.

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MAPPING
TO THE TEACHERS’ GROWTH MODEL
Our courses are mapped to the Teachers’ Growth Model’s learning dimensions. You will find the
respective learning dimensions number right below the course titles together with the TRAISI code,
where applicable.

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STAND-ALONE
PROFESSIONAL
LEARNING COURSES
OFFERED IN JANUARY – JUNE 2020

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IN-SERVICE COURSES
NIE has curated a suite of professional learning courses to support the continual development of educators and
professionals working in education. To register for our courses, please visit us at https://place.nie.edu.sg/ or
write in to us at inservice@nie.edu.sg. For MOE officers, please register through TRAISI, for courses with a
TRAISI code.

          Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
ICT0339 Tech-enhanced AfL
(TRAISI Code: 70493)

 Duration:                            Much has been written and said about how today’s young
 3 hours (e-learning)                 learners are growing up surrounded by information technology
                                      and digital media. As such, it may make sense to leverage on
 Dates:                               technology to engage them in learning. This course serves an
 To be advised
                                      introduction for teachers who are just beginning to consider
 Time:                                using technology in lessons. It will explore how simple
 Self-paced                           technological tools can facilitate assessment for learning (AfL)
                                      and how teachers can intentionally select and design lessons
 Course fee for:                      that use technology to enhance student learning. The course
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright    aims to achieve this by focusing on various aspects of AfL and
 fee)                                 showing examples of how school teachers are using tech in
 • MOE participants - $33.10          each of these aspects. It will also introduce the SAMR
 • Non-MOE participants - $177.55     framework. It is hoped that at the end of the course, participants
                                      will feel equipped and inspired to try using tech to support AfL in
                                      class.

                                      Trainer:
                                      Dr Tay Hui Yong

                                      Target audience:
                                      All educators

                                      Learning Dimension:
                                        3

ICT0509 Data-Driven Conversations in Professional Learning Teams
(TRAISI Code: 73589)

 Duration:                            This is a hands-on skills development course, conducted in the
 8 hours                              computer lab at NIE. The objective of this course is to gain
                                      practical experiences in applied statistics for educational
 Dates:                               research. The aim of the course is to provide participants with
 14 January 2020 (1st run)
 12 February 2020 (2nd run)
                                      the skills to confidently conduct a basic repertoire of statistical
 25 February 2020 (3rd run)           data analyses and interpret the results in light of their inquiry
 11 March 2020 (4th run)              project.
 7 April 2020 (5th run)
 29 April 2020 (6th run)              Trainer:
                                      Dr Yang Chien Hui
 Time:
 8.30am to 5.30pm                     Target audience:
                                      All educators
 Course fee for:
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright    Learning Dimension:
 fee)
 • MOE participants - $86.60            5
 • Non-MOE participants - $471.80

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ICT0320 Assessment Literacy 2.4: Effective Questioning & Feedback as AfL
Strategies
(TRAISI Code: 72245)

 Duration:                           The course is designed to build teachers’ capacity in the areas
 10 hours                            of questioning and feedback, two important assessment for
                                     learning (AfL) strategies. Using research-informed best
 Dates:                              practices, participants explore and apply questioning and
 3 and 28 February 2020 (1st run)
 4 and 29 May 2020 (2nd run)
                                     feedback within authentic contexts. While focusing on
                                     enhancing teachers’ use of AfL strategies, the course examines
 Time:                               how participants may plan the conditions for ideal questioning
 9.00am - 5.00pm (3 February and 4   and feedback practices. Through discussion, hands-on and
 May 2020)                           reflective activities, participants will enhance their knowledge
 2.30pm – 5.30pm (28 February and    and skills in using Q&F strategies to support and evaluate
 29 May 2020)                        teaching and learning. AfL practices and understandings will be
                                     set within the context of MOE Assessment Philosophy and
 Course fee for:                     assessment competencies.
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright
 fee)
 • MOE participants - $108.00        Trainer:
 • Non-MOE participants - $589.50    Dr Goh Swee Peng Rachel

                                     Target audience:
                                     All educators

                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      3

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ICT0323 Student Self-Assessment: 5 Ws and 1 H
(TRAISI Code: 72762)

 Duration:                           This Student Self-Assessment workshop hopes to provide
 10 hours                            teachers with a better understanding about student self-
                                     assessment (what) and its potential benefits to teachers and
 Dates:                              students (who & why). The workshop will look at how to set the
 4 February and 3 March 2020
                                     stage for the implementation of self-assessment in the
 Time:                               classroom (where), introduce a variety of self-assessment
 9.00am - 5.00pm (4 February 2020)   strategies (what & how) as well as discuss the issues and
 2.30pm – 5.30pm (3 March 2020)      challenges of implementing student self-assessment (when &
                                     how). There will also be a hands-on session for teachers to work
 Course fee for:                     together to co-design self-assessment for their students’ use.
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright
 fee)                                Trainer:
 • MOE participants - $108.00        Dr Wong Hwei Ming
 • Non-MOE participants - $589.50
                                     Target audience:
                                     All educators

                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      3     4

ICT0413 Engaging Pedagogies
(TRAISI Code: 12378)

 Duration:                           This course examines different aspects of engagement and how
 10 hours                            the learner and learning goals are centred in pedagogy. At the
                                     same time, participants work through pedagogical tools that
 Dates:                              involve, to name a few, questioning, non-linguistic
 7 February and 6 March 2020
                                     representation of information, concept teaching, to enhance
 Time:                               learners’ connections with prior and new knowledge. Leveraging
 9.00am - 5.00pm (7 February 2020)   on social learning, participants are exposed to ideas from
 2.30pm – 5.30pm (6 March 2020)      different subjects and levels. To consolidate their learning,
                                     participants will explore principles of engaging pedagogies and
 Course fee for:                     how pedagogies are selected.
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright
 fee)                                Trainer:
 • MOE participants - $108.00        Assistant Professor Heng Tang Tang
 • Non-MOE participants - $589.50
                                     Target audience:
                                     All educators

                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      4

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ICT0513 Designing Qualitative Research
(TRAISI Code: 50863)

 Duration:                           Having a well-conceptualised design in place at the start of your
 12 hours                            qualitative research is critical. A clear design frame gives you
                                     the flexibility you need for an exciting back and forth between
 Dates:                              data collection and analyses. This course offers a step-by-step
 4 and 6 March 2020
                                     approach to developing such research designs for small-scale
 Time:                               studies. It debunks the myth that qualitative researchers always
 9.00am - 4.00pm                     have to muddle through their studies. Instead, we will examine
                                     how to systematically identify topics, write research questions,
 Course fee for:                     articulate professional stances, and select methods of sampling,
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright   data collection, and analyses. A special feature of the course is
 fee)                                its premise that designing qualitative studies calls for creativity
 • MOE participants - $129.40        and an openness to true discovery. By the end of the course,
 • Non-MOE participants - $707.20    you should have a stronger grasp of your options for
                                     constructing good qualitative research studies.

                                     Trainer:
                                     Dr Mary George Sudha

                                     Target audience:
                                     All educators

                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      1     3

ICT0328 Evidence-based Assessment for Learning
(TRAISI Code: 73207)

 Duration:                           Assessment begins with clarity of purpose and gathers evidence
 11 hours (1 hour e-learning)        to inform future practices. The quality of the evidence is only as
                                     good as the assessment design. What shapes quality
 Dates:                              assessment design? How to use assessment results
 4 March and 3 April 2020
                                     formatively? These questions which connect assessment
 Time:                               design to the intended use of evidence for the action part of
 9.00am - 5.00pm (4 March 2020)      learning will be discussed. Principled approaches to interpret
 2.30pm – 5.30pm (3 April 2020)      and use evidence to advance learning will be introduced.
                                     Participants will be able to make evidence-based decisions in
 Course fee for:                     knowing where learning is headed, where it is now, and what to
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright   do next to progress learning.
 fee)
 • MOE participants - $118.70        Trainer:
 • Non-MOE participants - $648.35
                                     Dr Goh Swee Peng Rachel

                                     Target audience:
                                     All educators

                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      3

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ICT0324 Student Self-Assessment: 5 Ws and 1 H
(TRAISI Code: 72762)

 Duration:                             This workshop hopes to provide teachers with a better
 10 hours                              understanding of self-regulated learning (SRL). It will focus
                                       especially on shaping classroom assessment practices to
 Dates:                                nurture SRL, as well as discsuss the complexities involved as.
 6 March and 3 April 2020 (1st run)
 25 June and 23 July 2020 (2nd run)
                                       There will also be many hands-on opportunities for teachers to
                                       plan for application of course content in their lessons.
 Time:
 9.00am - 5.00pm (6 March and 25       Trainer:
 June 2020)                            Dr Tay Hui Yong
 2.30pm – 5.30pm (3 April and 23
 July 2020)                            Target audience:
                                       All educators
 Course fee for:
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright     Learning Dimension:
 fee)
 • MOE participants - $108.00           3     4
 • Non-MOE participants - $589.50

ICT0325 Design Quality Alternative Assessments and Associated Rubrics
(TRAISI Code: 73209)

 Duration:                             There is a growing recognition that we need a variety of
 10 hours                              assessment types in schools. These different assessment
                                       methods will help bring balance to the emphasis on conventional
 Dates:                                paper-and-pen tests as well as cater to diverse student abilities
 16 March and 7 April 2020 (1st run)
 2 and 30 June 2020 (2nd run)
                                       and cover a wider range of learning outcomes. Careful
                                       consideration is therefore required in evaluating and selecting
 Time:                                 alternative assessments that can deliver on these intended
 9.00am - 5.00pm (16 March and 2       outcomes. Frameworks for designing alternative assessments
 June 2020)                            and rubrics will be presented in this course. Participants will also
 2.30pm – 5.30pm (7 April and 30       be introduced to the salient issues involved in such alternative
 June 2020)                            assessments. At the end of the course, participants will be able
                                       to make informed choices based on fundamental assessment
 Course fee for:                       principles.
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright
 fee)
 • MOE participants - $108.00          Trainer:
 • Non-MOE participants - $589.50      Ms Tang Swee Noi

                                       Target audience:
                                       All educators

                                       Learning Dimension:
                                        4

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ICT0417 Design Thinking: Tools and Methods
(TRAISI Code: 71034)

 Duration:                           This course introduces participants to the concept of design
 14 hours                            thinking, as well as to a basic set of design thinking tools and
                                     processes. Participants will immediately put into practice the
 Dates:                              tools and processes they have learned as they attempt to create
 16 and 17 March 2020
                                     innovative solutions to solve a real-world human problem. The
 Time:                               course ends with an exploration of possible ways of applying
 9.00am - 5.00pm                     design thinking tools and processes in Singapore schools.

 Course fee for:                     Trainer:
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright   Mr Wong Yew Leong
 fee)
 • MOE participants - $150.80        Target audience:
 • Non-MOE participants - $824.90    All educators

                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      3

ICT0514 Analyses of Qualitative Research Data
(TRAISI Code: 50864)

 Duration:                           This course focuses on a component of research that many find
 12 hours                            daunting – the analysis of rich, complex qualitative data. Basic
                                     ways of processing qualitative data will be presented. Through
 Dates:                              hands-on activities, participants will go through the motions of
 25 and 27 March 2020
                                     planning analysis, processing mock data, and reporting findings.
 Time:                               Special features include how to keep rigour and ethics at the
 9.00am - 4.00pm                     core of research decisions. Participants will also be given a
                                     glimpse of common data-analysis dilemmas faced by even
 Course fee for:                     seasoned researchers. At the end of the course, participants
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright   should be able to make more informed decisions about
 fee)                                qualitative analyses.
 • MOE participants - $129.40
 • Non-MOE participants - $707.20    Trainer:
                                     Dr Mary George Sudha

                                     Target audience:
                                     All educators

                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      1     3

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ICT0312 Assessment Literacy 3.1: Assessment Leadership                                        - Policy and
Practice
(TRAISI Code: 50669)

 Duration:                              By the end of the course, participants should be able to have
 12 hours                               conceptual clarity in the distinction and relationship between
                                        assessment of and for learning. They will also understand the
 Dates:                                 conditions for, and essential elements of, feedback practice in
 6 and 29 April 2020
                                        schools and classrooms; and use rubrics to anticipate, articulate
 Time:                                  and accentuate academic standards in schools. Lastly, they will
 9.00am - 4.00pm                        learn to appreciate the role and complexities of leadership in
                                        guiding and enhancing formative assessment practices in
 Course fee for:                        schools.
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright
 fee)                                   Trainer:
 • MOE participants - $129.40           Dr Goh Swee Peng Rachel
 • Non-MOE participants - $707.20
                                        Target audience:
                                        All educators

                                        Learning Dimension:
                                         3

         Design and Technology
INS2141 Design-and-Make III (Scamper!)
(TRAISI Code: 80180)

 Duration:                              This in-service course is one of the three Design-and-Make in-
 24 hours                               service courses to support the teaching and learning of Design
                                        & Technology (D&T) at the lower secondary level. The three
 Dates:                                 courses are standalone and they cover three fundamental
 14, 15 and 16 January 2020 (1st run)
 20, 21 and 22 January 2020 (2nd
                                        design techniques necessary for the implementation of the lower
 run)                                   secondary     programme,      namely,     Design-and-Make       I
 29, 30 and 31 January 2020 (3rd        (Randomness!); Design-and-Make II (Shape Borrowing!); and
 run)                                   Design-and-Make III (SCAMPER!). The main objective of the
                                        three courses is to ground D&T teachers in the practice by going
 Time:                                  through exercises and practices first as a teacher-designer and
 8.30am to 5.30pm                       second as a D&T pedagogue.

 Course fee for:                        You will be assessed for this course.
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright
 fee)
 • MOE participants - $386.20
                                        Trainer:
 • Non-MOE participants - $1,541.80     Mr Jason Tan and Mr Ng Yong Sim

                                        Target audience:
                                        Design and Technology teachers

                                        Learning Dimension:
                                         3     4

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INS2142 Refresher on Machining Skills I (Meranti – Mild Steel)
(TRAISI Code: 80290)

 Duration:                            This Refresher on Machining Skills I in-service course is one of
 18 hours                             the four ‘Refresher on Machining Skills’ in-service courses for all
                                      D&T teachers and EWIs. As a whole, the main overarching aim
 Dates:                               of the four courses is to refresh, familiarise and internalise
 To be advised
                                      practical knowledge and skills. One would have clocked the
                                      essential number of hours of confidence practicing on the
 Time:
 9.00am to 4.00pm
                                      machines after completing all the four courses to be competent
                                      at entry level. For D&T teachers and EWIs who are new to wood
 Course fee for:                      lathe, the basics of handling the machine will be taught.
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright    Ancillary but important practical skill exercises on brazing and
 fee)                                 welding will be carried out.
 • MOE participants - $289.90
 • Non-MOE participants - $1,156.60   You will be assessed for this course.

                                      Trainer:
                                      Mr Jason Tan and Mr Ng Yong Sim

                                      Target audience:
                                      Design and Technology teachers

                                      Learning Dimension:
                                       3

INS2162 Facilitating Pupils in Designing in the 2019 D&T US T&L Syllabus
(TRAISI Code: 50861)

 Duration:                            Facilitating secondary school pupils in designing demands an
 80 hours                             understanding of the design process in-action at the secondary
                                      school level. Teacher-as-designer; teacher-pupil designer-
 Dates:                               coach in-action; and building of a culture of creative-self in
 23 March to 3 April 2020
                                      teacher and in pupil are three broad practices that intertwined in
                                      the design process in-action, and influence the way to facilitate
 Time:
 8.30am to 5.30pm
                                      pupils in designing.      They comprise a range of unique
                                      pedagogical acts necessary for an effective facilitation process.
 Course fee for:                      This course educates and trains D&T teachers to facilitate pupils
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright    in designing using this range of pedagogical acts underpinned
 fee)                                 by the Singapore D&T education philosophy and centred on the
 • MOE participants - $1,285.00       2019 D&T Teaching & Learning Syllabus for Upper Secondary.
 • Non-MOE participants - $5,137.00
                                      You will be assessed for this course.

                                      Trainer:
                                      Mr Jason Tan and Mr Ng Yong Sim

                                      Target audience:
                                      Design and Technology teachers

                                      Learning Dimension:
                                       3     4

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INS2139 Design-and-Make I (Randomness!)
(TRAISI Code: 80288)

 Duration:                            This in-service course is one of the three Design-and-Make in-
 24 hours                             service courses to support the teaching and learning of Design
                                      & Technology (D&T) at the lower secondary level. The three
 Dates:                               courses are standalone and they cover three fundamental
 7, 8 and 9 April 2020 (1st run)
 14, 15 and 16 April 2020 (2nd run)
                                      design techniques necessary for the implementation of the lower
 1, 2 and 3 June 2020 (3rd run)       secondary     programme,      namely,     Design-and-Make       I
 22, 23 and 24 June 2020 (4th run)    (Randomness!); Design-and-Make II (Shape borrowing!); and
                                      Design-and-Make III (SCAMPER!). The main objective of the
 Time:                                three courses is to ground D&T teachers in the practice by going
 8.30am to 5.30pm                     through exercises and practices first as a teacher-designer and
                                      second as a D&T pedagogue.
 Course fee for:
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright    You will be assessed for this course.
 fee)
 • MOE participants - $386.20
                                      Trainer:
 • Non-MOE participants - $1,541.80
                                      Mr Ng Yong Sim

                                      Target audience:
                                      Design and Technology teachers

                                      Learning Dimension:
                                       3     4

INS2140 Design-and-Make II (Shape Borrowing!)
(TRAISI Code: 80289)

 Duration:                            This in-service course is one of the three Design-and-Make in-
 24 hours                             service courses to support the teaching and learning of Design
                                      & Technology (D&T) at the lower secondary level. The three
 Dates:                               courses are standalone and they cover three fundamental
 7, 8 and 9 April 2020 (1st run)
 14, 15 and 16 April 2020 (2nd run)
                                      design techniques necessary for the implementation of the lower
 1, 2 and 3 June 2020 (3rd run)       secondary     programme,      namely,     Design-and-Make       I
 22, 23 and 24 June 2020 (4th run)    (Randomness!); Design-and-Make II (Shape Borrowing!); and
                                      Design-and-Make III (SCAMPER!). The main objective of the
 Time:                                three courses is to ground D&T teachers in the practice by going
 8.30am to 5.30pm                     through exercises and practices first as a teacher-designer and
                                      second as a D&T pedagogue.
 Course fee for:
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright    You will be assessed for this course.
 fee)
 • MOE participants - $386.20
                                      Trainer:
 • Non-MOE participants - $1,541.80
                                      Mr Jason Tan

                                      Target audience:
                                      Design and Technology teachers

                                      Learning Dimension:
                                       3     4

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          Drama
IVP0019 Drama: Preserving the Voice
 Duration:                           This three day course focuses on sustaining and maintaining a
 12 hours                            powerful and effective classroom voice. Utilising techniques and
                                     processes derived from research garnered from Central School
 Dates:                              of Speech and Drama, with associated theories by leading
 2 and 3 March 2020
                                     practitioners Patsy Rodenburg, Kristin Linklater & Michael
                                     Macallion, this course aims to empower participants with an
 Time:
 10.00am to 5.00pm
                                     awareness of their own vocal traits, associated issues and
                                     required needs for a sustained and enriched sound. Areas of
 Course fee for:                     study include lifestyle choices, vocal awareness, the respiratory
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright   system, sound amplification and clarity in speech.
 fee)
 • MOE participants - $129.40        Trainer:
 • Non-MOE participants - $707.20    Ms Claire Devine

                                     Target audience:
                                     All educators

                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      2

IVP0016 Story Drama in the Primary Classroom: Making Stories Alive
 Duration:                           This one day course explores Story Drama as a methodology
 7 hours                             for exploring dramatic processes which can be employed in
                                     relation to story books to achieve curriculum aims.
 Dates:
 16 March 2020
                                     Participants in the course will analyse how story books can
 Time:                               be used as a resource for Story Drama, an imaginative
 9.00am to 5.00pm                    and embodied learning approach that makes stories come
                                     alive for primary school students. Participants will explore
 Course fee for:                     how the use of drama conventions can be integrated with
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright
 fee)
                                     the content from these sources to create a Story Drama
 • MOE participants - $129.40        lesson.
 • Non-MOE participants - $707.20
                                     By the end of the course, participants will be able to select
                                     suitable story books for a Story Drama lesson which meets
                                     curriculum aims. They will also be able to use dramatic
                                     processes to create and facilitate a Story Drama lesson.

                                     Trainer:
                                     Dr Wong Pui Cheng Jennifer

                                     Target audience:
                                     Primary school teachers

                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      3     5

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IVP0015 Drama and CCE: Getting along with others
Duration:                            This18 hour course, conducted over 3 full days, explores the use
18 hours                             of drama pedagogy and practice to engage students in
                                     Character and Citizenship Education. Working with the themes
Dates:                               of responsibility and resilience identified in the 21st Century
1, 2 and 3 June 2020
                                     Core Values, participants in the course will be introduced to key
                                     elements of drama pedagogy and practice, using conventions
Time:
10.00am to 5.00pm
                                     and processes drawn from methodologies developed in Process
                                     Drama and Playbuilding. This practical course demonstrates
Course fee for:                      some possible ways of using drama to engage students in
(includes 7% GST and $1 copyright    critical analyses of situations and perspectives through the
fee)                                 improvisational and collaborative ways of working. These relate
• MOE participants - $193.60         to perceptions of Others and management of relationships with
• Non-MOE participants - $1,060.30   people within their lives. Participants will draw from their own
                                     observations, lived experiences and perceptions to contribute to
                                     the drama process and examine the issues raised. Participants
                                     will collaborate with their course mates to plan a CCE lesson
                                     using drama pedagogy and practice as the working approach.

                                     Trainer:
                                     Dr Wong Pui Cheng Jennifer and Mr Rethinavel Shanmugam

                                     Target audience:
                                     All educators

                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      2     3

IVP0014 Drama and CCE: Understanding My Self
Duration:                            This18 hour course, conducted over 3 full days, explores the use
18 hours                             of drama pedagogy and practice to engage students in
                                     Character and Citizenship Education. Working with the themes
Dates:                               of responsibility and resilience identified in the 21st Century
1, 2 and 3 June 2020
                                     Core Values, participants in the course will be introduced to key
                                     elements of drama pedagogy and practice, using conventions
Time:
10.00am to 5.00pm
                                     and processes drawn from methodologies developed in Image
                                     Theatre and Playback Theatre.            This practical course
Course fee for:                      demonstrates some possible ways of using drama to engage
(includes 7% GST and $1 copyright    students in dialogical frames and processes that emerge
fee)                                 through improvisation, role-play, character-building and spatio-
• MOE participants - $193.60         temporal awareness, These relate to perceptions of identity, in
• Non-MOE participants - $1,060.30   relation to Selves and Others, and socio-cultural values
                                     pertinent to the Singapore context. Working through narratives
                                     from everyday life and fictional contexts, the participants will
                                     draw from their own observations, experiences and perceptions
                                     of these topics to inform the process and understandings.
                                     Participants will collaborate with their course mates to plan a
                                     CCE lesson using drama pedagogy and practice as the working
                                     approach.

                                     Trainer:
                                     Dr Wong Pui Cheng Jennifer and Mr Rethinavel Shanmugam

                                     Target audience:
                                     All educators

                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      2     3

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         Early Childhood and Special Needs
IEC0014 Engaging Parents: A Practical Approach (for Beginning Teachers)
 Duration:                            Positive interactions and positive relationships with parents and
 12 hours                             other community members can improve student performance,
                                      increase parent and volunteer involvement in schools, decrease
 Dates:                               student truancy, and increase student health (Chrispeels, 2006;
 13 and 14 January 2020 (1st run)
 15 and 16 January 2020 (2nd run)
                                      McMahon, Browning, Rose-Colly, 2001; MOE, 2012; Bosma, et.
 18 and 19 May 2020 (3rd run)         al, 2010). This course focuses on the strategies, resources, and
 1 and 2 June 2020 (4th run)          tools that will help educators build healthy relationships with
 3 and 4 June 2020 (5th run)          parents and other community members.

 Time:                                Trainer:
 9.00am to 4.00pm                     To be advised

 Course fee for:                      Target audience:
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright    All educators
 fee)
 • MOE participants - $129.40
                                      Learning Dimension:
 • Non-MOE participants - $707.20
                                       7

IER0009 Assessment for Students with Special Educational Needs – Basic Level
 Duration:                            Positive interactions and positive relationships with parents and
 32 hours (4 hours e-learning)        other community members can improve student performance,
                                      increase parent and volunteer involvement in schools, decrease
 Dates:                               student truancy, and increase student health (Chrispeels, 2006;
 6, 20 February, 5 and 16 March
 2020
                                      McMahon, Browning, Rose-Colly, 2001; MOE, 2012; Bosma, et.
                                      al, 2010). This course focuses on the strategies, resources, and
 Time:                                tools that will help educators build healthy relationships with
 9.00am to 4.00pm                     parents and other community members.

 Course fee for:                      Trainer:
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright    Associate Professor Tan Heng Kiat, Kelvin, Dr Tay Hui Yong,
 fee)                                 Assistant Professor Xie Huichao, Dr Chen Mo and Dr Nah Yong
 • MOE participants - $343.40         Hwee
 • Non-MOE participants - $1,884.20
                                      Target audience:
                                      Special school teacers

                                      Learning Dimension:
                                       3     4

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IEC1025 Managing Challenging Behaviours for Primary School AED (LBS)
Duration:                             The course provides participants with an opportunity to reflect
24 hours                              and consolidate understanding of the common types of
                                      challenging behaviours         (e.g.,  self-injury,    aggression)
Dates:                                encountered in primary school settings and their possible
10, 31 March and 21 April 2020 (1st
run)
                                      underlying reasons/functions for those students concerned.
27 March, 17 April and 8 May 2020     Some research dispelling the popular wisdom that people can
(2nd run)                             freely control their behaviours, suppress their impulses ,
                                      conquer their temptations, or overcome their vices if only they
Time:                                 put their mind to it or try harder and persist will be shared and
8.30am to 5.30pm                      evaluated. What makes sense based on self-regulatory strength
                                      research for AEDs to support students with challenging
Course fee for:                       behaviours will be worked on. Participants will also work on
(includes 7% GST and $1 copyright     using Functional Behaviour Assessment (FBA) to develop a
fee)                                  behavior intervention plan (BIP) for implementation.
• MOE participants - $257.80
• Non-MOE participants - $1,413.40
                                      Trainer:
                                      Mr Norman Kee Kiak Nam

                                      Target audience:
                                      Primary school educators

IEC0118 Creating your own recipe to foster joyful learning for young children
Duration:                             Have you ever wondered about the ingredients that can
7 hours                               contribute to joyful learning for young children? In this course,
                                      you will have opportunities to explore some of these ingredients,
Dates:                                i.e. beliefs about children, neuroscience perspective on learning
8 April 2020 (1st run)
20 May 2020 (2nd run)
                                      and development, play as pedagogy and advocacy. You will be
                                      prompted to reflect on how these ingredients are related to
Time:                                 relevant aspects of the Singapore Teaching Practice (STP).
9.00am to 5.00pm                      You will also be invited to consider how you can use these
                                      ingredients to create your own recipe to support joyful learning
Course fee for:                       for the children you teach.
(includes 7% GST and $1 copyright
fee)                                  Trainer:
• MOE participants - $75.90           To be advised
• Non-MOE participants - $412.95
                                      Target audience:
                                      All educators

                                      Learning Dimension:
                                       2     3    4     5

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IEC0119 The joy of teaching and learning through play in the lower
primary years
 Duration:                           This course is intended to provide you with opportunities to
 13 hours                            broaden your knowledge about play as curriculum and
                                     pedagogy, and to develop skills in designing and facilitating
 Dates:                              learning experiences that include play.
 4 May, 21 July and 6 October 2020
                                     Trainer:
 Time:
 9.00am to 5.00pm (4 May 2020)
                                     Dr Hanin Binte Hussain
 2.30pm to 5.30pm (21 July and 6
 October 2020)                       Target audience:
                                     Primacry school teachers
 Course fee for:
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright   Learning Dimension:
 fee)                                 2     3    4
 • MOE participants - $140.10
 • Non-MOE participants - $766.05

          English Language and Literature
IEL2092 Strategies for Developing a Reading Culture through the
School Library
 Duration:                           This in-service course is designed for any Secondary or JC
 8 hours                             teacher who is responsible for or interested in managing their
                                     school library so that it serves the needs of the school
 Dates:                              community effectively and efficiently.
 To be advised
                                     The course is divided into three essential components of school
 Time:
 8.30am to 5.30pm
                                     library management:

                                     1) Basic principles - keeping your library relevant and functional
 Course fee for:
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright
 fee)                                2) Book matters - making your collections accessible and
 • MOE participants - $86.60         attractive
 • Non-MOE participants - $471.80
                                     3) Library events - planning and executing exciting library
                                     programmes

                                     Trainer:
                                     Mrs Boey Wah Fong

                                     Target audience:
                                     Secondary school and Junior College teachers

                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      4     6

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IEL2094 Information/ Research Literacy: The Role of the Library
Duration:                           This in-service course is designed for any teacher who is
8 hours                             involved in managing their school library and establishing
                                    infrastructure to support a research culture in their school. The
Dates:                              course is divided into covers three essential components of in
6 March 2020
                                    developing an information literacy programme in the library: (1)
                                    Understanding the importance of information literacy in the
Time:
8.30am to 5.30pm
                                    Singapore context, (2) Exploring the particular information
                                    needs of a school (3) Developing programmes for the effective
Course fee for:                     use of information which support a school’s curriculum.
(includes 7% GST and $1 copyright
fee)                                Trainer:
• MOE participants - $86.60         Dr Mary Elliss
• Non-MOE participants - $471.80
                                    Target audience:
                                    All educators

                                    Learning Dimension:
                                     4

IEL2091 Managing the School Library: The Practical Aspects
Duration:                           This in-service course is designed for any teacher who is
8 hours                             involved in managing their school library, specifically in relation
                                    to managing the library collection, circulation and providing
Dates:                              access. The course is divided into five essential components of
15 May 2020
                                    school library management:
                                    (1) Roles & Responsibilities of Library Coordinator
Time:
8.30am to 5.30pm
                                    (2) Circulations
                                    (3) Collection Development
Course fee for:                     (4) Bibliographic Control
(includes 7% GST and $1 copyright   (5) Library Promotion
fee)
• MOE participants - $86.60         Library coordinators and teachers interested in practical ways to
• Non-MOE participants - $471.80    manage and improve their school libraries are encouraged to
                                    attend this course.

                                    Trainer:
                                    Ms Joanna Yu

                                    Target audience:
                                    All educators

                                    Learning Dimension:
                                     4     6

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          History
IHS2270 Port-City Series 1: Origins of Singapore as a Port-City (1819-
1830s) - Founding Legacies and Growth of a Trading Settlement
 Duration:                           This course will touch upon Singapore’s establishment and
 3 hours                             growth as a trading settlement in its nascent years. It will cover
                                     the motivations for the trading settlement’s establishment and
 Dates:                              its accompanying complications. It will then deal with the
 31 January 2020
                                     measures taken by the British to facilitate the development of a
                                     port of commercial significance.
 Time:
 2.30am to 5.30pm
                                     Trainer:
 Course fee for:                     Associate Professor Ivy Maria Lim
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright
 fee)                                Target audience:
 • MOE participants - $33.10         Lower Secondary school History teachers
 • Non-MOE participants - $177.55
                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      3     7

IHS2276 Concept-based Teaching: Significance
 Duration:                           Historical significance is a fundamental thinking concept in the
 3 hours                             study of the past and this seminar will enable participants to
                                     develop an understanding of ‘historical significance’ as a
 Dates:                              second-order concept in History. Participants will also be given
 12 March 2020
                                     the opportunity to clarify teaching and learning goals related to
                                     the concept and to discuss ways to address student
 Time:
 2.30pm – 5.30pm
                                     misconceptions. They will also be given room to consider
                                     strategies, instructional tools and learning scaffolds to support
 Course fee for:                     the teaching of historical significance in the classroom.
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright
 fee)                                Trainer:
 • MOE participants - $33.10         Dr Suhaimi Afandi
 • Non-MOE participants - $177.55
                                     Target audience:
                                     Secondary school and Junior College History teachers

                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      3     4

IHS2271 Port-City Series 2: Dynamics of Governance in Colonial
Singapore (1819- 1942) - Impetus and Impact
 Duration:                           This course will look at how the British governed Singapore.
 3 hours                             With consideration of the political structures extant during
                                     colonial times, it will touch upon the impetus of certain key
 Dates:                              decisions made by the British, shaped by global, regional and
 27 March 2020
                                     local factors, and how these moves impacted the socio-political
                                     landscape of the port-city.
 Time:
 2.30pm – 5.30pm
                                     Trainer:
 Course fee for:                     Associate Professor Ivy Maria Lim
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright
 fee)                                Target audience:
 • MOE participants - $33.10         Lower Secondary school History teachers
 • Non-MOE participants - $177.55
                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      3     7

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IHS2272 Port-City Series 3: Economic and Technological
Developments in Colonial Singapore (1830s-1942) - What caused
Singapore's growth as a port-city?
Duration:                           After its establishment as a trading settlement by the East India
3 hours                             Company, Colonial Singapore developed into a port-city of
                                    economic and commercial significance. Examining areas such
Dates:                              as shipping, port development, telegraphs and wireless, and
15 May 2020
                                    food production, this seminar will deal with the role of technology
                                    in the economic transformation of colonial Singapore before
Time:
2.30pm – 5.30pm
                                    1942.

Course fee for:                     Trainer:
(includes 7% GST and $1 copyright   Associate Professor Ivy Maria Lim
fee)
• MOE participants - $33.10         Target audience:
• Non-MOE participants - $177.55    Lower Secondary school History teachers

                                    Learning Dimension:
                                     3     7

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          Mathematics
IME1064 Mathematical Problem Solving for Upper Primary Students
 Duration:                           Mathematical problem solving is the central focus of the
 9 hours                             mathematics framework for the Singapore Mathematics
                                     Curriculum. In this course, participants will learn about the use
 Dates:                              of the heuristics and thinking skills recommended in the
 8, 15 and 22 January 2020
                                     Singapore Primary Mathematics Curriculum in solving
                                     challenging problems.        The teaching of problem solving
 Time:
 2.00pm to 5.00pm
                                     heuristics and thinking skills at upper primary levels will also be
                                     discussed.
 Course fee for:
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright   Trainer:
 fee)                                Dr Ng Wee Leng
 • MOE participants - $97.30
 • Non-MOE participants - $530.65    Target audience:
                                     Primary school teachers

                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      3

IME2099 Teaching Towards Big Ideas for Secondary Mathematics
Teachers
(TRAISI Code: 31386)

 Duration:                           Big ideas and Learning Experiences are included in our latest
 6 hours                             mathematics curriculum to enhance students’ understanding
                                     and appreciation of mathematics. While Learning Experiences
 Dates:                              are conceptualized in terms of mathematical tasks, big ideas are
 3 and 10 February 2020 (1st run)
 2 and 9 March 2020 (2nd run)
                                     intended to be infused rather than explicitly taught. In some
 27 and 28 May 2020 (3rd run)        ways, big ideas are meant to guide the teaching and learning of
                                     mathematics. One approach to do this is to think of mathematics
 Time:                               as a discipline. In this interactive workshop, teachers will unpack
 2.30pm to 5.30pm                    notion of big ideas, explore ways to teach about big ideas at
                                     pedagogically opportune times, and design appropriate learning
 Course fee for:                     experiences to teach towards big ideas.
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright
 fee)                                Trainer:
 • MOE participants - $65.20         Assistant Professor Choy Ban Heng
 • Non-MOE participants - $354.10
                                     Target audience:
                                     Secondary school teachers

                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      3

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IME2098 Constructivist Pedagogies for A-Level Mathematics
(TRAISI Code: 31383)

 Duration:                           The course will provide experienced A-Level mathematics
 12 hours                            teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to design, plan,
                                     and implement constructivist pedagogies to facilitate the
 Dates:                              teaching and learning of mathematics.
 4 to 25 February 2020 (1st run)
 22 and 23 June 2020 (2nd run)
                                     Trainer:
 Time:                               Associate Professor Lee Ngan Hoe
 2.30pm – 5.30pm (1st run)
 9.00am to 4.00pm (2nd run)          Target audience:
                                     Junior College teachers
 Course fee for:
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright   Learning Dimension:
 fee)                                 3     4    5    6
 • MOE participants - $129.40
 • Non-MOE participants - $707.20

IME2035 Algebra in Secondary Elementary Mathematics
(TRAISI Code: 30762)

 Duration:                           This course will focus on (i) topics such as indices, graphs,
 12 hours                            solving    quadratic/fractional  equations,    solving   linear
                                     inequalities, and matrices; and (ii) the solving of Elementary
 Dates:                              Mathematics questions involving HOTS (Higher Order Thinking
 5, 12, 19 and 26 February 2020
                                     Skills).
 Time:
 2.30pm – 5.30pm
                                     Trainer:
                                     Assistant Professor Chua Boon Liang
 Course fee for:
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright   Target audience:
 fee)                                Secondary School teachers
 • MOE participants - $129.40
 • Non-MOE participants - $707.20    Learning Dimension:
                                      3

IME1040 Promoting Metacognition in Primary School Children
(TRAISI Code: 31267)

 Duration:                           The focus of this course is to equip teachers with approaches to
 12 hours                            address metacognition in the primary mathematics classroom.
 Dates:                              Trainer:
 24, 31 March, 7 and 14 April 2020
                                     Associate Professor Lee Ngan Hoe
 Time:
 2.30pm to 5.30pm
                                     Target audience:
                                     Primary school teachers
 Course fee for:
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright
                                     Learning Dimension:
 fee)                                 4
 • MOE participants - $129.40
 • Non-MOE participants - $707.20

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IME1063 Big Ideas: What is Equivalence? (Primary Mathematics)
(TRAISI Code: 31450)

 Duration:                           Big Ideas express ideas that are central to mathematics. They
 9 hours                             bring coherence and connect ideas from different strands and
                                     levels. There are many instances of equivalence in the learning
 Dates:                              of mathematics. Equivalence is a relationship that expresses the
 16, 23 and 30 April 2020
                                     'equality' of two mathematical objects that may be represented
                                     in two different forms. Participants will learn and create
 Time:
 2.30pm to 5.30pm
                                     opportunities for children to learn about the big ideas of
                                     equivalence. Participants will plan and infuse big ideas in the
 Course fee for:                     classroom, including how to design mathematical activities that
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright   are rich enough to bring out the essence of these big ideas of
 fee)                                equivalence.
 • MOE participants - $97.30
 • Non-MOE participants - $530.65    Trainer:
                                     Dr Joseph Yeo Kai Kow

                                     Target audience:
                                     Primary school teachers

                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      3

IME2039 Geometry in Secondary Additional Mathematics
(TRAISI Code: 30765)

 Duration:                           At the end of the course, participants will be able to acquire
 12 hours                            essential content knowledge and tools relevant to the teaching
                                     of geometry topics in the additional mathematics syllabus.
 Dates:
 5, 12, 19 & 26 May 2020
                                     This is one of four content upgrading courses for PGDE (Lower
                                     Secondary) Mathematics teachers who wish to teach Additional
 Time:
 2.30pm – 5.30pm                     Mathematics. Lower secondary mathematics teachers who wish
                                     to take this course should preferably complete the in-service
 Course fee for:                     course on Geometry in secondary elementary mathematics.
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright   Upper secondary additional mathematics teachers are also
 fee)                                encouraged to attend the course to deepen their content
 • MOE participants - $129.40        knowledge.
 • Non-MOE participants - $707.20
                                     Trainer:
                                     Dr Yap Sook Fwe

                                     Target audience:
                                     Secondary School teachers

                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      3

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IME1050 Holistic Assessment Performance Tasks: For Primary 1 & 2
Teachers (Mathematics)
(TRAISI Code: 31322)

 Duration:                           This course discusses different performance tasks for Primary 1
 3 hours                             and 2 pupils and the evaluation of mathematical thinking and
                                     reasoning from these tasks. Participants will work on some tasks
 Dates:                              and engage in discussion about task design.
 14 May 2020
                                     Trainer:
 Time:
 2.30pm – 5.30pm
                                     Dr Joseph Yeo Kai Kow

 Course fee for:                     Target audience:
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright   Primary school teachers
 fee)
 • MOE participants - $33.10         Learning Dimension:
 • Non-MOE participants - $177.55     4

IME2097 Engaging Normal Technical Students in Mathematics
(TRAISI Code: 31385)

 Duration:                           This course will assist secondary mathematics teachers to
 6 hours                             examine the techniques and processes of engaging their normal
                                     technical stream students. Teachers will also learn how to use
 Dates:                              manipulative to help normal technical stream students
 2 June 2020
                                     understand mathematics concepts. Participants will revisit
                                     Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (or C-P-A) approach to design
 Time:
 9.00am to 4.00pm
                                     activity-based lessons, including those for concept development
                                     and consolidation.      Course participants are expected to
 Course fee for:                     participate in critical discussions pertaining to the various
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright   activities and through the process to develop a deeper
 fee)                                appreciation and greater insights into how normal technical
 • MOE participants - $65.20         students learn.
 • Non-MOE participants - $354.10
                                     Trainer:
                                     Dr Joseph Yeo Kai Kow

                                     Target audience:
                                     Secondary school teachers

                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      3     4

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IME1046 Geometry: Developing Spatial Visualisation (Upper Primary)
(TRAISI Code: 31376)

 Duration:                           The course will present different approaches to some geometry
 12 hours                            topics and provide sample hands-on activities with
                                     manipulatives organized into four sections: 2-D geometry
 Dates:                              concepts including symmetry and angles; 3-D geometry
 22 and 23 June 2020
                                     concepts including nets and drawing; relationships among
                                     properties of shapes including angle sums; and enrichment
 Time:
 9.00am to 4.00pm
                                     including problem solving in spatial visualization. The van Hiele
                                     model on geometry learning will be explored to develop pupils’
 Course fee for:                     insight and higher levels of thinking.
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright
 fee)                                Trainer:
 • MOE participants - $129.40        Dr Joseph Yeo Kai Kow
 • Non-MOE participants - $707.20
                                     Target audience:
                                     Primary school teachers

                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      3     4

IME1037 Formative Assessment in Primary Mathematics: Effective
Implementation & Practice
(TRAISI Code: 31268)

 Duration:                           The focus of this course is on how to develop formative
 12 hours                            assessment tasks as part of teaching and learning in primary
                                     mathematics classrooms.
 Dates:
 23 and 24 June 2020
                                     Trainer:
                                     Dr Dawn Ng
 Time:
 9.00am to 4.00pm
                                     Target audience:
 Course fee for:                     Primary school teachers
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright
 fee)                                Learning Dimension:
 • MOE participants - $129.40         3
 • Non-MOE participants - $707.20

IME1047 Fractions: Promoting Connections and Deep Learning
(TRAISI Code: 30957)

 Duration:                           This course will focus on different strategies to promote
 12 hours                            connections and deep learning for fractions in the primary
                                     mathematics classrooms. Participants in this course will be
 Dates:                              actively engaged in the selection, design and critical reflection
 24 and 25 June 2020
                                     of mathematical tasks that cultivate mathematical reasoning and
                                     thinking for fractions.
 Time:
 9.00am to 4.00pm
                                     Trainer:
 Course fee for:                     Dr Cheng Lu Pien
 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright
 fee)                                Target audience:
 • MOE participants - $129.40        Primary school teachers
 • Non-MOE participants - $707.20
                                     Learning Dimension:
                                      3     4

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