Stand-alone professional learning courses - NIE

Stand-alone professional learning courses - NIE
Stand-alone professional learning courses - 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                                                             4
Advanced Diplomas                                                    5
Mapping to the Teachers’ Growth Model                                7


STAND-ALONE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COURSES                            8
OFFERED IN JULY - DECEMBER 2018

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning                                    9
Design and Technology                                               16
Early Childhood and Special Needs                                   20
English Language and Literature                                     23
Mathematics                                                         28
Physical Education                                                  35
Psychological Studies                                               36
Science                                                             35


AREAS OF LEARNING FOR CUSTOMISED WORKSHOPS                          44
Developing Professional Learning Communities through Lesson Study   44
Developing Curriculum Capabilities of Teachers                      46
Developing Assessment Capabilities of Teachers                      46
Developing the Pedagogical Repertoire of Teachers                   48
Enhancing the Professionalism of Teachers                           60
Enhancing Content Knowledge                                         63


EXAMPLES OF CUSTOMISED WORKSHOPS IN 2017                            70




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PROFESSIONAL
                                                                                           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.

        LEARNING AT NIE                                                                    In addition, these programmes are also designed with the
                                                                                           Ministry of Education’s (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
        The National Institute of Education, Singapore believes in lifelong                to provide quality teaching and learning to enable our teachers in
        learning. In alignment with NIE’s mission to excel in Teacher Education,           their learning journeys through three key modes of PL.
        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 consideration             CERTIFICATION PROGRAMMES
        of teachers’ needs on an enhanced pathway of Professional Learning                 NIE offers a suite of Certificates, Diplomas, and Advanced
        (PL). We believe our professional learning programmes for teachers are             Diplomas that cater to the range of professional needs of
        instrumental in meeting teachers’ aspirations.                                     Singapore educators. These structured programmes are
                                                                                           grounded in continuing, life-long learning principles to meet
        Our programmes are tailored to the learning needs of school teachers               the career needs of practising teachers and educational
        as well as educators and professionals working in various educational              professionals in a changing education sector.
        settings. In particular, we have six focus areas in our programmes and
        courses to:

                                                                                           STAND-ALONE PROFESSIONAL
                          1                                       2                        LEARNING COURSES
                         UPGRADE                   UPDATE                                  Apart from Certification programmes, NIE offers two
                                                    teachers with                          categories of stand-alone PL courses. These can be generic
                       content knowledge of    pedagogical innovations
                            teachers;                                                      in-service courses designed in response to contemporary
                                                in subject teaching;
                                                                                           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
           ENHANCE                                              EQUIP                      done on a ‘modular’ basis to enable them to learn at their own
               their teaching                                   teachers with new
    6           effectiveness                                   competencies in        3   pace, without first having to register for a master’s programme.
            through life-long                                   response to societal       This enables teachers to accumulate academic credits for
                     learning.                                  needs and demands;         consideration of admission to higher certification programmes.



                                                      KEEP                                 CUSTOMISED WORKSHOPS
                         EDUCATE
                      teachers with research     teachers abreast of                       In addressing the needs of our stakeholders, NIE often
                     and management skills;    new developments and
                                               initiatives in education;                   responds to requests from educators to run customised
                                                                                           workshops. In order to provide to prospective educators who
                                                                                           require customised training, we have included a section on
                          5                                      4                         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
                                                                                                                   ADVANCED DIPLOMAS
    the development of teachers’ education.                                                                        Advanced Diploma in Primary Art Education
                                                                                                                   This programme provides teachers with a framework of knowledge and skills in art. It also provides
    Certificate in Educational Support                                                                             perspectives on the change and development of theories and trends in art and art education for
    This programme aims to deepen the professional knowledge and skills of participants in relation to             teachers to reflect, re-examine and to draw inferences about their classroom practices. Lastly, it
    (a) supporting the specific socio-emotional needs of the low progress learners, and (b) supporting             enables teachers to develop competencies in the evaluation and planning of effective art curriculum
    the specific learning needs of the low progress learners. It is designed to meet the key learning              and programme in their schools.
    areas in the Professional Development Roadmap for Secondary School Teachers - Teaching Low
    Progress Learners, namely: “characteristics of low progress learners and social-emotional learning/            Advanced Diploma in Primary English Language Education
    TSR strategies”, “motivation and education and career guidance” and “pedagogical practices”.                   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
    Certificate in Primary Mathematics Education                                                                   language curriculum for teachers to reflect, re-examine, and refine their classroom practices. Lastly, it
    This programme aims to prepare the teachers for specialising in primary mathematics teaching at                enables teachers to develop competencies in the design and practice of assessment and evaluation.
    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                Advanced Diploma in Primary Mathematics Education
    matter knowledge of the topic.                                                                                 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
    Certificate in Primary Science Education                                                                       curriculum for teachers to reflect re-examine and refine their classroom practices. Lastly, it enables
    This programme aims to equip teachers with knowledge and understanding of biological and physical              teachers to develop competencies in the design and practice of assessment and evaluation.
    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.             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
    DIPLOMAS                                                                                                       teachers to develop competencies in the evaluation and planning of effective music curricula and
    Diploma in Educational Psychology                                                                              programmes in their own schools.
    This programme is intended as an initial in-service training to prepare the Associate Psychologists (A/
    Psys) for their role in MOE. Upon completion of the programme, A/Psys are expected to be able to               Advanced Diploma in Primary Science Education
    develop and implement appropriate school-based assessments to evaluate pupils’ progress, vis-a-vis             This programme provides teachers with a framework of knowledge and skills in the teaching of
    educational, social and learning outcomes. They will design and implement intervention programmes              primary science. It also provides perspectives on the changes and developments in the primary
    to meet students’ learning, social-emotional, and behavioural needs. In consultation with Educational          science curriculum for teachers to reflect, re-examine and refine their classroom practices. Lastly, it
    Psychologists, they will conduct assessments of children’s special educational needs, and provide              enables teachers to develop competencies in the design and practice of assessment and evaluation.
    advice to schools on strategies to support children’s special educational needs.
                                                                                                                   Advanced Diploma in Special Learning and Behavioural Needs
    Diploma in Physical Education (In-service)                                                                     This programme provides a framework of knowledge and skills and inculcates attitudes which are important
    This programme seeks to develop professional competence and expertise in teaching Physical                     to the education of students with special needs. It also examines the range of factors that facilitates or
    Education as a major subject. It seeks to enable teachers to follow an academic and knowledge-based            hinders the learning of a student with special needs in mainstream schools; thus enabling teachers to
    approach to the subject area of Physical Education. The programme aims to give teachers a grasp of             develop competencies in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating programmes for students
    the physical, psychological, sociological and philosophical principles essential to an understanding of        with special needs. Lastly, the programme provides teachers with the basic knowledge and skills for
    the physical education teaching process.                                                                       supporting students with various types of disabilities.



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MAPPING
    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
                                                                                                           TO THE TEACHERS’ GROWTH MODEL
    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               Our courses are mapped to the Teachers’ Growth Model’s learning dimensions. You will find the
    of children. They will learn to understand strategies of family and community engagement to            respective learning dimensions number right below the course titles together with the TRAISI
    promote positive learning outcomes for children, deepen their understanding of how children’s          code, where applicable.
    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 customise 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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►   CURRICULUM, TEACHING AND LEARNING

                                          ICT0216 Differentiated Instruction (DI) in Secondary Subject-
                                          Based Banding (SBB) for SBB Teachers
                                          (TRAISI Code: 72813)


    STAND-ALONE                           Duration:
                                          7 hours
                                                                                   This workshop provides SBB teachers with an overview of
                                                                                   Differentiated Instruction (DI), with its key principles and
                                                                                   components as well as have an understanding of the role

    PROFESSIONAL                          Dates:
                                          • 1st run - 3 July 2018
                                                                                   of teachers within it.

                                                                                   Trainer:

    LEARNING COURSES
                                          • 2nd run - 27 July 2018
                                                                                   Ms Lucy Fernandez

                                          Time:
                                                                                   Target audience:
                                          9.00am to 5.00pm
    OFFERED IN JULY – DECEMBER 2018                                                All educators

                                          Course fee:                              Learning dimensions:
                                          (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)
                                          • MOE participants - $75.90                1     2       3   4
                                          • Non-MOE participants - $562.75




                                          ICT0306 Assessment Literacy 2.1: Assessment and Learning
                                          (TRAISI Code: 50622)

                                          Duration:                                The course is designed for teachers who already have
                                          10 hours                                 some knowledge and/or tried out formative assessment (or
                                                                                   Assessment for Learning) strategies in their classrooms.
                                          Dates:                                   The focus of this course is on helping teachers to support
                                                                                   other teachers’ works in classroom assessment, bearing in
                                          3 and 7 July 2018
                                                                                   mind that quality assessment practices involve not just being
                                                                                   able to attend to either formative or summative assessment
                                          Time:
                                                                                   exclusively. Also, classroom assessment may be very
                                          • 9.00am to 5.00pm (3 July 2018)
                                                                                   different for different subject teachers and profile of students.
                                          • 2.30pm to 5.30pm (17 July 2018)
                                                                                   Trainer:
                                          Course fee:                              Dr Rozi Rahmat
                                          (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)
                                          • MOE participants - $108.00
                                                                                   Target audience:
                                          • Non-MOE participants - $803.50
                                                                                   All educators

                                                                                   Learning dimension:

                                                                                     3




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ICT0324 Nurturing Self-Regulated Learners through                                                            ICT0325 Assessment Literacy 2.3 - Designing Quality
     Assessment Practices Assessment Practices                                                                    Alternative Assessments and Associated Rubrics
     (TRAISI Code: 72763)                                                                                         (TRAISI Code: 73209)

     Duration:                                This workshop hopes to provide teachers with a better               Duration:                                There is a growing recognition that we need a variety of
     10 hours                                 understanding about self-regulated learning (SRL). It               10 hours                                 assessment types in schools. These different assessment
                                              will focus especially on shaping classroom assessment                                                        methods will help bring balance to the emphasis on
     Dates:                                   practices to nurture SRL, as well as discuss the                    Dates:                                   conventional paper-and-pen tests as well as cater to diverse
                                              complexities involved as. There will also be many hands-                                                     student abilities and cover a wider range of learning outcomes.
     4 July and 1 August 2018                                                                                     9 and 30 July 2018
                                              on opportunities for teachers to plan for application of                                                     Careful consideration is therefore required in evaluating and
                                              course content in their lessons.                                                                             selecting alternative assessments that can deliver on these
     Time:                                                                                                        Time:
                                                                                                                                                           intended outcomes. Frameworks for designing alternative
     • 9.00am to 5.00pm (4 July 2018)                                                                             • 9.00am to 5.00pm (9 July 2018)
                                              Trainer:                                                                                                     assessments and rubrics will be presented in this course.
     • 2.30pm to 5.30pm (1 August 2018)                                                                           • 2.30pm to 5.30pm (30 July 2018)
                                              Dr Tay Hui Yong                                                                                              Participants will also be introduced to the salient issues
                                                                                                                                                           involved in such alternative assessments. At the end of the
     Course fee:                              Target audience:                                                    Course fee:                              course, participants will be able to make informed choices
     (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   All educators                                                       (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   based on fundamental assessment principles.
     • MOE participants - $108.00                                                                                 • MOE participants - $108.00
     • Non-MOE participants - $803.50                                                                             • Non-MOE participants - $803.50
                                              Learning dimension:                                                                                          Trainer:
                                                                                                                                                           Dr Tay Hui Yong
                                                3     4
                                                                                                                                                           Target audience:
                                                                                                                                                           All educators
     ICT0320 Assessment Literacy 2.4: Effective Questioning &
     Feedback as AfL Strategies                                                                                                                            Learning dimension:
     (TRAISI Code: 72245)                                                                                                                                    4
     Duration:                                The course is designed to build teachers’ capacity in
     10 hours                                 the areas of questioning and feedback, two important
                                              assessment for learning (AfL) strategies. Using research-           ICT0512 Towards Better Tests & Teaching– Item Analysis in
     Dates:                                   informed best practices, participants explore and apply             Achievement Tests
                                              questioning and feedback within authentic contexts. While
     5 and 26 July 2018                                                                                           (TRAISI Code: 73212)
                                              focusing on enhancing teachers’ use of AfL strategies, the
                                              course examines how participants may plan the conditions            Duration:                                Item analysis is a set of statistical methods used for
     Time:
                                              for ideal questioning and feedback practices. Through               12 hours                                 evaluating the statistical quality of test items. It is widely used
     • 9.00am to 5.00pm (5 July 2018)
                                              discussion, hands-on and reflective activities, participants will                                            in the testing industry to improve item quality and develop
     • 2.30pm to 5.30pm (26 July 2018)
                                              enhance their knowledge and skills in using Q&F strategies          Dates:                                   more reliable and valid tests. In this course, we will focus on
                                              to support and evaluate teaching and learning. AfL practices                                                 item analysis in achievement tests (e.g. tests and exams in
     Course fee:                                                                                                  10 and 12 July 2018
                                              and understandings will be set within the context of MOE                                                     schools of developed skill or knowledge). This is a hands-
     (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   Assessment Philosophy and assessment competencies.                                                           on skill development workshop conducted in the computer
     • MOE participants - $108.00                                                                                 Time:
     • Non-MOE participants - $803.50
                                                                                                                                                           lab. To maximise the learning experience, participants are
                                                                                                                  9.00am to 4.00pm
                                              Trainer:                                                                                                     encouraged to bring their own data set for analysis.
                                              Dr Rozi Rahmat
                                                                                                                  Course fee:
                                                                                                                                                           Trainer:
                                              Target audience:                                                    (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   Dr Lee Ling
                                                                                                                  • MOE participants - $129.40
                                              All educators
                                                                                                                  • Non-MOE participants - $964.00
                                                                                                                                                           Target audience:
                                              Learning dimension:                                                                                          All educators
                                                3
                                                                                                                                                           Learning dimension:
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ICT0202 Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Learners                                                  ICT0328 Evidence-based Assessment for Learning
     (TRAISI Code: 70205)                                                                                     (TRAISI Code: 73207)

     Duration:                                This course provides an overview of differentiated              Duration:                                Assessment begins with clarity of purpose and gathers
     14 hours                                 instruction (DI), and its basic principles and components.      10 hours                                 evidence to inform future practices. The quality of the
                                              It aims to help participants develop an understanding                                                    evidence is only as good as the assessment design.
     Dates:                                   of different learner needs and interests in the regular         Dates:                                   What shapes quality assessment design? How to use
                                              classroom. The teachers will explore the principles and                                                  assessment results formatively? These questions which
     23 and 24 July 2018                                                                                      31 July and 14 August 2018
                                              practices of differentiated instruction and learn to cater to                                            connect assessment design to the intended use of
                                              these needs using DI principles and strategies. As part of                                               evidence for the action part of learning will be discussed.
     Time:                                                                                                    Time:
                                              the course, participants will also adapt and differentiate                                               Principled approaches to interpret and use evidence to
     9.00am to 5.00pm                                                                                         • 9.00am to 5.00pm (31 July 2018)
                                              activities/materials to meet varied learning needs and                                                   advance learning will be introduced. Participants will be
                                                                                                              • 2.30pm to 5.30pm (14 August 2018)
                                              interests. Participants will analyse and discuss issues in                                               able to make evidence-based decisions in knowing where
     Course fee:
                                              implementation, as well as solutions to problems inherent                                                learning is headed, where it is now, and what to do next
     (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   in a differentiated classroom. The roles of teachers will be    Course fee:                              to progress learning.
     • MOE participants - $150.80                                                                             (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)
     • Non-MOE participants - $1,124.50       examined and possible challenges will also be discussed.
                                                                                                              • MOE participants - $108.00
                                                                                                                                                       Trainer:
                                                                                                              • Non-MOE participants - $803.50
                                              Trainer:                                                                                                 Dr Rachel Goh
                                              Ms Lucy Fernandez
                                                                                                                                                       Target audience:
                                              Target audience:                                                                                         All educators
                                              All educators
                                                                                                                                                       Learning dimension:
                                              Learning dimension:
                                                                                                                                                        3
                                               4

                                                                                                              ICT0413 Engaging Pedagogies
     ICT0511 Basic Concepts in Statistics and Statistical Inference                                           (TRAISI Code: 12378)
     (TRAISI Code: 73211)
                                                                                                              Duration:                                This course examines the narrow definition of pedagogy,
     Duration:                                An introduction to basic concepts and issues in measurement:    10 hours                                 i.e., the art and science of teaching (or lesson delivery
     12 hours                                 correlation and descriptive statistics including organising,                                             method), and what it takes to engage learners.
                                              summarising, reporting and interpreting data. The course        Dates:                                   Fundamental to the concept of engaging pedagogies
     Dates:                                   covers elementary probability theory; random variables and                                               is the question: What are your learning objectives?
                                                                                                              2 and 28 August 2018
                                              probability distributions; sampling distributions; estimation                                            Participants will understand that engaging pedagogies
     24 and 26 July 2018
                                              theory and hypothesis testing using binomial, normal, T,                                                 are only means to an end. Clear goals are necessary
                                                                                                              Time:
                                              chi square, and F distributions. Basic mean comparisons                                                  in selecting the most appropriate pedagogy to support
     Time:                                                                                                    • 9.00am to 5.00pm (2 August 2018)
                                              including simple linear regression, one-way ANOVA, &                                                     student engagement during learning.
     9.00am to 4.00pm                                                                                         • 2.30pm to 5.30pm (28 August 2018)
                                              two-way ANOVA. This is a hands-on skill development
                                              workshop conducted in the computer lab. To maximise the                                                  Trainer:
     Course fee:                                                                                              Course fee:
                                              learning experience, participants are encouraged to bring                                                Assistant Professor Heng Tang Tang
     (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   their own data set for analysis.                                (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)
     • MOE participants - $129.40                                                                             • MOE participants - $108.00
     • Non-MOE participants - $964.00                                                                                                                  Target audience:
                                                                                                              • Non-MOE participants - $803.50
                                              Trainer:                                                                                                 All educators
                                              Dr Lee Ling
                                                                                                                                                       Learning dimension:
                                              Target audience:
                                                                                                                                                        4
                                              All educators

                                              Learning dimension:
                                               3


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ICT0312 Assessment Leadership in Schools -                                                             ICT0509 Leading Professional Learning Teams in Data-Driven
     Policy and Practice                                                                                    Conversations
     (TRAISI Code: 50669)                                                                                   (TRAISI Code: 71182)

     Duration:                                By the end of the course, participants should be able to      Duration:                                This is a hands-on skills development course, conducted
     12 hours                                 have conceptual clarity in the distinction and relationship   8 hours                                  in the computer lab at NIE. The objective of this course
                                              between assessment of and for learning. They will also                                                 is to gain practical experiences in applied statistics for
     Dates:                                   understand the conditions for, and essential elements of,     Dates:                                   educational research. The aim of the course is to provide
                                              feedback practice in schools and classrooms; and use                                                   participants with the skills to confidently conduct a basic
     13 and 27 August 2018                                                                                  • 1st run - 20 August 2018
                                              rubrics to anticipate, articulate and accentuate academic                                              repertoire of statistical data analyses and interpret the
                                                                                                            • 2nd run - 27 August 2018
                                              standards in schools. Lastly, they will learn to appreciate                                            results in light of their inquiry project.
     Time:                                                                                                  • 3rd run - 17 September 2018
                                              the role and complexities of leadership in guiding and
     9.00am to 4.00pm                                                                                       • 4th run - 20 September 2018
                                              enhancing formative assessment practices in schools.                                                   Trainer:
                                                                                                            • 5th run - 1 October 2018               Dr Yang Chien Hui
     Course fee:
                                              Trainer:                                                      • 6th run - 8 October 2018
     (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   Associate Professor Kelvin Tan                                                                         Target audience:
     • MOE participants - $129.40
                                                                                                            Time:                                    All educators
     • Non-MOE participants - $964.00
                                              Target audience:                                              8.30am to 5.30pm
                                              Secondary school and Junior College teachers                                                           Learning dimension:
                                                                                                            Course fee:
                                                                                                                                                       5
                                              Learning dimension:                                           (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)
                                                                                                            • MOE participants - $86.60
                                               3                                                            • Non-MOE participants - $643.00




                                                                                                            ICT0513 Designing Qualitative Research
                                                                                                            Duration:                                This course is on developing strong, usable research
                                                                                                            12 hours                                 designs for small-scale studies. It debunks the myth that
                                                                                                                                                     qualitative researchers must muddle through analyses.
                                                                                                            Dates:                                   Instead, having a clear design in place at the start gives
                                                                                                                                                     you the room you need for the critical back and forth
                                                                                                            1 and 2 November 2018
                                                                                                                                                     between data collection and analysis. We will examine
                                                                                                                                                     how to identify topics, write research questions, articulate
                                                                                                            Time:
                                                                                                                                                     professional stances, and select methods of sampling,
                                                                                                            9.00am to 4.00pm
                                                                                                                                                     data collection and analysis. A basic premise here is that
                                                                                                                                                     designing research calls for creativity and an openness to
                                                                                                            Course fee:
                                                                                                                                                     true discovery. By the end of the course, you should have
                                                                                                            (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   a stronger grasp of your options for constructing good
                                                                                                            • MOE participants - $129.40
                                                                                                            • Non-MOE participants - $964.00         qualitative designs.

                                                                                                                                                     Trainer:
                                                                                                                                                     Dr Mary George Sudha

                                                                                                                                                     Target audience:
                                                                                                                                                     All educators

                                                                                                                                                     Learning dimensions:
                                                                                                                                                       1     3




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ICT0514 Analyses of Qualitative Research Data                                                             INS2145 Refresher on Machining Skills IV (Jelutong - Copper)
                                                                                                                   (TRAISI Code: 80305)
         Duration:                                This course focuses on a component of research that many
         12 hours                                 find daunting – the analysis of rich, complex qualitative        Duration:                                This Refresher on Machining Skills IV in-service course is
                                                  data. Basic ways of processing qualitative data will be          18 hours                                 one of the four ‘Refresher on Machining Skills’ in-service
         Dates:                                   presented. Through hands-on activities, participants will go                                              courses for all D&T teachers and EWIs. As a whole, the
                                                  through the motions of planning analysis, processing mock        Dates:                                   main overarching aim of the four courses is to refresh,
         8 and 9 November 2018
                                                  data, and reporting findings. Special features include how                                                familiarise and internalise practical knowledge and skills.
                                                                                                                   • 1st run - 10 to 12 September 2018
                                                  to keep rigour and ethics at the core of research decisions.                                              One would have clocked the essential number of hours of
         Time:                                                                                                     • 2nd run - 17 to 19 September 2018
                                                  Participants will also be given a glimpse of common data-                                                 confidence practicing on the machines after completing
         9.00am to 4.00pm                                                                                          • 3rd run - 24 to 26 Septembers 2018
                                                  analysis dilemmas faced by even seasoned researchers.                                                     all the four courses to be competent at entry level. For
                                                  At the end of the course, participants should be able to                                                  D&T teachers and EWIs who are new to wood lathe, the
         Course fee:                                                                                               Time:
                                                  make more informed decisions about qualitative analyses.                                                  basics of handling the machine will be taught. Ancillary,
         (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)                                                                    9.00am to 4.00pm                         but important practical skill exercises on brazing and
         • MOE participants - $129.40
         • Non-MOE participants - $964.00         Trainer:                                                                                                  welding, will be carried out.
                                                  Dr Mary George Sudha                                             Course fee:
                                                                                                                   (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   You will be assessed for the course.
                                                  Target audience:                                                 • MOE participants - $289.90
                                                                                                                   • Non-MOE participants - $1,541.80
                                                  All educators                                                                                             Trainers:
                                                                                                                                                            Mr Jason Tan and Mr Ng Yong Sim
                                                  Learning dimensions:
                                                                                                                                                            Target audience:
                                                   1      3
                                                                                                                                                            Secondary level Design and Technology teachers and education
                                                                                                                                                            workshop instructors

                                                                                                                                                            Learning dimension:
     ►   DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
                                                                                                                                                             3
         INS2144 Refresher on Machining Skills III (Teak - Brass)
         (TRAISI Code: 80304)

         Duration:                                This Refresher on Machining Skills III in-service course is
         18 hours                                 one of the four ‘Refresher on Machining Skills’ in-service
                                                  courses for all D&T teachers and EWIs. As a whole, the main
                                                  overarching aim of the four courses is to refresh, familiarise      Looking to refresh
         Dates:
                                                  and internalise practical knowledge and skills. One would          and upgrade yourself
         • 1st run - 3 to 5 July 2018
                                                  have clocked the essential number of hours of confidence             professionally?
         • 2nd run - 9 to 11 July 2018
                                                  practicing on the machines after completing all the four          Search for professional
                                                  courses to be competent at entry level. For D&T teachers           development courses
         Time:
                                                  and EWIs who are new to wood lathe, the basics of handling          offered by NIE here.
         9.00am to 4.00pm
                                                  the machine will be taught. Ancillary but important practical
                                                  skill exercises on brazing and welding will be carried out.
         Course fee:
         (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   You will be assessed for the course.
         • MOE participants - $289.90
         • Non-MOE participants - $1,541.80
                                                  Trainers:
                                                  Mr Jason Tan and Mr Ng Yong Sim

                                                  Target audience:
                                                  Secondary level Design and Technology teachers and education
                                                  workshop instructors

                                                  Learning dimension:
                                                   3                                                                                                                                  www.nie.edu.sg/course-finder
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INS2115 Teacher-Pupil Coach Designer                                                                    INS2141 Design-and-Make III (Scamper!)
     (TRAISI Code: 80328)                                                                                    (TRAISI Code: 80180)

     Duration:                                This course aims to equip Design & Technology (D&T)            Duration:                                This in-service course is one of the three Design-and-Make in-
     80 hours                                 teachers with an in-depth understanding of facilitating D&T    24 hours                                 service courses to support the teaching and learning of Design
                                              pupils’ design work. The course activities are designed                                                 & Technology (D&T) at the lower secondary level. The three
     Dates:                                   with anchor on the philosophical underpinning of D&T           Dates:                                   courses are standalone and they cover three fundamental
                                              education as general education for 13 to 16 year olds.                                                  design techniques necessary for the implementation of the
     1 to 12 October 2018                                                                                    • 1st run - 29 to 31 October 2018
                                              The course will simulate and engage course participants                                                 lower secondary programme, namely, Design-and-Make I
                                                                                                             • 2nd run - 5, 7 and 8 November 2018
                                              in the role of a ‘classroom pupil’ and the course instructor                                            (Randomness!); Design-and-Make II (Shape Borrowing!);
     Time:                                                                                                   • 3rd run - 12 to 14 November 2018
                                              as a ‘classroom teacher’. Participants will be immersed in                                              and Design-and-Make III (SCAMPER!). The main objective
     8.30am to 5.30pm
                                              the act of co-designing with the course instructors. At the                                             of the three courses is to ground D&T teachers in the practice
                                              end of the course, participants will acquire the know-how      Time:                                    by going through exercises and practices first as a teacher-
     Course fee:                                                                                             8.30am to 5.30pm
                                              of a teacher-pupil coach-designer in-action.                                                            designer and second as a D&T pedagogue.
     (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)
     • MOE participants - $1,285.00                                                                          Course fee:
     • Non-MOE participants - $6,849.00       You will be assessed for the course.                                                                    You will be assessed for the course.
                                                                                                             (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)
                                              Trainers:                                                      • MOE participants - $386.20             Trainers:
                                                                                                             • Non-MOE participants - $2,055.40
                                              Mr Jason Tan and Mr Ng Yong Sim                                                                         Mr Jason Tan and Mr Ng Yong Sim

                                              Target audience:                                                                                        Target audience:
                                              Secondary level Design and Technology teachers and education                                            Secondary level Design and Technology teachers and education
                                              workshop instructors                                                                                    workshop instructors

                                              Learning dimensions:                                                                                    Learning dimensions:
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►   EARLY CHILDHOOD AND SPECIAL NEEDS                                                                      IEC4020 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:
         IEC0014 Engaging Parents: A Practical Approach                                                         Characteristics and Classroom Intervention
                                                                                                                (TRAISI Code: 73254/73257)
         (for Beginning Teachers)
                                                                                                                Duration:                                This course provides an overview of how to support children
         Duration:                                Positive interactions and positive relationships with                                                  and youth with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
                                                                                                                36 hours
         12 hours                                 parents and other community members can improve                                                        (ADHD) in the classroom. The definitions, characteristics and
                                                  student performance, increase parent and volunteer                                                     challenges of learners with ADHD will be examined through
                                                  involvement in schools, decrease student truancy, and         Dates:
         Dates:                                                                                                                                          the use of case studies and the opportunity to apply theory
                                                  increase student health (Chrispeels, 2006; McMahon,           30, 31 July and 27 August 2018
         • 1st run - 2 and 3 July 2018                                                                                                                   to practice. This is in light of the need to derive practical and
                                                  Browning, Rose-Colly, 2001; MOE, 2012; Bosma,                                                          pragmatic strategies to address challenges faced by both
         • 2nd run - 5 and 6 July 2018                                                                          Time:
                                                  et. al, 2010). This course focuses on the strategies,                                                  the student and teacher in local mainstream schools in a
                                                  resources, and tools that will help educators build healthy   8.30am to 5.00pm
         Time:                                                                                                                                           holistic and systematic fashion; while employing frameworks
                                                  relationships with parents and other community members.                                                introduced in the earlier course(s) such as the ecological
         9.00am to 4.00pm                                                                                       Course fee:
                                                                                                                                                         framework and the APIE within one’s school context.
                                                  Trainer:                                                      (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)
         Course fee:                              To be confirmed                                               • MOE participants - $386.20
                                                                                                                • Non-MOE participants - $2,890.00       You will be assessed for the course.
         (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)
         • MOE participants - $129.40
                                                  Target audience:                                                                                       Trainer:
         • Non-MOE participants - $964.00
                                                  All educators                                                                                          Assistant Professor Zachary Walker

                                                  Learning dimension:                                                                                    Target audience:
                                                    7                                                                                                    All educators

                                                                                                                                                         Learning dimension:
         IEC4004 Autism Spectrum Disorders:                                                                                                               4
         Characteristics and Classroom Intervention
         (TRAISI Code: 73260/73261)

         Duration:                                This course provides an overview of Autism Spectrum
         36 hours                                 Disorders (ASD), with a primary focus on students with
                                                  high-functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome. The
         Dates:                                   definitions and characteristics of learners with ASD will
                                                  be examined in the context of planning intervention
         24 to 26 July 2018
                                                  programmes. The participants will also learn strategies
                                                  for supporting these learners in local mainstream schools.
         Time:
         8.30am to 5.00pm
                                                  You will be assessed for the course.
         Course fee:
                                                  Trainer:
         (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   Mr Norman Kee
         • MOE participants - $386.20
         • Non-MOE participants - $2,890.00
                                                  Target audience:
                                                  All educators

                                                  Learning dimension:
                                                    4




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IEC4014 Emotional/ Behavioural Disorders:                                                                     IEC4019 Engaging Students with Special Needs in
     Characteristics and Classroom Intervention                                                                    Mainstream Classrooms
     (TRAISI Code: 73263/73264)                                                                                    (TRAISI Code: 73252/73253)

     Duration:                                The issues that surround the identification and management           Duration:                                This course seeks to equip teachers with an introduction to
     36 hours                                 of behaviours of students who disrupt classroom learning             13 hours                                 the context of special needs education in Singapore as well
                                              and teaching cause considerable consternation to teachers,                                                    as an understanding of the attitudes and perceptions of
     Dates:                                   administrators, other students and families. This module             Dates:                                   stakeholders in this process. Participants will be introduced
                                              focuses not only on management of classroom behaviours,                                                       to a framework for supporting pupils with special needs in
     9, 10 and 11 July 2018                                                                                        19 and 20 November 2018
                                              but also on an understanding of behaviour in the context of                                                   their classrooms; drawing on strengths within the classroom
                                              school, home and community issues. It also examines the                                                       context and incorporating other resources within the school
     Time:                                                                                                         Time:
                                              range of behaviour difficulties from withdrawn depressed                                                      and community. In addition, course participants will also be
     8.30am to 5.00pm                                                                                              8.30am to 5.00pm
                                              and suicidal behaviours at one extreme to conduct and                                                         introduced to the ecological framework and a systematic
                                              oppositional defiance disorders at the other.                                                                 approach for intervention involving assessment, planning,
     Course fee:                                                                                                   Course fee:
                                                                                                                                                            implementation and evaluation (APIE). This course will
     (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   You will be assessed for the course.                                 (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   provide a foundation for building supportive partnerships
     • MOE participants - $386.20                                                                                  • MOE participants - $140.10
     • Non-MOE participants - $2,890.00                                                                            • Non-MOE participants - $1,044.25       with families of pupils with special needs.
                                              Trainer:
                                              Dr Carol Tan
                                                                                                                                                            Trainer:
                                              Target audience:                                                                                              Ms Sarinajit Kaur
                                              All educators
                                                                                                                                                            Target audience:
                                              Learning dimension:                                                                                           All educators

                                               4
                                                                                                                                                            Learning dimension:
                                                                                                                                                             4
     IEC4003 Learning Disabilities: Characteristics and
     Classroom Intervention
     (TRAISI Code: 73258/73259)
                                                                                                               ►   ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
     Duration:                                This course provides an overview of the characteristics and
     36 hours                                 prevalence of learning disabilities, as well as the challenges       IEL1052 Reading & Vocabulary (Primary)
                                              faced by students with learning disabilities. Educational
                                              approaches, including learning strategies and social skills          Duration:                                This course is intended to introduce crucial professional and
     Dates:                                                                                                                                                 subject content knowledge about the teaching of reading
                                              development for these students will be examined.                     16 hours
     19, 20 July and 13 August 2018                                                                                                                         and vocabulary in the primary grades. It is intended for lead
                                              You will be assessed for the course.                                 Dates:                                   teachers in the Singapore schools, especially those who
     Time:                                                                                                                                                  do not have training in English Language.
                                                                                                                   • 1st run - 9 and 16 July 2018
     8.30am to 5.00pm
                                              Trainer:                                                             • 2nd run - 10 and 17 July 2018
                                              Mr Norman Kee
                                                                                                                                                            You will be assessed for the course.
     Course fee:
                                                                                                                   Time:
     (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   Target audience:                                                                                              Trainer:
     • MOE participants - $386.20                                                                                  8.30am to 5.30pm
                                                                                                                                                            Associate Professor Rita Silver
     • Non-MOE participants - $2,890.00       All educators
                                                                                                                   Course fee:                              Target audience:
                                              Learning dimension:                                                  (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   English Lead Primary school teachers
                                               4                                                                   • MOE participants - $172.20
                                                                                                                   • Non-MOE participants - $1,285.00
                                                                                                                                                            Learning dimension:
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IEL2085 Reading & Vocabulary (Secondary)                                                              IEL2070 Interpreting Drama Texts through Performance
     Duration:                                This course aims to equip lead teachers in the Singapore     Duration:                                Students need to understand that a play is theatrical
     24 hours                                 schools with subject content knowledge (SCK) and             5 hours                                  and laden with subtext. Hence, they need strategies
                                              pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) about the teaching                                                to explore these hidden meanings in order to develop
     Dates:                                   of reading and vocabulary in the secondary school.           Date:                                    a more comprehensive understanding of it. In this
                                                                                                                                                    workshop, the instructor will explore how drama can be
     17, 24 and 31 July 2018                                                                               26 July 2018
                                              You will be assessed for the course.                                                                  used as a medium, not simply for realising performance,
                                                                                                                                                    but effective deconstruction of a dramatic work. Teachers
     Time:                                                                                                 Time:
                                              Trainer:                                                                                              will learn about facilitating ensemble performances using
     8.30am to 5.30pm                                                                                      9.00am to 2.00pm
                                              Dr Willy A Renandya                                                                                   examples from Shakespearean works including The
                                                                                                                                                    Merchant of Venice – a text recommended for Lower
     Course fee:                                                                                           Course fee:
                                              Target audience:                                                                                      Secondary Literature.
     (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   English Lead Secondary school teachers                       (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)
     • MOE participants - $257.80                                                                          • MOE participants - $54.50
     • Non-MOE participants - $1,927.00                                                                    • Non-MOE participants - $402.25         Trainer:
                                              Learning dimensions:                                                                                  Mr Ken Mizusawa

                                               2      3
                                                                                                                                                    Target audience:
                                                                                                                                                    Secondary school Literature teachers

     IEL1053 Teaching Writing (Primary)                                                                                                             Learning dimensions:

     Duration:                                This course is intended to introduce crucial, professional                                             2     3     4
     16 hours                                 and subject content knowledge about the teaching
                                              of reading and vocabulary in the primary grades. It is
     Dates:                                   intended for lead teachers in the Singapore schools,         IEL2071 Understanding Drama as Text and Performance
                                              especially those who do not have training in English
     • 1st run - 19 and 24 July 2018
                                              Language.                                                    Duration:                                In the study of drama, it is not sufficient to understand
     • 2nd run - 23 and 26 July 2018
                                                                                                           5 hours                                  a text’s potential as a literary text – we must also
                                              You will be assessed for the course.                                                                  understand it as a performance to be experienced in a
     Time:
                                                                                                           Date:                                    physical theatrical space. Hence, teachers need to be
     8.30am to 5.30pm
                                              Trainer:                                                                                              equipped with the skills and strategies to examine a text
                                                                                                           27 July 2018
                                              Associate Professor Rita Silver                                                                       for its performative qualities. This workshop will examine
     Course fee:                                                                                                                                    how the medium of drama may be effectively employed
     (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)                                                                Time:
                                              Target audience:                                                                                      in the Literature classroom to make students conscious
     • MOE participants - $172.20                                                                          9.00am to 2.00pm
                                              English Lead Primary school teachers                                                                  of drama as artistic work to be enjoyed as a reader,
     • Non-MOE participants - $1,285.00
                                                                                                                                                    performer and audience. Teachers will be introduced to
                                                                                                           Course fee:
                                              Learning dimension:                                                                                   key ideas, dramatic conventions and activities that will
                                                                                                           (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   allow them to workshop a range of plays.
                                               3                                                           • MOE participants - $54.50
                                                                                                           • Non-MOE participants - $402.25
                                                                                                                                                    Trainer:
                                                                                                                                                    Mr Ken Mizusawa

                                                                                                                                                    Target audience:
                                                                                                                                                    Secondary school Literature teachers

                                                                                                                                                    Learning dimensions:
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IEL2086 Teaching Writing (Secondary)
     Duration:                                This course aims to strengthen practising teachers’
     16 hours                                 knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice
                                              of teaching writing at the secondary level. It will provide
     Dates:                                   an overview of the current approaches to teach and
                                              assess writing and equip participants with strategies
     1 and 2 November 2018
                                              and techniques that cater to the needs of different types
                                              of students.
     Time:
     8.30am to 5.30pm
                                              You will be assessed for the course.
     Course fee:
                                              Trainer:
     (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   Associate Professor Peter Teo
     • MOE participants - $172.20
     • Non-MOE participants - $1,285.00
                                              Target audience:
                                              Secondary school teachers

                                              Learning dimension:
                                               3



     IPD1005 Holistic Assessment-Performance Tasks:
     For Primary 1 and Primary 2 Teachers (English)
     (TRAISI Code: 12302)

     Duration:                                The course will expose lower primary teachers to a wide
     3 hours                                  variety of assessment methods and strategies to gather
                                              information on students’ learning. It will equip lower
     Date:                                    primary teachers with the necessary skills to design age-
                                              appropriate performance tasks and provide feedback to
     12 September 2018
                                              build students’ confidence and motivation in the learning
                                              of English Language and Mathematics. The skills
     Time:
                                              expected of the students for these tasks are aligned to
     2.30pm to 5.30pm
                                              the learning outcomes in MOE’s English Language and
                                              Mathematics. Participants will gain deeper understanding
     Course fee:
                                              on the effective implementation of these performance
     (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   tasks with designed rubrics and specific assessment
     • MOE participants - $33.10
     • Non-MOE participants - $241.75         criteria to assess students’ learning.

                                              Trainer:
                                              Mr Morgan Zhou

                                              Target audience:
                                              Primary school teachers

                                              Learning dimension:
                                               4




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►   MATHEMATICS                                                                                           IME2095 Teaching A-Level Mathematics Using Real-World
         IME2035 Algebra in Secondary Elementary Mathematics                                                   Contexts
         (TRAISI Code: 30762)                                                                                  Duration:                                The real-world data and modes of operations are often
                                                                                                               12 hours                                 complex and inexact. Thus, the 21st Century students
         Duration:                                This course will focus on (i) topics such as indices,                                                 must have the relevant mathematical skills to handle
         12 hours                                 graphs, solving quadratic/fractional equations, solving                                               such complexity and inexactness, which intrinsically are
                                                  linear inequalities, and matrices; and (ii) the solving of   Dates:
                                                                                                                                                        unlike what students usually encounter in ideal theoretical
                                                  Elementary Mathematics questions involving HOTS              13, 20, 27 July and 3 August 2018
         Dates:                                                                                                                                         settings. The A-Level Mathematics syllabus recognises
                                                  (Higher Order Thinking Skills).                                                                       this emergent need to handle real-life contexts and
         9, 16, 23 and 30 July 2018
                                                                                                               Time:
                                                                                                                                                        emphasises on the need to apply mathematics to tackle
                                                  You will be assessed for the course.                         2.30pm to 5.30pm
                                                                                                                                                        problems in such contexts. Such an emphasis must
         Time:
         2.30pm to 5.30pm                                                                                                                               be realised in the processes of teaching and learning,
                                                  Trainer:                                                     Course fee:
                                                                                                                                                        and eventually must be manifested in all modes of
                                                  Assistant Professor Chua Boon Liang                          (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)
         Course fee:                                                                                                                                    assessment.
                                                                                                               • MOE participants - $129.40
         (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   Target audience:                                             • Non-MOE participants - $964.00
         • MOE participants - $129.40                                                                                                                   Trainer:
         • Non-MOE participants - $964.00         Secondary school teachers
                                                                                                                                                        Assistant Professor Ho Weng Kin

                                                  Learning dimension:                                                                                   Target audience:
                                                   3                                                                                                    Junior College teachers

                                                                                                                                                        Learning dimension:
         IME1046 Geometry: Developing Spatial Visualisation                                                                                              3
         (Upper Primary)
         Duration:                                The course will present different approaches to some
                                                  geometry topics and provide sample hands-on activities
                                                                                                               IME2041 Teaching of Calculus in Secondary Additional
         12 hours
                                                  with manipulatives organised into four sections: 2-D         Mathematics
                                                  geometry concepts including symmetry and angles;             (TRAISI Code: 30764)
         Dates:
                                                  3-D geometry concepts including nets and drawing;
         10, 17, 24 and 31 July 2018                                                                           Duration:                                This course discusses the pedagogy and the underlying
                                                  relationships among properties of shapes including angle
                                                                                                               12 hours                                 principles based on sound content knowledge of
                                                  sums; and enrichment including problem solving in spatial
         Time:                                                                                                                                          secondary school calculus.
                                                  visualisation. The van Hiele model on geometry learning
         2.30pm to 5.30pm                                                                                      Dates:
                                                  will be explored to develop pupils’ insight and higher
                                                                                                                                                        Trainer:
                                                  levels of thinking.                                          13, 20, 27 July and 3 August 2018
         Course fee:                                                                                                                                    Associate Professor Toh Tin Lam
         (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   Trainer:                                                     Time:
         • MOE participants - $129.40                                                                                                                   Target audience:
         • Non-MOE participants - $964.00         Dr Joseph Yeo Kai Kow                                        2.30pm to 5.30pm
                                                                                                                                                        Secondary school teachers

                                                  Target audience:                                             Course fee:
                                                                                                                                                        Learning dimension:
                                                  Primary 3 to 6 Mathematics teachers                          (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)
                                                                                                               • MOE participants - $129.40              3
                                                  Learning dimensions:                                         • Non-MOE participants - $964.00

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IME4404 School-based Curriculum Development in                                                       IME4409 Mathematical Processes in Numbers
     Mathematics                                                                                          (TRAISI Code: 31311)
     (TRAISI Code: 31309)                                                                                                                          This course will focus on the different ways to foster
                                                                                                          Duration:
                                              This course introduces the participants to both the         24 hours                                 mathematical processes in the primary mathematics
     Duration:
                                              components and the processes of curriculum development                                               classrooms, according to the Singapore mathematics
     24 hours
                                              in mathematics. Participants will apply the knowledge to    Dates:                                   curriculum framework2, for Numbers. Topics will include:
                                              school-based mathematics curriculum development, and                                                 Whole Numbers, Fractions, Decimals and Percent. The
     Dates:                                                                                               14 August to 9 October 2018 (Tuesdays)
                                              discussed it in relation to the Singapore mathematics                                                use of mathematical tasks to develop mathematical
     13 August to 8 October 2018 (Mondays)                                                                                                         thinking and reasoning will also be discussed.
                                              curriculum.                                                 Time:
     Time:                                                                                                2.30pm to 5.30pm
                                              You will be assessed for the course.                                                                 You will be assessed for the course.
     8.30am to 11.30am
                                                                                                          Course fee:
                                              Trainer:                                                                                             Trainer:
     Course fee:                                                                                          (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   Dr Cheng Lu Pien
                                              Associate Professor Lee Ngan Hoe                            • MOE participants - $257.80
     (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)
                                                                                                          • Non-MOE participants - $1,927.00
     • MOE participants - $257.80                                                                                                                  Target audience:
     • Non-MOE participants - $1,927.00       Target audience:
                                              Primary school teachers                                                                              Primary school teachers


                                              Learning dimensions:                                                                                 Learning dimensions:

                                                3    4     6                                                                                        3     4



     IME4418 School-based Assessment Practices in Mathematics                                             IME4410 Mathematical Processes in Data Handling
     (TRAISI Code: 31310)                                                                                 (TRAISI Code: 31312)

                                              This course advances teachers’ assessment literacy          Duration:                                This course deepens teachers’ mathematics pedagogical
     Duration:
                                              beyond knowledge-comprehension- practice phase of initial   24 hours                                 content knowledge in the teaching and learning of data
     24 hours
                                              teacher preparation into the application-analysis phase.                                             handling. Various forms of data collection, organisation,
                                              Within a broader framework of curriculum-instruction-       Dates:                                   representation and interpretation will be discussed. The
     Dates:                                                                                                                                        course will focus on how children make sense of data,
                                              assessment, it builds upon teachers’ existing knowledge     14 August to 9 October 2018 (Tuesdays)
     13 August to 8 October 2018 (Mondays)                                                                                                         how to help them draw connections between school
                                              of assessment strategies in primary mathematics to plan
                                              school-based, level-wide assessment programmes for                                                   mathematics and the real-world.
     Time:                                                                                                Time:
                                              teaching and learning purposes.                             8.30am to 11.30am
     8.30am to 11.30am                                                                                                                             You will be assessed for the course.
                                              You will be assessed for the course.                        Course fee:
     Course fee:                                                                                                                                   Trainer:
     (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)                                                               (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   Dr Joseph Yeo Boon Wooi
                                              Trainer:                                                    • MOE participants - $257.80
     • MOE participants - $257.80
     • Non-MOE participants - $1,927.00       Dr Dawn Ng                                                  • Non-MOE participants - $1,927.00
                                                                                                                                                   Target audience:
                                              Target audience:                                                                                     Primary school teachers
                                              Primary school teachers
                                                                                                                                                   Learning dimensions:
                                              Learning dimensions:                                                                                  3     4     5
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IME4411 Mathematical Processes in Algebra                                                            IME4413 Mathematical Processes in Measurement
     (TRAISI Code: 31313)                                                                                 (TRAISI Code: 31315)

     Duration:                                This course will explore different ways to foster           Duration:                                The course aims to increase teachers’ pedagogical
     24 hours                                 mathematical processes according to the Singapore           24 hours                                 content knowledge for the teaching of Measurement.
                                              mathematics curriculum framework 3 in the teaching of                                                Different ways to foster mathematical processes
     Dates:                                   basic algebraic reasoning and the introduction of formal    Dates:                                   according to the Singapore mathematics curriculum
                                              algebra.                                                                                             framework5, the diagnosis of learning difficulties and
     15 August to 10 October 2018                                                                         16 August to 11 October 2018
     (Wednesdays)                                                                                         (Thursdays)                              misconceptions and how to help students make sense
                                              You will be assessed for the course.                                                                 of measurement will be covered. Course topics include
     Time:                                                                                                Time:                                    fundamental ideas in measurement, various teaching
     2.30pm to 5.30pm
                                              Trainer:                                                    8.30am to 11.30am
                                                                                                                                                   strategies and approaches incorporating the use of
                                              Associate Professor Ng Swee Fong                                                                     technology, word problems, pupils’ thinking, their errors
                                                                                                                                                   and misconceptions and remedial instructions.
     Course fee:                                                                                          Course fee:
                                              Target audience:
     (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)                                                               (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)
     • MOE participants - $257.80             Primary school teachers                                     • MOE participants - $257.80             You will be assessed for the course.
     • Non-MOE participants - $1,927.00                                                                   • Non-MOE participants - $1,927.00
                                              Learning dimensions:                                                                                 Trainer:
                                                                                                                                                   Dr Eric Chan
                                                3    4     5
                                                                                                                                                   Target audience:
                                                                                                                                                   Primary school teachers
     IME4412 Mathematical Processes in Geometry
     (TRAISI Code: 31314)                                                                                                                          Learning dimensions:

     Duration:                                The course aims to increase teachers’ pedagogical                                                      2    3       4   5
     24 hours                                 content knowledge for the teaching of Geometry. Different
                                              ways to foster mathematical processes according to the
     Dates:                                   Singapore mathematics curriculum framework4, the            IME4414 Mathematical Processes in Ratio, Rate and Speed
                                              diagnosis of learning difficulties and misconceptions and
     15 August to 10 October 2018                                                                         (TRAISI Code: 31316)
     (Wednesdays)                             how to help students enhance their spatial visualisation
                                              will be covered. Course topics include various teaching     Duration:                                This course focuses mathematical processes according
     Time:                                    strategies and approaches, including the use of             24 hours                                 to the Singapore mathematics curriculum framework6
     8.30am to 11.30am
                                              technology, word problems, pupils’ thinking, their errors                                            in the teaching and learning of ratio, rate and speed. It
                                              and misconceptions and remedial instructions.               Dates:                                   deepens teachers’ mathematics pedagogical content
                                                                                                                                                   knowledge in the topics.
     Course fee:                                                                                          16 August to 11 October 2018
                                              You will be assessed for the course.                        (Thursdays)
     (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)
     • MOE participants - $257.80                                                                                                                  You will be assessed for the course.
     • Non-MOE participants - $1,927.00       Trainer:                                                    Time:
                                              Dr Joseph Yeo Kai Kow
                                                                                                          2.30pm to 5.30pm
                                                                                                                                                   Trainer:
                                                                                                                                                   Dr Ng Wee Leng
                                              Target audience:
                                                                                                          Course fee:
                                              Primary school teachers                                                                              Target audience:
                                                                                                          (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)
                                                                                                          • MOE participants - $257.80             Primary school teachers
                                              Learning dimensions:                                        • Non-MOE participants - $1,927.00
                                                                                                                                                   Learning dimensions:
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IME4416 Topics in Numbers                                                                                  IPD1005 Holistic Assessment-Performance Tasks:
     (TRAISI Code: 31307)                                                                                       For Primary 1 and 2 Teachers (Mathematics)
                                              This course provides the foundational understanding of the        (TRAISI Code: 31322)
     Duration:
     24 hours                                 arithmetic topics which form a major portion of the primary                                                This course discusses different performance tasks for
                                                                                                                Duration:
                                              mathematics curriculum. Problem-solving processes                                                          Primary 1 and 2 pupils and the evaluation of mathematical
                                                                                                                3 hours
     Dates:                                   will be introduced and re-visited in the different topics,                                                 thinking and reasoning from these tasks. Participants
                                              which include historical evolution of number concepts,                                                     will work on some tasks and engage in discussion about
     17 August to 12 October 2018 (Fridays)                                                                     Dates:
                                              development of place value systems; classification of                                                      task design.
                                              extended number systems, and elementary number                    • 1st run - 13 September 2018
     Time:                                                                                                      • 2nd run - 20 September 2018
                                              theory.                                                                                                    Trainer:
     2.30pm to 5.30pm
                                                                                                                                                         Dr Joseph Yeo Kai Kow
                                              You will be assessed for the course.                              Time:
     Course fee:                                                                                                2.30pm to 5.30pm
     (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)                                                                                                              Target audience:
                                              Trainer:                                                                                                   Primary school teachers
     • MOE participants - $257.80
     • Non-MOE participants - $1,927.00       Dr Teo Kok Ming                                                   Course fee:
                                                                                                                (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   Learning dimension:
                                              Target audience:                                                  • MOE participants - $33.10
                                              Primary school teachers                                           • Non-MOE participants - $241.75          4

                                              Learning dimension:
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                                                                                                            ►   PHYSICAL EDUCATION

     IME4417 Topics in Geometry and Measurement                                                                 IPE0026 Coaching Children in Sports
     (TRAISI Code: 31308)                                                                                                                                This course is designed to equip coaches and teachers
                                                                                                                Duration:
                                              This course aims to equip the primary mathematics                 16 hours                                 with the necessary skills and knowledge in dealing with
     Duration:
                                              teacher with a deeper understanding of geometry                                                            children who are involved in recreation and developmental
     24 hours
                                              and measurement topics in the primary mathematics                 Dates:                                   sports. This module provides an introduction to theory of
                                              curriculum. Topics include the historical evolution of the                                                 coaching and learning in the school sports setting. It covers
     Dates:                                                                                                     21 and 22 November 2018
                                              concept of measurement in two and three dimensions;                                                        various aspects relating to effective coaching of children
     17 August to 12 October 2018 (Fridays)                                                                                                              for training and competition. The course will have a mix of
                                              the foundational concepts of congruence and similarity;           Time:
                                              modern approaches to geometry based on symmetry                                                            practical and theory aspects to equip coaches and teachers
     Time:                                                                                                      8.30am to 5.30pm
                                              and transformations and their implications for classroom                                                   the necessary skills for developing basic knowledge and
     8.30am to 11.30am                                                                                                                                   skills for coaching children involved in sports.
                                              teaching.                                                         Course fee:
     Course fee:                                                                                                (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   You will be assessed for the course.
                                              You will be assessed for the course.                              • MOE participants - $172.20
     (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)
                                                                                                                • Non-MOE participants - $1,285.00
     • MOE participants - $257.80                                                                                                                        Trainer:
     • Non-MOE participants - $1,927.00       Trainer:
                                              Dr Yap Sook Fwe                                                                                            Associate Professor Koh Koon Teck


                                              Target audience:                                                                                           Target audience:
                                              Primary school teachers                                                                                    Scondary school and Junior college teachers


                                              Learning dimension:                                                                                        Learning dimension:

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IPS0003 Thriving Teachers, Thriving Students:
                                                                                                                  Social-Emotional Components
                                                                                                                  (TRAISI Code: 72711)

                                                                                                                  Duration:                                This workshop explores how supporting teachers flourish
                                                                                                                  16 hours                                 and thrive and how enhancing educators’ social and
                                                                                                                                                           emotional competency (SEC) can help increase their
                                                                                                                  Dates:                                   engagement in teaching, strengthen their relationships
                                                                                                                                                           with students, and improve their stress management,
                                                                                                                  24 and 25 July 2018
                                                                                                                                                           all of which lead to improved student outcomes.
                                                                                                                                                           Through interactive exercises, participants examine the
                                                                                                                  Time:
                                                                                                                                                           connection between the 5 SEL competencies of self-
                                                                                                                  8.30am to 5.30pm
                                                                                                                                                           awareness; self-management; social awareness; social
                                                                                                                                                           management; responsible decision-making and effective
                                                                                                                  Course fee:
                                                                                                                                                           teaching; learn to identify early signs of stress; reconnect
                                                                                                                  (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   to their identity as a teacher and develop a self-care
                                                                                                                  • MOE participants - $172.20
                                                                                                                  • Non-MOE participants - $1,285.00       plan for managing stress. Participants review the latest
     ►   PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES                                                                                                                             research related to adult SEC and flourishing, and how
                                                                                                                                                           it can support their effectiveness as educators. This
         IPS0008 Empowering Student Social and Emotional                                                                                                   workshop is highly active, brain-based, and experiential.
         Competencies and Lifeskills
                                                                                                                                                           You will be assessed for the course.
         Duration:                                Participants will have an opportunity to acquaint themselves
         16 hours                                 with the values, knowledge and skills, to deliver instruction                                            Trainer:
                                                  and programmes promoting the personal and social                                                         Associate Professor Isabella Wong
         Dates:                                   development of students. A foundation will be laid for
                                                  participants to acquire knowledge and skills to design and                                               Target audience:
         17 and 18 July 2018
                                                  deliver activities to SEL outcomes in students. Emphasis will                                            All educators
                                                  be placed upon the ways in which a range of aspects of
         Time:
                                                  school life can help develop and promote SECs in students.                                               Learning dimensions:
         8.30am to 5.30pm
                                                  An avenue is provided explore approaches to nurturing
                                                                                                                                                             1     2
                                                  students’ sense of emotional security and safety, attitudes
         Course fee:
                                                  and values about self, others, work, and community within a
         (includes 7% GST and $1 copyright fee)   collaborative framework. This module has a strong practice
         • MOE participants - $172.20
         • Non-MOE participants - $1,285.00       focus and considers a range of strategies designed to
                                                  promote students’ personal and social functioning linking
                                                  them to theoretical approaches. It provides for opportunities
                                                  to examine how schools can enhance students’ abilities
                                                  to recognise and manage their emotions, appreciate the
                                                  perspectives of others, establish pro-social goals and solve
                                                  problems, and use a variety of interpersonal skills to handle
                                                  the challenges of growing and adapting to changes in their
                                                  lives, and for effective academic and life functioning.

                                                  You will be assessed for the course.

                                                  Trainer:
                                                  Associate Professor Isabella Wong

                                                  Target audience:
                                                  All educators




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