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Teacher-Led Workshops 2021 - (Secondary/JC) - Academy of Singapore ...
Teacher-Led
Workshops
2021
(Secondary/JC)

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What Teachers are Saying

There are far too many, but I
love the clear explanations of
the 3 intervention strategies
that were accompanied by
practical examples & activities
I could apply in the classroom.

I’m really thankful for the in-depth
analysis of the various writing options
especially on punctuation and sentence
structures. Thank you for the generous
providence of the resources.

 The workshop provided a more structured
 way to apply all the learning strategies we try
 out in the classroom. The retrieval practice
 units and do now activities are certainly
 aspects I would apply.

 The examples of visual texts are absolutely rich. The
 teaching strategies are workable. The course trainers
 are really kind and answered all our questions. A lot of
 thinking done which is very much appreciated. The
 teaching materials went by themes. That’s useful too.

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Contents
1    Introduction                                 4
2    List of Teacher-Led Workshops for the year   6
     Synopsis of the workshops
3    Art                                          10
4    Biology                                      13
5    Character and Citizenship Education          16
6    Chemistry                                    19
7    Chinese Language                             21
8    Computer Applications                        29
9    Design and Technology                        30
10   English Language                             32
11   English Literature                           37
12   Food and Nutrition                           41
13   Geography                                    42
14   History                                      44
15   Information and Communication Technology     45
16   Malay Language                               46
17   Mathematics                                  48
18   Music                                        55
19   Others                                       56
19   Physical Education                           59
20   Physics                                      62
21   Principles of Accounts                       63
22   Science                                      64
23   Social Studies                               67

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Introduction
Teacher-Led Workshops (TLWs) are conducted by teachers for
teachers. Guided by the mission of the Academy of Singapore
Teachers (AST) to develop a teacher-led culture of professional
excellence, AST has created opportunities for teachers to lead
and inspire good practices through TLWs. Through this
platform, teachers will engage in professional exchange of
pedagogical   context    knowledge    leading   to   enhanced
pedagogical practice.

Through TLWs, AST aims to:

  Lead and engage          Engage in            Affirm and
    the teaching         professional           recognize
     community              sharing,          contribution of
                         collaborative      teacher facilitators
                          inquiry and
                          knowledge
                            creation

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The structure of the              The structure of the
 Face-to-face TLW is as follows:   Video Conferencing TLW is as follows:

Duration of TLWs:
  - Face-to-face: 2.5 hrs from 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  - Online via Video Conferencing: 2 hrs from 2.30 p.m. to
    4.30 p.m.
  - e-TLW on OPAL2.0: Approx. 2 hours to be completed in
    learner’s own time

To participate in any of the TLWs, kindly refer to the subject
specific TLWs in the following pages and register via OPAL2.0.

To conduct a TLW for 2022, you may access the application
form via this link or QR code:

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List of Teacher-Led Workshops for the Year
                     Mode of Delivery for TLW Courses                                   ICON
                     E-learning in OPAL2.0

                     Face-to-face (skills based)

                     Online via Video Conferencing

These are the list of TLW courses

                          Course                                                                              Mode of
 S/N       Subject                                 Title of TLW                       Date            Day
                           Code                                                                               Learning
                                     Deepen Students’ Learning in Art through
  1           Art          21968                                                 2 March 2021      Tuesday
                                              Peer & Self Feedback
                                        Designing DI Experiences in the Art
  2           Art          21971                                                  13 April 2021    Tuesday
                                                    Classroom
                                     Developing Empathy in the Art Classroom
  3           Art          21985                                                   1 July 2021     Thursday
                                               through Art Discussion
                                      Visible Learning Templates to Enhance
  4        Biology         41431                                                 25 March 2021     Thursday
                                                 Learning of Biology
                                       Dissecting the Language Demands of
  5        Biology         41422                                                  8 April 2021     Thursday
                                             Common Question Types

  6        Biology         41428         Gamification in Biology Learning        12 August 2021    Thursday
        Character and
                                      Contemporary Issues: Using Facilitation     18 February
  7      Citizenship       70712                                                                   Thursday
                                                   Strategies                        2021
          Education
        Character and
                                       Enhanced Student Engagement and
  8      Citizenship       70714                                                   Starting mid-April 2021
                                           Perspective-taking in CCE
          Education
        Character and
                                     Harnessing the Context-Dimension Frame
  9      Citizenship       70715                                                 13 August 2021     Friday
                                                 for CCE discourse
          Education
        Character and
                                      Positive Education: Designing Authentic
  10     Citizenship       70569                                                 26 August 2021    Thursday
                                             Reflection in CCE Lessons
          Education
                                    Designing Activities Using Household Items
  11      Chemistry        41420                                                  23 April 2021     Friday
                                                with ICT Integration
                                    Enhancing Learning in Chemistry Practical
  12      Chemistry        41424                                                   Starting mid-April 2021
                                                 with e-Pedagogy
           Chinese                    Enhancing CL Essay Writing Skills Using
  13                       13483                                                 4 March 2021      Thursday
          Language                              Video Plots Analysis
           Chinese                  Exploring a “Speaking to Writing” Teaching
  14                       13486                                                 23 March 2021     Tuesday
          Language                                 Model for CL

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Course                                                                                 Mode of
S/N     Subject                               Title of TLW                          Date            Day
                      Code                                                                                  Learning
        Chinese                Integrating News in Education to Improve
15                   13494                                                     26 March 2021      Friday
       Language                           Students' Oracy Skills
                                  Mastering Dialogue: From Reading to
        Chinese
16                   13497                        Writing                      30 March 2021     Tuesday
       Language
                                     语言描写—从阅读到写作 (CL)
        Chinese               Using Blended Learning to Teach Descriptive
17                   13508                                                      1 April 2021     Thursday
       Language                             Writing Skill (CL)
        Chinese                 Using Gamification in the T&L of Chinese
18                   13510                                                      16 April 2021     Friday
       Language                        Vocab and Idiom (Sec/CL)
        Chinese               Developing Oral Skills through Self and Peer
19                   13477                                                      30 April 2021     Friday
       Language                             Evaluation (CL)
        Chinese                A Learner-centred Approach to train Oracy
20                   13467                                                       1 July 2021     Thursday
       Language                            Skills using SLS (CL)
        Chinese               Improving students’ expository writing skill:
21                   13492                                                     5 August 2021     Thursday
       Language                            using MAPS (CL)
        Chinese               Using ICT tools to engage students’ learning
22                   13511                                                     12 August 2021    Thursday
       Language                                   for CL B
        Chinese               Scaffolding Strategies in Teaching Oral Skills
23                   13503                                                     27 August 2021     Friday
       Language                                     (CL)
       Computer
24                   31432        Script it Right: Debugging Made Easy         11 March 2021     Thursday
      Applications
      Design and                   Makers' Design Lower Secondary
25                   80188                                                      1 April 2021     Thursday
      Technology                   Curriculum (Design & Technology)
      Design and
26                   80181        Cultivate the Joy of Sketching in D&T         9 April 2021      Friday
      Technology
      Design and
27                   80190          Online Videography Lesson (SLS)            26 August 2021    Thursday
      Technology
         English                  Using Multimodal Texts in Teaching            25 February
28                   13512                                                                       Thursday
       Language                       Speaking and Writing (EL)                    2021
         English
29                   13501                  Poetry is served!                  4 March 2021      Thursday
       Language
         English              Demystifying Teaching Listening for Details
30                   13475                                                     11 March 2021     Thursday
       Language                          and Metacognition
         English
31                   13487    Fab Four: Strategies of Reciprocal Teaching       8 April 2021     Thursday
       Language
         English                 Making Thinking Visible in the English
32                   13496                                                       Starting mid-April 2021
       Language                              Classroom
         English
33                   13491               Grammar Masterclass                     Starting mid-April 2021
       Language
         English
34                   13495      Learning Vocabulary in the 21st Century          2 July 2021      Friday
       Language
         English              Facilitating Productive Conversations among
35                   13488                                                       8 July 2021     Thursday
       Language                            High-Support Students
         English                 Alternative Assessment: Conducting EL
36                   13470                                                     27 August 2021     Friday
       Language                                Virtual Debate
         English                Facilitating T&L of Literature in a Digital
37                   13489                                                      1 April 2021     Thursday
       Literature                          Learning Environment
         English                Engaging Students in Literature through
38                   13481                                                      6 April 2021     Tuesday
       Literature                            Deck.Toys Games
         English                Creating an Escape Room Activity Using
39                   13473                                                       Starting mid-April 2021
       Literature                       Google Forms and Thinglink
         English               Eliciting Literary Discourse through Game-
40                   13480                                                       6 July 2021     Tuesday
       Literature                              based Learning

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Course                                                                                Mode of
S/N     Subject                              Title of TLW                         Date            Day
                     Code                                                                                 Learning
         English
41                  13555    #Literature for the #SocialMedia Generation     19 August 2021    Thursday
       Literature
       Food and               Differentiated Instruction in the Topic of
                    80185                                                     30 July 2021
42     Nutrition                         Food Sustainability                                    Friday

                             Empowering Students in GI through Virtual        23 February
43    Geography     21974                                                                      Tuesday
                                            Reality Technology                   2021
                                 Geography Enquiry using E-maps and
44    Geography     21982                                                      Starting mid-April 2021
                                      Rigour/Relevance Framework
                               Dialogic Pedagogy in the Classroom: Talk
45    Geography     21972                                                     27 April 2021    Tuesday
                                                  Moves
                             Creation and Use of Virtual Reality Learning
46      History     21967                                                     15 July 2021     Thursday
                                                 Journeys
                                 Empowering Students to Discover and
47      History     21980                                                    31 August 2021    Tuesday
                                     Construct Community Heritage
                                  Providing Feedback in Real Time via
48        ICT       80191                                                      Starting mid-April 2021
                                                 Classkick
         Malay                Sec 1 - 4/5 Sembang Spontan Oral Package
49                  13504                                                      Starting mid-April 2021
       Language                                     (ML)
         Malay                 Penggunaan Portal SLS dalam Pengajaran
51                  13499                                                     29 July 2021     Thursday
       Language                           Kefahaman Membaca
         Malay               TUTLA: The Card Game that Makes Learning
50                  13506                                                    20 August 2021     Friday
       Language                         Language Rules Fun! (ML)
                                    Memory Retention for NT Math
52    Mathematics   31502                                                    23 March 2021     Tuesday
                                  (Interleaved & Distributed Practice)
                                Strengthening Teacher Competencies in
53    Mathematics   31440                                                     8 April 2021     Thursday
                                           Feedback Strategies
                                  Using Computational Thinking in the
54    Mathematics   31505                                                     13 April 2021    Tuesday
                                     Teaching of Mathematics (Sec)
                              Using Escape Rooms to Engage Students in
55    Mathematics   31506                                                      Starting mid-April 2021
                                         Learning Mathematics.
                             SLS as a Flipped Classroom for Mathematics
56    Mathematics   31503                                                     23 April 2021     Friday
                                                  Lesson
                             Developing Computational Thinking Tasks in
57    Mathematics   31496                                                     30 April 2021     Friday
                                         Mathematics & Science
                               Deepening Conceptual Understanding by
58    Mathematics   31495                                                      2 July 2021      Friday
                                       Activating Prior Knowledge
                              Video Creation Project: A Blend of SDL and
59    Mathematics   31507                                                      9 July 2021      Friday
                                          Collaborative Learning
                                  Developing Mathematical Reasoning
60    Mathematics   31497                                                     30 July 2021      Friday
                                          through Error Analysis
                                 Strengthening Mathematical Thinking
61    Mathematics   31504                                                    20 August 2021     Friday
                                       Processes via MTV Routines
                             Strum Zones - A Differentiated Instructional    13 August 2021
62       Music      21984                                                                       Friday
                                            Approach to Music
                                  Teaching Thinking for Learning (TTL)        25 February
63      Others      90558                                                                      Thursday
                                              Teaching Map                       2021
                             Strategies for Differentiated Instruction for    26 February
64      Others      90557                                                                       Friday
                                                    HAL                          2021
                                    Examining Students’ Work Using
65      Others      41350                                                    9 March 2021      Tuesday
                                          Conversation Protocol
                                  Designing Authentic Tasks to Engage
66      Others      90550                                                    26 March 2021      Friday
                                             Diverse Learners

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Course                                                                                Mode of
S/N      Subject                                Title of TLW                          Date          Day
                        Code                                                                                 Learning
                                 Learning Through Discovery in the Applied
67       Others        90552                                                     24 August 2021   Tuesday
                                            Learning Classroom
        Physical
68                     90533                  A.P.E - AfL in PE                   20 April 2021   Tuesday
       Education
        Physical                  Assessment-Feedback-Learning Cycle:
69                     90547                                                      23 July 2021     Friday
       Education                           MS.DARE Approach
        Physical                A.D.O.P.T. & C.A.R.E.: Intentional Teaching
70                     90530                                                     3 August 2021    Tuesday
       Education                               of CE in P.E.
        Physical                                                                 14 September
71                     90459     RiTSonline Timing Solution for NAPFA Test                        Tuesday
       Education                                                                     2021
                                Differentiating Electrical Quantities by Using
72       Physics       41421                                                     12 March 2021     Friday
                                                Manipulatives
                                  Developing a TPACK Approach to Teach
73       Physics       90551                                                      13 July 2021    Tuesday
                                             Electricity Concepts

74        POA          50926      Using Google Forms and Kahoot! in POA          5 March 2021      Friday

                                 Achievement of Success Criteria using the        18 February
75       Science       41418                                                                      Thursday
                                         5E Instructional Model                      2021
                                Enhancing Student Engagement in Science
76       Science       41425                                                     5 March 2021      Friday
                                          Lesson using Nearpod
                                Engagement through Inquiry Approach and
77       Science       41423                                                      23 July 2021     Friday
                                           Virtual Escape Room
                                   Redefine Learning of Science with e-
78       Science       41429                                                      27 July 2021    Tuesday
                                                Pedagogy

79       Science       21605               Learning through Play                 31 August 2021   Tuesday
                                      Deepening Understanding in the
80    Social Studies   21969                                                     25 March 2021    Thursday
                                      Humanities through Card Games
81    Social Studies   21981           Gamification for Social Studies           26 August 2021   Thursday

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Art

Deepen Students’ Learning in Art through Peer and Self Feedback
Engaging students in self and peer assessment and feedback is an effective way to
deepen students' learning in art. By providing clear success criteria and rubrics, using
protocols and routines to facilitate self and peer feedback, students are engaged in
helping themselves and their peers to identify the gaps between their current
performance standards and the desired standards set for the art projects through self
and peer feedback.
Having Studio Habits of Mind (SHoM) as the educational outcomes, we hope to
develop critical reflection skills and empower students to be confident and self-
directed learners. Participants will be facilitated to share ideas of how they could adapt
these lesson resources for use in their art classrooms.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 1: 2 March 2021 (Tuesday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 21968

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Designing DI Experiences in the Art Classroom                                 Pri/Sec
Art appreciation through understanding of culture, context and artistic intents, is often
a struggle for our students. Different strategies to facilitate art discussion are explored
to engage students to look closely at, analyse, and interpret works of Art from multiple
perspectives.
In this workshop, participants will be immersed in art discussion, develop empathy and
sensitivity by sharing and discussing insights and different points of view with other
participants, and experience how a generative dialogue can enhance creative co-
creation and meaning-making.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 2: 13 April 2021 (Tuesday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 21971

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Developing Empathy in the Art Classroom through Art Discussion
Art appreciation through understanding of culture, context and artistic intents, is often
a struggle for our students. Different strategies to facilitate art discussion are explored
to engage students to look closely at, analyse, and interpret works of Art from multiple
perspectives.

In this workshop, participants will be immersed in art discussion, develop empathy and
sensitivity by sharing and discussing insights and different points of view with other
participants, and experience how a generative dialogue can enhance creative co-
creation and meaning-making.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 3: 1 July 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 21985

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Biology

Visible Learning Templates to Enhance Learning of Biology
Students always face difficulties doing Biology practical and answering experiment
related questions independently. They do not know the aim of the practical and are
not aware of the expected observations or outcomes of the experiment. They have
problems linking the results back to the biological concepts taught. The Thinking
Routine A.C.I.D.S template is a framework which can help students identify key
components in the practical or experiment question and can be used as a scaffolding
structure for peer discussion before they embark on answering the question. This will
allow students to perform the practical in a competent way and help students to
design or create a similar practical for an inquiry-based investigation.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 2: 25 March 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 41431

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Dissecting the Language Demands of Common Question Types
Biology is arguably the most linguistically demanding of the three sciences offered at
the secondary level. However, current pedagogies in science tend to focus on
addressing misconception rather than linguistic misrepresentation of scientific
concepts, even though both are equally plausible causes of scientifically incorrect
responses.
This workshop introduces a linguistic framework for unpacking the language demands
of common question types, constructing the text-type linked to question demands,
and providing feedback to encourage student self-monitoring of their science writing
in the long-term. For example, students will learn to distinguish between the different
explanatory components required by questions that use the command word ‘explain’,
and the distinct structural components that meet these requirements. The literacy
skills explored in this workshop will enable students to demonstrate the ways of
thinking and doing in science, a practice of science underscored by the revised Science
Curriculum Framework.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 2: 8 April 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 41422

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Gamification in Biology Learning
The most effective tool to help students learn is in creating intrinsically motivating
learning experiences. As biology educators, we aim to create lessons that ignite
students’ curiosity, increase their passion and encourage interest towards biology.
However, some students may see biology as a content-heavy subject that requires rote
learning.
Recently, more students are seen to experience ‘flow’ and be intrinsically motivated
by games when engaged. Hence, gamification is another way to create an intrinsically
motivating learning experience. How then do we create such experiences and ensure
its effectiveness?
In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to experience gamification in
a biology classroom, learn some of its core theoretical underpinnings, and take away
new ideas for their own classrooms.
By incorporating games-based learning into biology lessons, students have shown a
newfound curiosity and interest in Biology and demonstrated higher motivation levels
that have translated into better grades and learning outcomes.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-face
Term 3: 12 August 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 41428

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Character and Citizenship Education
                                                                             Pri/Sec
Contemporary Issues: Using Facilitation Strategies
Inspired by our then Minister of Education, Minister Ong Ye Kung's reflection about
young people today having a completely different view of race and religion from those
held by our older generations, this workshop aims to expose participants to a variety
of facilitation strategies and tools that they can use when approaching sensitive issues
such as race, religion, tradition and personal beliefs. These facilitation strategies can
facilitate in-depth conversations in school and in helping students navigate
differences. Participants would also see how one such lesson was conducted in the
context of English Literature and the responses and experiences from the students.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 1: 18 February 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 70712

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Enhanced Student Engagement and Perspective-taking in CCE
Enhancements to the GIFTED (Brooksian values) and Guidance Modules were
deliberately designed into the lesson packages to increase students' engagement and
perspective-taking during CCE lessons. Relevant hooks, authentic case-scenarios and
facilitation strategies were the key features to promote the CCE experience.
Triangulation of data points - student and staff survey as well as feedback from lesson
observations by Key Personnel were used as a measurement tool of effectiveness of
the enhancements incorporated in these modules.

Mode of Delivery: e-learning
Term 2: Starting mid-April 2021 onwards
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 70714

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Harnessing the Context-Dimension Frame for CCE discourse
Thriving in a VUCA world requires a set of timeless “superskills.” As facilitators of
learning, we need to help our students be future-ready and develop agency for
responsible decision-making. Through a whole-school approach, supported by a group
of specialised CCE teachers, our teachers have been supported to plan, review and
facilitate discussions on Contemporary Issues (CI) so as to achieve stronger ownership
of the CCE curriculum for teaching and learning. A frame to conceptualise the elements
of a powerful CI classroom was thus developed. Teachers shared that CI discussions
are not about having the “correct” answer; instead it should provide students the
opportunity to hear different views, practise active listening and develop empathy
through perspective-taking. Through a “head-heart-hand” approach, participants will
explore suitable facilitation strategies and use the Context-Dimension Frame to help
students navigate multiple perspectives around moral dilemmas and complex issues
such as race and inequality.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-face
Term 3: 13 August 2021 (Friday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 70715

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Positive Education: Designing Authentic Reflection in CCE Lessons               Sec/JC

As Character and Citizenship Education teachers in a Junior College that emphasises
Positive Education, we believe that it is important to engage students on a personal
and authentic level in order to facilitate critical reflection whilst building empathy and
empowering students to create positive social changes. Using the CJC Reflective Cycle,
students are encouraged to articulate their thoughts, feelings, beliefs and plans for
future positive actions via personal experiences. Within a positive and supportive
classroom community, students critically assess their impact on self and others and
are empowered to make positive changes in their personal spheres within their
communities or influence. Participants will take away ideas of how they can design
lessons that create a positive classroom community while simultaneously engaging
students regarding their personal experiences.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-face
Term 3: 26 August 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 70569

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Chemistry

Enhancing Learning in Chemistry Practical with e-Pedagogy                    Sec/JC

To enhance student learning in practicals, teachers of Chua Chu Kang Secondary
School designed different blended learning experiences for Chemistry students.
Students engage in active learning through online pre-lab activities which target
specific experimental skills required for the practical. Teachers were also able to use
data from online activities as pre-assessments of their students’ readiness. The results
of a student survey showed that there was an increase in students’ sense of confidence
and competence during the practical session in school. This session will also share how
the teachers have taken entire practicals online. Students were then able to develop
their observation and analytical skills even during periods of school or lab closures.
Students gave feedback that they appreciate this alternative form of learning as they
find it to be more convenient and of lower stake.

Mode of Delivery: e-learning
Term 2: Starting mid-April 2021 onwards
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 41424

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Designing Activities Using Household Items with ICT Integration             Sec/JC

In 2018, CPDD worked with teachers in the NLC group to make use of common items
to create 'Lab in a Bag' lessons. We are part of this NLC group and hope to share our
lessons with fellow teachers in the fraternity. In April 2020, when schools
implemented FHBL, teachers had to redesign their lessons. Hence, the only way to
conduct demonstrations at home is to substitute chemicals with household items.

HBL will not become a thing of the past. Some schools will be reviewing how to 'blend'
classroom learning and digital online learning to 'harness the best of both worlds'.
When household items are used for lessons, the classroom lesson can be easily
converted to a home-based learning activity and students can even try out these
activities safely at home. In this workshop, participants will have hands-on experience
with activities using household items for most topics in chemistry.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 2: 23 April 2021 (Friday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 41420

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Chinese Language

Enhancing CL Essay Writing Skills Using Video Plots Analysis
A report on the use of Mother Tongue by the Mother Tongue Review Committee 2010
emphasized learning language through creating real life scenarios & an interactive
environment. The use of videos enhances learning interest, lead to effective learning,
and develop learners’ writing skills. To achieve these goals, the team of Lower
Secondary teachers designed a lesson based on the ‘From Speaking to Writing’
teaching model to develop students’ higher order thinking through migration. In order
to enhance their interest to improve their writing skills, Information Communications
Technology (ICT) was applied during the questioning section. The purposes of the
workshop include (1) sharing the findings of the pedagogy used, (2) sharing the
strategies for ‘From Speaking to Writing’ teaching model and the use of ICT, and (3)
applying the strategies in narrative essay writing.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 1: 4 March 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13483

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Exploring a “Speaking to Writing” Teaching Model for CL
One of the biggest challenges faced by teachers is figuring out how to get students to
apply and, eventually, master theoretical reading and writing techniques taught in
textbooks. Based on the concept of using auditory learning to teach writing, we have
designed a series of authentic, feasible and engaging lessons for Secondary Three
students. Teaching strategies such as “Make Thinking Visible”, assessment for
learning, and differentiated instruction were all incorporated into these lessons. To
increase engagement and effectiveness of learning among students, Student Learning
Space and other ICT platforms were widely used. We will be sharing how we integrated
these pedagogies into our actual lessons. We believe that this new teaching model will
be highly beneficial to students’ reading, speaking and writing capabilities while also
enhancing teachers’ pedagogical efficiency.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 2: 23 March 2021 (Tuesday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13486

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Integrating News in Education to Improve Students' Oracy Skills

中三学生往往在谈论时事话题时会面对内容空乏或语言词汇贫乏的问题。我们
也常碰到学生无法自信地运用华语表达己见。因此我校于2020年推行口语研究
的校本计划,结合读报教育及口语教学增强中三快捷与普通学术学生的口语表
达能力。此计划有助于增强学生阅读技能与阅读量,让学生活学语文,重视提
升真实的语文口语表达能力。通过此工作坊,教师可尝试如何善用学生学习平
台(SLS)设计读报活动及口语培训计划,循序渐进引导学生掌握课题,并有条
理发表意见。同时,也可共同探讨如何运用思维可视化策略,如“观察-思考-怀
疑”、启发学生思考,培养理解力,并激发批判性思维。

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 2: 26 March 2021 (Friday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13494

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Mastering Dialogue: From Reading to Writing

语言描写—从阅读到写作 (CL)

Writing dialogue is one of the writing techniques in the Secondary 2 Express Chinese
curriculum. Observations of the students’ work show that students tend to focuse on
the content of the dialogue (what is being said) and leave out the descriptions that
portray how the dialogue is being said. By designing lessons based on “tone”,
“expression”, “action” and “punctuation”, students were provided with a structure to
understand dialogue and use dialogue in their narrative essays. The use of SOLO
Taxonomy divided the learning goals into 5 levels of understanding and enable
teachers to design teaching and learning activities based on their students’ profile and
facilitate students' self-assessment. ICT plays a role in enabling teachers to design
interactive learning activities and check for understanding.

语言描写是中二快捷学生必须掌握的语文技能之一,但是学生在阅读和写作中
常出现只注重语言描写中的引语(说了什么),却忽略提示语(怎么说的)的
问题。因此,教师可以通过“语表动点”的训练,加强学生对语言描写的理解和
运用;同时利用SOLO分类理论制订不同层级的教学目标,以此指导教学设计及
让学生自我评估学习效果。教师也可以借助电脑资讯科技工具,设计多元互动
活动,以检查学生的理解情况,提供更多机会让学生参与学习。

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 2: 30 March 2021 (Tuesday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13497

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Using Blended Learning to Teach Descriptive Writing Skill (CL)                Pri/Sec

In this workshop, facilitators will share a lesson design that incorporates DI in Blended
Learning. The lesson was created for the teaching and learning of Chinese descriptive
skill (心理描写) to facilitate a seamless transition from Home Based Learning (HBL) to
learning in the classroom. Facilitators will also share how the Student Learning Space
(SLS), together with web 2.0 tools were incorporated in the lesson package to enhance
student learning by making their thinking visible. This workshop aims to help teachers
hone their skills in lesson design and leverage effectively on ICT tools to help students
use psychological descriptions appropriately in their essays. The last segment of the
workshop provides participants the opportunity to be involved in a hands-on session
where they get to design their own lesson package using DI in Blended Learning.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 2: 1 April 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13508

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Using Gamification in the T&L of Chinese Vocab and Idiom (Sec/CL)
Proponents of gamification suggest that this method of teaching can engage and
motivate learners when used properly in classrooms (Hammer & Lee, 2011; Muntean,
2011). More specifically, games can increase students’ level of attention and their
interest in learning. If students learn vocabulary through drilling alone, which is the
most common way for students to learn and retain vocabulary, it is very boring and
will eventually decrease students’ interests in learning (Yue, 1991; Deng & Hu, 2007).
In addition, students might experience failure when playing games, but through
multiple tries in playing the games, retain the vocabulary learnt (Lam, 2016). The
teacher would first introduce the vocabulary or idioms to students. Thereafter, the
teacher would introduce the games using “Deck.Toys” or “Word Wall” and students
will get to try the games until they completed the different stations designed by the
“game master”, in this case, the teacher.
This session will include how gamification and the use of online learning tools
“Deck.Toys” and “Word Wall” could spur students’ interest in the learning of Chinese
vocabulary and idioms. Participants will first get to try out the games, before learning
how to design their own games. Thereafter, participants will brainstorm and design a
simple game using the online learning tools so that they can apply it when they return
to their classrooms. This session will end with a sharing on how participants could link
the games designed to SLS so that they can conduct enriching and meaningful HBL
lessons in the future.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 2: 16 April 2021 (Friday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13510

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Developing Oral Skills through Self and Peer Evaluation(CL)
Chinese Language teachers are often concerned about improving the conversation
content of students in graduating classes. Practice, self and peer-evaluation have
proven effective in cultivating students' ability for independent learning and
cooperative learning. This workshop will walk participants through the process of
designing self-evaluation and peer evaluation forms. The workshop will also provide
strategies on guiding students to use self-evaluation and peer evaluation forms
effectively. These strategies help students acquire a framework in response to various
types of questions asked in the oral examination. Students can thus continuously
enrich their own as well as their peers’ responses by practicing self and peer
evaluation. Participants in the workshop will receive a set of self-evaluation and peer
evaluation rubrics targeting 7 questions types in the national oral examinations.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 2: 30 April 2021 (Friday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13477

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A Learner-centred Approach to Train Oracy Skills Using SLS (CL)
As Chinese Language B teachers in secondary schools and JC/CIs, it is important to find
ways to stimulate interest in CLB and develop the confidence of our students. In
addition, as Covid-19 has sparked the need for online resources and new platforms for
teaching and learning, this workshop draws on heavily on the concept of mobile
learning to implement lessons involving independent and collaborative learning. These
ICT-based lessons empower students to be self-directed and confident learners as they
engage in collaborative learning. Participants will take away ideas of how they can
adapt these lesson resources, ICT tools and platforms to fit the specific learning needs
of their students in their own classrooms.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 3: 1 July 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13467

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Improving Students’ Expository Writing Skill: Using MAPS (CL)
Students taking Chinese Language are introduced to expository writing in Secondary
Three. From observation, students have difficulties in applying and transferring the
theoretical knowledge learnt from prescribed expository texts to actual writing. In this
workshop, a PLC team of Chinese Language teachers will share their experience of
bridging this gap in students’ learning and application, drawing inspiration from MAPS
learning instruction strategy introduced by Mr Alex Wong (Director/ Academic Affairs,
Taiwan Nantou Shuang Wen Junior High School), a flipped classroom learning
approach known as MAPS strategy, which has taken wave in Taiwan. As part of the
team's study, a pre-test was conducted to determine students’ ability, after which
MAPS was used to guide students in writing, followed by post-test exercise to assess
and evaluate students learning outcomes.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 3: 5 August 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13492

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Using ICT tools to engage students’ learning for CL B                         Sec/JC

As Chinese Language B teachers in secondary schools and JC/CIs, it is important to find
ways to stimulate interest in CLB and develop the confidence of our students. In
addition, as Covid-19 has sparked the need for online resources and new platforms for
teaching and learning, this workshop draws on heavily on the concept of mobile
learning to implement lessons involving independent and collaborative learning. These
ICT-based lessons empower students to be self-directed and confident learners as they
engage in collaborative learning. Participants will take away ideas of how they can
adapt these lesson resources, ICT tools and platforms to fit the specific learning needs
of their students in their own classrooms.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-face
Term 3: 12 August 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13511

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Scaffolding Strategies in Teaching Oral Skills (CL)                          Sec/JC
The current practice for "A" Level H1 Chinese Language oral examination is for
students to view a one-minute short video after which they will do a two-minute
verbal report and carry on with a conversation with the teacher. As students are
generally weak in their spoken Chinese, this task poses a great challenge. We will
demonstrate how the Pedagogical Scaffolding Strategies design process is applied to
design a Chinese Language Oral Lesson Package to bring about active student
participation and efficient teaching approaches. Through the lesson package, we
equipped our students with essential oral communication techniques, and they were
able to express their opinions and have confidence to complete the task in Chinese.
Participants will take away ideas on how they can adapt the lesson approaches for use
in their own classrooms to make oral lessons engaging.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 3: 27 August 2021 (Friday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13503

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Computer Applications

Script it Right: Debugging Made Easy
This workshop is useful for educators of Computer Applications (CPA) who have some
knowledge of scratch programming but have no/little knowledge in debugging games
created using scratch software. Using the social constructivist approach, participants
will collaboratively learn how to apply programming techniques and approaches such
as line-by-line debugging, rubber duck debugging, wolf-fence algorithm, and pair
programming to debug errors embedded in scratch-based games. Through interactive
debugging exercises, participants will also enhance their proficiencies in using the
aforementioned debugging strategies while modelling to students how to debug. This
will also strengthen their ability to use visible thinking routines to deepen and
integrate students learning and check for students’ understanding to help them
progress in their learning of Scratch. Participants will take away ideas on how they can
design and develop lessons and activities for teaching debugging for use in their
classrooms.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 1: 11 March 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 31432

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Design and Technology

Makers' Design Lower Secondary Curriculum (Design & Technology)
Maker technology is the future of design and innovation. As educators, we seek to
expose our students to technology and innovation of the future. Infusing maker
technology like the 3D pen into the teaching and learning of design and technology
can open up a new avenue for design. By bringing in SCAMPER method of design with
the use of 3D pen, we allow students to see the beauty of rapid prototyping in aiding
decision making and idea developing.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 2: 1 April 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 80188

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Cultivate the Joy of Sketching in D&T
Written and spoken language are common forms of communication that people use
to express themselves. In comparison, the language of sketching has not been as
commonly used for communication, even when it could also be used for visualization
and presentation. Currently, the Professional Learning Team (PLT) observe that the
Design and Technology (D&T) students struggle in sketching and making their design
thinking visible. Furthermore, many students limit themselves to simple box-like
designs due to their poor sketching skills and low level of confidence.
By exploring an extension of sketching basic elements like lines and circles, the PLT
hopes to cultivate students’ joy in mastering the language of sketching in D&T, and
develop their imaginative and creative thinking in idea conceptualisation.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 2: 9 April 2021 (Friday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 80181

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Pri/Sec
Online Videography Lesson (SLS)
With the implementation of full Home-based Learning, Design and Technology
teachers lost face to face time in the classrooms to teach sketching to the lower
secondary students who conventionally have been taught through teacher
demonstration. The use of video exercises provided students with supplementary
online materials to acquire the sketching skills. These lessons aim to develop the
mind/hand/eye coordination necessary for achieving a proficient level of visual
literacy. At the same time, it also empowers students to be self-directed and confident
learners. Participants will take away the technical know-how of generating a video
exercise and video editing and will be able to design online lessons using videography
as a tool for teaching and learning in skills-based content areas such as sketching. They
will also be able to adapt these video lessons for blended learning in their subject
discipline.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-face
Term 3: 26 August 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 80190

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English Language

Using Multimodal Texts in Teaching Speaking and Writing (EL)
As teachers, it is important for us to find ways to inculcate the joy of learning to arouse
the interest of our young learners. With the use of ICT-enabled pedagogy and creating
an authentic curriculum with the use of the 'Voices at Play' material supplied by CPDD,
the team sought to enhance students’ learning with meaningful assessment with the
implementation of AfL through the use of alternative assessment. Participants will
walk away with ideas on how to teach speaking and writing and explore ways of how
ICT enabled pedagogy and alternative assessment come together in a blended learning
classroom.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 1: 25 February 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13512

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Poetry is served!
The study of poetry often causes anxiety because of its apparently subjective nature,
and local poetry sometimes meets with more resistance because there is less
published criticism to fall back on for “answers”.
In ‘Poetry is served!’, participants are invited to sample a selection of poems by
Singapore writers and discuss them in a casual and relaxed setting.
Facilitators will share their experiences with serving poetry to their students, the
results of their learning journey and action research, and discuss ideas on adapting
and customising the Reading Circles @SJI framework to suit different classrooms.
Participants will experience a hands-on method of teaching poetry that encourages
student choice, focuses on enjoyment and welcomes personal sharing.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 1: 4 March 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13501

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Demystifying Teaching Listening for Details and Metacognition
Improving the teaching of listening skills has become a necessity with the increasing
difficulty of the ‘Ordinary’ and ‘Normal (Academic)’ Level Listening Comprehension
papers in recent years. Due to the transient nature of the listening process, teachers
often face problems developing this often unobservable language skill, making
metacognition a very useful tool for students’ self-directed learning.

This workshop aims to demystify the teaching of metacognition and the listening skill
assessed in the national examinations (listening for details), giving simple and effective
strategies based on applied linguistics research and theory that can be easily followed
by low progress learners. Common problems faced by students, including second
language learners and international students, will also be discussed with an emphasis
on practical solutions.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 1: 11 March 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13475

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Fab Four: Strategies of Reciprocal Teaching
As teachers teaching English Language at the secondary school level, it is important to
find ways to engage students in reading, one of the areas of language learning. Using
reciprocal teaching, lessons involving collaborative learning were carried out. Students
were also grouped in mixed-readiness groups, allowing them to learn from one
another as each shared their thought process while reading a paragraph. These lessons
empowered students to make thinking visible and enhanced their understanding and
interaction with a text.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 2: 8 April 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13487

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Making Thinking Visible in the English Classroom
In our quest to develop the necessary thinking dispositions for independent thought
and learning, making thinking visible (MTV) strategies were used in the English
classroom to frame thematic lesson units, and as part of collaborative group work both
in the physical classroom and the online sphere. How can MTV strategies be used to
create a diverse learning environment where effective questioning takes place? How
can this be further tapped on to develop a culture of thinking both in the classroom
and in the department?

Mode of Delivery: e-learning
Term 2: Starting mid-April 2021 onwards
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13496

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Grammar Masterclass
This workshop will introduce an online Grammar Masterclass series that is meant to
serve as an accessible learning tool for all secondary school students. This will support
students' grammar knowledge and skills and help them improve in editing and writing
tasks. The workshop will also explore other online platforms and classroom instruction
materials that can support student learning. The explicit teaching of word classes and
error categories will aid in developing a deeper understanding of English grammar,
which is the foundation of language learning.

Mode of Delivery: e-learning
Term 2: Starting mid-April 2021 onwards
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13491

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Learning Vocabulary in the 21st Century
“Without grammar, very little can be conveyed; without vocabulary, nothing can be
conveyed.” - David A. Wilkins
A vocabulary logbook is a classic item in the English classroom. How do we keep it
relevant in the 21st century? Teachers introduced an e-logbook which was used in
conjunction with online and physical reading lessons. A variety of games were also
used to consolidate the learning of the new vocabulary learnt. 85% of the students
surveyed found the e-logbook useful in helping them learn new words. 57.5% of the
students found it user-friendly and even more encouraging, 42.5% indicated that they
use the e-logbook even when they are reading for leisure. This workshop aims to show
teachers how to harness ICT to make vocabulary learning relevant to our tech-savvy
students. Participants will see how students can add new words to a mobile word bank
on the go and how teachers can gamify vocabulary learning.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 3: 2 July 2021 (Friday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13495

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Facilitating Productive Conversations among High-Support Students
Learners in need of educational support are usually less confident users of the English
Language (EL) and may sometimes display reluctance in voicing their thoughts and
opinions in a classroom setting. How can teachers encourage these learners to
articulate their thoughts and scaffold their learning to facilitate productive
conversations?

This session will focus on the use of Talk Moves to facilitate spoken interaction in the
EL classroom in two secondary schools. Learners were provided with talking frames to
facilitate mutual listening, voicing, clarification and consolidation of ideas. Through the
process, students were empowered to be confident learners, capable of providing
coherent and elaborated responses as they engaged in the co-construction of
knowledge.

Participants will gain an understanding of the considerations behind the design of the
collaborative learning experiences using Talk Moves and adapt them for use in their
secondary classrooms.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-face
Term 3: 8 July 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13488

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Alternative Assessment: Conducting EL Virtual Debate
The workshop aims to guide teachers on how to carry out a class debate in English
language and modifications that they can take for an online debate to take place.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 3: 27 August 2021 (Friday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13470

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English Literature

Facilitating T&L of Literature in a Digital Learning Environment
When conducting online lessons during Full Home-based Learning (FHBL), Literature
teachers may have found it more difficult to maintain student engagement, especially
in close reading of texts. Without physical proximity, spontaneous flow in discussion is
affected. Teachers may find it difficult to accurately gauge learners’ progress, without
immediate feedback from students’ body language and expressions. This makes it
challenging to pitch lessons appropriately during FHBL. However, with meaningful
design and implementation of the Gradual Release of Responsibilities (GRR)
framework, Literature teachers can be better equipped to respond to students’
learning needs and modify the lesson pace accordingly. At the end of this session,
participants will take away strategies to apply the GRR framework in the teaching and
learning of Literature, particularly in the FHBL context. Participants would also have
the opportunity to explore ways to carry out Assessment for Learning (AfL) with digital
tools for their own virtual Literature classroom.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 2: 1 April 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13489

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Engaging Students in Literature through Deck.Toys Games
We studied the effect of game-based learning on Secondary One Normal (Academic)
students’ interest in and motivation for reading their Literature set-text, ‘The Boy in
the Striped Pyjamas’. The team observed that our students were not sufficiently
motivated to read their texts, because of a lack of interest in and understanding of the
story. To address this issue, an online game was designed, guided by the principles of
Ryan and Deci’s self-determination theory and Csikszentmihalyi’s concept of flow.
Game features that foster autonomy, relatedness and competence were included in
the design of the game. It was found that introducing game-based learning through
the Deck.Toys platform increased student engagement and students’ interest in the
story. It also had a positive impact on student motivation to read their books. This
study demonstrates that there are potential opportunities to leverage on game-based
learning in the Literature classroom as a way to improve student motivation to read.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 2: 6 April 2021 (Tuesday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13481

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Creating an Escape Room Activity Using Google Forms and Thinglink
This workshop aims to provide participants with the opportunity to conceptualise a
virtual escape room activity for HBL lessons. Participants will use two tools, Google
Forms and Thinglink, to create a virtual escape room for students to explore and
facilitate their journey through the activity. A virtual escape room activity could excite
and engage students as they explore a specific topic and take advantage of the benefits
of gamification in learning.

Mode of Delivery: e-learning
Term 2: Starting mid-April 2021 onwards
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13473

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Eliciting Literary Discourse through Game-based Learning
The workshop aims to share game-based learning strategies in the English Literature
classroom to elicit literary discourse and encourage active learning. Students were
observed to lack confidence in engaging in a sustained discussion on poetry, and go
beyond the analysis of literary devices to arrive at a deeper understanding of a poem
and its concerns.
The workshop also aims to explore the use of game-play to engage learners in an
exploratory and collaborative study of poetry. Participants can employ pre and post
assessment tools to identify learning gaps and if students are able to successfully close
them.
Through interactive group activities, participants will review a sample lesson and
explore the use of game-based learning in the classroom. Participants will also
deliberate on designing game-based lessons to enhance students’ engagement,
appreciation and understanding in the literature classroom.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 3: 6 July 2021 (Tuesday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13480

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#Literature for the #SocialMedia Generation
Lower Secondary Literature teachers always have to ensure lessons are relatable and
relevant, especially when the subject is a new one at the secondary level. ‘#Literature
for the #SocialMedia Generation’ explores the use of tools popularised by various
social media platforms in the teaching of both skills and content in Literature. Tapping
on students’ prior knowledge in this way, removes apprehension at the face of the
unfamiliar, and allows them to be more independent and confident learners.
Participants will take away ideas on how these methods can be adapted to teaching
various Literature texts.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-face
Term 3: 19 August 2021 (Thursday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 13555

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Food and Nutrition

Differentiated Instruction in the Topic of Food Sustainability
Food sustainability may be a new topic in the Nutrition and Food Science syllabus, but
many Singaporeans are already doing their part in their daily lives—from reducing food
waste to growing their own mini fruit garden. Through the use of differentiated
instruction, students could choose their preferred mode of presentation to showcase
their real-life experiences on food sustainability. The lessons are crafted in a way that
they may be conducted either in physical classrooms or online during HBL. Participants
will bring home ideas on how they could adapt the lesson resources for their teaching
on food sustainability and see the many interesting products which our students have
come up with!

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 3: 30 July 2021 (Friday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 80185

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Geography

Empowering Students in GI through Virtual Reality Technology
Full Home-based Learning has seen a move towards teachers leveraging VR (Virtual
Reality) and 360-videos to conduct field trips for immersive experiences. However,
students remain largely passive VR content viewers. This workshop encourages a move
towards more student-centric teaching and learning by introducing ICT tools that
empower students to create and present their work in GI through 360 data and 3D
modelling software. These ICT tools may be used at different stages of the GI to
develop students’ critical thinking skills and stimulate creativity. It will show how the
use of VR technology can be adopted to increase levels of motivation and engagement
among students as they become more self-directed learners.

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 1: 23 February 2021 (Tuesday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 21974

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Geography Enquiry using E-maps and Rigour/Relevance Framework
This workshop will focus on the use of e-maps (in particular, Intensification of Global
Food Production) to promote Geographical Inquiry. Embedded in this inquiry approach
is the use of the Rigor/Relevance Framework by Dr W.R. Daggett where teachers can
scaffold questions using the action-oriented continuum, facilitate inquiry, and provide
opportunity for students to articulate the different levels of thinking (Revised Bloom’s
Taxonomy) and performance in varying contexts, as shown in the e-maps. The session
will focus on how teachers can develop instruction and assessment to achieve the
inquiry and collaborative learning outcomes. Participants will also have an opportunity
to use the action-oriented continuum to design questions to promote inquiry and how
they can facilitate discussions with their students. Lesson resources will be shared, and
students' responses will be used to showcase evidence of levels of thinking.
Opportunities and challenges on the use of the R/R Framework will also be discussed.

Mode of Delivery: e-learning
Term 2: Starting mid-April 2021 onwards
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 21982

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Dialogic Pedagogy in the Classroom: Talk Moves
Traditional classroom practices have limited students’ involvement in effective
dialogue to deepen reasoning and critical thinking. How can we reduce compulsive
communication from the teacher and encourage the culture of classroom talk by
students?

Mode of Delivery: Online via Video Conferencing
Term 2: 27 April 2021 (Tuesday)
Register on OPAL2.0 using the code: 21972

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