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2010-11-05 New Senior Secondary (NSS) Enriching Knowledge: Appreciating Poems and Songs (Re-run)
 
Topic: New Senior Secondary (NSS) Enriching Knowledge: Appreciating Poems and Songs (Re-run)
Date & Time:

(AA) Session 1: 2010/11/27 (Sat)   08:30 - 11:45 
(AA) Session 2: 2010/12/04 (Sat)   08:30 - 11:45 

Venue:

HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, No.135, Junction Road, Kowloon 

Organizer(s): EDB
Target: Secondary English Language Panel Heads and Teachers
Details:

1. To develop participants' capacity in teaching the module 'Learning English through Poems and Songs' in the Elective Part of the three-year senior secondary English Language curriculum by enhancing their knowledge and understanding of the genres of poems and songs; and
2. To provide a range of hands-on activities for participants to explore the language and features of a variety of poems and song lyrics. 

For details of program, please refer to here.

Speaker(s): Teaching staff from British Council Hong Kong 
Language: English
Registration Deadline: 12 Nov 2010
Enquiry: Contact Person(s) :Ms Hilda Leung
Enquiry Telephone No. : 2913 5192
Email :edb.nss@britishcouncil.org.hk
Application: Apply Online
2010-09-29 Professional Development Courses for Teachers in Preparation for the School-based Assessment Component in the HKDSE English Language Examination
 
Topic: Professional Development Courses for Teachers in Preparation for the School-based Assessment
Component in the HKDSE English Language Examination
Date:

Six-hour Course: Round 5
(For teachers who have already taken the 12-hour SBA PD courses between 05/06 - 08/09 or who are very familiar with the SBA component)
(S505A-HKU): 2011/01/07 and 2011/01/21 (Fri) 18:00-21:00(PM)
(S505C-HKU): 2011/02/18 and 2011/0/25 (Fri) 17:30-20:030(PM)
(S506A-HKU): 2011/01/08 and 2011/01/22 (Sat) 18:00-21:00(PM)

Fifteen-hour Course: Round 5
(For teachers who are not familiar with the SBA component or who have never taken any PD courses previously)
(F506-HKU): 2011/01/14 , 2011/01/21, 2011/01/28, 2011/02/18, 2011/02/25 (Fri) 18:00-21:00(PM)

Venue: HKU Main Campus
Organizer(s):

HKU

Target Audience:

S4-S6 Teachers

Details:

The 6- hour* and 15-hour courses consist of 2 and 5 three-hour teaching modules respectively and cover the
following areas:
E developing a deeper understanding of the philosophy of assessment for learning
E building an assessment for learning culture in the classroom and school
E developing a deeper understanding of the content and structure of SBA
E integrating SBA (Parts A and B) into the curriculum
E designing SBA assessment tasks (Parts A and B)
E planning and implementing SBA (Parts A and B) in the classroom
E giving appropriate feedback to students
E catering for different student and school needs
E assessing samples and standardising SBA scores

For details, please refer to here.

Speakers: Provided by organizer
Language: English
Registration Deadline :

October 31, 2010

Enquiry: Contact Person(s) :Ms Wendy Leung
Enquiry Telephone No. : 2859 7086
Email : wendyl@hku.hk
Application: Apply by fax
2010-05-27 Elements of Poems
 
Topic: Elements of Poems
Date & Time:

(AA): 2010/06/10


Venue:

(AA): NET Section, Rm 1120, 11/F, Tsuen Wan Multi-storey Carpark Building, 174-208 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, NT 

Organizer(s): EDB
Target: Secondary school English teachers   
Details:

This workshop caters to teachers who are beginning to explore teaching with poems. It aims at introducing structural elements of, and developing appreciation for, a variety of poems.

Workshop participants will:
• acquire working definitions of common poetic devices, e.g. simile, metaphor, personification;
• analyse the effects of poetic devices;
• observe the demonstration of tasks using poems for literacy/language development; and
• obtain resource materials for teaching with poems. 

For details of program, please refer to here.

Speaker(s):  David WU, Regional NET Coordinator, NET Section
Language: English
Registration Deadline:

(AA): 2010/06/04 

Enquiry: Ms Jovian LAM; Mr David WU
Enquiry Telephone No. : 3549 8368; 3549 8363
Email Address :attpnet@edb.gov.hk
Application: Apply online
2010-05-20 NSS English Language Assessing Student Learning Series: (1) Modes of Assessment (re-run)
 
Topic: NSS English Language Assessing Student Learning Series: (1) Modes of Assessment (re-run)
Date:

(BM): 2010/06/08(Tue) & 2010/06/09(Wed)

(BN): 2010/06/10(Thu) & 2010/06/11(Fri)

(BO): 2010/06/12(Sat) & 2010/06/19(Sat)

(BP): 2010/06/17(Thu) & 2010/06/18(Fri)

(BQ): 2010/06/22(Tue) & 2010/06/23(Wed)

(BR): 2010/06/24(Thu) & 2010/06/25(Fri)

(BS): 2010/07/05(Mon) & 2010/07/06(Tue)

(BT): 2010/07/10(Sat) & 2010/07/17(Sat)

(BU): 2010/07/12(Mon) & 2010/07/13(Tue)

(BV): 2010/07/22(Thu) & 2010/07/23(Fri)

(BW): 2010/07/29(Thu) & 2010/07/30(Fri)

(BX): 2010/08/05(Thu) & 2010/08/06(Fri)

(BY): 2010/08/12(Thu) & 2010/08/13(Fri)

Venue: English Language Centre, City University of Hong Kong
Organizer(s):

EDB

Target Audience:

Secondary ENGLISH LANGUAGE Panel Heads and Teachers

Details:

1. To enhance participants' understanding of assessment concepts and design principles;

2. To develop participants' knowledge and skills in designing and developing different types of English Language tasks/activities for formative assessment; and

3. To enable participants to establish and use task specific assessment criteria as well as to make use of feedback to inform learning and teaching.

For details, please refer to here.

Speakers: Teaching staff from English Language Centre, City University of Hong Kong 
Language: English
Registration Deadline :

26 May 2010

Enquiry: Contact Person(s) :Ms Nicole HUNG
Enquiry Telephone No. : 3442 5948
Email : nsselc@cityu.edu.hk
application: Apply by Application
2010-05-20 New Senior Secondary (NSS) Learning and Teaching Series: Workshops on Catering for Learner Diversity in the English Language Curriculum (Re-run)
 
Topic: New Senior Secondary (NSS) Learning and Teaching Series: Workshops on Catering for Learner Diversity in the English Language Curriculum (Re-run)
Date & Time:

1(BO): 2010/06/15(Tue) 14:00-18:00 

1(BP): 2010/06/18(Fri) 09:30-13:30 

1(BQ): 2010/06/22(Tue) 14:00-18:00  

1(BR): 2010/06/25(Fri) 09:30-13:30 

1(BS): 2010/06/28(Mon) 09:30-13:30 

1(BT): 2010/06/30(Wed) 09:30-13:30  

1(BU): 2010/08/03(Tue) 14:00-18:00 

1(BV): 2010/08/07(Sat) 09:30-13:30  


Venue:

 English Language Centre, City University of Hong Kong

Organizer(s): EDB
Target: Secondary ENGLISH LANGUAGE Panel Heads and Teachers 
Details:

1. To consider how to effectively address the issue of learner diversity in the implementation of the NSS English Language curriculum;

2. To demonstrate how to cater for students' different learning styles, interests and abilities through adapting one of the Elective modules; and

3. To engage participants in a hands-on session to adapt parts of an Elective module to cater for learner diversity.  

For details of program, please refer to here.

Speaker(s): Teaching staff from English Language Centre, City University of Hong Kong
Language: English
Registration Deadline: 4 June 2010
Enquiry: Contact Person(s) :Ms Nicole HUNG
Enquiry Telephone No. : 3442 5948
Email : nsselc@cityu.edu.hk
Application: Apply by application
2010-05-20 New Senior Secondary (NSS) Enriching Knowledge: Appreciating Short Stories (Re-run)
 
Topic: New Senior Secondary (NSS) Enriching Knowledge: Appreciating Short Stories (Re-run)
Date:

(BE): 2010/07/07 (Tue) 08:30-16:00(PM)

Venue: Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre (Rm E-419), 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
Organizer(s):

EDB

Target Audience:

Secondary English Language Panel Heads and Teachers

Details:

1. To develop participants' capacity in teaching the module 'Learning English through Short Stories' in the Elective Part of the three-year senior secondary English Language curriculum by enhancing their knowledge and understanding of the genre; and

2. To provide a range of hands-on activities for participants to explore the basic structure of the story and its major features. 

For details, please refer to here.

Speakers: Teaching staff from British Council Hong Kong 
Language: English
Registration Deadline :

15 Jun 2010

Enquiry: Contact Person(s) :Ms Hilda Leung
Enquiry Telephone No. : 2913 5192
Email : edb.nss@britishcouncil.org.hk
Application: Apply by application
2010-05-20 New Senior Secondary (NSS) Understanding and Interpreting the Curriculum Series - (I) English Language for English Teachers (Re-run)
 
Topic: New Senior Secondary (NSS) Understanding and Interpreting the Curriculum Series - (I) English Language for English Teachers (Re-run)
Date & Time:

(AX): 2010/07/08(Thu) to 2010/07/15(Thu)

(AY): 2010/07/10(Sat) to 2010/07/17(Sat)

(AZ): 2010/07/28(Wed) to 2010/08/04(Wed)

(BA): 2010/07/29(Thu) to 2010/08/05(Thu)


Venue:

(AX): Room B3-LP-09, 10 Lo Ping Road, Taipo, N.T., Hong Kong Institute of Education 

(AY): TC 221, Level 2, Long Beach, 8 Hoi Fai Road, Taikoktsui, Kowloon, Town Centre of Hong Kong Institute of Education 

(AZ): Room B4-LP-02, 10 Lo Ping Road, Taipo, N.T., Hong Kong Institute of Education 

(BA): TC 221, Level 2, Long Beach, 8 Hoi Fai Road, Taikoktsui, Kowloon, Town Centre of Hong Kong Institute of Education 

Organizer(s): EDB
Target: Secondary ENGLISH LANGUAGE Panel Heads and Teachers 
Details:

1. To introduce participants to the three-year senior secondary English Language curriculum;

2. To develop participants' knowledge and skills in planning and implementing the new language curriculum at classroom level;

3. To familiarise participants with teaching strategies/learning activities with which to implement the new curriculum; and

4. To enable participants to produce an action plan to address certain issues they have identified in the implementation of the three-year senior secondary curriculum at classroom level.

For details of program, please refer to here.

Speaker(s): Teaching staff from Department of English, Hong Kong Institute of Education 
Language: English
Registration Deadline:

(AX): 2010/06/30 
(AY): 2010/06/30 
(AZ): 2010/06/30 
(BA): 2010/06/30 

Enquiry: Mr Jeffrey KEUNG
Enquiry Telephone No. : 2948 8329
Email Address :ctkeung@ied.edu.hk
Application: Apply by application
2010-04-22 Workplace Communication in the English Classroom
 
Topic: Workplace Communication in the English Classroom
Date:

1(AA): 2010/5/20(Thu) 14:00-17:00(PM)

Venue: NET Section, Rm 1120, 11/F, Tsuen Wan Multi-storey Carpark Building, 174-208 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, NT
Organizer(s):

EDB

Target Audience:

Secondary School English teachers

Details:

In this workshop, participants will:

• review some content and strategies related to the NSS Elective Module, Learning English Through Workplace Communication;
• consider project-based content for Workplace Communication; and
• receive a copy of the NET section publication, NETworking: Workplace Communication in the English
Classroom
, which is aligned to the NSS Curriculum.

For details, please refer to here.

Speakers: Nicola GRAM and Gina GREEN, RNCT, NET Section
Language: English
Registration Deadline :

13 May 2010

Enquiry: Contact Person(s) :Ms Jovian LAM; Ms Gina GREEN
Enquiry Telephone No. : 3549 8368; 3549 8362
Email : attpnet@edb.gov.hk
Application: Apply Online
2010-04-22 Fine-tuned MOI Policy Series: (2) Writing across the Curriculum (New)
 
Topic: Fine-tuned MOI Policy Series: (2) Writing across the Curriculum (New)
Date & Time:

1(AA): 2010/5/31(Mon) 09:30-12:30(AM) & 14:00-17:00(PM)
2(AB): 2010/6/8 (Tue) 09:30-12:30(AM) & 14:00-17:00(PM)
3(AC): 2010/6/9 (Wed) 09:30-12:30(AM) & 14:00-17:00(PM)

Venue:

Rm E306, Kowloon Tong Education Service Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

Organizer(s): EDB
Target: Secondary ENGLISH LANGUAGE Coordinators, Panel Heads and Teachers
Details:

1. To enhance English teachers' understanding of the concept of writing across the curriculum (WAC) as well as various text types and writing purposes at junior secondary level

2. To gain hands-on experience in designing activities to facilitate writing across the curriculum

3. To expand teachers' repertoire of pedagogical knowledge to strengthen students' writing skills

4. To introduce the Learning Progression Framework as a planning tool for the writing component in the school-based English Language curriculum and facilitating assessment for learning

For details of program, please refer to here.

Speaker(s): Curriculum Development Officers of the English Language Education Section, CDI, EDB
Language: English
Registration Deadline: 20 May 2010
Enquiry: Contact Person(s) :Mr Kenneth TO
Enquiry Telephone No. : 2892 5831
Email : erae2@edb.gov.hk
Application: Apply Online
2010-04-22 Vocabulary Teaching and Learning: an introduction to online corpus vocabulary tools
 
Topic: Vocabulary Teaching and Learning: an introduction to online corpus vocabulary tools
Date:

1(AA): 2010/5/18(Tue) 14:00-17:00(PM)

Venue: Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre (Rm E-419), 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
Organizer(s):

EDB

Target Audience:

Secondary school English teachers

Details:

In this workshop, participants will:

learn how the development of Corpus Linguistics impacts the teaching & learning of vocabulary; and
• learn to use online vocabulary teaching & learning tools to improve students' lexical competence.

Using online computer software, participants will have an opportunity to explore:
- corpuses
- frequency based wordlists
- word level tests
- frequency and range tests
- concordances and concordancers
- a dictator
- a cloze test builder

Participants will also have opportunities to discuss the pedagogical applications of the online vocabulary teaching and learning tools.

For details, please refer to here.

Speakers: Mr Phillip WEBER & Mr Bernard POON, NET Section (facilitators)
Language: English
Registration Deadline :

4 May 2010

Enquiry: Contact Person(s) :Ms Jovian LAM ; Mr Phillip WEBER
Enquiry Telephone No. : 3549 8368; 3549 8360
Email : attpnet@edb.gov.hk
Application: Apply Online
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