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2010-03-25 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 & Time:

9(BF): 2010/5/4(Tue) 09:30-12:30(AM),13:30-16:30(PM) &                 2010/5/5(Wed) 09:30-12:30(AM),13:30-16:30(PM)

10(BG): 2010/5/6(Thu) 09:30-12:30(AM),13:30-16:30(PM) &                  2010/5/7(Fri) 09:30-12:30(AM),13:30-16:30(PM)

12(BI): 2010/5/27(Thu) 09:30-12:30(AM),13:30-16:30(PM) &                  2010/5/28(Fri) 09:30-12:30(AM),13:30-16:30(PM)

Venue:

English Language Centre, City University of Hong Kong

Organizer(s): EDB
Target: 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 of program, please refer to here.

Speaker(s): Instructor from English Language Centre, City University of Hong Kong
Language: English
Registration Deadline: 20 April 2010
Enquiry: Contact Person(s) : Ms Nicole HUNG
Enquiry Telephone No. : 3442 5948
Email Address :nsselc@cityu.edu.hk
Application: Apply by application
2010-03-25 Fine-tuned MOI Policy Series: Reading across the Curriculum (New)
 
Topic: Fine-tuned MOI Policy Series: Reading across the Curriculum (New)
Date:

1(AA): 2010/4/21(Wed) 09:30-12:30(AM) & 14:00-17:00(PM)
2(AB): 2010/4/28(Wed) 09:30-12:30(AM) & 14:00-17:00(PM)
3(AC): 2010/5/4(Tue) 09:30-12:30(AM) & 14:00-17:00(PM)

Venue: 1(AA): Rm W422-423, Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
2(AB): Rm W422-423, Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
3(AC): Rm E303, Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
Organizer(s):

EDB

Target Audience:

Secondary ENGLISH LANGUAGE Coordinators, Panel Heads and Teachers

Details:

1. To prepare teachers for the challenge of the fine-tuned MOI arrangement for secondary schools

2. To expand teachers' repertoire of pedagogical knowledge to strengthen junior secondary students' skills and strategies in learning to read and reading to learn

3. To gain hands-on experience in selecting appropriate texts and designing interesting activities to facilitate reading across the curriculum

4. To introduce the Learning Progression Framework as a tool for incorporating the reading components into the school-based English Language curriculum and facilitating assessment for learning

For details, please refer to here.

Speakers: Curriculum Development Officers of the English Language Education Section, CDI, EDB
Language: English
Registration Deadline :

7 April 2010

Enquiry: Contact Person(s) :Ms Ada WONG
Enquiry Telephone No. : 2892 5831
Email : roe1@edb.gov.hk
Application: Apply Online
2010-02-26 Clipit Movie Maker Workshop
 
Topic: Clipit Movie Maker Workshop
Date & Time:

1(AA): 2010/3/8(Mon) 09:00-12:00(AM)
2(AB): 2010/3/8(Mon) 14:00-17:00(PM)
3(AC): 2010/3/16(Tue) 14:00-17:00(PM)

Venue:

Room E419, Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Rd, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

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

In this workshop participants will:

• learn about the Clipit Competition and

• learn and practise editing techniques using film-editing software, including:

- how to add voice-over to a film clip
- how to add sub-titles to a film clip
- how to add special effects
- how to add titles and credits

For details of program, please refer to here.

Speaker(s): Mr Phillip WEBER & Ms Joanna MOE, NET Section
Language: English
Registration Deadline: 1 March 2010
Enquiry: Contact Person(s) : Ms Jovian LAM ; Mr Phillip WEBER
Enquiry Telephone No. : 3549 8368; 3549 8360
Email Address : attpnet@edb.gov.hk
Application: Apply Online
2010-02-26 Workplace Communication in the English Classroom
 
Topic: Workplace Communication in the English Classroom
Date:

1(AA): 2010/3/18(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: Andrea MacKENZIE, Nicola GRAM and Gina GREEN, RNCT, NET Section
Language: English
Registration Deadline :

11 March 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
2010-01-19 NSS Literature in English Learning and Teaching Series: (IV) Exploring Fiction Sec English
 
Topic: Teaching Reading Skills: Questioning Techniques & Post-Reading Activities
Date:

1(AA): 2010/3/20(Sat) 09:30-12:30(AM) & 2010/3/27(Sat)
09:30-12:30(AM)

Venue: The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, HK
Organizer(s): EDB
Target Audience:

Secondary LITERATURE IN ENGLISH Panel Heads and Teachers

Details:

Objectives of the workshop are:

1. To introduce participants to the fiction component of the new senior secondary Literature in English curriculum
2. To enhance teachers' knowledge of approaches and strategies in teaching fiction
3. To enable participants to design tasks and activities to help develop students' skills in understanding and responding critically and imaginatively to fiction and to formatively assess students' learning

For details of the conference, please refer to here.

Speakers Instructor from the Centre for Applied English Studies, The University of Hong Kong
Language: English supplemented with Cantonese
Registration Deadline :

3 February 2010

Enquiry: Contact Person(s) : Mr Frankie WONG
Enquiry Telephone No. : 2241 5808
Email Address : wfrankie@hkucc.hku.hk
Application: Apply Online
2010-01-19 Vocabulary Teaching and Learning: an introduction to online corpus vocabulary tools Sec English
 
Topic:

Vocabulary Teaching and Learning: an introduction to online corpus vocabulary tools

Date & Time:

1(AA): 2010/2/8(Mon) 14:00-17:00(PM)

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

Secondary school English teachers

Details: In this interactive workshop, participants will:
1. learn how the development of Corpus Linguistics impacts the teaching & learning of vocabulary; and
2. 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 of program description, please refer to here.

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

1 February 2010

Enquiry: Contact Person(s) : Ms Jovian LAM ; Mr Phillip WEBER
Enquiry Telephone No. : 3549 8368; 3549 8360
Email Address : attpnet@edb.gov.hk
Application: Apply Online
2010-01-19 Secondary District Cluster Meeting - Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai Districts Sec English
 
Topic: Professional Development Course on Teaching English through Language Arts at Secondary Level
Date & Time:

1(AA): 2010/1/27(Wed) 14:30-17:00(PM)

Venue:

Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School, 7 Tai Yuk Road, Yuen Long, N.T.

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

Objectives of the meeting:

1. Share effective teaching practices

2. Distribution of new NETworking publication; Social Issues in the English Classroom

3. Networking between English Teachers

For details of program description, please refer to here.

Speaker(s): Ms Joanna MOE & Mr David WU, RNCs, NET Section (facilitators)
Language: English
Registration Deadline: 25 January 2010
Enquiry: Contact Person(s) : Ms Jovian LAM; Ms Joanna MOE
Enquiry Telephone No. : 3549 8368; 3549 8358
Email Address : attpnet@edb.gov.hk
Application: Apply Online
2010-01-19 Exploring Social Issues through 'Clipit' Films Sec English
 
Topic: Exploring Social Issues through 'Clipit' Films
Date & Time:

1(AA): 2010/2/4(Thu) 14:00-17:00(PM)

Venue:

Room E-419, East Block, Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

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

The workshop will introduce the new resource publication, NETworking: Social Issues in the English Classroom, and demonstrate its adaptation for use in the English classroom.

Participants will:
1. look at effective ways of exploring social issues in the English classroom by using some of the student-created films that were entered in the 'Clipit 2008' competition run by the NET Section;
2. explore various ways of using the films as resources for teaching and learning; and
3. have an opportunity to design their own activity based on a 'Clipit' film of their choice.

For details ofprogram de scription, please refer to here.

Speaker(s): Phillip WEBER and Stephen COOLEY, Regional NET Coordinators, NET Section
Language: English
Registration Deadline: 28 January 2010
Enquiry: Contact Person(s) : Ms Jovian LAM ; Mr Phillip WEBER
Enquiry Telephone No. : 3549 8368; 3549 8360
Email Address : attpnet@edb.gov.hk
Application: Apply Online
2010-01-19 Exploring Social Issues through Print Media Sec English
 
Topic:

Exploring Social Issues through Print Media

Date & Time:

1(AA): 2010/2/25(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): Education Bureau
Target:

Secondary school English teachers

Details:

The workshop will introduce the new resource publication, NETworking: Social Issues in the English Classroom, and demonstrate its adaptation for use in the English classroom.

This workshop looks specifically at effective ways of using print media to explore social issues. The focus will be on the use of scaffolding strategies to help students engage with the text, read with fluency and achieve comprehension.
Participants will also explore ways of consolidating student learning through culminating tasks in which students apply their knowledge and skills after reading and understanding a text on a social issue.

Participants will:
1. become familiar with the learning activities and teaching strategies modelled in Section 2 of the NETworking: Social Issues in the English Classroom book;
2. map out a unit of work around a print media text on a social issue, in which scaffolding strategies are employed enabling students to read with fluency and comprehension; and
3. work collaboratively to design one task in the unit of work that scaffolds student learning.

For details of program description, please refer to here.

Speaker(s): David WU and Stephen COOLEY, Regional NET Coordinators, NET Section
Language: English
Registration Deadline:

11 Feb 2010

Enquiry: Contact Person(s) : Ms Jovian LAM ; Mr David WU
Enquiry Telephone No. : 3549 8368; 3549 8363
Email Address : attpnet@edb.gov.hk
Application: Apply Online
2010-01-19 New Senior Secondary (NSS) Understanding and Interpreting the Curriculum Series - (I) English Language for English Panel Chairpersons (Re-run) Sec English
 
Topic: New Senior Secondary (NSS) Understanding and Interpreting the Curriculum Series - (I) English Language for English Panel Chairpersons (Re-run)
Date:

1(AF): 2010/4/10(Sat) 09:30-12:30(AM) & 2010/4/10(Sat) 13:30-16:30(PM) & 2010/4/17(Sat) 09:30-12:30(AM) & 2010/4/17(Sat) 13:30-16:30(PM)
2(AG): 2010/4/16(Fri) 09:30-12:30(AM) & 2010/4/16(Fri) 13:30-16:30(PM) & 2010/4/23(Fri) 09:30-12:30(AM) & 2010/4/23(Fri) 13:30-16:30(PM)
3(AH): 2010/4/30(Fri) 09:30-12:30(AM) & 2010/4/30(Fri) 13:30-16:30(PM) & 2010/5/7(Fri) 09:30-12:30(AM) &
2010/5/7(Fri) 13:30-16:30(PM)

Venue:

RTown Centre of Hong Kong Institute of Education, TC 221, Level 2, Long Beach, 8 Hoi Fai Road, Taikoktsui, Kowloon or
B3-LP-08, Tai Po Main Campus, Hong Kong Institute of Education or
D2-LP-12, Tai Po Main Campus, Hong Kong Institute of Education

Organizer(s): Education Bureau
Target Audience:

Secondary ENGLISH LANGUAGE Panel Heads

Details:

The objectives of the workshops are:

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 school 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 facilitate the development and implementation of a coherent school-based English Language curriculum from S1 to S6.

For details of program description, please refer to here.

Speakers Instructor from Department of English, Hong Kong Institute of Education
Language: English
Registration Deadline:

19 March 2010

Enquiry: Contact Person(s) : Ms Vivian LEE
Enquiry Telephone No. : 2948 8481
Email Address : vwmlee@ied.edu.hk
Application: Apply Online
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