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Extension of Closing Date for two November 2020 Workshops

Thank you for the overwhelming response to our workshops. We've extended the closing date for registration for these two workshops to 9th November. (All the other workshops are fully booked)

- Workshop 4: Understanding Differentiated Instruction, by Tang Swee Noi
- Workshop 5: Inquiring Minds: Teaching and Learning with Good Questions, by Erik Francis

Click on the links to find out more about the two workshops and to download the registration form.





Upcoming November 2020 Workshops

We've lined up six workshops in November so you can continue your learning journey - all conducted via Zoom!

Workshop 1
Assessment Practices That Create Self-Directed Learners, by Jan Chappuis


3 sessions
Date: 17th, 18th 19th November 2020
Time: 8.30am-11am
Workshop 2
Understanding Differentiated Instruction, by Tang Swee Noi


3 sessions
Date: 17th, 18th 19th November 2020
Time: 2.30am-5pm
Workshop 3
Inquiring Minds: Teaching and Learning with Good Questions, by Erik Francis


1 session
Date: 20th November 2020
Time: 8.30am-11am
Workshop 4
Understanding Differentiated Instruction, by Tang Swee Noi


3 sessions
Date: 23rd, 24th, 25th November 2020
Time: 2.30am-5pm
Workshop 5
Inquiring Minds: Teaching and Learning with Good Questions, by Erik Francis


1 session
Date: 26th November 2020
Time: 8.30am-11am
Workshop 6
Offering Effective Feedback, by Jan Chappuis


1 session
Date: 27th November 2020
Time: 8.30am-11am


Workshop 1  
  Assessment Practices That Create Self-Directed Learners
by Jan Chappuis
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(For secondary school and junior college teachers)
3 Sessions : 17th, 18th, and 19th November 2020, 8.30am to 11.00am
Participants must attend all 3 sessions for the complete workshop.

Membership Type Fee per Participant
Life/Ordinary/Institutional S$145.00
Non-Member S$175.00

Students who are college- and career-ready are willing and able to learn independent of external rewards and punishments. This presentation examines how classroom assessment practices can develop a self-directed learning mindset in all students.

Topics include:
  • Three types of student goal orientations and their potential impact on student motivation and achievement
  •  Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning
  •  Preparing students to self-assess, self-direct, and self-reflect

Click here to download the registration form


Workshop 2  
Understanding Differentiated Instruction
by Tang Swee Noi
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(For secondary school and junior college teachers)
3 Sessions : 17th, 18th and 19th November 2020 from 2.30pm to 5.00pm
                Participants must attend all 3 sessions for the complete workshop.

Membership Type
Fee per Participant
Life/Ordinary/Institutional
S$110.00
 Non-Member  S$140.00

Differentiated instruction (DI) is not a strategy but an approach to education—one that is built on honouring the differences in the students we teach and helping each of them realize their potential.

This interactive workshop provides an overview of DI, with its basic principles and components, offering critical pointers for effective, proactive lesson planning that will improve students’ access to content, enhance their ability to make sense of it, and ensure they’re able to accurately show what they know. It provides guidance for participants who are interested in adopting DI as an approach in lesson design and delivery to address the diversity in the classroom.

Participants will explore the role formative assessment plays in differentiated instruction and a practical application of using pupils’ level of readiness, interests and learning style by developing activities and lessons and utilizing a variety of teaching strategies that help students learn.

Click here to download the registration form.


Workshop 3  
Inquiring Minds: Teaching and Learning with Good Questions
by Erik Francis
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(For secondary school and junior college teachers)
1 Session : 20th November 2020 from 8.30am to 11.00am
               
Membership Type Fee per Participant
Life/Ordinary/Institutional
S$95.00
Non-Member
S$125.00

Participants will learn how to use questioning and inquiry to encourage students to demonstrate different levels of thinking and communicate their depth of knowledge in different contexts and new situations.
 
Outcome: Participants will learn how to develop and deliver inquiry-based learning experiences that uses good questions to pique students’ curiosity and interest to learn, assess and build foundational knowledge, deepen conceptual and procedural understanding, and develop their learning and talent into personal expertise they can use in deeper and diverse academic and real-world contexts.

Click here to download the registration form.



Workshop 4  
Understanding Differentiated Instruction
by Tang Swee Noi
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(For primary school teachers)
3 Sessions : 23rd, 24th and 25th November 2020, 2.30pm to 5.00pm
Participants must attend all 3 sessions for the complete workshop.

Membership Type
Fee per participant
Life/Ordinary/Institutional S$110.00
Non-Member
 S$140.00

Differentiated instruction (DI) is not a strategy but an approach to education—one that is built on honouring the differences in the students we teach and helping each of them realize their potential.

This interactive workshop provides an overview of DI, with its basic principles and components, offering critical pointers for effective, proactive lesson planning that will improve students’ access to content, enhance their ability to make sense of it, and ensure they’re able to accurately show what they know. It provides guidance for participants who are interested in adopting DI as an approach in lesson design and delivery to address the diversity in the classroom.

Participants will explore the role formative assessment plays in differentiated instruction and a practical application of using pupils’ level of readiness, interests and learning style by developing activities and lessons and utilizing a variety of teaching strategies that help students learn.

Click here to download the registration form.


Workshop 5  
Inquiring Minds: Teaching and Learning with Good Questions
by Erik Francis
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(For primary school teachers)
1 Session : 26th November 2020 from 8.30am to 11.00am

Membership Type Fee per Participant
Life/Ordinary/Institutional
S$95.00
Non-Member
S$125.00

Participants will learn how to use questioning and inquiry to encourage students to demonstrate different levels of thinking and communicate their depth of knowledge in different contexts and new situations.
 
Outcome: Participants will learn how to develop and deliver inquiry-based learning experiences that uses good questions to pique students’ curiosity and interest to learn, assess and build foundational knowledge, deepen conceptual and procedural understanding, and develop their learning and talent into personal expertise they can use in deeper and diverse academic and real-world contexts.

Click here to download the registration form.


Workshop 6  
Offering Effective Feedback
by Jan Chappuis
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(For secondary school and junior college teachers)
1 Session : 27th November 2020 from 8.30am to 11.00am

Membership Type
Fee per Participant
Life/Ordinary/Institutional
S$95.00
Non-Member
S$125.00

          
Feedback is an assessment fulcrum point: when done well it can shift the skill and responsibility of self-regulated learning to our pupils. What we choose to comment on, how we deliver the information, and when we give it all affect the extent to which they will learn from it. In this half-day workshop we delve into guidelines drawn from research that ensure our feedback is effective in causing new learning and in helping pupils learn to self-direct.

Objectives:
 •    Five guidelines for offering feedback that maximize impact on learning
 •    How to make feedback-giving take considerably less time
 •    How to teach pupils to give each other accurate and actionable feedback

Click here to download the registration form.






Forthcoming Events for 2020

The details have been updated on 10 January 2020. Some event dates are to be confirmed.

Date Details Topic
16 March Workshops by
Jan Chappuis
Session 1: Preparing Students for Involvement in Assessment
Session 2: Offering Effective Feedback
18 March Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning
20 March Duck Learning
(For ASCD Singapore members only)
Playful Enquiry Workshop
Free for ASCD (Singapore) members
30 May 30th Anniversary Lunch & Annual General Meeting
(For ASCD Singapore members only)
Marking 30 years!
New website launch
Free for ASCD (Singapore) members;
S$100 for non-members
June Workshops by Erik Francis (postponed) DIP IT!: Differentiation, Individualisation and Personalisation in Questioning
Now That's A Good Question!
July afternoons only Workshops by
Tang Swee Noi (postponed)
Understanding Differentiated Instruction
(Primary schools)
Understanding Differentiated Instruction (Secondary schools)
7-8 September Let's Play Workshops
by Opal School (USA)
(postponed)
Inventing the World: Supporting empathy and agency through a playful inquiry (2-day workshop)
9 September Let's Play Workshops
by Opal School (USA)
(postponed)
Middle & Upper Primary Schools:
Playful Literacy: Strengthening literacy in the intermediate years
10 September Let's Play Workshops
by Opal School (USA)
(postponed)
Pre- & Lower Primary Schools: Story Workshop: A structure supporting emergent literacy
November Workshops by
Tang Swee Noi
Questioning Strategies to Activate Student Thinking (Secondary Schools)
Questioning Strategies to Activate Student Thinking (Primary Schools)

Special Event: 
ASCD (Singapore)'s 30th Anniversary!
Updates and details on our website: www.ascdsingapore.org