Jockey Club CREATE (Curriculum Resources in English Arts and Teacher Enrichment)

Expression of Interest

Would your school like to take part in a project to:

  • develop and support your senior secondary students’ English language skills?
  • develop your flexibility in the classroom?
  • adapt your classroom materials more effectively?

We would like to offer you the opportunity to take part in a free training and mentoring programme to develop your creativity in the classroom and ultimately engage and inspire your students.

The project’s objectives are to:

  • offer professional teacher development to innovate English Language Arts course design and delivery
  • inspire and support less advanced students in the English language classroom
  • provide meaningful teacher mentoring, observation and feedback
  • develop materials that incorporate and encourage core skills building and increased social responsibility
  • strengthen each school’s English work plans with language arts tasks and compile the resources into a Creative Education Guide

Teacher Development Workshops

The training offered will consist of four-three hour workshops in:

  • journalism
  • filmmaking
  • performing arts
  • visual arts

Curriculum Mapping

The training will be mapped to the EDB English Language Curriculum – Language Arts Modules:

  • Learning English through Drama (mapped to filmmaking/performing arts)
  • Learning English through Poems and Songs (mapped to filmmaking/performing arts/visual arts)
  • Learning English through Popular Culture (mapped to journalism/visual arts)
  • Learning English through Short Stories (mapped to filmmaking/performing arts/visual arts)

Mentoring Programme

A British Council Trainer will provide consultation for each teacher on integrating language arts curriculum resources and core skills into their current English lesson work plan. This will include:

  • briefing and planning 
  • co-teaching a lesson or a class observation
  • feedback between the trainer and teacher

Creative Education Guide

Each participating teacher will be required to devise one new creative education task and accompanying materials/media with a focus on journalism, filmmaking, performing arts and visual arts. All the lesson materials created by teachers throughout the project will be published as a hardcopy Creative Education Guide and made available to other secondary schools/institutions citywide.