The training offered will consist of four-three hour workshops in:
- performing arts
- visual arts
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)
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
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.
At the end of each year, the teachers will come together for a sharing session at the British Council. Teachers will be able to introduce and demonstrate some of the tasks and materials they have produced.
In addition there will be a a showcase event of student work from all our participating schools. Teachers/school representatives, students, the British Council team, industry professionals and Hong Kong Jockey Club representatives will be present. Schools will be invited to submit entries of their students’ best work based on lesson deliverables from this creative education programme. These could include news reports, short films, performances and more. Prizes will be awarded to the best student/school work.
In this pilot year the timeline for schools is as follows:
||20 January 2017
|Project launch event
|Workshops at British Council
||February - May 2017
||October 2017 - April 2018
|Year-end teacher sharing session