The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust British Council Core Skills for Life programme is organising a forum, to exchange insights on 21st century skills teaching and learning in blended classroom in response to the pandemic. The forum sessions cover a panellist discussion on 21st century skills in blended classroom along with school sharings on embedding 21st century skills in local primary school English lessons. 

Date: 1 March 2021 (Monday)
Time: 16:00 - 18:15 (HKT)

Why attend? 

Attendees can benefit from hearing successful stories and experience sharing of how education sector adapts to the new teaching context and applying 21st century skills in different grades of local school classrooms. 

Who should attend? 

Principals, teachers, educational specialists, NGOs or anyone interested in 21st century skills teaching are welcome. 

Event Rundown

TIME SESSION
16:00 - 16:05

 Welcome and opening remarks

  • Jeff Streeter, Director, British Council in Hong Kong
16:05 - 16:15

 (1) Project school sharing from HKFYG Lee Shau Kee Primary School

“Integrating creativity and language arts components into a P.1 fun language learning task.” 

  • Candy Lui, Fanny Law, Juliet Li, English Panel Heads, HKFYG Lee Shau Kee Primary School 
16:15 - 16:25

 (2) Project school sharing from Tai Po Old Market Public School 

“Using blended learning to enhance students’ creativity and digital literacy” 

  • Eunice Wan, English Panel Head, Tai Po Old Market Public School 
  • Ada Wong, Cathy Chau, English Teachers, Tai Po Old Market Public School 
16:25 - 17:35

Panel discussion: “Inspirations for effective Core Skills teaching and learning in blended classrooms” 

Introduction:  
Schools have experienced tremendous changes in teaching and learning in 2020, with prolonged periods of school closures where children learned from home. How do teachers continue to teach and embed core skills, or 21st century skills, in the blended classroom? 

This panel discussion welcomes experienced academics and schoolteachers to share how they applied core skills teaching in a digital classroom. One-year on from Covid-19, what have they learned?  What are the best practices? What remains important and what are the areas that are no longer relevant? 

Panellists: 

  • Cathy Chia, English Vice Panel Head, Ho Ming Primary School 
  • Dr CHU, Samuel K.W., Associate Professor, Teacher Education and Learning Leadership, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong
  • Stewart Cook, British Council Schools Ambassador, Assistant Headteacher and International Co-ordinator at Frances Olive Anderson Primary School in rural Lincolnshire, England

Moderated by British Council Representative

17:35 - 17:45 

(3) Project school sharing from Sha Tau Kok Central Primary School 

“Developing collaboration and communication skills through a sports day survey.”  

  • Hannah Wong, English Panel Head, Sha Tau Kok Central Primary School 
  • Chloe Lee, English Vice Panel Head, Sha Tau Kok Central Primary School 
  • Ivy Leung, English Teacher, Sha Tau Kok Central Primary School 
17:45 - 17:55 

 Creative Educators sharing 

"Through the Creative Educators' lenses: A glance at our Core Skills journey” 

  • Eduardo Farias, Creative Educator, British Council Hong Kong  
  • Winnie Pang, Creative Educator, British Council Hong Kong  
17:55 - 18:05 

 (4.) Project school sharing from Shek Lei St. John's Catholic Primary School 

“Finding your way around: promoting reading via critical thinking skills.” 

  •  Fatima Lai, Jason Hui, English Teachers, Shek Lei St. John's Catholic Primary School 
18:05 - 18:15   Closing