Ms May Tan
English Language Institute of Singapore
Eight months ago, my colleagues and I would not have imagined that we would be organising an e-Conference. We have since come to recognise it as an opportunity rather than a challenge. An e-Conference provides the fraternity with the opportunity to become more familiar and comfortable with an online mode of learning. It also enables all educators to have access to the e-Conference texts and materials. You will have six months to visit and re-visit the content for the e-Conference, learning at your own pace and convenience.
Our theme, The Joy of Talk, places talk at the centre of student learning and teacher practice. Classroom talk contributes to student learning, including deepening learner understanding and making students’ thinking visible to teachers. It also develops students’ interpersonal skills and helps them to develop wider perspectives through co-constructing ideas and understanding, and building empathy for one another. Beyond the classroom, developing our students’ ability to give voice to their ideas and thoughts will help them grow to become citizens who are confident and self-directed.
The live programme will feature a keynote address by Mr Steven Chia, who is a senior editor and presenter with Channel NewsAsia. The distinguished panel featuring Mr Chia, Ms Amanda Chong and Ms Kamini Ramachandran will discuss the importance of talk from a variety of perspectives, and I am sure they will offer you valuable insights outside of education. As part of the e-Conference, we have the Conversation with DGE segment for you to listen to DGE’s views on the role of talk in Singapore classrooms; and the masterclasses and teacher presentations which feature English Language and English-medium subject practitioners offering their perspectives and good practices.
Our hope is that as you view and/or listen to the work that a fellow practitioner is doing, you will find inspiration and opportunities for reflection, innovation or reinvention.
Welcome to the ELIS e-Conference 2020!
Academy Principal, ELIS
Conversation with DGE
Our Director-General of Education, Mr Wong Siew Hoong, offers his views on the place of talk in the Singapore classroom. In this conversation with Ms Shakila Vasu, a Master Teacher of English Language, he encourages teachers to adopt
pedagogical approaches that encourage productive talk and harness the use of technology as and when appropriate.
Click on the 'Play' button to find out more!
27 August 2020 (Thursday)
14:00 to 15:00
Live Broadcast of Keynote Address and Panel Discussion
Mr Steven Chia
Mr Steven Chia
Ms Amanda Chong
Ms Kamini Ramachandran
All guests are advised to log in at least 15 minutes before the event.
Click here to key in the access code to view the synchronous broadcast.
Is there a limit to the number
teachers who can attend the ELIS e-Conference?
The e-Conference is open to ALL teachers in Singapore, particularly EL and GP key personnel, teacher leaders and teachers, and Effective Communication Champions.
Do I need to register for the
You do not need to register for the e-Conference. However, to access the e-Conference sessions, you will need to key in an access code.
This code will be emailed to the EL HOD of each school by 25 August 2020, who can then disseminate it to the teachers in the school.
How do I get the access code?
The access code will be emailed to the EL HOD of each school and guests by 25 August 2020.
Can I share the access code
The access code should only be circulated amongst MOE teachers in Singapore.
Whom can I contact for
Please contact us at email@example.com
I would like to download some
the videos. Why am I not able to do so?
The videos are unavailable for downloading due to copyright restrictions.
How long will the e-Conference
resources be available on the website?
All e-Conference resources, including the recordings of the masterclasses and teacher presentations, will be available on the website from 27 August 2020 to 28 February 2021.
When will the live broadcast of
keynote address and panel discussion be?
The live broadcast will take place on Thursday, 27 August 2020 from 14:00 to 15:00.
You are advised to log in using the access code 15 minutes before start of the event.
I missed the live broadcast of
keynote address and/or panel discussion. Will I be able to view the recording?
Yes, you will be able to view a recorded session of the keynote address and panel discussion after you have keyed in the access code.
It will be available for viewing from 27 August 2020 to 28 February 2021.
How do I participate in the
Q&A during the panel discussion?
Scan the QR code on the screen to type in your questions/comments for the panel.
Where can I give my feedback
Please click on Let's Talk!, there will be an evaluation form for you to leave your feedback.
Which internet browser should
use to view the e-Conference?
The e-Conference is best viewed using Google Chrome on Windows and Mac, Safari on iOS, Chrome on Android.
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