Past Activities

 
 

Mar 19 - 23, 2018

J-WEL Week

Organized by Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) and held in Boston, this J-WEL Week provided members with first-hand access to MIT’s educational resources and practices. This week’s theme was “Learning Communities of the Future”. Senior leadership from CEL’s Partner Schools participated in the event.

May 12, 2018

STEAM Camp Professional Development Sessions

In preparation of the MIT STEAM Camp 2018, CEL invited Mark Barnett, the MakerSpace Coordinator at The Harbour School, to host two PD sessions - “Design Thinking - Start with Empathy” and “3D Printing - Humanitarian Design Challenges”.

Jun 10 - 15, 2018

J-WEL Exchange

Organized by Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) and held in Boston, this J-WEL Exchange allowed the participants to engage in hands-on learning activities. By collaborating with MIT faculty and staff focusing on STEAM, they covered topics such as pedagogy, curriculum, professional development etc.

Jul 30 - Aug 10, 2018

MIT STEAM Camp @ CIS 

Co-organized by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Chinese International School (CIS), Students were taught in “the MIT way”, with hands-on, immersive learning by doing, and explore the use of digital technologies and tools that promote creativity, invention and collaboration.  A related professional development course for teachers took place simultaneously. This year, the camp’s theme was “Into the Water”.

 

The event was open for any students and teachers in Hong Kong and around 200 students and 30 teachers participated in the camp.

Oct 22 - 26, 2018

J-WEL Week 

Organized by Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) and held in Boston, this J-WEL Week provided members with first-hand access to MIT’s educational resources and practices. This week’s theme was “Strategic Planning”, with deep-dive and practical sessions with the MIT community on topics like reimagining school, compassionate systems and computational thinking.

Nov 3, 2018

Reimagine Science & Engineering Workshop 

CEL invited Wendy Smith, STEM Specialist at HKIS Upper Primary School, to host a workshop for science teachers. Through hands-on investigations, participants experienced three-dimensional learning in science and engineering and discovered how it can transform science teaching and learning.

Nov 9, 2018

Joint-School Teacher Development Day 

With the theme “Preparing Students for the Future”, the Joint-School Teacher Development Day was held to expose teachers to hands-on, experiential way of learning/ teaching, along with technology or tools that can promote collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.

 

280+ teachers participated in this event, including all teachers at Marymount Secondary School, St. Paul’s College, St. Stephen Girls’ College as well as some teachers from CEL’s Partner Schools.

Apr 1 - 4, 2019

J-WEL Week

Organized by Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) and held in Boston, this J-WEL Week provided members with first-hand access to MIT’s educational resources and practices. This Week included three tracks for participants to choose from, including “Learning Science & Online Learning”, “Compassionate Systems Framework” and “STEAM Learning”.

May 4, 2019

“Tinkering and Playtesting with Microbits” workshop

Facilitated by Mr. Stu Lowe, Learning Technology Specialist at Beacon Hill School, this hands-on workshop allowed participants to learn how an affordable micro-controller can be embedded into a full range of curriculum areas with students having agency over when and how they use it within their learning.

May 25, 2019

“Facilitating Learning with Gogo Boards” workshop

Conducted by Brian Smith and Wendy Smith from Hong Kong International School (HKIS), this workshop allowed participants to learn to operate, program, and build projects using the GoGo Board. The MIT Lifelong Kindergarten's low-floor, high-ceiling, and wide-walls approach was employed.

Jun 10 - 14, 2019

J-WEL Exchange

Organized by Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) and held in Boston, this J-WEL Exchange allowed the 30+ participants to dive into an immersive experience around project-based learning and develop skills to become change agents in their classrooms/schools.

Jul 8 - 9, 2019

Joint-School IS Project Showcase

Held in Cyberport, the Joint-School IS Project Showcase was organized by CEL for students from different schools to showcase their Integrated Science projects around the topic of “Energy”. 

 

500+ students from Logos Academy, Marymount Secondary School, St. Pauls’ College and St. Stephen Girls’ College participated in this event.

Oct 23, 2019

Improving Teacher Collaboration with John Spencer

Meaningful school-wide collaboration can open many new doors. However, teaching can too easily become solitary. In this interactive workshop led by John Spencer, participants explored the critical characteristics of collaboration and learn to implement collaborative structures that allow teachers to better solve problems, learn with peers, and build a positive school culture.

Oct 28 - Nov 1, 2019

J-WEL Week

Organized by Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) and held in Boston, this J-WEL Week was themed “Big Challenges in Education around”. Participants were exposed to hands-on experiences concerning a diverse range of topics, e.g. AI & ethics, global citizenship, climate action. Apart from the J-WEL Week, participants also attended other visits and workshops to enrich their experience.

Dec 9 - Dec 12, 2019

Compassionate Systems Leadership

Co-facilitated by Dr. Peter Senger and Dr. Mette Boell, both of MIT J-WEL and the Center for Systems Awareness, the Compassionate Systems Leadership provides participants with the tools and frameworks to see the system they operate in more clearly, as well as more effectively leverage resources and invest in collaborative systems change efforts towards greater individual and collective well-being. 

 

CEL brought eight education leaders and teachers to Jakarta, Indonesia to join with other 50+ participants from around the world.

Aug 27, 2018

Workshop with Mitch Resnick 

CEL invited Mitch Resnick, Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, to help teachers explore new ways to cultivate their students’ creativity using the Scratch programming language and online community. In this hands-on workshop, participants explored ways to use Scratch to connect the physical and digital worlds, plus discuss strategies for using Scratch and coding across the curriculum.

Oct 25, 2019

Joint-School Teacher Development Day

With the theme “Empowering Learners”, the Joint-School Teacher Development Day was held to expand participants’ mindset on the possibilities of interdisciplinary, hands-on and innovative teaching, guide participants to translate learnings into innovation in their schools, as well as to facilitate mutual understanding amongst teachers from different disciplines and schools.

 

400+ teachers participated in this event, including all teachers at the HKCCCU Logos Academy, Marymount Secondary School, St. Paul’s College, St. Stephen Girls’ College as well as some teachers from CEL’s Partner Schools.

Jul 29 - Aug 9, 2019

MIT STEAM Camp

Co-organized by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), CATALYST Education Lab (CEL) and Chinese International School (CIS), Students were taught in “the MIT way”, with hands-on, immersive learning by doing, and explore the use of digital technologies and tools that promote creativity, invention and collaboration.  A related professional development course for teachers took place simultaneously, covering topics such as Embedded Assessment. This year, the camp’s theme was “Air”.

 

The event was open for any students and teachers in Hong Kong and around 200 students and 20 teachers took part in the camp.

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