Mar 19 - 23, 2018
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.
Jun 10 - 15, 2018
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
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 2018
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.
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.