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Coping with Constant Change: How eResources Help Us Teach Better Today & Tomorrow

Coping with Constant Change: How eResources Help Us Teach Better Today & Tomorrow

In light of the capricious pandemic situation, teachers around the world had to switch back and forth between online teaching and face-to-face classroom teaching. In the 21st century, it feels like good teachers have to be ready for anything, anytime. The purpose of our 4th ELE roundtable event was to share how English teachers can cope with constant change and use e-resources to manage the challenges of online teaching, blended teaching, flipped teaching, changing curriculum and social demands, as well as student motivation, learner differences and other challenges familiar to teachers.

This year’s Roundtable was held on Saturday, 10 July and, like last year’s, was conducted as a webinar. Our featured speakers and participants joined two sessions via Zoom. The first session was the plenary session that introduced the event, presented the rundown and shared news about eTEACHERS.online. Speakers briefly introduced their breakout sessions so that participants could hear the range of topics and choose one breakout session to attend.

The second session of the webinar featured seven teacher sharing sessions conducted in parallel. In these breakout presentations, our eTeachers shared their own experience and knowledge of how to cope with a number of constant changes and challenges of English teaching and learning by employing a variety of strategies and specific e-resources, including Edpuzzle, Padlet, Nearpod, Quizlet, Quizizz, Kapwing, Wakelet, Mentimeter, Google Sites, Google Classroom, Microsoft services and more. 

Apart from our ELE team from The Education University of Hong Kong, Dr Tim Taylor, Dr Ju Lee and Ms Jessica Lee, our speakers also included: Ms Crystal Ng (TWGHs Mrs Wu York Yu Memorial College), Ms Winnie Choi & Mr Angus Chan (Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Mrs. Fung Wong Fung Ting College), Ms Suzanne Suen & Mr Frank Ip (Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Kwok Yat Wai College) and Mr Timothy Lim & Mr Ashok Daswani (St Stephen’s College). 

The entire roundtable webinar, including the plenary session and all the breakout sessions are presented here on eTEACHERS.online for your benefit. Feel free to explore and enjoy!

“Coping with Constant Change” Plenary Session:

(length: 01:02:27)

Outline of Plenary Session “Coping with Constant Change”

Introduction 00:00 – 02:38 welcome speech
02:38 – 03:39 topic of this session
eTeachers.Online Project 03:39 – 05:07 eTeachers community
05:07 – 06:35 roundtable participants
06:35 – 09:34 mission of eTeachers.Online
09:34 – 11:40 background information
11:40 – 12:32 tour on eTeachers.Online
12:32 – 13:48 annual roundtable events
13:48 – 16:40 updates on eTeachers.Online
4th ELE Roundtable Event 16:40 – 17:58 how to cope with constant change
17:58 – 18:53 roundtable rundown
Micro-introduction to Breakout Sessions 18:53 – 22:50

1st speaker: Ms Crystal Ng

Hybrid Learning for Four Language skills Practice in Senior Secondary School

22:50 – 28:42

2nd speakers: Ms Winnie Choi & Mr Angus Chan

Learning Discussion and Writing Skills through Flipped Learning

28:42 – 33:34

3rd speakers: Ms Suzanne Suen & Mr Frank Ip

Ways in Motivating & Engaging Low Achievers in Junior Secondary in Online Lessons

33:34 – 37:06

4th speakers: Mr Timothy Lim & Mr Ashok Daswani

Learning Together: IT-enhanced Collaboration and Creative Reading Activities

37:06 – 40:56 5th speaker: Dr Ju Lee

Integrating Informal Digital Learning of English (IDLE) into the Classroom
40:56 – 45:05

6th speaker: Ms Jessica Lee

Storytelling Online with Young English Learners

45:05 – 50:26

7th speaker: Dr Tim Taylor

CARE BOOKS: Enhancing Interactive Reading with Innovative e-Books

Roundtable Discussion 50:26 – 53:08 more details about Tim’s breakout session on CARE book concept
53:08 – 58:21 more details about Winnie and Angus’s breakout session on flipped learning
58:21 – 01:02:01 more details about Ju’s breakout session on IDLE project
Conclusion 01:02:01 – 01:02:27 reminders

 

“Coping with Constant Change” Breakout Sessions:

4th Annual ELE Roundtable Event

4th Annual ELE Roundtable Event

ELE’S 4th e-Resources Roundtable will focus on how English teachers can cope with constant change and use e-resources to manage the challenges of online teaching, blended teaching, changing curriculum and social demands, as well as student motivation, learner differences and other common challenges.

Register today to learn how other English teachers are using e-resources to cope with constant change.

SCHEDULE

  • Focus: Coping with Constant Change: How eResources Help Us Teach Better Today & Tomorrow
  • Date: 10th July 2021 (Saturday)
  • Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm (Hong Kong Time)
  • Mode: Webinar (via ZOOM)

RUNDOWN

1. 10:00am – 11:15am   Plenary Session

In the plenary session, we will have brief, first-hand sharing from our presenters, all experienced English teaching professionals, as well as updates about resources available from eTEACHERS.online. The plenary will conclude with a “Virtual Roundtable” discussion in which all participants are welcome to ask questions or comment.

HOST ABOUT POST LINK
The eTeachers.Online Team
  • introduce the webinar
  • present the rundown of the webinar
  • share updates on eTEACHERS.online
click here
All Presenters micro-introduction to each breakout session
All Participants roundtable discussion

2. 11:15am – 11:30am   Break

3. 11:30am – 12:30pm   Breakout Session

After the plenary, you can choose to join a breakout session and communicate with presenters on the topic most interesting or relevant to you. If you are interested in more than one of the breakout sessions, they will all be available after the Webinar on the eTEACHERS.online resources platform.

HOST SCHOOL TOPIC POST LINK
Ms Crystal Ng TWGHs Mrs Wu York Yu Memorial College Hybrid Learning for Four Language skills Practice in Senior Secondary School click here
Ms Winnie Choi
&
Mr Angus Chan
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Mrs. Fung Wong Fung Ting College Learning Discussion and Writing Skills through Flipped Learning click here
Ms Suzanne Suen
&
Mr Frank Ip
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Kwok Yat Wai College Ways in Motivating & Engaging Low Achievers in Junior Secondary in Online Lessons click here
Mr Timothy Lim
&
Mr Ashok Daswani
St Stephen’s College Learning Together: IT-enhanced Collaboration and Creative Reading Activities click here
Dr Ju Lee The Education University of Hong Kong Integrating Informal Digital Learning of English (IDLE) into the Classroom click here
Ms Jessica Lee Storytelling Online with Young English Learners click here
Dr Tim Taylor CARE BOOKS: Enhancing Interactive Reading with Innovative e-Books click here

SIGNUP

Sign up here to learn how others are coping with constant changes. Registered participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation.

INQUIRIES

For any inquies, you can either –

– contact Grace at gwang@eduhk.hk

– or leave comments below

FHM TDG Project Seminar: Frameworks for Planning Innovations in Online Teaching

FHM TDG Project Seminar: Frameworks for Planning Innovations in Online Teaching

Frameworks for IT integration provide a shared reference when co-planning courses, curricula or projects that aim to innovate. They can be useful for sharing and comparing best practices, as well as providing a baseline for measuring progress, both formally and informally. 

In this FHM TDG project seminar, Dr Wang Lixun and Dr Timothy Taylor introduce the most popular frameworks for planning innovation, such as TPACK, SAMR, TIM, SQD and PICRAT, with practical examples of how they can be used for planning, teaching and research. Some recommendations are made to assist adopting the most suitable framework according to the specific objectives of the context.

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View the seminar’s presentation slides here: https://bit.ly/3lDEfnj

Outline of FHM TDG Project Seminar: Frameworks for Planning Innovations in Online Teaching

Presenter: Dr Timothy Taylor
00:00 – 02:02 introduction
02:02 – 14:24 innovation in education
14:24 – 16:21 instances of innovations at EdUHK
16:21 – 18:17 introduction to IT integration frameworks
IT Integration Frameworks 18:17 – 22:11 TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge)
22:11 – 27:37 SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition)
27:37 – 33:52 TIM (Technology Integration Matrix)
33:52 – 35:48 SQD (Synthesis of Qualitative Evidence)
Presenter: Dr Wang Lixun
35:48 – 39:19 challenges facing IT integration frameworks
IT Integration Frameworks 39:19 – 43:16 PICRAT (Passive, Interactive, Creative, Replacement, Amplification, Transformation)
43:16 – 49:57 practices of using PICRAT
49:57 – 50:46 benefits of using PICRAT
50:49 – 53:49 conclusion
Questions and Comments
Comments 53:49 – 55:00 feedback from teachers
Questions 55:00 – 58:41 Given these models, how to learn about students’ perspectives?
PICRAT is a clear model, but is it closely related to subject content?
58:41 – 01:06:50 How can teachers evaluate Transformation teaching?
How to know students are learning as planned?
01:06:50 – 01:14:00 How to engage students and interact with them online?
01:14:00 – 01:15:24 Will the project share practices of using these models?
01:15:24 – 01:16:04 closing