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EdUHK Sharing Session of eTeachers Online as A Community of Practice

EdUHK Sharing Session of eTeachers Online as A Community of Practice

In this sharing session, our website eTEACHERS.online was introduced as the outcome of a three-year project to provide English teachers with a community of practice on technology-enhanced language learning and teaching.

How did the project emerge? What is the mission of the project? How did the website develop? What is Entry Level Training Course? What is the future of this community? If you are interested in any of these questions, you can find yourself answers in the following video.

(length: 52:55)

View his presentation slides here: https://bit.ly/sharing0904

Outline of eTEACHERS.online sharing session: The organic growth of a digital community

00:00 – 00:22 introduction of this presentation
00:22 – 01:07 the objective of this community
01:07 – 02:24 overview of this presentation:
1. Prehistory of BEd(EL) and PDP courses
2. Project phase 1: community of practice in local schools
3. Project phase 2: connection of experiences and e-community
4. Project phase 3: release of training courses
5. The platform eTEACHERS.online
02:24 – 07:42 information of BEd(EL) and PDP courses offered by Department of English Language Education:
1. Integrating Instructional Technology in ESL (BEd(EL))
2. 1-week Effective Use of e-Resources in the English Classroom (PDP)
3. 5-week Effective Use of e-Resources in the English Classroom (PDP)
07:42 – 16:24 video sharing from local teachers who have taken the PDP course
16:24 – 24:24 experiences sharing from partner schools during project phase 1:
1. Tsung Tsin Primary School and Kindergarten
(focus: process-writing with G-Suite apps)
2. Ma On Shan Ling Liang Primary School
(focus: flipped class teaching with custom-made video)
24:24 – 29:12 experiences sharing from partner schools during project phase 2:
1. Hong Kong Baptist Convention Primary School
(focus: reading with e-books, made with PowerPoint, Adobe Spark and Book Creator)
2. Buddhist Chan Wing Kan Memorial School
(focus: listening skills with Edpuzzle)
3. Kau Yan College
(focus: reading and integrated skills activities with Seesaw)
29:12 – 31:04 insights into working with partner schools
31:04 – 34:35 introduction of annual e-resources roundtable events
1. “Unleashing e-Resources in English Language Learning” on 9 June 2018 Read More
2. “Unleashing e-Resources in English Language Learning” on 8 June 2019 Read More
3. “Navigating the New Normal“ on 6 June 2020 Read More
34:35 – 35:50 highlights from hosting annual e-resources roundtable events
35:50 – 50:40 introduction of the platform eTEACHERS.online
1. Home Page Visit Page
2. eResources Page Visit Page
3. eLearning Page Visit Page
4. eTeachers Page Visit Page
5. Blog Page Visit Page
6. eTraining
(project phase 3)
Visit Page
7. Feedback
50.03 – 52:55 conclusion of this presentation
1. Future direction of eTEACHERS.online
2. Lessons learned from growing an organic digital community
3. Appreciation

Questions or comments on this sharing session

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Navigating the New Normal – 3rd ELE Roundtable Plenary Session

Navigating the New Normal – 3rd ELE Roundtable Plenary Session

“Navigating the New Normal” may become the international motto of the year 2020. Like everyone else, teachers have been forced to cope with the unexpected challenges and demands presented by the pandemic. For teachers, the challenge has included accelerating the adoption of online teaching and learning to integrate a variety of blended teaching and learning strategies. In schools everywhere, teachers did more than cope, they excelled in offering students awesome learning opportunities. eTEACHERS.online values teacher experience sharing. We know that teachers’ experience combines good principles, valuable experience and practical know-how. That’s why this year’s ELE eResources Roundtable theme is ‘Navigating the New Normal’ and is all about sharing how eTeachers have tackled current issues in online teaching and distance learning.

This year’s roundtable event was conducted in two sessions via Zoom webinar on Saturday, 6th June 2020. If you missed it, you can still catch the entire webinar here on eTEACHERS.online. The first session was the plenary session, where Mr Sterling Wu highlighted the characteristics of eResources that make them durable and effective. Follow up, Dr Tim Taylor introduced the newest features and resources offered on eTEACHERS.online, including a new “Entry Level” self-guided, online eResources training course.

The second session of the morning was comprised of six teacher sharing sessions in parallel breakout presentations. A brief introduction of their presentation (also available on their separate posts) made it easier for participants to choose which talk to attend. All of the breakout session are linked at the bottom of this post. Our featured eTeachers for the Webinar Rountable were: Dr. Benjamin Luke Moorhouse (University of Hong Kong), Ms. Crystal Ng (TWGHs Mrs Wu York Yu Memorial College), Ms. Fiona Yung (HKUGA Primary School), Mr. Jason Calvert (C.C.C. Kei Tsun Primary School), Ms. Janet Law (Sacred Heart Canossian School) and Mr. Keric Lee (S.K.H. Yuen Chen Maun Chen Jubilee Primary School). In their breakout sessions, each teacher shared their own experience and ideas of how to effectively enhance English teaching with a variety of eResources, such as Edpuzzle, Padlet, Google Drive, Class Dojo, Google Sites, Google Classroom, Seesaw and more.

The entire Webinar, including the plenary session and all the breakout sharing sessions, are preserved here for your benefit. Enjoy!

“Navigating the New Normal” Plenary Session:

View our presentation slides here: https://bit.ly/plenarysessionslides

(length: 55:07)

Outline of Plenary Session “Navigating the New Normal”

Opening 00:00 – 01:54 eTeachers.Online introduction video
01:54 – 04:46 introduction to 3rd ELE Roundtable
Navigating the New Normal 04:46 – 09:55 Sterling’s presentation on ‘Navigating the New Normal
eTeachers.Online 09:55 – 30:17 Tim’s introduction to eTEACHERS.online
Q&A Session 30:17 – 31:43 how to find webinar recordings and PowerPoint slides
31:43 – 33:03 how to get a digital certificate for participating in the webinar
33:03 – 34:31 when will higher level training course be released for teachers
34:31 – 40:04 how to facilitate guided reading for primary students with social distancing
40:20 – 52:05 how to motivate lower achievers to participate in a virtual classroom
Closing 53:27 – 54:56 group photo

 

“Navigating the New Normal” Breakout Sessions:

3rd Annual ELE Roundtable Event

3rd Annual ELE Roundtable Event

The last few weeks have witnessed a growing demand for educational eResources because of the Covid-19 outbreak. For teachers who were required to teach online without prior experiences in integrating eResources into their teaching, it could overwhelm them. Therefore, it is highly recommended for teachers to participate in our roundtable events, where numbers of experienced eTeachers will share their experiences and knowledge on eResources and eResources applications. In this year’s ELE roundtable, we will explore how practitioners tackle current issues in online teaching and distance learning.

3rd ELE Roundtable

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  • Focus: Navigating the New Normal
  • Time: 10:00 – 12:30
  • Date: 6th June 2020 (Saturday)
  • Mode: Webinar (via ZOOM)

RUNDOWN

1. 10:00 – 11:30 Plenary Session

HOST SCHOOL ABOUT LINK
The eTeachers.Online Team The Education University of Hong Kong
  • introduction to the roundtable
  • presentation on eTEACHERS.online
  • micro-introduction to breakout session
click here

 

2. 11:45 – 12:30 Breakout Session

HOST SCHOOL TOPIC LINK
Dr. Benjamin Luke Moorhouse The University of Hong Kong How English language teachers adapted to teaching on-line during COVID-19: Reconceptualizing face-to-face teaching for the digital space click here
Ms. Crystal Ng TWGHs Mrs Wu York Yu Memorial College How to prepare high school students to write with the help of e-resources click here
Ms. Fiona Yung HKUGA Primary School Our Journey of Adapting New Modes of Learning – School-wide and Primary Two English click here
Mr. Jason Calvert C.C.C. Kei Tsun Primary School Digitalising content to deliver online learning through Google Sites – A phonics teaching programme click here
Ms. Janet Law Sacred Heart Canossian School Experience Sharing of Using and Promoting Google Classroom and Seesaw in the Primary School click here
Mr. Keric Lee S.K.H. Yuen Chen Maun Chen Jubilee Primary School “Shame to stay the same!”: Primary English Classroom Reimagined click here

 

INQUIRIES

For any inquies, you can either –

– contact Grace at gwang@eduhk.hk

– or join our group chat at Discord

– or leave comments below