Staff Learning and Engagement
Staff@CIP – On 10 Mar, the entire staff of GESPS took the Saturday to join our elder folks at the Henderson Senior Citizens Centre to join them in the day’s activities and serve them as a community. Staff were all hands-on-deck as they helped clean their homes, join them in games, participate in handicraft and celebrate the them together with a hearty meal. In addition, prior to the day, the staff had collected food stuff to donate to the centre so that our seniors would enjoy the support of their community.
CCE Seminar – On the first day of the Mar holidays, our teachers came together for a time of staff professional development in the area of CCE. Mrs Aw launched the seminar via video presentation on the importance of CCE in the holistic development of GESpians. Teachers also broke into groups to examine and discuss how CCE could play a more significant role in their lessons and school programmes.
ICT Seminar – On 12 Mar, our staff came together to learn more about the use of ICT in teaching and learning. From this seminar, teachers gained understanding of the evolving ICT landscape, how ICT facilitated Self-Directed Learning & Collaborative Learning as well as learned about effective ICT tools for teaching and learning. Out ICT Mentors shared about tools such as Voicethread, Wordle, GoogleDocs, and Linot. At the end of the seminar, teachers gathered in their PLC groups to discuss how the use of ICT through SDL & CoL could be incorporated into their PLC projects for the year.
InnoTech 2012 – On 23 May, our teachers joined other colleagues from the South 4 cluster to participate in InnoTech Festia 2012 at the Singapore Science Centre. At the festia, schools set up various booths to showcase the use of ICT and Innovation to enhance learning in the classroom. For GESPS, a booth on the innovative approach to teach about different cultures was set up. “In addition, a booth on the use ICT tools was set up to demonstrate how such tools facilitated Collaborative Learning and Self-Directed Learning in pupils. Besides being runners-up in the Best Booth competition, our GESPSians also clinched all top 3 awards for the Sand Animation competition.