Celebrating Schools’ Innovations and Parent Support Groups at MOE ExCEL Fest 2014
At MOE ExCEL Fest 2014 on 11 and 12 April, visitors will discover the latest innovative teaching and classroom practices which cater to the different ways our children learn in school. These practices, across every stage of our students’ learning journey, demonstrate how our schools bring out the best in our students by developing 21st century competencies as well as values and character for them to succeed in life and contribute back to society.
- Over 65 exhibition booths by primary schools, secondary schools and post-secondary educational institutions to showcase their latest initiatives and programmes. Our students will be on hand to conduct free guided trails featuring Learning Through Games, Parent Engagement, and Character and Citizenship Education;
- More than 70 sharing sessions by teachers which feature topics ranging from critical thinking and creative problem solving to character development through innovative strategies;
- Over 35 seminars which feature guest speakers such as Mr Ron Sim, founder of Osim, where visitors can pick up tips on learning for life and on the inculcation of values and character education.
This year, MOE ExCEL Fest 2014 will also play host to the inaugural Parent Support Groups (PSG) Conference on 12 April. The PSG Conference is a first-time collaboration between PSG members, Community and Parents in Support of Schools (COMPASS) and the Ministry. It is organised by parent support group volunteers who will contribute and share their expertise, experience, and enthusiasm for PSG at the conference with other parents to bring out the best in every child. Guest speakers will share on how school-home partnerships can be strengthened from the perspectives of parents and school leaders. (Please refer to Annex A for more information).
Mr Ong Swee Teck, Chairperson, MOE ExCEL Fest 2014 Organising Committee, said, “MOE ExCEL Fest celebrates the spirit and successes in ground-up innovations from our schools and staff. Through this annual event, we want to showcase the continuous improvements made by our teachers in enhancing the learning experiences of our students. This event will, in particular, help parents to better understand the evolving education landscape and receive useful tips on partnering schools to support their child’s learning journey.”
The list of exhibition booths, sharing sessions and seminars is available at the MOE ExCEL Fest website. MOE ExCEL Fest 2014, “Valuing Every Child, Learning for Life”, will be held at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, Halls 401-402, from 10am to 6pm. The first day of the event is for MOE staff and the second day is open to parents and members of the public. Admission is free. Sign up for the sharing sessions and seminars online. Registration is required as seats are limited.