Date:
30 OCT – 24 NOV 2017
 
Title:
CityU CSE – Teachers Update Courses – Global Grand Challenges for the Next Century

 
Venue:
City University of Hong Kong
 
Description:
CSE Teachers Update Courses involve CSE faculty staff, distinguished guests, industrial partners, school principals, science and mathematics teachers to talk about global grand challenges that well-being of humanity and the planet will face in the next century and how we can transform our scientific and engineering knowledge to solve these challenges.

This series of inspirational courses focus on the 4 themes: Joy of Living, Sustainability, Health and Security, aiming to enrich and inspire principals, sciences and mathematics teachers on the fascinating global grand challenges, hoping to be incorporated into the STEM education and eventually, foster innovation and facilitate career readiness for our next generation.

 
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Date:
11 OCT 2017
 
Title:
Intensive Training Programme on STEM Education for Curriculum Leaders and Middle Managers of Secondary Schools

 
Venue:
(To be confirmed)
 
Description:
On top of the cross-KLA and KLA-based professional development programmes (PDPs) organised, we plan to organise the Intensive Training Programme (ITP) for curriculum leaders and middle managers of secondary schools. The ITP aims to further strengthen their capacity in planning and implementing school-based STEM-related activities with focus on holistic curriculum planning and cross-KLA/cross-subject collaboration.

In the coming two to three school years, five batches of ITP with each comprising about ten repeated events are planned to be organised. Each event will last for 12 hours being made up of four 3-hour sessions. The modes of the ITP will include seminars, workshops and experience sharing sessions. Each school will be invited to nominate four participants, including the principal/vice-principal, panel heads/coordinators of the Science, Technology and Mathematics Education Key Learning Areas (KLAs) to jointly participate in one of the offered events in due course.

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Date:
11 OCT 2017
 
Title:
STEM Education Series:Seminar on STEM Education for Primary School Heads and Curriculum Leaders (NEW)

 
Venue:
CCC Heep Woh Primary School(Cheung Sha Wan)
Address: 18 Tonkin St, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon
 
Description:
Objectives:
– To update the school curriculum leaders on the latest development of STEM-related areas in global context
– To introduce good practices of promoting STEM education in primary schools


Event Details

Date:
20 OCT 2017
 
Title:
CoolThink@JC: Seminar on STEM Education in Schools – Approaching Curriculum Design for STEM Education and Computational Thinking

 
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Venue:
Conference Centre, Block E, The Education University of Hong Kong, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, N.T.
 
Description:
The investments in STEM education in terms of time, money and manpower mean that it is critical for school educators to think about how to ensure that the outcomes of the investment will privilege the whole of their school community. A Seminar, under CoolThink@JC funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, on Approaching Curriculum Design for STEM Education and Computational Thinking by Dr. Kenneth LIM Yang-Teck will be organized by The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) on 20 October 2017 (Friday). After the Seminar, Parallel Workshops on Investigating our Local Micro-Climates with Micro:bit Boards will be held by Dr. Lim’s research team.

The Seminar will outline a framework of the curriculum design founded by Dr. Lim for STEM education and computational participation taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of learners. Dr. Lim will also share the experience working with teachers in several countries and helping them to approach curriculum design from the point of view of surfacing learner intuitions for more authentic learning.


Event Details

Online Application
Event Poster

Date:
12 OCT 2017
 
Title:
Symposium on Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (New)

 
Venue:
Lecture Theatre, 4/F, West Block, EDB Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre,
19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong
 
Description:
Objectives:
1. To enhance participants’ awareness of the importance of integrating and applying knowledge and skills of STEM related disciplines;and
2. To share some up-to-date information/experiences about the promotion of STEM education in the territory, the mainland and other countries.


Event Details

Date:
24 SEP – 2 OCT 2017
 
Title:
InnoTech Expo 2017

 
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Venue:
Hall 3F – 3G, 3/F, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
 
Description:
About 130 technology and science items in China and Hong Kong will be displayed in the hope of inspiring youths to enter the field. The foundation, founded by former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa in 2014, said it will divide the exhibition hall into three themed zones – Astronomy, Informatics and Oceanography.

Each zone will display both ancient and modern exhibits demonstrating China’s 5,000-year growth in innovation and technology.

Highlights include the world’s fastest super computer, Sunway TaihuLight, a model of the FAST Telescope which receives radio signals from a pulsar 1,351 light-years away from Earth with the size of 30 football fields, and the latest reduced-scale model of China’s aircraft carrier.


Event Details

Date:
6 AUG – 11 NOV 2017
 
Title:
“Science in the Public Service” Campaign and “Application of STEM in Public Services” Lecture Series

 
Venue:
Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
 
Description:
“Science in the Public Service” (SIPS) is a joint campaign by government bureaux/departments and other organizations to promote their scientific work and application of technology to the provision of services for the general public. From August to November this year, a series of public talks and forums will be held and the theme is “Application of STEM in Public Services”.

The talks will be conducted in Cantonese. Attendance is free of charge and seating is on a first-come first-served basis. Don’t miss the chance to enrich your knowledge in science and to better understand the scientific work of various government departments and other organizations!


Event Details

Date:
25 SEP 2017
 
Title:
Knowledge Enrichment on STEM Education: InnoTech Talks

 
Venue:
School Hall, St. Paul’s Convent School, 140 Leighton Road, Hong Kong
 
Description:
Objectives:
1. To enhance teachers’ understanding of the development of science and technology.
2. To enhance teachers’ awareness of the importance of integrating and applying knowledge and skills of STEM related disciplines


Event Details

Date:
27 October 2017

Title:
The Chinese Chess Challenge – 1K vs AI

 
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Venue:
Queen Elizabeth Stadium, 18 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
 
Description:
More than 1000 students from primary and secondary schools will battle against AI Chinese Chess system simultaneously to have them inspired by the innovative technology, especially the application of AI in our daily life and to push forward STEM education. A series of pre-event activities will be presented to students from July until the event day, namely AI Knowledge Workshop, Chinese Chess Workshop and Technology Enterprises Visit.


Event Details

Date:
17&18 JUL 2017
 
Title:
Introduction to Computational Thinking – Coding Education for Primary Schools

 
Venue:
Room E418,4/F, West Block, EDB Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong
 
Description:
Objectives:
The programme aims to:
(1) introduce Computational Thinking and Coding Education to be implemented at the upper primary level;
(2) enhance teachers’ pedagogical knowledge in using a visual programming language tool to help develop students’ computational thinking and programming/coding skills;
(3) enhance teachers’ understanding in learning, teaching and assessment in programming/coding; and
(4) enhance teachers’ understanding of using the visual programming language tool “Scratch”.


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