InnoTech Expo 2019

Date:
18 OCT 2019 – 28 OCT 2019
 
Title:
InnoTech Expo 2019
 
Venue:
The Victoria Park Hong Kong
 
Description:
The Expo is organised by Our Hong Kong Foundation. It aims at introducing the achievements in innovations related to science and technology of the Mainland and Hong Kong. The Expo will be held from 18(Friday)to 28 (Monday)October 2019 at Victoria Park. A variety of STEM-related educational activities including science shows (for primary schools only), science talks &maker fair (for secondary schools only), STEM workshops, science films and guided tour will be available for schools’ participation during the Expo. The Education Bureau(EDB), as one of the supporting organisations, encourages schools to make use of the Expo to broaden students’ horizons.

To demonstrate the achievements of STEM Education in education sector and facilitate exchange among schools and encourage students’ active participation in activities of innovation technology as well as having experiential learning in large-scale expo, the organiser also invites schools to enroll the “Inno-STEM Fair” and the “Student Docent Programme” (for secondary students) during the Expo. For details, please refer to the Appendix 5a and Appendix 5b respectively (Chinese version only). Enrolment deadline for the two programmes is 10 July 2019 (Wednesday).

Further details of other Expo activities and the registration method will be provided through the EDB Circular Memorandum to be issued in September 2019. Schools will receive the Expo admission tickets, an anthology of the exhibits and promotional leaflets (Chinese version only) elaborating the theme of the Expo and related activities in mid-September. An overview of the Expo is attached at Appendix 5c (Chinese version only) for reference.

EDB Circular Memorandum (Annex 5)

STEM Education Expo 2019 – Student Learning Journey

Date:
5 JUL 2019
 
Title:
STEM Education Expo 2019 – Student Learning Journey
 
Venue:
Chinese YMCA College Area 86, Heng On Estate, Ma On Shan, Shatin, N.T.
 
Description:
Objective:
The STEM Education Expo 2019 aims at providing school leaders and teachers with a platform to share their relevant experiences and outcomes in promoting STEM education so as to facilitate a reflective and collaborative culture among practitioners for the pursuit of ongoing development.
Major sharing content:
1. school-based curriculum planning for the promotion of STEM education;
2. experience of designing and implementing STEM learning activities;
3. assessment in STEM education; and
4. exploration for sustaining the development of STEM education in schools.
Event Details

Control Technology and Innovative Robotics (Refreshed)

Date:
19 JUL 2019 – 20 JUL 2019
 
Title:
Control Technology and Innovative Robotics (Refreshed)
 
Venue:
Room 1004, 10/F, VTC Tower, 27 Wood Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
 
Description:
Objective:
● To enhance participants’ pedagogical knowledge of control technology and robotics
● To facilitate participants to promote STEM education in school through teaching control technology and innovative robotics
Event Details

Exhibition of “Smart City Project Programme 2018/19”

Date:
28 JUN 2019
 
Title:
Exhibition of “Smart City Project Programme 2018/19”
 
Venue:
Atrium Link and Charles K.Kao Auditorium, Hong Kong Science Park, Pak Shek Kok, Shatin
 
Description:
Objective:
“Smart City Project Programme 2018/19” is organised by the Education Bureau again this school year. It aims at helping students integrate and apply the knowledge and skills acquired from the school curriculum, in particular from STEM Education, to suggest innovative ways to realise the ideas of Smart City in the development of their home, school, community and city environment.
The exhibition will display the products of primary and secondary students receiving the “Outstanding” and “Commendable” Smart City Awards. It aims to acknowledge these students’ accomplishment by using STEM to solve daily life problems, as well as provide an opportunity for students and teachers to learn from each other.

Event Details

Life-wide Learning Grant

Date:
1 SEP 2019 – 31 AUG 2020
 
Title:
Life-wide Learning Grant
 
Description:

Life-wide learning extends learning beyond the classroom to other contexts, and attaches great importance to learning in authentic contexts as it enables students to achieve learning objectives which are difficult to achieve through classroom learning alone. The knowledge, skills, positive values and attitudes that students acquire in experiential learning is important in developing their lifelong learning capabilities and fostering their whole-person development.

As proposed in the 2018 Policy Address, a recurrent Life-wide Learning Grant (the Grant) will be provided to public sector schools (including special schools) starting from the 2019/20 school year to support schools in taking forward, on the present foundation, life-wide learning with enhanced efforts. As for schools under the Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS), the provision of the Grant will be subsumed in the DSS unit subsidy rates. Schools may, in light of their school contexts, flexibly deploy the Grant to organise more out-of-classroom experiential learning activities in different Key Learning Areas (KLAs) and curriculum areas, so as to enliven and enrich the learning experiences of students to broaden their horizons, enhance their learning motivation and interest, and foster their whole-person development.

Education Bureau Circular No. 16/2019

Student Activities Support Grant

Date:
1 SEP 2019 – 31 AUG 2020
 
Title:
Student Activities Support Grant
 
Description:

Life-wide learning extends learning beyond the classroom to other contexts, and attaches great importance to learning in authentic contexts as it enables students to achieve learning objectives which are difficult to achieve through classroom learning alone. The knowledge, skills, positive values and attitudes that students acquire in experiential learning is important in developing their lifelong learning capabilities and fostering their whole-person development.

To support students with financial needs to participate in life-wide learning activities organised or recognised by schools, the Education Bureau (EDB) set up in early 2019 the Student Activities Support Fund, the investment return of which will be used to provide the SAS Grant for application from public sector schools (including special schools) and DSS schools starting from the 2019/20 school year.

Alongside the SAS Grant, the EDB will also provide public sector schools and DSS schools with the Life-wide Learning Grant starting from the 2019/20 school year to support schools in taking forward, on the present foundation, life-wide learning with enhanced efforts. Schools may, in light of their school contexts, flexibly deploy the Life-wide Learning Grant to organise more out-of-classroom experiential learning activities in different Key Learning Areas.

Education Bureau Circular No. 17/2019

Current Position and Role of Technological Development in the Greater Bay Area – Visit to the Innovation Technology Industry (New)

Date:
9 JUL 2019
 
Title:
Current Position and Role of Technological Development in the Greater Bay Area – Visit to the Innovation Technology Industry (New)
 
Venue:
Shenzhen Hanwuji Intelligence Technology Co. Ltd. Level A1 & B2, Block 9, Cloud Valley II, Pingshan-1 Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
 
Description:
Objective:
● To enhance participants’ understanding of the technological development and application of innovative technology in the Greater Bay Area
● To facilitate participants to promote STEM education in schools
Event Details

STEM knowledge updates series: Workshop on the application of latest 3D design and product structure simulation technologies in STEM projects (New)

Date:
16 JUL 2019
 
Title:
STEM knowledge updates series: Workshop on the application of latest 3D design and product structure simulation technologies in STEM projects (New)
 
Venue:
Maker Space, Rm 109, 1/F, Arts & Technology Education Centre, 145 Junction Road, Lok Fu, Kowloon
 
Description:
Objective:
● To enhance participants’ understanding of latest technologies for 3D design and product structure simulation
● To facilitate participants to promote STEM education in schools through teaching application of 3D design and structure simulation technologies
Event Details

STEM knowledge updates series: Seminar on Urban Micro-climate • Green Architecture (New)

Date:
19 JUL 2019
 
Title:
STEM knowledge updates series: Seminar on Urban Micro-climate • Green Architecture (New)
 
Venue:
Maker Space, Rm 109, 1/F, Arts & Technology Education Centre, 145 Junction Road, Lok Fu, Kowloon
 
Description:
Objective:
● To enhance participants’ understanding of the dynamics between built environment and microclimate
● To facilitate participants to promote STEM education in schools through teaching green architecture and design
Event Details

InnoSTEMer Education Camp 2019

Date:
5 AUG 2019 – 7 AUG 2019
 
Title:
InnoSTEMer Education Camp 2019
 
Venue:
Tai Po Campus, The Education University of Hong Kong
 
Description:

The InnoSTEMer Education Camp is organised by the Association of IT Leaders in Education (AiTLE) and supported by the Education Bureau (EDB), with an aim to enhance students’ creativity, as well as collaborative and problem solving skills through participation in “hands on and minds on” STEM related activities.

Event Details
EDB Circular Memorandum (Annex 9)