Workshops on Computational Thinking – Coding Education for Primary Schools (II) (Refreshed)

Date:
22 Mar 2019 – 9 Apr 2019
 
Title:
Workshops on Computational Thinking – Coding Education for Primary Schools (II) (Refreshed)
 
Venue:
Room E418,4/F, East Block, EDB Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong
STEM Education Centre, 1/F, Arts & Technology Education Centre, 145 Junction Road, Lok Fu, Kowloon
 
Description:
Objective:
The programme aims to:
● To enhance participants’ pedagogical knowledge in using a visual programming language tool (such as App Inventor) to develop students’ computational thinking and coding skills;
● To share experience on teaching coding to develop students’ computational thinking.

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Workshops on Computational Thinking – Coding Education for Primary Schools (I) (Refreshed)

Date:
5 Mar 2019 – 30 Apr 2019
 
Title:
Workshops on Computational Thinking – Coding Education for Primary Schools (I) (Refreshed)
 
Venue:
Room E418,4/F, East Block, EDB Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong
STEM Education Centre, 1/F, Arts & Technology Education Centre, 145 Junction Road, Lok Fu, Kowloon
 
Description:
Objective:
The programme aims to:
● To introduce the draft “Computational Thinking – Coding Education : Supplement to the Primary Curriculum”;
● To enhance teachers’ pedagogical knowledge in using visual programming language tools (such as Scratch) and programmable physical object (Micro:bit) to develop students’ computational thinking and coding skills.

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Unleash! Design Thinking Forum

Date:
8 Mar 2019 – 9 Mar 2019
 
Title:
Unleash! Design Thinking Forum
 
Venue:
The Wave, Level 9, 4 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
 
Description:
The inaugural Unleash Forum to be held on March 8 and 9, 2019 will convene industry leaders, business professionals, design thinking practitioners, educators, non-profits and public sector organisations eager to explore new ways of thinking, working and collaborating.

Over two days of plenary talks, breakout sessions, networking activities and co-creation workshops, participants will learn best industry practices and emerging trends in design thinking.

Day 1 will focus on applications of design thinking in the commercial, public, and non-profit sectors. The afternoon workshops will examine how design thinking can catalyse digital transformation in a human-centric way, support employee engagement and enable business model innovation.

Day 2 will look into how design thinking can help equip students with the essential 21st century skills. Participants will discuss how design thinking can support student-centric, enquiry and project based learning; as well as STEM education and career and life planning. The afternoon workshops will give participants a taste of design thinking and how school leaders can go about introducing design thinking into the classroom.

On both days, participants can also join a Designing Your Life workshop in the afternoon, learning how to use design thinking to find one’s passion and purpose in life. The workshop is suitable for educators as well as mid-career professionals and retirees in search of their life path.

Event Details
Online Registration

The Greater Bay Area STEM Excellence Award 2019 (Hong Kong)

Date:
8 Mar 2019
 
Title:
The Greater Bay Area STEM Excellence Award 2019 (Hong Kong)
 
Description:
Objective:
The Greater Bay Area STEM Excellence Award 2019 (Hong Kong) is organised by Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association (HKNETEA) and supported by the Education Bureau, Innovation and Technology Bureau as well as Office of the Government Chief Information Officer. It aims to enhance students’ creativity and innovation, and recognise young STEM talents for their efforts. Details of thecompetition are available at http://www.hknetea.org.

Event Details
EDB Circular Memorandum (Annex 3)

Seminar on Computational Thinking Education: The Entrepreneurial Experience of a Young Hong Kong Startup Founder

Date:
15 Mar 2019
 
Title:
Seminar on Computational Thinking Education: The Entrepreneurial Experience of a Young Hong Kong Startup Founder
 
Venue:
Conference Centre, Podium Level, Block E, The Education University of Hong Kong (10 Lo Ping Rd, Tai Po)
 
Description:
Mr. Rex SHAM (岑棓琛), the Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of Insight Robotics Limited (視野機器人有限公司) is invited as Keynote Speaker. Mr. Sham will share his view on design thinking and entrepreneurial experience in running a successful and international startup. He will also talk about his story of developing “ForestScan” by using robotics and artificial intelligence technology. This award-winning “ForestScan” robot works outdoors 24×7 to monitor the occurrence of Forest fires in 46 cities all over the world.

Event Details
Online Registration

CoolThink@JC Competition 2019

Date:
26 Feb 2019 – 8 Apr 2019
 
Title:
CoolThink@JC Competition 2019
 
Description:
CoolThink@JC Competition 2019 is initiated and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust andsupported by the Education Bureau. It aims to promote computational thinking (CT) among students and provide opportunities for students to apply their skills of CT and coding. The competitionencourages students to move beyond mere technology consumption, nurture their problem-solving skills and creativity, as well as develop their innovativeness. Details of the competition are available at https://ctc.coolthink.hk/english/.

Event Details
EDB Circular Memorandum (Annex 1)

Effective use of teaching notes “Using freehand sketching as visual thinking and communication tool” in teaching design and technology subjects (New)

Date:
27 FEB 2019
 
Title:
Effective use of teaching notes “Using freehand sketching as visual thinking and communication tool” in teaching design and technology subjects (New)
 
Venue:
Maker Space, 1/F, Arts & Technology Education Centre,145 Junction Road, Lok Fu, Kowloon City
 
Description:
Objective:
● To enhance participants’ pedagogical knowledge in teaching freehand sketching
● To facilitate participants to enhance students’ visual thinking and communication skills through teaching freehand sketching
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Sharing session on STEM Education Centre at Lok Fu – Planning and Safety (Rerun)

Date:
4 MAR 2019
 
Title:
Sharing session on STEM Education Centre at Lok Fu – Planning and Safety (Rerun)
 
Venue:
Makerspace, 1/F, Arts & Technology Education Centre, 145 Junction Road, Lok Fu, Kowloon City
 
Description:
Objective:
● To enhance participants’ understanding of the planning, management and related safety precautions of the school workshop and STEM Education Centre at Lok Fu
● To facilitate participants to implement STEM related projects in schools
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STEM Education Series: Workshop for Brainwave Controlled Technology and Related STEM Activities (New)

Date:
1 MAR 2019
 
Title:
STEM Education Series: Workshop for Brainwave Controlled Technology and Related STEM Activities (New)
 
Venue:
E418, 4/F, East Block, EDB Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong
 
Description:
Objective:
1) Introducing the application of Brainwave-controlled technology through hands-on workshop; and
2) Sharing on the experience of leading secondary school students to conduct STEM activities related to Brainwave-controlled technology so as to develop their potential in STEM related areas.

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STEM Education Series: Latest Development and Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Related STEM Activities (New)

Date:
14 MAR 2019
 
Title:
STEM Education Series: Latest Development and Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Related STEM Activities (New)
 
Venue:
WP01, G/F, West Block, EDB Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong
 
Description:
Objective:
1) Sharing on the latest development and application of Artificial Intelligence;
2) Introduction on the Artificial Intelligence related studies and career; and
3) Sharing on the school experience of using artificial intelligence in STEM-related activities (Demonstration session included).

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